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Rugby

Results & Reports courtesy of
Chief Reporter Eddie Bell
Old Wellingtonians 44 - 26 Old Wimbledonians
 
The Old Boys went into the final match of their league season with distant hopes of snatching second place by gaining a bonus point win and other results falling favourably.""

The win did not happen despite plentiful possession and much enterprising running from deep positions and the other leading sides all won their games. Old Wellingtonians were too good on the day, also playing open attractive rugby. This, plus some uncharacteristically poor ball handling, inaccurate kicking ahead and sloppy tackling conspired to prevent OWs from building pressure on the home team's line. However, thrilling runs from both wingers, Jamie Crone and Rory Southgate, failed to produce tries and bursts from both skipper Craig Starling and Frankie D'Souza were snuffed out due to slow ball coming back.

The only time the home line was crossed resulted from an inter-passing movement down the left flank between Joe Bell and Craig Starling, the ball being shipped on to the ever alert Rory Southgate who crossed the whitewash for Harry Tabb to add the conversion points.

At the break the visitors led by 10 pts to 5. The second period saw all of the worst features of the OW season coincide to produce a lack lustre performance.

Amongst the defensive rubble of conceding forty-one further points they did at least show some bright moments in producing two further tries of their own. These scores came from a raking solo effort down the blind side from Harry Tabb and a well deserved effort from the sterling Craig Starling with assistance from Will Andrew and Joe Bell. Harry Tabb's contribution of sixteen points came from his try plus a conversion and three penalties.

Overall a satisfactory season in finishing fifth, but having beaten all of the first four sides once it is patently obvious to the touchline support that with a slightly better injury record and much better player availability there are resources available in the club to be a league winning side. Perhaps the advent of an A XV next season will point the way forward.


Old Wimbledonians Rugby Football Club
 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
and
Players Awards Supper
Friday, 13th May, 2016 – 7:30pm
 
Nominations are requested for the following
2016/17 committee posts

President Chairman
Hon. Secretary
Hon. Treasurer
Hon. Fixture Secretary
Club Captain
1 st XV Captain
1 st XV Vice-Captain
A Team Captain
A Team Vice-Captain
Hon. Team Secretary
Hon. Press Officer
Hon. Committee Member (Registration)

All nominations for committee positions, duly seconded, AND
Award nominations – form attached,

for
player of the year
and
club person of the year


To Margaret Parsons, Hon. Secretary
Hawth, 123 Glaziers Lane Normandy, Surrey GU3 2EA
Tel: 01483 811103
Cell: 07774 705317
mike_margaretparsons@btinternet.com
 
20th February , 2016

Old Wimbledonians 16 - 3 Kingston
 
This was a significant win for the Old Boys in a number of ways. The conditions were not conducive to their espoused style of play which, whenever possible, requires quick ball from the forwards followed by open attacking back play. The conditions were soft underfoot and the pitch cut up badly. Handling the ball was difficult, but the home forwards coped well. A more pragmatic approach was required this week. Sadly, Kingston lost their most experienced player very early on which reduced their effectiveness going forward. Old Wimbledonians took control up front, frequently pushing the visiting eight back in the tight and skipper Craig Starling and newcomer Joe Bell were dominant in the lineout. Wimbledonians threatened frequently in the first half, but much of their good work was undone by the giving away of numerous penalties. Nevertheless, Harry Tabb put the home team in front at the interval with two neatly struck penalty goals for not releasing and offside. Immediately into the second period the Old Boys extended their lead with a sparkling try from Jamie Crone. A sliced clearance kick from the Kingston No 10 was safely fielded by Jason Murphy out on the left. Jason counterattacked with an incisive thirty metre burst, before handing the scoring pass to the ever alert Jamie Crone. A penalty to Kingston reduced the lead to eight points with half an hour to go. However, the introduction of fresh legs into the attack kept OWs on top but with neither side looking set to score. With just moments left on the clock, however, the home forwards drove a maul into the heart of the opposition defence where the ball was recycled quickly left to Joe Bell, making his debut from Old Wimbledonians Warriors into the senior club side, who touched down for his first senior try. This was a significant event in that Joe Bell is the first Warrior player to move up into the senior OW first XV. The Warriors section of the club and coach of the Under 18s Matthew Bell can be rightly proud of this achievement, with hopefully many more to come.
 
30th January, 2016

Old Whitgiftian 41 - 25 Old Wimbledonians


OWs Halt OEs Charge


Old Wimbledonians 29 - 22 Old Emanuel
This was a well-deserved triumph by the OWs against a fast improving Old Emanuel XV who had won four of their last five games. In fact , the margin should have been wider , but for an atrocious first four minutes when they went twelve points down , and a period later in the game when they took their combined feet off the opposition throat having thoroughly earned a fourteen point lead.

Just as most of the spectators were taking their touchline places, and David Barella was still enjoying his cheese, the Old Boys conceded two soft tries; one from a risky chip ahead charge down, the other from a missed tackle.

However, the home team showed their character and with some determined forward play gradually got on top. The lineout work of skipper Craig Starling and the Duggan brothers, Steve and Jack, complementing some good work in the tight scrums ensured plentiful possession whilst in the loose Ollie Hobbs and Andy Feeney shone.

After twenty minutes the deficit was reduced, when Paddy Donaghy at left wing ran back an Emanuel kick ahead, beating several opponents before transferring to George Fairbairn and on to Jason Murphy who went in under the posts for a converted try. Just on the stroke of half time an electric inside and out break from Jason Murphy at stand-off and pass outside to George Fairbairn saw the fullback cruise over out on the right for an unconverted try ; bringing the scores level at the interval.

