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Saturday 2 September 2017 – TOR II v Somerton RFC

This was the opening match of the season and Somerton were determined to give a good account of themselves on this sunny September afternoon as they came up against their close neighbours, and rivals, TOR II.

The Somerton squad of 22 looked focussed and determined as the pre-match warm-up session got under way and everyone looked eager to make their mark as kick-off time beckoned with all Somerton players keen to get the club off to a good start.

Somerton got the game underway and pressed hard towards the TOR line with a number of very productive phases of play evidenced during the early exchanges which saw good periods of possession enjoyed by the visitors.

Somerton maintained the pressure and were very much the dominant team in the first 10 minutes with ample chances created to take the lead, however, the TOR defence held firm. Somerton continued to put the home side under pressure for the next 10 minutes looking, at times, very frustrated not to have broken their opponents line. However, following a well-taken 5-metre lineout, which saw the ball cleanly delivered to the hands of scrum-half, Harry Trebble, the astute no 9 looked as though he was going to pass the ball out to his backs, however, he chose to go around the forwards up the narrow channel and make his way powerfully towards the TOR touch line blasting his way over the line for Somerton’s opening score out wide to the right with a well executed try. The conversion was just missed by Ollie Phillips as the ball hit the post and bounced off it in the wrong direction, but an excellent effort none-the-less.

The next few minutes saw Somerton up their game as they showed great endeavour and intent to increase their lead. They were rewarded 5 minutes from their opening score with a fabulous try scored by winger Luke Scott-Conway who soared away down the left wing to touch down following good handling by the Somerton back line. Ollie Phillips duly converted for the extra points.

This second score appeared to be the breakthrough Somerton were looking for and an onslaught of tries followed from then on until the half-time whistle was blown which afforded TOR some respite.

Tries came from Matthew Ruddle, Toby Pitman, Elliott Reed, with both Luke Scott-Conway and Toby Pitman getting their second scores. Ollie Phillips continued the good work with successful conversion kicks for each of the tries.

This was an excellent all-round first half performance by Somerton with all players eager to contribute and make their mark. Front row forward Dan Dury was very involved in every phase and had an excellent half. Harry Trebble served his backs well and Justin Marks played wonderfully well in the line out.

Half-time: TOR II 0 – Somerton RFC 47

TOR got the second half underway and tried their best to stamp their authority on a game that, in all fairness, was already lost, however, they continued to make a game of it which was very much to their credit.

After just 3 minutes, Somerton extended their lead with a try from Justin Marks who was in support of a fabulous run in by Toby Pitman from the half-way line. A lovely off-load saw Marks go over for a well-deserved try and this was followed by a successful conversion by Phillips.

A stream of tries followed from that point on with another from Luke Scott- Conway between the posts making this his hat-trick, a try by Dan Ruddle who ran in from half-way straight from the previous try restart then got a second in quick succession, a second for scrum half Harry Trebble, a try by replacement Harrison Cornish, a try by number 8, Jacob Ralph, and finally, a well-deserved try from front row forward, Dan Dury, who had an excellent all-round game. All tries were duly converted except one by Ollie Phillips.

This was a truly excellent performance by Somerton who dominated the game from start to finish and who gave their opponents no quarter in their quest to score points when it would have been easy to take their feet off the gas having established a healthy lead. Toby Pitman was justly awarded ‘Man of the Match’.

All credit to TOR who never gave up and tried their best to make a game of it. However, the pressure Somerton applied was overwhelming and testament to the organisation, determination and fitness of their squad. This, along with the quality of leadership displayed on the pitch, meant that the outcome of this game was only going to go in one direction – Somerton’s!

Well-done Somerton!

Final score: TOR II 0 – Somerton 101

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PLEASE NOTE: These tickets are available for members of Somerton RFC only. Autumn Internationals   England v Argentina 11/11/2017 kick 3.00pm 2 tickets @ £65 each   6 Nations   England v Wales 10/02/2018 kick off 4.45pm 2 tickets @ £41 each     On a first request basis, deadline 25/10/2017

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