A game of two halves with Royston wasting a number of first half chances
Both teams struggled for numbers which saw a wider recruitment of players. The first half saw both teams fail to execute moves with any consistency. Royston had dominated territory but failed to capitalise through handling errors and stoic defending. Royston scored with a wide handling move and a switch which saw the wing run in under the posts. The conversion was added to give Royston the lead 0-7 at half time. Simple advice to keep going but to just keep calm heads at half time.
The second half saw Royston score again the corner again converted 0-14. Esher then responded a couple of minutes later breaking through to score near the posts. The conversion was added 7-14. Royston responded 5 minutes later with another converted try 7-21. The game then went into stale mate moving between the two 22s. Royston then scored two further tries on the same wing, the last one coming from quick thinking throw in by the backs. Neither the score was converted.
Both teams had good discipline and played with great endeavour.
Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC