Old Priorians RFC vs CS Rugby
Defeat at home in local derby
Saturday 24th saw Old Priorians take on CS Rugby at home in one of the few local derbys the league has to offer. The opposition having spent the last five years in the national leagues were to prove tough competition.
The opening exchanges were equal with both sides playing well infront of the large home crowd at Perivale. However it was CS Rugby who broke the deadlock with their first try being walked over the line from a huge scrum, shortly after an opportunistic and well timed interception saw the visitors go ahead by 14 points with the home team yet to reply.
The reply didn’t take long and a well executed try from Old Priorians allowed Jamie Harries to carve open the CS defence and score. With the deficit now reduced the game continued 5-14 with excitement building. Old Priorians capitalised on the momentum and Jack Wheeler completed some excellent work from the back line to chalk up another score for the Old Priorians. The half time whistle went and the sides went in with the hosts trailing 12-14.
A quick try from CS Rugby in the opening minutes of the second half indicated what they were capable of at this level. Not long after a converted try was added to this tally. Old Priorian heads didn’t go down yet despite being down to 13 men due to some moments of poor discipline. With the score now 27-12 to the visitors Jack Wheeler yet again showed his pedigree by crossing the line as the result of some great work from almost the entire side, with ten minutes to go the score was 27-17 but it transpired it was too little to late. CS Rugby added another score and with the final score being 34-17 they cemented their well deserved victory.
Old Priorians who now sit 7th in London 1 North travel to bottom side Harrow RFC for their next game on the 7th November.
26th October 2015