We’ve quickly come around to the last fixture of the pool stages of the Surrey and Middlesex Touch League and this time it was hosted by Wasps FC over in Acton. The sun shone down (in our eyes) and 10 players bounded down to the pitch, ready to first face a formidable side from Wasps. They were quick and powerful and managed to break through our (sometimes ill-formed) defensive lines on three occasions. Luckily though, we had the speed and skill of Justin and Rich who combined forces, a beautiful overhead pass leading to a big gap and a great score from Justin. Stu’s ballsy dummy half breaks made great space, creating more scoring opportunities and James’ warrenball tactics came to the fore as he barrelled over the line for the first of what would become a hat-trick. So, after a great team effort, we left the field with a 5-3 win.
For our next match, we again met the Red Lions, who hit the ground running for what would be a very high-tempo game. The fancy new official O2 Touch balls were flying from one end of the pitch to the other, with some fantastic cross-field passes by the opposition leading to a few great tries. Despite starting on the back foot, Teddington never looked like losing faith and a clever line from Jordan got him a fantastic try, which certainly lifted the team’s spirits. Clever footwork got James over the line again and Rich left the defence eating dust as he pulled away for our last score of the game. However, the Red Lions were really on great form and we ended up trailing by 1 point, 6-7.
These results meant LSFC Red Lions topped the Pool A table, but Teddington came in second place and will face the second-placed team from Pool B in a few weeks. Well done to everyone who played!
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