Tries: Lamplough 2, Searle, Matthews, Bruce
Cons: Poole, McShane
St Francis continued their winning ways with a convincing 29-5 victory over Midhurst.
St Francis dominated from the kick off and were unfortunate not to score after in the first two minutes after Mark ‘Groot’ Devlin was deemed to have been held up after an excellent maul from the St Francis pack.
Nevertheless St Francis opened up the scoring when Dave Callan blinded through the Midhurst defence to give the Saints the lead.
Some say the speed Callan clocked was as quick as Jonny May and Usain Bolt over 40 meters.
The great conditions weren’t great for playing rugby as both sides were making minor mistakes and neither were conditions great for the Backs and Jack Norrie’s hair.
Still it was a forward who went over for St Francis next try, Brian Ze Lampost gliding through the defense after excellent footwork by our very own John ‘Michael Flatley’ McShane. St Francis went into the break with a 12 – 0 lead.
The second half saw the backs turn to score. Matthews was the first to score for the try and he broke the line, skipping all the way to the try line before slut-dropping the ball down, these moves similar to what we see on a Saturday night in De Ja Vu.
Next we saw our own Ben ‘Tripod’ Searle go over for a simply lovely try. I must admit I am running out of adjectives to describe Searle. He was simply, simply loveleh, it was a bloody good showing for him as always.
St Francis scored again when Lampost grabbed his second, somehow he managed to outstretch his arm after excellent work from the forwards.
Especially as before Norrie had butchered a glorious opportunity to put St Francis in for another try, which he was rightly awarded dick of the day for. Nevertheless the excuse of not wanting to pass to Matthews was completely justified.
The club would also like to send their condolences to Hugh Peacocke-McGuiness as this was twice in two weeks he has been denied a try for the club. #prayforpeeks
St Francis final try came when Tom ‘the man mountain’ Bruce fake dummied, yes dummied! a Midhurst defense to finish off a superb break from Peeks.
The only bad point for St Francis was Midhurst, the team who had the last laugh as they deservedly went over for a try at the end of the game.
Next week sees St Francis entertain Holbrook whilst the Friars travel to play Lewes II
Peacocke, McGahan, Arney, Devlin, Norrie, Crawley, Lamplough, Callan, Searle, McShane, Matthews, Bruce, Morgan, Schultz, Poole, Boyer, Ellis, Graves.