In the second period the spectators were treated to some exciting play from OWs. With tries from Andy Feeney, emerging with the ball at a loose maul and plunging over the opposition line and Jason Murphy once again from an incisive inside break scything through the opposition forwards a fourteen point lead was opened up. However, the home team considered the game won and allowed a ten minute period of encouragement to Old Emanuel who took advantage with a converted try from a penalty close to the home line and a penalty goal.

Luckily, just before the close OWs were awarded a penalty for not releasing and Harry Tabb notched the goal with ease.

There is no game next Saturday, but on 13th February the team travel to new league leaders Old Cranleighans who have won their last four games. This will provide their sternest examination of the season!



Saturday, 23rd January, 2016
Old Whitgiftian 41 - 25 Old Wimbledonians
The Old Boys went down to league second placed Old Whitgiftian on Saturday in a match where they led by 20 pts to 17 pts at half time.

However, the home side came more into the game in the second period when they took advantage of their local knowledge, and directed the game more into their left attacking corner. They were assisted as the game wore on by some poor defensive alignments in the Wimbledonian backs coupled with some flimsy tackling.

First half tries were scored by Jamie Crone, Richard Travers and George Fairbairn with Harry Tabb adding a conversion and a penalty goal. In the second half a good opportunist try was snatched by Jack Duggan from a lineout close to the Whitgiftian line, but against that four further tries were given away.

For next Saturday's game at home to Old Emmanuel the best XV will be needed. Our opposition have won four of their last five most recent games and are now on a seriously good roll. Furthermore they beat Old Whitgiftian in Croydon. They will fancy their chances!


Sunday, 24th January, 2016
Dorking u-18s 10 - 8 Old Wimbledonian Warriors u-18s


A good performance by Old Wimbledonian Warriors on Sunday saw them lose narrowly to a knowledgeable Dorking u-18 XV. The Warriors pack played well although giving too many penalties away through overzealousness. This cost them on a number of occasions when they were in good attacking positions. However, they did score one highly disciplined push over try. Their other points came from a well struck penalty from Niall Finn. Rob Gardner and skipper Joseph Bell gave the Warriors plenty of good lineout ball and Joe Brosch and Niall Finn at half back kept the back line going well.

24th January, 2016
OW U13 Warriors   45 - 0   Sutton & Epsom
Scorers: Luca 10, Archie 8, Elliott 5, Cassius 5, Aaron 5, Dylan 5, Harry 5, Khari 5, Jaden 5, Jack 2


Report By Adrian Humphries 

It was perhaps apt that the Warriors ended their latest rugby excursion on Sunday by watching the film 'The Incredibles' on the big screen upstairs in the Sutton & Epsom clubhouse, for incredible describes what the 2015-16 season is fast becoming for the Old Wimbledonian Under-13s.

Surrey League 2 wins at home to Reigate (41-0), away to Dorking (45-0) and at home to Old Ruts (37-0) were followed by friendly triumphs away to Old Ruts (57-7) – well it was Christmas, folks - and at home to League 1 Outer title contenders Effingham & Leatherhead (43-0).

Hopes were understandably high then as the Warriors headed to Sutton & Epsom (S&E) for their fourth of five league matches in the campaign. “Welcome to Priest Hill,” bellowed the cheery lady who ran the cafe in the muddy Ewell car park, a stone's throw from 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam.

Head coach Roger Brosch, aka Mr Incredible, had named a starting XV without Charlie “Dash” Shinn, who was unavailable, and Nathan Jibulu, who was among the replacements after missing training on the previous Sunday due to reportedly being unwell.

Playing uphill in the first half, the Warriors' first try came from Elliott Hicks-Flynn, which went unconverted.

Some excellent hands from captain Archie Brosch, who was sporting what must have been the whitest pair of shorts seen this season, saw him catch the ball tidily from the S&E kick restart. Archie then set up the Old Wimbledonians' second try, which came from Cassius Cleaves. Archie duly drop-kicked the conversion to make it 12-0 to the visitors.

 Elliott was involved again soon afterwards and was denied a second touchdown when brought down just yards from the line. There was lots of good tackling from Caleb Acquah, Charlie Hellings, Ollie Nangle and the Finn twins Padraig and Tadg. Much of the passing was also decent, although the Warriors coaches will not have been best pleased with the amount of basic catches that were dropped.

Cass started the clash playing at centre but once again he made some important tackles on the few occasions that S&E threatened to pierce the Warriors' defence. On one particularly ominous moment he outran and swung into touch the hosts' chief speedster.

A classy jinking run from vice-captain Luca Buttaci led to him crossing the try-line and “Jack-Jack” Nielsen converted for 19-0.

Tadg then sustained a knock and was taken off and moments later, Aaron Lipke touched down with Archie again drop-kicking the conversion for a 26-0 lead.


A quiet period then ensued before Luca scored his second try of the morning to make it 31-0 at half-time.

After the interval, Nathan, Jaden Eguaibor, Iwan Baggridge and Khari Mendez Stephenson entered the fray. Leon Davies replaced Chris Serra at centre, Henry van Spall came on at second row for Padraig and Jack moved to fly-half in the wake of Tadg's knock.

Immediately after the restart Dylan Rebolledo Callot charged down the wing to cross over, a piece of play which saw his mum running up and down the touchline like Elastigirl. Archie drop-kicked the conversion to extend the Warriors' lead to 38-0. Minutes later Harry Humphries, chuffed at having broken through the S&E rearguard, punched the air in delight before touching down. Archie crowned a fine all-round performance by again drop-kicking – remind me to find an alternative word for drop-kick in my next piece – and it was 45-0.

