Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Old Mid-Whitgiftian RFC

View

The Mids 1st XV - Match centre

Old Mid-Whitgiftian
Old Blues
A Hall, D Spedding, G Daniels
Full time
D Crouch
D Crouch (2)
Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - London & SE Division - Surrey 1

Old Mid-Whitgiftian 23 - Old Blues 22

Mids leave it late to make it two home wins out of two

Before the game had even kicked off the referee laid down his mark by telling both sides that the side who gave the least amount of backchat would win the game. It was therefore just as well for Mids that Andrew Dean was unavailable for this one as at least this gave Mids a fighting chance!

The former players were out in force expecting to be treated to a fast free flowing game however the game proved to be a scrappy affair with the Mids dominating the scrums but struggling at lineout time.

It was from their dominance in the scrum that Mids scored their first try as number 8 George Daniels grounded the ball from the back of the scrum as the Mids pack marched Old Blues backwards at a rate of knots.

Mids then scored their second try of the match through Dave Spedding. It was a quality try which was superbly well taken by Dave in the corner under immense pressure from the rushing defence (or at least that is what he told me).

Mids third try came from captain Ali Hall making it two in two home games for him this season as following a driving maul he peeled off to punch his way through a gap and over the line.

At some point Dan Crouch must have converted one of the tries and kicked a penalty. He may have also got another kick but despite Neil Walker giving the kick the referee over ruled him!

It was however not all plain sailing for the Mids as they allowed Old Blues back into the game. With two late tries Old Blues took what looked like a winning lead of 20-22 however Mids were awarded a penalty in the 79th minute and up stepped club stalwart Dan Crouch to hold his nerve and slot the points that gave Mids a 23-22 victory!

In the end it was a great team display as Mids came back to win a game that they nearly threw away however special mention should go to man of the match, John Bocking, who instead of playing in his normal position of open-side flanker filled in faultlessly at fullback!

Key moments

0:00
Try Alastair Hall scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00
Try David Spedding scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00
Try George Daniels scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00
Conversion Dan Crouch kicks a conversion for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00
Penalty Dan Crouch kicks a penalty for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00
Penalty Dan Crouch kicks a penalty for Old Mid-Whitgiftian

Highlights

View 0 new events
0:00 Try 5 - 0
Alastair Hall scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00 Try 10 - 0
David Spedding scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00 Try 15 - 0
George Daniels scores for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Dan Crouch kicks a conversion for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00 Penalty 20 - 0
Dan Crouch kicks a penalty for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
0:00 Penalty 23 - 0
Dan Crouch kicks a penalty for Old Mid-Whitgiftian
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Mid-Whitgiftian
  • Old Blues
  • 0
  • Alastair Hall Try 0:00'
  • David Spedding Try 0:00'
  • George Daniels Try 0:00'
  • Dan Crouch Conversion 0:00'
  • Dan Crouch Penalty 0:00'
  • Dan Crouch Penalty 0:00'

Team selection

Bocking, John Bocking, John
Case, Oli Case, Oli
Farmer, Rob Farmer, Rob
Stanton, Dave Stanton, Dave
Webster, Tom Webster, Tom
Crouch, Dan Crouch, Dan
Walkden, Harry Walkden, Harry
Daniels, George Daniels, George
Scott, Alex Scott, Alex
Townsend, Tom Townsend, Tom
Shillabeer, Matt Shillabeer, Matt
Spedding, David Spedding, David
Bryant, Jacques Bryant, Jacques
Jupp, Tim Jupp, Tim
Hall, Alastair Hall, Alastair

League round up

Other Surrey 1 results

Law Society
26
29

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Old Blues 4 15
2. Old Whitgiftian 4 14
3. Old Georgians 4 14
4. Old Mid-Whitgiftian 4 13
5. Chipstead 4 12
6. Old Amplefordians 4 11
7. Old Wimbledonians 4 10

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors