Pennthorpe 0 Copthorne 41
Man of the match: Harry
Try Scorers: Harry (2), Freddie (2), Jordan, Thomas, Oliver H.
Conversions: Jordan, Oliver H (2)
A Pennthorpe third XI were on the receiving end of an excellent season opening performance from an on fire Copthorne team. Our boys were clearly very keen to get into the action today, and produced a fine display, with tries from Jordan and Harry in the first half playing up a considerable slope. Everybody in the team pulled their weight, and in the second half with the gradient helping us we ran away with the game. Our forwards won almost all the set pieces, thanks to some great pushing in the engine room and fine hooking from Max. Freddie had a top game at scrum half, and Jordan and Oliver always looked threatening with the ball in hand. Ross, Ollie C and Gianluca were very solid for us in retaining possession and putting our opponents under pressure, but possibly the most memorable moment for me came well into the second half when Wiggie ran half the field to touch down with the first try of his career at Copthorne! Well done also to Simon who got increasingly involved in the second half, and Minchan who had his first rugby session around three weeks ago.
Well done to the whole team; perhaps we can play their seconds next time!