Club Affiliation - Samaritans
Sat 21
Grove II
27
-
22
League
3rd XV (Vikings)
Tries
C Sumner (3)
A great game of rugby, played in glorious conditions!!

A great game of rugby, played in glorious conditions!!

By Gareth Tully
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Even though we didn't get the victory, the guys did themselves proud


Grove needed to win to stay in contention for promotion and even though it was still mathematically possible for us to be in the mix it was going to be a difficult ask. The guys started the game strongly, racing into a 0-10 lead thanks to a brace of tries from captain Chris Sumner. The 2nd was after a lovely offload from prop Richard Bellingham. Grove slowly made their way back into the game and would end the half leading 17-10. The guys started the 2nd half the same way as the 1st and scored 12 unanswered points in 17 minutes, Sumner completed his hat-trick and we were awarded a penalty try after a very high tackle on centre Dan Starkey on the try line. By this the point, the weather was a major factor and the lads were digging in deep. Unfortunately, we were unable to hold on to the win and Grove scored a try, conversion and a penalty to win the game 27-22.

The guys gave everything and came off the pitch with there heads held high! We finish the season with a trip to Oxford Harlequins II next weekend (28th). After a hugely successful season, the lads are going to be working hard in next weeks training sessions to finish with a bang!

FINAL SCORE -

GROVE II 27
Tries - 4
Cons - 2
Pens - 1

VIKINGS 22
Tries - Sumner 3, Penalty

Man of the Match - Alex Spencer
Dick of the Day - None

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Match details

Match date

Sat 21, Apr 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Meet time

13:30

Competition

Berks Bucks & Oxon 3

League position

1
Grove II
2
Reading III
Alex Spencer

Player of the match

Alex Spencer