Tottonians RFC vs Tadley RFC
Brilliant Win Secures 2nd Place in the League for Tadley
Tottonians 7 - 46 Tadley Colts
Last match of the season for Tadley and an opportunity to finish in style. A win would confirm Tadley RFC 2nd in Hampshire League Two, 12 wins, 10 in a row, and a fitting tribute to long standing coach Glenn Charles.
Tadley squad looked impressive and up for it.
From the off, the Tadley pack dominated the opposition and pinned them in their own half. The ruck was rock solid and the scrum driving Tottonians backwards on each occasion. Not long before the pressure told and Tadley Backs went over through a well anticipated interception by Leo "the pick-pocket" Webb and opening the scoring 0-7. No let up for Tottonians, as Tadley took control and out muscled and over powered its opposition giving options on either flank. Prop Joe "the bull dozer" Kan brushing off tacklers like flies, to break the line and steam train into the 22m, before off loading for James Crawford to eventually finish the move taking Tadley to 0-12. A further try before half time against a scrambling opposition. This time Joe "The Trans" Porter, ploughing through to touch down, taking Tadley into the break at 0-17.
Tadley conceded a try at the re-start caught napping. But soon normal proceedings resumed.
Tadleys mean machine switched on and mashed it way down the pitch, dragging in Tottonian fodder creating gaps, allowing Calum "the corner" Collington to finish the Backs move where else ... yes, in the corner, 7-22. Tadley we're now rampant, like sex starved teens in Amsterdam red light district (what goes on tour stays on tour !). Saul "bonecrusher" Morgan crashing through, to stretch for the line, 7-29.
Shortly followed by two tries in succession. Firstly Pick pocket Webb relieving the full back of the ball with the ease of the Artful Dodger and strolling over the line, 7-36.
Secondly, Corner Collington to finish another move and strike again in the corner, 7-41.
Still time for Harry "hit man" Thompson to dislocate his shoulder (ouch !) and Jono "bite down on it" Charles to twist his ankle, and of course, Glenn to get his final "bollocking" from the referee.
Fittingly, the game ended on rugby, with another great team effort and move for Charlie "The playmaker" Lutterloch to slide over for a final score, 7-46.
Great season, great progress and great to watch.
Man of the Match: Joe Kan
Man of the Day: Glenn Charles
All our thanks to Glenn, & best wishes to all the lads.
Hope to see as many as possible next season.
By Our Roving Reporter