Club Affiliation - Samaritans
Sat 30
Tadley II
17
-
8
League
3rd XV (Vikings)
Penalties
L Thomas
Tries
S Hughes
Vikings left to rue chances and questionable referee decisions

Vikings left to rue chances and questionable referee decisions

By Gareth Tully
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The guys left every ounce of effort out on the field but couldn't come away with that elusive first win of the season


Full of optimism the guys travelled to Tadley in their 2nd league game of the season, after starting well the guys were awarded a penalty which skipper Lloyd Thomas converted. Unable to capitalize on our opening dominance, the opponents grew into the game. Their 1st try was awarded even after the blatant holding of L Thomas at ruck, not allowing him to make a tackle to prevent the score. Their 2nd try came from a cross field kick that wasn't defended well at all by the team, luckily neither try was converted. It was 10-3 at HT and with the guys focused after the break, we went looking for the Win. Unfortunately we didn't convert the many chances we made until the 75th minute when fullback Sion Hughes crossed the whitewash. Hampered by injuries to players and some comical referring decisions, Tadley finished the game with a converted try, finally putting the nail in our coffin.

Full Time -

Tadley II 17
Vikings 8

Tries - S Hughes
Pens - L Thomas

MoM - Harry King
DoD - Will Roper

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Match details

Match date

Sat 30, Sep 2017

Kickoff

15:00

Meet time

13:30

Competition

Berks Bucks & Oxon 3

League position

2
Tadley II
7
Reading III
Harry King

Player of the match

Harry King