Having passed the magical 40 points mark, the referee offered S&E the chance to end the match as a contest. The hosts' white flag was waved almost instantly and the clash became a friendly there and then. Dylan and Harry were benched and Luca had a break soon after.

Not long into the alternative phase, Khari ran around the S&E defence to cross the try-line and push the score on to 50-0. Nathan then had a chance to charge two-thirds the length of the pitch but, remembering coach Roger's orders that only wingers and scrum-halves were allowed to score tries in the casual period, he tried unsuccessfully to help Khari score a second try. Jaden then scored what proved to be the match's final touchdown to make it 55-0.

Afterwards coach Roger, when asked about his side's display, said: “Overall it was a fine performance. The win positions ourselves well for next Sunday's tough friendly at Surrey League 1 Inner section leaders Battersea Ironsides. There is still plenty to work on, of course, and we need greater depth in the breakdown.”

More stats and lots of pics at
http://www.wimbledonian-warriors.com/under-13-match-reports.html

17th January, 2016
OW Warriors 17 -23 Effingham & Leatherhead Eagles

Points Scorers Khari Mendez 10, Leon Davies 5, Harry Byrne/Gibbons? 2
Saturday, 16th January, 2016
Old Wimbledonians 36 - 5 Old Freemans
The home team took most of the first half of this vital encounter to run the four week mid-season break out of their legs, and led the league leaders Old Freemen’s by a mere ten points at the interval.

Seven of those points came on the stroke of half time with a barging run and dive by Jack Duggan and conversion from Harry Tabb. Harry had also contributed a mid half penalty for offside.

The second period saw a much improved performance by OWs in their all round game. The backs ran the ball wide and their passing and linking was too good for the visitors, whilst a performance of great maturity by Jack Duggan kept their forwards in the ascendancy. The second half had only just begun when from a set scrum on the opposition twenty-two metre line, Tom Harwood at stand-off half, slipped a brilliant training ground inside pass to Jamie Crone who reached the Freemen’s line untouched.

Harry Tabb added the extras and further tries ensued at regular intervals from Jason Murphy (2) and Jamie Crone again with conversions from Harry Tabb and Robbie Westacott. This was a first class show against an only once beaten Freemen’s side.

The OW centres, Andy Blackmore and Rory Southgate, were up quickly in defence and strangled their opposite numbers allowing them no forward movement. The pack was solid in the tight with Andy Feeney and Frank D'Souza returning to play their first games since 3rd October and 21st November respectively and David Jones shining in the loose.

Next Saturday sees a visit to second placed Old Whitgiftian; a match that can be anticipated with confidence assuming 100% availability from the players.
 
Saturday, 12th December,
Chipstead 15 - 0 Old Wimbledonians
The Old Boys finished a match scoreless for the first time this season in their loss at an inhospitable Chipstead on Saturday. The home team adapted to the galeforce conditions better than the visitors and were generally quicker in thought and deed.

With the advantage of the slope and the gale in the first half the old boys were in serious trouble in turning round three points behind at the interval. A good break by deputizing skipper Rory Southgate took play just short of the Chipstead line, but the ball came back too slowly to take advantage of a scattered home defence. Further pressure was exerted, but usually wasted through OW indiscipline, and a nonunderstanding of the referee's requirements!

In the second half, despite plenty of fight from the visitors and occasional forays upfield the Chipstead line was never threatened. In fact, the ever alert home team scored two tries as a result of quickly taken penalties adding twelve further points to their earlier penalty.

We now take the mid-winter break of four weeks, the next league match being on 16th January 2016 against current league leaders Old Freemen’s at Coombe Lane. This break will provide the forty-three players used in the first ten matches time to recover from injuries and niggles and be ready for the second part of the season!

 

Wimbledon College 13 Wallington CGS 12
The College ended their fifteen-a-side season on Saturday with a well deserved victory from the last kick of an enthralling match against old rivals Wallington C G S.

The game was evenly fought as the score suggests although the College just about shaded the possession and territorial statistics. The scrum secured plentiful good ball, Joseph Bell and Robert Gardner dominating the lineout; Linus Kurtz at No 7 was constantly harassing the visiting Stand-off and put in many good breaks of his own. Joseph Brosch and Niall Finn at half-back gave a good and unselfish service to the outside backs. Jamie Collins at full-back was safe under the high ball and quick on the counter attack; he also kicked the winning penalty goal right at the end of the game.
 
Saturday, 5th December,
Old Paulines 3 - 18 Old Wimbledonians
This was a curate's egg of a performance by the Old Boys, although a deserved win over Old Paulines in the long run. The visitors were their frequent frustrating selves in the first half with the advantage of a gale-force wind and played poorly. However, after the break, and with the disadvantage of the elements, they played a sharper attacking game and put some excellent moves together. Early on OWs insisted on running ball from deep rather than kicking for position; the centres were often caught in possession and the game played too far behind their own ten metre line. This, of course, encouraged Paulines who had both territorial and possession advantage before half time. The tackling of the back row of Sam Thomas, Jack Duggan and Steve Cruden was allconsuming and saved many dangerous looking moments. Alex Moulton and skipper Craig Starling secured good lineout ball and the Jones boyos, Mike and David, at prop held firm. In fact the Old Boys often pushed their opponents off the ball in the tight. A three point interval lead was soon nullified with some slack OW discipline and things looked bleak. However, just eight minutes later from a loose maul inside their own half the ball went left to James Howell who sprinted thirty metres, passed the ball inside to Rory Southgate and thence on to hooker Will Andrew who scampered twenty-five metres to touch down under the posts. Harry Tabb slotted the conversion and soon added a penalty for a Pauline ruck offence. The visitors gradually increased the pressure on their tiring opponents and from one of several quickly taken short penalties close to the OP line James Howell popped over for his first try in Old Boys colours. Harry Tabb was not able to add the conversion points in the teeth of the howling gale. Through to the finish OWs competently restricted the home team to a minority of possession and finally ran out comfortable winners. The one disappointment on the day was a nasty leg injury to centre Ben Carton which will keep him out for many weeks. Next week sees a very tough game away to the fast improving Chipstead side.
 
