Vet's - L'Escargot's - Match centre

Dorking Vets
Farnham Vets
Sat 28 Jan TBC - Surrey Reserve Leagues - Veterans 2

Bench bites back

After last weeks win, the advantages of plentiful subs, many in their twenties, shows as after a great start Farnham tire.


As forecast the trip to Dorking was made with a far smaller squad than turned up for the last home game, with only two subs, both of whom needed reminding of where they where and why they were there, and no recognised second row.

Despite this the game started well for the escargots with Evans and Lewis running the game and creating three tries in twenty minutes, including one by the returning Matt Payne who looking for a position to ease back into rugby played on the wing.

With ten minutes to go in the first half Dorking used their bench and many of the older members of the squad were replaced but younger players.
Farnham held out nearly to the halftime whistle, but a kick over the top and an unfortunate mistake from an unsupported Dawson saw the dorking center, and man of the match, gather the ball and score half a pitch later.

The second half saw Farnham playing up the hill, an handicap due to Captain Gooooooooooooooooooooooodes inability to win the toss, and although the efforts of Evans and the backs in trying to make headway never ceased, dropped balls and lack of support saw the ball turned over and attacks snuffed out by the younger opposition. Dorking where able to score three tries before farnham where able to get any more points, a penalty, which with five minutes to go kept the vets within seven.

Farnham last chance came when with Dorking awarded a scrum within yards of their line the ball was won against the head by, The tight head,unfortunately the front row who had more than held their own with only makeshift second rows, were surised to look up and see the ball in the farnham half, where, aided by a mistake by the full back, the impressive dorking center was able to bulldose over the line.

A week off will allow much needed recovery of egos.


Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Veterans 2 results

Cranleigh Vets
Camberley Vets
Old Cranleighan Vets
Old Reigatian Vets
Harlequin Amateurs Vets
Weybridge Vandals Vets
Cobham Vets
London Irish Amateur Vets


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League table

# Team Pd Pts
1. Farnham Vets 7 21
2. Old Reigatian Vets 5 14
3. Cobham Vets 2 5
4. Camberley Vets 1 4
5. Dorking Vets 1 4
6. Old Paulines Vets 1 4
7. Old Cranleighan Vets 1 4
8. Harlequin Amateurs Vets 1 3

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