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Streatham-Croydon RFC
Esher U12
D Oresanya (3), J Reid (2), E Luteke (3), A Aheto, S Kabia, F McDermott, J Gallon
Full time
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Sun 23 Apr 11:00 - Cup

U12 beat Esher U12 to win the Chairman's Bowl Final

Well deserved Silverware to round off the Season

On a sunny day of U12 Surrey Waterfall Cup finals, Streatham-Croydon RFC lined up to play Esher in the final of the Chairman’s Bowl Competition. Both teams came into the final having beaten their semi-final opponents a month earlier by similar scores.

With silverware to play for, the S+C squad choose the final game of the season to play their best game.
Playing front foot rugby, defending in numbers and running in tries from all over the park, they won 60-30 in a pulsating game. However, the final score belies how close the game was at times.
Diran Oresanya (C) opened the scoring in the first 2 mins, but Esher equalised on 7 mins. The equaliser shook the boys into action and two quick tries from Jamal Reid and Diran in successive mins created a 15-5 score. Fierce defending kept Esher at bay. Then disaster struck with Daniel Ivanov having to leave the field for a HIA. He was deemed not fit to return. Earlier in the season losing a player as influential as Dan would have made the boys heads drop, but on this occasion, the team rallied and with EJ Luteke in rumbustious form, he scored a hat-trick of tries in a blistering 5mins. With the boys thinking the game had been won and the score at 30-5, Esher grabbed two tries. Andy Aheto settled nerves and scored on the stroke of half time to make the score 35-15.

The second half however, was a reversal of the first. Esher stepped up and Streatham-Croydon switched off. In the first 8 minutes of the second half Esher scored three unanswered tries and suddenly it was a one try game. 35-30.
Then with only 7 minutes of the game remaining, having expended a lot of energy Esher throw a sloppy ball to the wing which was intercepted by Diran who ran in unopposed for his hat-trick. That try broke Esher’s hearts as Sam Kabia, Finlay McDermott, Joseph Gallon and Jamal Reid ran in four unanswered tries in the final 6 minutes to win the final 60-30.
Despite the attacking prowess of the boys, the basis for the victory was having a solid defence that defended aggressively.
With James Ward at full back, Esher’s attempt to drop bombs from a great height was neutralised by his safe hands and cover tackling. Seems he's been watching Simon Zebo!
Great tackling and defensive efforts from Dicken Mareematoo, Leo Mullings, Abhinav Menon, Fergus Brennan, Jashawn Blair, Ciaran Davis and Patrick Craig (who suffered a bloody nose for his defensive efforts), kept Esher at bay till the final whistle.
The game was played in great spirit and positive praise from Esher’s coaches rounded off a very good day.
A great way to finish the season!!

Key moments

1:30
Try Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
5:00
Try Try for Esher U12
8:00
Try Jamal Reid scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
9:00
Try Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
11:00
Try EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
13:00
Try EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
16:00
Try EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
18:00
Try Try for Esher U12
19:00
Try Try for Esher U12
19:59
Try Andrew Aheto scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
23:00
Try Try for Esher U12
27:00
Try Try for Esher U12
32:00
Try Try for Esher U12
33:00
Try Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
34:00
Try Sam Kabia scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
35:00
Try Finlay McDermott scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
36:00
Try Joseph Gallon scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
39:59
Try Jamal Reid scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC

Highlights

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39:59 Try 60 - 30
Jamal Reid scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
36:00 Try 55 - 30
Joseph Gallon scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
35:00 Try 50 - 30
Finlay McDermott scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
34:00 Try 45 - 30
Sam Kabia scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
33:00 Try 40 - 30
Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
32:00 Try 35 - 30
Try for Esher U12
27:00 Try 35 - 25
Try for Esher U12
23:00 Try 35 - 20
Try for Esher U12
End of period 1
19:59 Try 35 - 15
Andrew Aheto scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
19:00 Try 30 - 15
Try for Esher U12
18:00 Try 30 - 10
Try for Esher U12
16:00 Try 30 - 5
EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
13:00 Try 25 - 5
EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
11:00 Try 20 - 5
EJ Luteke scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
9:00 Try 15 - 5
Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
8:00 Try 10 - 5
Jamal Reid scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
5:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Esher U12
1:30 Try 5 - 0
Diran Oresanya scores for Streatham-Croydon RFC
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As it happened

  • Streatham-Croydon RFC
  • Esher U12
  • 0
  • Diran Oresanya Try 1:30'
  • Try 5:00'
  • Jamal Reid Try 8:00'
  • Diran Oresanya Try 9:00'
  • EJ Luteke Try 11:00'
  • EJ Luteke Try 13:00'
  • EJ Luteke Try 16:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Try 19:00'
  • Andrew Aheto Try 19:59'
  • Try 23:00'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Try 32:00'
  • Diran Oresanya Try 33:00'
  • Sam Kabia Try 34:00'
  • Finlay McDermott Try 35:00'
  • Joseph Gallon Try 36:00'
  • Jamal Reid Try 39:59'

Team selection

Reid, Jamal Reid, Jamal
Brennan, Fergus Brennan, Fergus
Ward, James Ward, James
Kabia, Sam Kabia, Sam
Ivanov, Daniel Ivanov, Daniel
Oresanya, Diran Oresanya, Diran
Gallon, Joseph Gallon, Joseph
Mareemootoo, Dicken Mareemootoo, Dicken
McDermott, Finlay McDermott, Finlay
Luteke, EJ Luteke, EJ
Menon, Abhinav Menon, Abhinav
Aheto, Andrew Aheto, Andrew
Streatham-Croydon RFC

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