Our one and only WAG could have described us in any number of ways but apparently we looked professional in our cute little outfits. Any potential oppo reading this will now be trembling in their Cotton Oxfords.
As usual 17 on Friday somehow managed to evaporate to 15 on match day with Duncan pitching up 5 mins before the final whistle.
The first half was all one way traffic, Charlton Park were unable to relieve pressure by kicking or by running out of defence, we were guilty of quite a few unnecessary errors manly due to our impatience around the breakdown but after 10 mins Ben Hammond picked up at the base of a ruck and trundled over for the first score. He got another similar try not that long afterwards.
Jimmy Munn was having a good day with the boot (I think only missing one conversion all day). Darling wasn't having a good day with the boot as he took control over a penalty, went for the corner and missed by a very very long way. The forwards looked comfortable at the breakdown and good carries from HHH, Darling, Sam and Jordan meant we were on the front foot for the majority of the game. Martin and Jason took on front row duties for the day and looked full of running.
Sam scored a good poachers try as CP miscued a defensive line-out in their own 22 and he pounced (cat like) to send us further ahead.
The backs were looking decent with ball in hand, Sean was distributing nicely and Silent Bob was delivering a good kicking game that had their full back in trouble on a few occasions. Jamie was causing real problems with his straight running and he broke the gain line time after time creating a try for David Nash who touched down to round off a lovely flowing move.
Mungo never really looked in trouble at the back and looked purposeful with ball in hand as did Ben Hawkins. Percy had a few mazy runs until he was retired to the wing to nurse an injured shoulder.
The 2nd half was made interesting by the amount of offside penalties given away by Southwark. The referee managed the game very well but he really was a stickler for enforcing the offside rule but not so keen on enforcing infringements at the breakdown.
Charlton Park pulled back a couple of tries in the 2nd half but in-between the barrage of penalties HHH managed to score from a decent rolling maul and some dancing feet when he found himself slotting into the back-line.