This was a scrappy game with lots of positives but also some things to build on for the Wolves.
Here was some real rugby weather finally as Sidcup limbered up in pristine white kit on a wet and blustery October’s day. In the opening ten minutes the game was evenly poised and both teams quickly became locked into a midfield battle with the stop-start game not helped by the conditions. Suddenly though The Wolves sprang into life and the best try was the opener as Jamie sped down the blindside before supplying Hayden whose quick hands in turn fed Harry on the outside to score with ease in the right corner. This gave The Wolves the confidence to dominate the remainder of the half with Harry sealing his hatrick early on with two quick-fire interceptions taking advantage of some sloppy Sidcup play to wrap up the game before half time.
If anything the second half was even more scrappy than the first quarter with a few scrums given for handling errors and several penalties given for the odd high tackle or (more usually) handling in the rucks. Adem was then temporarily forced off with a grimace as his knee bore the full force of some Sidcup studs before the away side enjoyed a prolonged period of dominance but they could not get on the scoreboard thanks to a succession of solid tackling down the defensive left led by Christopher whose recent raw meat diet looked to be paying off (!). Eventually some justice was served as Sidcup’s huffing and puffing eventually came to fruition and The Wolves finally had their house blown down with Sidcup bundling the ball over the line. Hayden, not to be outdone though, had the last word by running in a score from half way, spinning round a tired Sidcup defence and speeding comfortably to the line.
Well done The Wolves and apologies if I missed any key moments out!
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