Our Best Needed At Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON v CANTERBURY
My closing words to the players in our huddle after Saturday’s game were “Be proud but don’t be happy” and as we unpicked the game through the week these feel like a good reflection. Before the game my two challenges to the players were to throw the first (metaphorical!) punch, for us to strike first and to make our community, the amazing people that support us, proud. Without a doubt the players did both. Our first try came after just nine minutes and is arguably the best of the season so far. We followed it up with two more well executed scores. Conceding just before half time reduced our lead to two and even thought the second half contained some good rugby from us, we had too many errors in possession which stunted our attack. This combined with letting in six tries meant that we came up two points short. Very proud of the performance, but still not happy with the result.
This weekend brings a trip up to Wimbledon, and for those of you that don’t remember the home leg, we conceded five tries and lost by three. We were very disappointed with our performance that day and Wimbledon very much deserved the victory. This weekend is about us giving a much better account of ourselves and continuing to play our best rugby.
The Pilgrims battled their way to another convincing win against Heathfield and Waldron to prepare themselves for this week’s Counties 1 Kent 1st vs 2nd game away to Dartfordians. It has been a game in the calendar that I know they have been looking forward to and will be a great test to their unbeaten run.
Matt Corker, Head Coach