Tense draw see King’s continue unbeaten run in 2017
Player ratings by Ceri Thomas (blame him)
A close-fought game between King’s College Hospital RFC and visitors Vigo RFC resulted in a 20-20 draw – meaning King’s remain undefeated in 2017.
A see-saw game saw tries from scrum-half Chris Walker and centres Ceri Thomas and John Behan. Flanker Nick Oakley was named man of the match, putting in some big tackles and carries around the park.
This Saturday sees King’s make the journey around the South Circular to visit Brockleians RFC.
Player ratings (courtesy of Ceri)
1 Chris Winton - scrum went well but absent around the park - 6
2 Jack McAvoy © - useful in the loose, couple of lineouts went awry - 6
3 Rob Pinchin – scrum went well – 6
4 John Ledger – carried well, made a lot of tackles and useful turnovers – 6.5
5 Pete Farrell – part of a fairly lacklustre forwards carrying effort - 5
6 Dave Ledger – useful in the lineout, missed too many tackles - 5
7 Nick Oakley – made a lot of tackles, got beyond the gainline – 7
8 Billy Scanlan – worked hard and picked from the base well – 6.5
9 Chris Walker – a solid performance, could have pushed for a 7 if he’d organised the forwards better – 6
10 Ian Williams – spared a 5 from some ropey decisions as made Beamer’s try from sheer fluke off a restart and covered one of Ceri’s mis-tackles - 6
11 James Read – scored a try and didn’t really do anything wrong - 6
12 Ceri Thomas – part of a misfiring axis of backline defence, scored a try but responsible for one of theirs - 5
13 John Behan – part of the misfiring defence but showed that he does listen running in a King2 which is a carbon copy of the man above - 5
14 Dave Wallis – quiet game but didn’t make many mistakes - 5
15 Dave Child – only back to not do anything wrong and made good decisions. Couple of lucky bounces and made decent yardage on every counterattack - 7