There were many things that pleased the assembled Worthing College faithful today with the Greens comprehensive win over an enthusiastic, dogged and determined Steyning side.
The Greens started off excellently and placed plenty of pressure on the visitors defence. This leading to a poor kick out from the Steyning 22m fielded by Morin, 40m out and just right of the posts. Pass and support? Attack the weak defender and put a team mate in space or kick the bomb? None of the above. Using epic speed and great balance the corner of the defence was found and Morin went in for the score.
This was the start of an excellent afternoons work by the Greens where the scrum functioned excellently creating numerous turnovers at the set piece. These however were not used to their fullest and in the main snuffed out, something to work on in training!
The line out did not go as well as hoped for and while the official was tough he was just in his assertions so more to tidy up at training on Friday. This only because we have the highest standards and we don’t feel comfortable leaving points on the field.
At the half the Greens had created a nice buffer of 27 points and with changes coming and players chomping to get involved more of the same was desired. Pleasingly it didn’t take long for the tries to come in the second period and although manful the defensive wall of Steyning could not withstand the pressure. Carruthers finished off an excellent move from the backs to go over for a converted try.
Steyning did have periods where they had the ball but a renewed focus on getting the Guard, 9, 10 in position and getting over the advantage line made for difficult handling conditions. On many occasions the receiver ended up with the ball being seemingly attached to a defender and ground was lost to the Green wave that never seemed to stop coming.
More tries were added through great persistence, handwork and skill with the last of these coming from the very impressive Clegg as he notched his second in the dying minutes of the match.
A very satisfying result at 45-0, for a number of reasons. The shut out, scoring seven tries and attention to the focus points from the weeks training. However there are still areas where we need to improve and there is plenty of room for discussion and reflection in the hours between now and Friday’s video session. Until then, I will say well done, rest up and recover well and see you in 42 at 2.00pm Friday.
Clegg 2, Morin, Dingle, Fowler, Carruthers, Hunter,
Clegg- Excellent finishing, effective evasive running and high numbers of defenders beaten.