To say this seasons away fixture was a little one sided would be an understatement. Not only did the Templars lend Mersea two players to start the game, they lent them two more as the game progressed AND a ref in the form of Tank. The final result 5-48 was almost a by-product.
Two tries each for Ballard and Harwood as well as Bird, Merry, Beckinsale (M) and a first ever for Coppock were scored throughout the game with a 0-14 lead at half time.
Last season the results were similar; Templars visited Mersea's new ground, won 19-46 after leading 0-17 at half time, with tries from Samuel, two from Pawsey and, in what would be his last game for Halstead, four for Ross. Sadly Mersea were unable to fulfill the home leg. Hopefully it won't come to that this season.