Tries: McGahan, Goodayle
Pens: Crawley 2
St Francis continued their winning ways as they narrowly beat Holbrook 18 – 14.
St Francis were the team to start strongly, after excellent patient play from St Francis which lead to McGahan weaving through the Holbrook’s defence like he weaves through women every Saturday night.
St Francis kept piling on the pressure and due to Holbrook’s numerous offences, St Francis were allowed to extend their lead from the boot to 11 – 0.
The second half continued with the same intensity as the first, after some simply loveleh quick thinking from Tripod Searle, Go-Go gadget Crawley managed to offload to Chris Goodayle who went over to give the Saints a 18 – 0 lead.
St Francis then introduced George Heron back on the field, lasting an impressive 3 minutes… let’s hope he lasts a lot longer in the bedroom.
Unfortunately for the Saints they lost a couple of players to the sin bin which allowed Holbrook to get back into the game with two tries making the score 18 -14.
Then came the controversial ending with the last play of the game as Holbrook were about to score, some 6ft 4 giant clothes lined the Holbrook player a few metres out on the line to deny Holbrook a certain try after full back Rhys ‘hideaway’ Matthews went missing.
On a side note congratulations to Rhys Matthews who has now the UK’s Hide and Seek champion.
Back to the report, Holbrook then did a quick tap and go and Matt Graves produced a phenomenal tackle (clearly his father did not teach him that) as Holbrook knocked the ball forward and St Francis won the game.
St Francis would like to thank Holbrook for a great game and for being excellent guests in the clubhouse afterwards, we look forward to the return game, next year.
The team would also like to thank Anthony Morgan for getting out of bed to help the team at the last minute, Mark Devlin and Dave Callan after the fiasco the club had encountered before the game, losing a number of players at the beginning of the day.
Next weekend sees the Saints fly out to Guernsey to play St Jacques
Peacocke, Bawden, Boyer, Devlin, Crawley, Morrisey, Norrie, Callan, Searle, Poole, Lamplough, Goodayle, Graves, Matthews, McGahan, Morgan, Heron