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Jack Fishwick 7's 2015

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Coyotes July 2015

It hardly seemed like a year had past since The Cobham Coyote 7s last attended the inaugural Jack Fishwick 7s at Wimbledon RFC.


Last years event was highly successful, truly showing all that is good about the local rugby community. On the filed Cobham had been successful too, reaching the semi finals of the cup competition, only being thwarted by the eventual winners.


So with great excitement and a new look team, The charges rolled out of bed (literally) and into their first game of the day. Some may have been disconcerted by the oppositions 20 strong squad and half hour warm up… perhaps even more so when they scored within 60 seconds without touching the ball previously (a record?) However after some stern words from the durable Rodman and dependable Stott, Cobham Rallied. So much so that when Rodman found himself in space and approaching the 22m line he audaciously chipped ahead, rounding the covering players to touch down. Semi disbelief ensued from both teams and the sideline. Emboldened by this, Cobham built momentum and through their Welsh import Davies touched down again.


Despite this rally, The Coyotes’ advantage could not be held deep into the second period, as their foes multiple changes and freshness toll. Going down by a try was no mean feat however and all looked forward to the second group game.


After a protracted break Cobham took the field with gusto, a bit more structure,…and a few burgers heavier. Solid game control from Weir and Knights in the midfield allowed the pace of Stott and Rodman to be utilised well. This led to try’s from Gill and   
Leading at halftime the Coyotes new that if they maintained a strong vocal defence and played to their strengths they could chalk their first win of the day. Heeding captains stouts words solid defence, particularly from the tenacious Elbourne held them achieve their goal. Played 2 lost one, won one.


The last group encounter saw Cobham take on G.E.N.T’s who had come all the way from Suffolk. This fiery encounter brought the best from the Coyotes combative front row, however the difference proved to be wide pace. Having been opened up on 2 occasions wide, Cobham started to look a little leggy, understandably with a small squad. Going down 38-7 Cobham would be launched into the bowl competition.


Due to a few team drop outs the Coytote’s took on a young Camberley RFC squad in the Semi. This proved the most competitive game of the day with the Coyotes narrowly being pipped late in the game. Despite this loss The Coyotes won best dressed for the Second year in sucession.


In all another good run out for the Cobham Coyotes who go from strength to strength. Big thanks as always to their chief sponsor Subway Esher whom both assist and hinder in equal measure!!!

 

 

L-R Stott, Davies, Knights, Gill, Rodman, Elbourne, Rhys-Campbell, Weir.