 
Saturday, 28th November,
2015 RFU JUNIOR VASE
Old Georgians 26 - 19 Old Wimbledonians
This was a disappointing Cup loss against reasonable opposition who lead league Surrey 2 by a clear four points. This result will, however, enable the club to concentrate on their league programme for the rest of the current season. The points came all from Harry Tabb who scored a try which he converted and four penalty goals. Some positives can be taken from the match, in that Ollie Hobbs, Ali Morris, Alex Fox and Richard O'Brien all made their seasons debuts and the club is fast approaching the time when a second XV can be fielded. No doubt many absentee players will be back for the final two fixtures of the year against Old Paulines and Chipstead.
Friday 27th November,
RGS Guildford 20 pts Wimbledon College 6 pts
The College acquitted themselves well on Friday evening under the Rosslyn Park floodlights on an excellent synthetic pitch. The Guildford side looked more mature with a good back row and speedy backs. However, the College team tackled like terriers restricting the opposition running opportunities and did well to only go down by the margin of two converted tries.
 
Saturday, 21st November
Old Wimbledonians 17 - 31 Law Society
Once again a much changed match day eighteen turned out for the old boys; only nine of those who played the previous week being available for duty against the improving Law Society outfit.

Once the introductions had been effected the home team were slow to get into their stride finding themselves twelve points down before Barella had arrived at pitchside! Fifteen minutes later a poor pick up and pass at No 8 enabled the visiting flanker to kick through the home defence and score a third try.

However, by then OWs had come to and started to put some good handling moves together. Quick ball was coming back from the pack who were making progress in the loose, prompted by the Duggan brothers, Steve and Jack. Harry Tabb kept the backs in the game and some incisive running from Ben Carton and Rory Southgate ensued. One of these moves went left to the narrow side, through several pairs of hands for Paddy Donaghy to score a brilliant try out on the left touchline with Harry Tabb adding the conversion points.

At 10-17 down the Old Wimbledonians were back in the game. Sadly, shortly into the second period, under some opposition pressure, an OW player was erroneously penalized for allegedly deliberately slapping the ball back over his own dead ball line. From the resulting kick to touch and lineout a Law Society flanker barged his way over the home team line.

However, once again the Old Boys forced their way back into the game; this time with a bit of magic from Ben Carton and Jamie Crone. With the ball going left the centre put in a deft chip ahead for the full back to run on to the ball, pick up and score; Harry Tabb converting again. Not for the first time the OW defence let them down as they allowed the visitors to extend their lead. On this occasion there was no time to make a comeback, resulting in another unnecessary reverse.

Overall, the forwards played well and the added ballast of Josh Carter's first appearance of the season meant that they gave a good account of themselves in the tight , and were not pushed back. Furthermore, Alex Moulton secured some good lineout ball. The backs did not work well as a unit, an injury to James Hodgson disrupting affairs when Harry Tabb had to go to stand off. However, they failed to run an avowedly non-training team off their collective feet.

Next Saturday sees a visit to Surrey 2 league leaders Old Georgians - a challenging Cup fixture against school rivals of many of our current players! A strong side is essential if we are to avoid this pitfall
 
 
Saturday, 14th November

Kingston 17 - 8 Old Wimbledonians

This was a disappointing loss against an average Kingston side played in the worst weather conditions of the season to date. The continual wind and rain did not suit the handling game of the visitors, who despite giving a reasonable account of themselves in the loose were soundly beaten in the tight scrums and mauls. Jack Duggan, Steve Cruden and skipper Craig Starling shone in the loose. The opening OW score came from a deft pick-up at the base of a set scrum by Jack Duggan and fed to Craig Starling who ran fifteen yards to the line carrying several opposition forwards. However, a narrow two point lead at the break was insufficient to keep out the home forwards who came back into the second period with two converted tries. The introduction from the bench of Tom Harwood, Harry Tabb and Rory Southgate late into the match made no overall impression on the final score, with the exception of a well struck penalty from Harry Tabb.

 
Saturday, 7th November, 2015

Old Wimbledonians 9 - 8 Old Cranleighans

This was an excellent performance in beating hitherto unbeaten league leaders Old Cranleighans by the odd point in seventeen in a pulsating end to end evenly fought contest. The visitors will rue the poor return on their place-kicker's goal attempts ; if he had accepted all the points on offer due to the O W s indiscipline the visitors would have been home and dry!

It was a quarter of an hour into the game before the Old Boys took the lead with a long range penalty from Harry Tabb for a ruck infringement. Just before this the home team threatened the Cranleighan line with a sweeping move down the right in which Ben Carton, making his season's debut , and George Fairbairn figured prominently, before the right winger was held near the line. On the only other occasion in the first half that either side's line was seriously endangered the visitors came away with a try from a rolling maul. However, this try went unconverted. Just before the interval Harry Tabb kicked another penalty for offside in front of the Cranleighan posts.

