Effingham were comprehensively beaten by a pumped up Haileyburians outfit who dominated in all facets of the match. 3 unanswered tries were scored inside the first 20 minutes before the home side had woken up. The away sides power play was evident with big runners smashing over the gain line and the fly half pulling the strings and putting players through gaps with nonchalant regularity. Line out errors compounded Effingham’s woeful start and on 2 occasions the ball was missed at the back of the line allowing the number eight a free run up field and once in behind they scored tries.
Effingham hit back when excellent handling in the backs saw AJ Manning feed full back Joe Triegaardt who showed blistering pace to cut in from the wing and score by the posts. Fly half Sam Manning added the extras to bring the score back to 7 – 17. Haileyburians hit back on the stroke of half time when their full back also showing good speed dotted down after good approach work from the forwards to leave the half time score at 7 – 24.
Effingham had a mountain to climb and this got even harder when Haileyburians scored within 10 minutes through their tight head prop showing excellent power to charge over from 10 yards. The home side then did flicker into life when breaks from wingman Selous Nicolle led to an overlap and once again full back Triegaardt sped over from 40 yards out.
Haileyburians came roaring back again and powerful work from the forwards with great offloading and handling saw them run in 2 further scores to take the final score to 12-45.
|11/12/2021||2:30 pm||Surrey 1||2021-2022||80'|
|Eagles Senior 1XV||2||12||Loss|
|Old Haileyburians RFC 1XV||7||45||Win|
|Effingham & Leatherhead RFC|
|Browns Ln, Effingham, Leatherhead KT24, UK|