Woking RFC is looking for a head coach for season 2012/13. We run 2 senior sides and play in Surrey 4 and commence training at the beginning of July. If you are interested in the role or want more information please contact Richard Grady on 07769782070 or email@example.com or do you know someone who would be good for this role. The squad combines youth and experience and the players want to improve. Training is on Tuesday and Thursday 7pm to 9pm.
Woking RFC , sponsored by Bedbar travelled to the newly crowned Surrey 4 champions, Guildfordians RFC, for their Surrey Bowl quarter final match. Woking where able to field a strong side with Hamilton-Wilkes and Franchino returning to the line up for this important match.
After the coin toss, Woking were forced to play up hill with the expectation that the Guildfordians fly half, being an adept kicker , would put pressure on them by playing the ball deep into the 22. Woking set up accordingly to receive such deep kicks. However with a strong line of defence and the back three able to deal with any balls sent their way , Woking were able to counter this potent threat .
The first half was very physical. Woking where trying to march their way up the pitch, while Guildfordians were tackling hard , especially when Woking attempted to play the ball wide. The Guildfordians defence stopped any good ball being moved into space, often making a hit in the midfield, however they were finding it more difficult among the forwards w h ere a number of storming Woking drives saw Woking make serious headway get ting over the gain line.
As the first half went on, it became clear that it was going to be a very close match. Guildfordians had to make a couple of substitutions just before half time when both flankers were injured in a clash with Woking Fullback, Pedrona.
Points were finally put on the board after a successful penalty from Dan Edwards sent Woking in at the break 3-0 ahead.
In the second half, Woking now had the advantage of the hill but it was Guildfordians that started the half brighter. Their tactics changed and they were able to maul themselves up the pitch but without claiming any points.
The first try of the match came for Woking, who had been knocking at the door on a few occasions. The try was score by wing Marchant, who had to pick the ball off his toes and dive over the line after a poor pass from Goodburn. The conversion was missed from out on the touchline by Edwards.
Woking now had the bit between their teeth and were again in a position to score when one of the Guildfordians players deliberately came round the ruck to stop Bannister moving the ball out. The referee was left with no option, after a number of similar incidents, other than to yellow card the player. Edwards kicked the resulting penalty to give Woking an 11-0 lead.
Guildfordians, realising that they would be out of the cup unless something dramatic happened, upped their play by moving the ball around, trying to find weaknesses in the Woking defence. They eventually found an over lap and were able to score in the corner. Like Woking 's conversion attempt, Guildfordians missed the extra two.
With the game drawing to an end, Guildfordians had one last chance. If it had not been for a wonderful try saving tackle from Hamilton-Wilkes, Woking may not have been victorious. Almost over the line, the Guildfordians player was hauled back by Hamilton-Wilkes, who then completed the tackle and brought the player to the ground.
Not long later the final whistle went and Woking was able to celebrate a well deserved victory. Captain Phil Robertson said ' A great result in a hard fought low scoring match against the league champions. All in all a good afternoon's work from the side' he beamed.
Woking: Hamilton Wilkes Edwards Harriott Hills Steadman Brennan Smith Rhodes Robertson Banister Edwards Goodburn Murphy Marchant Pedrona Marsden Philips.