Great game and a good win
By Alan Erskine
Whole game focus and excellent team play gained the best result
A deceptively cold and very windy morning at the Rec meant keeping warm was a must.
Old Cats, keen as mustard arrived en mass and outnumbered our boys 3 to 1 at one point!
A bit of miscommunication meant that we had only 14 players and our opposition kindly meant us a player for each half.
It was the most focussed and positive start to any game this season and this laid the foundations for what on paper looked an easy win. It was far from it in reality.
Old Cats fought with passion and pride and for large parts of the game were dominating the scrum, which is testimony to their improvement of the last year.
‘Bridge became a bit complacent in the first half and Old Cats fought back, running in 2 tries from distance.
Fortunately we woke up and powered on through to seal the win comfortably in the second half.
Outstanding performances from Callum as Captain, Bobby, Jordan, Tom H, Jack and Micheal although every member of the team was worthy of praise.
Man of the match (a close run thing with Callum) was Ciaran who lived up to, and exceeded expectations with some great running and support.
It was great to see Leon back in an Edenbridge shirt and his tries were things of beauty, especially the last one where his line was sublime! Hopefully we will see him back and turn him away from the dark side!
We play the return fixture in a couple of weeks so we need to work on the little things to make the game even more impressive.
Well done to all and a Happy Birthday to the absent Head Coach. Couldn’t think of a better present!
Pizza night needs to be planned!