A lead of 6-5 at half time was a fair reflection of an evenly fought forty minutes, with neither side able to claim the ascendancy. Cranleighans retook the lead shortly after the resumption with another penalty for a ruck offence. The Old Boys eight held up well in both set scrums and lineout, where Alex Moulton had one of his best games. The back row of Ryan Anderson, Steve Cruden and skipper Craig Starling snuffed out any dangerous-looking probes from the visiting backs who were not able to break through the OW blitz defence. A further penalty to Wimbledonians completed the scoring to give a well deserved win to the hosts.

For ten minutes during the second half hooker Will Andrew sat out of the game at the referee's pleasure for a minor difference of opinion, but returned to the fray a rejuvenated player! Once again a much changed side from that of the previous match made it difficult for teamwork and understanding to gel.

With a run of five games on the trot it is vital for full availability if we are to come through some distinctly winnable games unscathed. Next week's match is a tricky one away to Kingston

Table 7th November, 2014

 
Saturday, 24th October, 2015

Old Emanuel 11 - 16 Old Wimbledonians

This win over close rivals Old Emanuel can only be described as satisfactory; the manner of the win being less important than the result itself! A lack lustre performance in the first half brought OWs a slender eight point lead. With only a try from George Fairbairn, a scrambled affair in the corner, and a neat penalty by Harry Tabb much more was needed after the break. A slight post interval improvement was evinced and the lead was increased by a further try by Jamie Crone and penalty by Harry Tabb. Jamie Crone's try was well taken following slick possession along the visitors backs, whence his strength took him over the whitewash. However, some pre-lunchtime sloppy defence allowed Old Emanuel into the game and they reduced the lead with two penalties and an unconverted try. The final ten minutes of the game were nerve wracking, but Wimbledonians held out.

Against a poorish side this should have been a four try bonus win to the visitors, rather than a losing bonus result to the home team; by such margins are titles won and lost! Eight team changes last time out and a further six this week does not aid continuity and teamwork, nor make team selection at all easy; the Old Boys will need to have their strongest team out on 7th November for the visit of unbeaten league leaders Old Cranleighans and also play at their best.
Against a poorish side this should have been a four try bonus win to the visitors, rather than a losing bonus result to the home team; by such margins are titles won and lost! Eight team changes last time out and a further six this week does not aid continuity and teamwork, nor make team selection at all easy; the Old Boys will need to have their strongest team out on 7th November for the visit of unbeaten league leaders Old Cranleighans and also play at their best.
Perhaps the urgent running of a second XV would assist

 
 


Saturday, 3rd October , 2015

Old Wimbledonians 33 - 13 Old Whitgiftians

The Old Boys put on a scintillating first half performance on
Saturday, having the game against visiting league second placed Old
Whitgiftians to all intents and purposes won by half time. The return of
Jamie Crone, fresh from World Cup duties, brought an infusion of pace
from the back, which gave him two tries in the first twenty minutes. The
game was only eight minutes old when the home team secured set scrum
ball, which was sent down the line by Harry Tabb and Tom Harwood to
Rory Southgate in the centre. Rory Southgate beat his man on the inside
then linked out again to put Jason Murphy over for a try converted by
Harry Tabb. Jamie Crone's tries followed some irresistible back play with
excellent handling and intelligent teamwork. The addition of two well
struck penalties by scrum-half Harry Tabb took the home team into the
interval with a Twenty-five points to three lead

Early on in the second period the visitors reduced the arrears with a well
constructed try of their own. Wimbledonians were finding the opposition
winning more ball and were having to be more on the defensive. This,
coupled with with a further injury to Steve Cruden, who played the match
out of position in the front row and still suffering from a knock from last
week , meant that the pack was less mobile than earlier. However, another
burst of brilliance from Jamie Crone, following a half break by Tom
Harwood put the match beyond doubt.
Overall, the set pieces went well and a good supply of quality ball was won
from both lineout and scrum. Some of the tackling of both Jack Duggan
and skipper Craig Starling was bone shattering and prevented the
Whitgiftian half backs from spreading their ball wide. Greater continuity of
availability, more of the Cruden spirit and the starting of a second fifteen
should enable this team to press for promotion this season. EGB



3rd October , 2015

Old Freemen’s 38 - 17 Old Wimbledonians

A depleted Old Boys side gave Old Freemen’s plenty to think about in an even and competitive first half at Ashtead on Saturday. They were only five points in arrears at the interval thanks to an excellent and fast moving try from winger Jason Murphy following some incisive play by Andy Blackmore in the centre. The successful conversion of this try by Matt Laventure, plus a penalty goal by the same player augured well for the second period.

However, despite several encouraging forays into home territory the Wimbledonian forwards were driven back repeatedly by a slow, but hefty Freemen’s pack of whom one forward took up most of their rolling substitutions off the field getting his breath back, not actually in the spirit of the game! An early score by the ever alert James Hodgson from an interception with conversion by Matt Laventure took OWs into the lead. Shortly, various so- called desperate professional infringements , enabled the home side to re-take the lead with three penalties before the continual retreating took effect and the visitors conceded tries late on.

Heroic efforts by the Wimbledonian forwards kept the score down; Jack and Steve Duggan once again were most noticeable and skipper Craig Starling put in a huge shift. The ball did not reach the wingers, who had shown their ability to beat their opposite numbers, often enough, and some poor decisions were made.

Hopefully, the side can be strengthened for the visit of Old Whitgiftian to Coombe Lane next Saturday.


