Mitcham & Carshalton will have to wait for at least another week before getting their first league win of the season, after falling short to a resurgent Woking side. Poor traffic conditions meant M&C had a disjointed warm up, with some players not arriving until 10 minutes before kick off.
Before kick off, both sides gathered together to pay respects to HRM Elizabeth II with a minutes silence.
The first half saw M&C caught very much offguard, blown away by Woking’s attacking display. Whilst M&C’s scrums and line outs remained strong, Woking’s back proved too much for M&C. Mitcham were four tries down in the first half, some conceded from rookie mistakes, others were sublime runs from Woking, who have recruited well over the summer. M&C were able to claw back a try in the first half, following a maul in on Woking’s 5m line, flanker Keir Waller caught the opposition napping on the blindside and managed to find the line in the corner.
The second half was a more cagey affair, with neither side gaining the upper hand. The dominance from Woking in the first half had done the jo and even a better performance from M&C in the second half wasn’t enough to undo the damage. Woking scored their fifth of the day around the hour mark and Mitcham managed to score a second thanks to the efforts of super sub Griffiths.
Lots of work on as we take on Wandsworthians on Saturday 24th! See you there!
Tries: K. Waller, C. Griffiths
Cons: P. Jones x 2
MOTM - Conor Cane for a strong effort out of position as prop.
DOTD - Josh Oldale for not having a clue what the offside line is