Warlingham prop up the rest after consecutive defeats
2:00pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
Warlingham are rock bottom of London Division Two South East after a second consecutive defeat.
A 10-6 scoreline at Crowborough means Warlingham prop up the table behind Ayleford Bulls thanks to an inferior points difference.
Despite their being little between the sides on Saturday, Crowborough came out worthy winners by two tries to Warlingham’s two penalties from Joe McEvoy - although the visitors very nearly nicked it in injury time when scrum-half Murtagh and then fly-half Agate both went close to the line.
Crowborough started the stronger and eventually turned pressure into points after 10 minutes with a forwards catch and drive straight from the training pitch.
That score was sufficient to galvanise the visitors and brought Warlingham into the game.
Skipper Zach King went close after some powerful forward drives but the only reward for a sustained period of attack was a McEvoy penalty.
A scything break from centre Luke Davies should have resulted in a Warlingham try but the last pass went astray.
Losing 5-3 at half-time, Warlingham were reasonably content that they could take some points away from Sussex and they led very briefly after the break when McEvoy landed a second penalty.
However, a stray clearance kick was well-fielded by the Crowborough full-back who then fed his outside centre who galloped over the line to regain the lead for the hosts.
Warlingham tried to get back during the second half but they were somewhat indecisive in attack and simply made too many handling errors resulting in spilled chances.
On the positive side, the new signings all blended in well.
Blindside flanker Ahola made good yards with the ball in hand throughout and the second rows, Ianouo and Boufaid both did well in the line out.
Also, number eight Ollie Dodwell was omni-present, putting in some crunching tackles before being replaced by Jack Wrightson.
Finton Morrison also got his first taste of senior rugby for 15 minutes at fly-half. while winger Jack Green sat out an injury.
Warlingham entertain Heathfield & Waldron at Hamsey Green this weekend.
Warlingham: McEvoy; Hart, Saffery, Davies, Green; Agate, Murtagh; Scutt, Delderfield, Nunn, Ianouo, Boufaid, Ahola, King ©, Dodwell. Subs: Wrightson, Ruddock, Morrison.
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