Match Report
King's Rochester 1st XV vs  St Olave's Grammar School, Kent
On: Friday, 12 Nov 2021
Venue: Away

St Olave's Match Report Friday 12th November

The occasion was set. The crowd was building. The 1st team couldn’t wait to run out under the lights. The boys were getting physically and mentally prepared. The call from Mr Glashan came. It's game time.

King's didn’t start well , was it down to the pressure or was it just going to be a long day at the office for the boys? Luke Stringer proved to be the one to wake the boys up with his demanding and poetic sayings to psyche the boys up.

The pressure getting to the forwards meant that our lineouts were going wrong, which then led to St Olave's getting an early try. However Marcus Sinden jackaling like his life depended on it was able to turn the ball over and allowed Max Butler to score. King’s now knew that they could win this game.

Harrison Fermor once again proved to have ice in his veins, slotting a great 35 metre kick going against the wind.

With great shots coming from all over the mighty Medway pitch, Pierce Sinden at full back getting out of difficult situations once again with his magical feet. Which he said is due to his great dance moves. All meant that St Olave's could not break through. However, as the half closed in, St Olave's were able to get over the line meaning that the score finished 10-10 at half time.

The second half started well, with Luke Stringer running through St Olave's kick chase. Direct running from Jamie Ford meant that King’s could always get on the front foot. A tactical master class worked hard on in training allowed James Watmough to show his blistering pace in the wide channel to score and release an almighty roar for the home fans to repeat. However, due to King’s not getting their spacing correct to fill the width, meant that they got caught on the outside and St Olave's scored. All this did was add fire to the King’s boy’s belly’s and the ball carrying became even more vigorous and allowed Max Butler to score again. Great defence meant that King’s could hold onto the lead and win the game 22-15. The boys were very eager for this game and to continue their winning streak in front of a great home crowd meant everything. This will defiantly be a highlight of the season.

Man of the Match goes to Marcus sinden for his great carries, his breakdown work and a fantastic movember effort.