Cobham (not Chobham) C Festival - 3 November 2013

It was a gloriously sunny Sunday morning. The team was well prepared by coaches Ian and Carsten.

Match report 1 v. Teddington
Teddington came out fighting with two quick tries. Wimbledon responded with a Wilf try to the corner. Unfortunately, our defence was unable to stop the Teddington attack, who scored another two tries. Wimbledon answered with a final try before half time again scored by Wilf.

In the second half, in spite of some good tagging, Teddington overpowered the Wimbledon defence with another three tries before a final Wimbledon try in which Wilf completed his hat trick.

Final score: Teddington 7 - Wimbledon 3

Match 2 v. Guildfordians
The first half saw a series of explosive tit for tat tries. Wimbledon started with a fantastic burst as Sonny scored the first. Guildford replied quickly. Daniel scored next, with Guildford answering back. Horatio's try came next, with Guilford equalling. Wimbledon scored the last try of the first half courtesy of another Sonny effort, giving Wimbledon the half time lead, 4-3.

In the second half, the Guildfordians overwhelmed Wimbledon with four unanswered tries, giving Guildford the win 7-4.

Match 3 v Reeds
Match 3 commenced with another strong start with Sonny scoring early. Reeds replied with a couple of tries. Daniel scored another try in the corner, but Reeds maintained their pressure scoring 2 more, making the half time score 2-4.

Reeds scored 3 in the second half, with Oliver providing Wimbledon's only answer in a 3-7 defeat.

Post pool highlight: an enormous gust of wind sent the team's tent skyward! An executive decision was made after to use the tent pegs provided to prevent further mayhem.

Plate Competition v. Cobham
The first half of our bid to gain some silverware started well with Wimbledon scoring 4 thrilling tries courtesy of Sonny, Oliver, Charlie, and Daniel. Cobham RFC could only managed two tries and our prospects looked good.

Unfortunately, the second half saw a series of strong substitutions by the host which helped propel them to victory via 4 unanswered tries.

Final score: Cobham 6 - Wimbledon 4

In conclusion
The team learned a lot during this outing, with a number of the players gaining their first 'Wimbledon cap.' A big thank you to coaches Ian and Carsten for their leadership. In summary, a great day out was had by all.

Match report John Higginson. Photo Laurence Guinness.

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