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Keith Crabb20 Nov - 15:34
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Weybridge Vandals 47 pts Old Walcountians 3 pts By John Farrow

Vandals produced more enterprising rugby in this latest league fixture convincingly beating the old boys of Wallington Grammar school and maintaining their top two position in the league.
They built up a solid lead of 18 points to 3 in the opening 40 minutes and continued to pile on the pressure in the second-half scoring some well constructed try’s with Walcountians, despite showing a lot of tenacity unable to stem the flow of Vandals expensive game

It was the visitors who won some early ball but were thwarted by a solid Vandal defence and winning a turnover penalty gave Karl Hoade a chance to put Vandals on the scoreboard which he did with some aplomb.
Old Walcountians then lost a player to the sin bin but they made short work of this and put in some solid scrummaging which eventually led to a penalty, and in converting this they levelled up the scores. Vandals quickly restored their lead with a counterattack initiated by fullback Tom Bolger and good support work by Harry Reed saw the centre over for the try which Hoade converted to give Vandals at 10 pts to 3 lead.
After winning yet another penalty after a strong a counter attack they themselves were penalised which relieved the pressure for Walcountians but only temporarily as they then conceded a soft penalty which Bolger converted.
Leading up to half time vandals won a crucial lineout and drove over the line with flanker Reece Riley driving over in the corner. The conversion was missed but Vandals were soon back on the attack at the start of the second-half with centre Harry Weatherall making a superb break to leave the defence in tatters and crash over for the try. Full Back Bolger then demonstrated his speed and elusiveness with a score out wide and No8 James Gulliver tore the defence open and scored his customary try before adding a second very shortly afterwards for good measure. Not to be outdone Hooker Callum Hennessy again showed his scoring ability to rack up the score and round off a strong showing from Vandal again.

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