League Table at 4th Oct, 2015


26th September, 2015

Old Wimbledonians 48 - 7 Chipstead

This game was played in ideal conditions and at a fast and furious pace. Having started in a furious manner the referee settled things down to be generally open and free-moving suiting the Wimbledonian style of play. The forwards had their difficulties in the tight scrums often striking for possession but with the ball coming back on the retreat. However, skipper Craig Starling controlled things well at No 8 and Harry Tabb at scrum-half mostly had good possession to supply the backs. The forwards line-out work was excellent, Steve Duggan and Alex Moulton being in imperious form.

Once the ball was in the hands of the backs each player looked individually dangerous, and the line was well marshaled by Tom Harwood at stand-off. Tries came regularly in the first half, at least two coming from well rehearsed training ground moves. Andy Feeney, back to his best in green, rampaging around the field, scored two tries whilst excellent quick thinking also brought scores from Tom Harwood and Steve Cruden twice. Harry Tabb converted the fourth and fifth of these tries to give an interval lead to the home side of twenty-nine points.

The Old Boys started slowly in the second period, rather thinking the game was already won, and were shocked by a good response from the visitors who scored a well organized try which was converted. This, plus a number of injuries to the home team, which saw Will Andrew, Craig Starling and Steve Cruden sidelined, allowed Chipstead more into the game. However, an alert chase from a Tom Harwood chip ahead brought vice-captain Rory Southgate an opportunist try, followed shortly with a sprint from halfway by Robbie Westacott for another. Right at the end Matt Laventure muscled his way over in the corner; once again Harry Tabb provided the conversions to the first two second half tries.

There are injury concerns regarding the three aforementioned players plus Mumtaz Habibullah who came on as a replacement. It seemed that uncontested scrums, having had two front row injuries, did not inconvenience the home side too much and they ran out easy winners with a score of forty-eight points to seven.

Next week's game against the league leaders will be a much stiffer affair.


26th September, 2015

Old Wimbledonians 48 - 7 Chipstead

This game was played in ideal conditions and at a fast and furious pace. Having started in a furious manner the referee settled things down to be generally open and free-moving suiting the Wimbledonian style of play. The forwards had their difficulties in the tight scrums often striking for possession but with the ball coming back on the retreat. However, skipper Craig Starling controlled things well at No 8 and Harry Tabb at scrum-half mostly had good possession to supply the backs. The forwards line-out work was excellent, Steve Duggan and Alex Moulton being in imperious form.

Once the ball was in the hands of the backs each player looked individually dangerous, and the line was well marshaled by Tom Harwood at stand-off. Tries came regularly in the first half, at least two coming from well rehearsed training ground moves. Andy Feeney, back to his best in green, rampaging around the field, scored two tries whilst excellent quick thinking also brought scores from Tom Harwood and Steve Cruden twice. Harry Tabb converted the fourth and fifth of these tries to give an interval lead to the home side of twenty-nine points.

The Old Boys started slowly in the second period, rather thinking the game was already won, and were shocked by a good response from the visitors who scored a well organized try which was converted. This, plus a number of injuries to the home team, which saw Will Andrew, Craig Starling and Steve Cruden sidelined, allowed Chipstead more into the game. However, an alert chase from a Tom Harwood chip ahead brought vice-captain Rory Southgate an opportunist try, followed shortly with a sprint from halfway by Robbie Westacott for another. Right at the end Matt Laventure muscled his way over in the corner; once again Harry Tabb provided the conversions to the first two second half tries.

There are injury concerns regarding the three aforementioned players plus Mumtaz Habibullah who came on as a replacement. It seemed that uncontested scrums, having had two front row injuries, did not inconvenience the home side too much and they ran out easy winners with a score of forty-eight points to seven.

Next week's game against the league leaders will be a much stiffer affair.


17th September, 2015

Old Wimbledonians 19 -0 Old Wellingtonians

This was a tough physical encounter with a well rehearsed Old Wellingtonian side. The major disappointment in the result was that despite numerous chances the try-scoring bonus point was not secured. On several occasions a good final pass would have attained the fifth match point. Despite some early season rustiness in the backs’ passing there was enough pace and incisiveness to foresee a successful season ahead.

The return of Prop Andy Feeney after injury and work abroad sharpened the forwards display and several charging runs enabled quick forward-going possession. Skipper Craig Starling was always on hand for quick recycling and Sam Thomas was regularly involved. An evenly fought first half looked like staying even at the interval when a stroke of genius from flanker Steve Cruden saw his deft kick ahead caught by the neat cricketing skills of Tom Harwood to open the scoring with forty minutes on the clock. This try was added to by Harry Tabb’s first successful kick of the half.

The second period followed much the same pattern with neither side gaining a marked superiority, each side threatening the other’s line from time to time. However, after ten minutes some sleight of hand by Tom Harwood from a set scrum near the Wellingtonian line saw Paddy Donaghy take an inside slip pass to score, untouched, by the posts for Harry Tabb once again to add the conversion points. A while later another good backs move saw the strong running Matt Laventure score an excellent try out on the right following Rory Southgate’s unselfish drawing of his man to secure the overlap.

Next week OWs have a difficult home tie against a formidable Chipstead team.


Warriors RFC

Under 13 Results Reports
4th Oct. 2015 Old Emanuel 35 Old Wimbledonian Warriors 19

U13 vs Old Emanuel
27th Sept v Old Rutlishians. Won  

Cricket

Results & Reports courtesy of Tim Richards
 
Aug 23rd , 2015
Very proud of the Colts performances in yesterday's match against W&H. 6 Colts all performed magnificently and we just fell 9 runs short with 2 wickets in hand. We took 10 wickets - they didn't. Great catches, great bowling and top batting from all the boys..shame our run chase finished in the dark at 8.00pm. Top job from skipper Si Bath and we're still 4th in the league. Well done team.

