St John's School, Leatherhead Boys-U16A vs RGS, Guildford
On: Saturday, 08 Oct 2016
Venue: at Home
A game where St John's easily had 80% of possession and territory however good RGS defence kept St John's out until the dying seconds.
St John's applied pressure straight from the kick off and forced several penalties from the visitors. Unfortunately either poor decisions or lack of discipline from the attacking home side meant that this advantage could not be converted into much needed points.
Despite a missed attempt at goal from a penalty St John's remained ever present in the visitors 22m area with the ball and Guildford were only able to relieve pressure through clearance kicks.
It took a mixture of a great cross field kick from the RGS Guildford fly half and an unlucky bounce for St John's for the deadlock to be broken a great touch line conversion put the visitors 0-7 up.
This spurred St John's into action and despite several breaks from Arthur Lewis and Jack Potter in the backline and Raefe Murphy and Charlie Hillier from the pack meaning St John's went into the break down 0-7.
The second half was a similar affair with the only possession that RGS had came from penalties.
St John's forced a penalty 3-7
Try as they might St John's could not get that elusive try. It was only until the last minute of the game where a clearance from Ben Bound was returned by RGS and went dead. The resulting 22m restart went to the visitors 5m line. From here several passages of play allowed an opportunity for Jack Potter to break through and neatly offload to Owen Rowlands to touch down. The try was converted and the final whistle blew for full time leaving the score 10-7 and a mixture of emotions from all involved