Rugby: Another 2 Wins!

Effingham & Leatherhead 19 Kings 1XV 25: Effingham & Leatherhead 2XV 6 Kings 2XV 38

With both teams playing away the atmosphere at Effingham was electric, well it was busy anyway. Another mild day saw the 2XV comprehensively outplay the opposition. The 1XV on the other hand had a very tough task. I thought that Effingham had the upperhand for most of the match and they were always ahead and led 19-18 with just 5 minutes to go. Kings had hung on to the game with sheer willpower and the boot of Stoppani. We then created a little space for Stoppani to score contentiously in the corner. Whilst our touch judge, who just happens to be our coach, did not see any part of his body touch the try line, the crowd ungraciously screamed that his back foot had in fact done so. I happened to be right on the spot and can confirm that it was a valid try. A wonderful conversion gave us the win. Well done for efffort!

We sit comfortably at 5th in the league with Winchester and Alleynians just above us by virtue of more bonus points and because of a remarkeable win by Alleynians at home against Tottonians.

There is a free week so far as league rugby is concerned next week, but we play Farnham at Motspur Park on 15th November. A game not to be missed, it would be great to beat them following last year’s race to the title that Farnham won.

Darryl Druckman