College slow out of blocks

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Westwood 15

Stamford Coll Old Boys 10

With both teams returning to action after a long break, it was Westwood that came out of the blocks the fastest.

They retained possession by simply picking and driving close to the ruck area. And this simple game plan took them down to the College line where they were kept at bay until the pressure paid off and they managed to go wide and nip in at the corner.

College responded with possession from the restart and utilising the territory won through the boot of Cunningham were able to encroach on Westwood’s line. Alan Batty got highest at a lineout within the 5 metre mark to snaffle the ball before the pack drove over with Dan Griffin claiming the try.

The remainder of the half was nip and tuck with Westwood enjoying most of the possession but College strong in defence.

In the second half Westwood took the direct approach of loading up the big boys in the hope they would smash their way through the middle. Their second try came after they had sucked in the defence in the middle of the park to squeeze in the corner.

The game swung back when loose ball was hacked through from Cunningham from the half way line and he managed to dribble it the length of the pitch, evading the defence, to draw the game level.

Westwood eventually took control and after the continual pressure touched down for the winner.