Sat 25
Sutton & Epsom Dev XV
J Kiddle, S Young, N Williams, L Minors, A Patel, R Clarke, B Hood (2)
N Williams (6)
King's 2XV 52 Sutton & Epsom 7

King's 2XV 52 Sutton & Epsom 7

By Paddy Ralston
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A leisurely day at the office for the men in red blue and gold

A leisurely day at the office for the men in red blue and gold, led by the "once captain" kiddle. A spritely Sutton arrived and were deeply shocked at the amount of KCS ambition after the first phases of the game seeing wee-man throw a BOD esq through the legs pass to mr minors, followed by a selection of Tuesday nights finest offloads.
A series of exchanges in possession which followed up with debutant Ben "Sandhurst" Hood crossing the whitewash. He then scored again, making a strong case for man of the match early doors. We then blacked out for a second and conceded a weak try from a turnover - blame sharpe perfecting the role of non tackling fullback.
Then followed what can only be described as front row scrum chat for several minutes with plenty of resets. The ball eventually came out on the Sutton side only to be expertly snaffled by wee-man with a glorious intercept that was compared to Carlos Spencer by members of the touch line. Under the sticks, joue!
Then things spiced up with some good collisions in the loose, notably seeing Grabbers get sat down in a no arms challenge which was pleasing on the eye.
Half time oranges
The boys then tee'd off in the second half with many glimpses of backline flair and guile.... but Sharpay couldn't catch anything resulting in no points on many occasions, silly fresha.
Wish a flourish of naughty ball from 9/10 the centre combo decided to show off their bulk proceeding to bin a few balls leading to Walton being the pivotal man in the middle with multiple assists. Try cam in for big Sam who galavanted over the line from 30 meters out completing a tom wood performance around the park.
Followed by a kick off that fell short with some simply irresistible play that saw saffa Sean streak up the right hand side with some bulky carries from aayush, Seb and Walton. The penalties followed and a young charged wickham capitalised realising a raging kiddle in full thunder just wide of the sticks. Wee added all the extras.
Kick off and the intent was set, multiple lads getting involved with a set of naughty handling showings which resulted in a oppo scrum, needless to say we turned that over, credit front row (not a phrase that gets thrown around much). Playing 9 with big rob at 8 was a pleasure, 0 passes and 50 metres gained. Was good to see him barrel up the middle tacklers dropping like flies and a Jonny kiddle chasing him from 6 for the offload, clarky powered over setting the tone for the remaining 35.
A few phases post restart and weee nudged us into the corner. Good platform but we couldn't capitalise with line-out malfunctions being a key area for us to fix next week. Sutton cleared their lines only to give away several more penalties which resulted in grabbers having a go up the middle in a similar effort to rob, dotting down to the right of the posts.
The restart failed to go 10 and from a centre scrum wee flooded to the left with a deliberate juggle of the ball creating more legs than a Korean food market, he popped a lovely ball to mr minors flying through on the angle. Finally opening his legs he crossed in the corner after breezing past 15 for arguably one of the better tries.
Final 5 minutes and things really opened up, plenty more penalties and a fair bit of confrontation up front. Big Sam youngs then decided he'd get in on the action and went charging up the middle to finish the game with another score.
King's 2XV s 52 - Sutton & Epsom 7
Man of the match went to Wee man for an excellent showing off the tee 6/8 and for making a vast amount tackles for stepping in last minute to play 10
Dick of the day I'm told is Mikey hill and he will be doubling up next week
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