Aug 16th , 2015
What a match for the 4s yesterday. A last ball thriller that set up the celebrations nicely for a brilliant night at the club. Chasing 225 set by East Molesey we got to 229 for 9 with a large crowd gathering on the boundary. You play and watch cricket for days and games like these. Well done everyone.

July 18th, 2015
Comprehensive win for the 4s Away at Epsom today. A great team performance and great to have Chuckles (58) and Garfy (4 for) from the Poets. Sharp fielding from the Colts and some proper bouncers from "The Shard" whose innings with S Thornton gave us some valuable runs at the end our innings. Simon B left his Jazz hands at home and took two sharp chances and S Powell took a screamer in the slips. Ed Gardner was a rock behind the stumps. 24 points and back up the leader board. Well done lads!
June 7th, 2015
Great weekend's Cricket at OWs...Sat 1s winning draw and 2s, 3s and 4s with wins. Colts P Hipple-Walsh with a "michelle" for the 4s and u17 C Hearty steering the 3s to a dramatic win. Went to the club today to witness a great performance by our XI in the Bertie Joel against Wanstead (top of the Essex premier). We fell 22 runs short chasing 290 in 45 overs. Chris Gregory with a maginficent ton and two great knocks from Jim Kennedy and Al Gardner. Great to see 9 Wanstead fielders on the boundary in the last 1o overs (NOT)...gave them a hell of a fright. Well done lads!
May 31st, 2015
The Sat 4s motor on with another fine win against Egham at HQ. Our 5 under 18s were outstanding again with bat and ball ably supported by the senior pros. We batted first making a great score of 201 for 9 . A tremendous 4 off the last ball of the innings by P Hipple-Walsh (15 n.o and 2 for 24 from 9) D D'Mello with 21 runs and 2 for 21 from 9 with a trademark run out and H Reynolds top scoring with 32 were the Colts highlights. We won by 19 runs and now lie 2nd in the league. Great captaincy from Matty and a big well done lads!
May 17th, 2015
We are TOP of the league..record Score for the Sat 4s. OWs 270 for 5 v Kempton 105 all out. Matt Irvine 91, Liam Hearty 80 and Paddy Devlin 45. 3 Wickets for 12 from 7 from debutant u15 P Jennings, 2 for 12 from 9 from U17 D D'Mello and 3 for 15 from 9 for stalwart Kendo. A fantastic team effort and a 165 run victory - well played Team
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Results & Reports News

Results: January 31st 2016
Strollers vs Sandrock Vets FC CUP WON

3's vs Leatherhead Ath WON

Sat vs NO GAME SCHEDULED

1's vs Tolworth Ath WON

2's vs NO GAME SCHEDULED


Division One League Table

 
9 Teams
Games
Played
Games
Won
Games
Drawn
Games
Lost
Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points
10
7
1
2
16
10
+6
22
9
6
0
3
33
22
+11
18
11
6
0
5
34
25
+9
18
9
5
1
3
36
22
+14
16
8
5
0
3
17
9
+8
15
10
4
1
5
17
14
+3
13
9
3
1
5
19
23
-4
10
11
2
3
6
11
32
-21
9
11
1
3
7
14
40
-26
6
 
 
Results 20th December,2015

Millennium Team vs St Helens Cup WON

1's vs NO GAME Scheduled

2's vs NO GAME Scheduled

3's vs NO GAME Scheduled

Strollers NO GAME Scheduled

Sat vs Teddington AWAY

 
Leatherhead & District Division One : 13th December, 2015
    Played Won Drawn Lost For Agnst Diff Points
Poplar 9 6 1 2 15 10 +5 19
Leatherhead FC 9 6 0 3 33 22 +11 18
Tolworth Athletic 10 6 0 4 32 21 +11 18
AFC Lanes 9 5 1 3 36 22 +14 16
Kingston Road FC 8 5 0 3 17 9 +8 15
Thameswood Palace 9 3 1 5 13 12 +1 10
Old Kingstunions 10 2 3 5 11 31 -20 9
Old Wimbledonians 8 2 1 5 15 21 -6 7
Kew Tudor AFC 10 1 3 6 12 36 -24 6
 
Results & Reports 29th November, 2015
Millennium Cup vs Beaujolais WON

1's vs No Game

2's vs Surbiton Athletic LOST

3's vs Surbiton Dynamos LOST

Strollers vs YateleyLOST

Sat vs Lennox GAME POSTPONED

Leatherhead & District Division One : 1st December, 2015
  Played Won Drawn Lost For Agnst Diff Points
Leatherhead FC 8 6 0 2 32 18 +14 18
AFC Lanes 7 5 0 2 33 16 +17 15
Tolworth Athletic 8 5 0 3 26 14 +12 15
Thameswood Palace 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 10
Poplar 6 3 1 2 6 8 -2 10
Kingston Road FC 6 3 0 3 13 8 +5 9
Old Kingstunions 8 1 3 4 11 30 -19 6
Kew Tudor AFC 8 1 2 5 7 29 -22 5
Old Wimbledonians 7 1 1 5 12 19 -7 4

News and Views
Nov 29th
2015
Sam Shethran hints at opening a consulting service on how to lay bets and win. Sam, who has almost reached his first million from his winnings, stated that its time that he gave something back to his fellow players and for a small fee he would be happy to advise and guide them.
Nov 29th Strollers manager Allan Gould, starts a sweepstake on whether Damo West will make a 5 yd pass before the end of the season! Sadly there are no takers as yet!
Nov 29th Last years Millennium Cup winners open this year's campaign with a hard fought win. Captain Adam McCullagh promises to take his boys to the final.
 
