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2nd XV - Match centre

Runwell Wyverns
Kings Cross Steelers II
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 5 Full time

KXS 2nd XV (37) v Runwell Wyverns (35)

Match report

The weekend was a hard fought victory for the KXS II in an away game against Runwell Wyverns.

It was a great start for the Steelers who came with strong pressure leading to an early try from great forwards work, converted by Chris Martin. The Wyverns quickly exploited a weakness in a defensive ruck to return the score.

With strong attacking from the Steelers, particularly in the forwards, winning set pieces and producing good phases - we came back scoring one kick and two more tries in the first half.

Unfortunately, the KXS II concentration lagged, and the first 15 minutes of the second half allowed the Wyverns to score three tries.

Spurred on with renewed energy, grit and determination the team finally regained control and scored a try on a turnover ball. In a tough game a kick from the Steelers and two tries from the Wyverns saw the home team ahead by two points.

The Steelers managed to apply a prolonged pressure on the Wyverns, keeping them in their 22 for the last 10 minutes of the game. This payed off and KXS II managed to score the winning try in the last play through a forwards carry from a ruck.

Claudio Mazzetti, 2nd XV Coach

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Team selection

Dobias, Jacob Dobias, Jacob
Hughes, Jack Hughes, Jack
Loira , Jose Loira , Jose
Gould, Peter Gould, Peter
Bowden, Ian Bowden, Ian
Martin, Chris Martin, Chris
Ali, Matthew Ali, Matthew
Bennett, Sam Bennett, Sam
Ewers , Lewis Ewers , Lewis
Reavley, Oliver Reavley, Oliver
White, Chris White, Chris
Muldowney, Edward Muldowney, Edward
Surmon, Richard Surmon, Richard
Cordovil, Alexandre Cordovil, Alexandre
Ogawa, Naomasa Ogawa, Naomasa

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Wanstead III 5 19
2. Kings Cross Steelers II 5 18
3. Woodford III 5 18
4. Upminster III 4 17
5. Ongar 5 15
6. Runwell Wyverns 5 13
7. Southend V 4 8

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