Results & Reports 25th October , 2015

2's vs Tolworth Athletic Res CUP LOST

3's vs Willoughby CUP WON

Strollers vs Alton WON

Sat vs Kew Park Rangers LEAGUE LOST

1's vs NO GAME

Leatherhead & District Division One : 25th October, 2015
  Played Won Drawn Lost For Agnst Diff Points
Leatherhead FC 6 5 0 1 26 12 +14 15
AFC Lanes 5 4 0 1 26 10 +16 12
Kingston Road FC 4 3 0 1 12 3 +9 9
Tolworth Athletic 5 3 0 2 15 7 +8 9
Thameswood Palace 4 2 1 1 8 7 +1 7
Poplar 5 2 1 2 6 8 -2 7
Old Kingstunions 6 1 1 4 8 27 -19 4
Old Wimbledonians 5 0 1 4 9 14 -5 1
Kew Tudor AFC 4 0 0 4 2 24 -22 0
 
 
Results & Reports 18th October , 2015
1's vs Tolworth Athletic LEAGUE LOST

Leatherhead & District Division One : 18th October, 2015
  Played Won Drawn Lost For Agnst Diff Points
Leatherhead FC 5 5 0 0 25 9 +16 15
AFC Lanes 5 4 0 1 26 10 +16 12
Tolworth Athletic 5 3 0 2 15 7 +8 9
Poplar 5 2 1 2 6 8 -2 7
Kingston Road FC 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
Thameswood Palace 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
Old Kingstonions 5 1 1 3 8 20 -12 4
Old Wimbledonians 5 0 1 4 9 14 -5 1
Kew Tudor AFC 4 0 0 4 2 24 -22 0


2's vs AFC Ewell LEAGUE LOST

3's vs Molesey Strollers LEAGUE LOST

Strollers vs NO GAME

Sat vs Old Suttonians CUP LOST

 
Latest Football Club News:
Oct 25th Zeki Akdeniz, manager of the 3's, comes on in second half, does a suicide pass back, has a "strong" discussion with one of his players and promtly subs himself off after 2 minutes. Dan MacDonald commented afterwards that "all of us in the 3's trust in our manager and will back him up to the hilt! It's up to us to player better and cover up for his mistakes!"
Oct 25th Stroller's Leigh Kelliher decided not to make the long trip to Alton this week for the game, instead he ran from Bristol to Bath. Bloody Hell! Well done Leigh!
Oct 18th 1's Conor Turner forgets to show up to game today but manager Dan Norman refuses to blame Conor for the loss!
Oct 18th 3's lose first game this season as manager Zeki Akdeniz allows the 2's to take Sam Shethran. The connection is obvious!
Oct 17th The Saturday Team's first foray into the AFC league meets with disappointment as they lose their cup game. On the positive side we hear that manager Julian Agostini made friends with another referee.
Oct 15th Congrats to the 2's Steve Brown. No not for breaking his arm but for producing the 9lbs 1.5oz bundle of joy known as Torren Percy Calder Brown! Don't get many Torren's do you?
 
 
Results & Reports 11th October , 2015


1's vs Poplar LEAGUE AWAY LOST

Leatherhead & Dstrict Division One : 11th October, 2015
  Played Won Drawn Lost For Agnst Diff Points
AFC Lanes 4 4 0 0 23 3 +20 12
Leatherhead FC 4 4 0 0 18 6 +12 12
Poplar 5 2 1 2 6 8 -2 7
Tolworth Athletic 4 2 0 2 13 6 +7 6
Kingston Road FC 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
Old Kingstunions 4 1 1 2 6 17 -11 4
Thameswood Palace 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1
Old Wimbledonians 4 0 1 3 8 12 -4 1
Kew Tudor AFC 4 0 0 4 2 24 -22 0

Leatherhead & Dstrict Division One - Goal scorers
Team Player Played Goals
Leatherhead FC Cooper-Smith D 2 7
AFC Lanes Bassett D 3 6
AFC Lanes Tipton S 4 6
Old Wimbledonians Norman D 3 4
Leatherhead FC Bennett N 3 3
Leatherhead FC Kirkland G 2 3
AFC Lanes Murray D 1 3

2's vs Mantova Friendly HOME LOST

3's vs Ash Utd Surrey Cup AWAY WON

Strollers vs Camberley Old Boys HOME LOST

Sat vs AFC Centrals LEAGUE AWAY

Latest Football Club News:
Oct 7th The Chairman acted quickly and decisively to appoint Dan Norman as 1st team manager after the unexpected vacancy caused by Charlie Emery's resignation. Dan has begun naming his managerial team with club captain, Lewis Hampson, to take a key role.
Oct 6th Charlie Emery steps down as 1st Team Manager. With tears flowing Charlie, during a heart to heart with Chairman Roger Tanner, has with regret decided to step down from managerial duties with the 1st team due to excessive pressure at work. He hopes to carry on playing and the club thank him for his contribution over the last few years.
Oct 1st After sampling the delights of Farnham & District Vets div 2, and not enjoying the best results, the committee acted quickly and requested the league to consider allowing them to start in a lower division. This was granted and the vets will now play in Division 4.
Sept The club has appointed Andrew Stears as manager of the 2nd team. "Young and full of vigour" said Club Chairman Roger Tanner, "just what we need. I hope that we can strengthen the 2nd team so players are pushing for 1st team places"
Sept The clamour for John Culley to play regularly for the 1st team was heard sympathetically by club Chairman Roger Tanner, who released him from his 2nd team managerial duties. John did a tremendous job regrouping a deleted 2nd team last season and giving it good foundations for this season.