Farnham’s Last stand.


I’m referring of course to Farnham Rugby Union Football Club (FRUFC) who currently occupy top spot in the London 3 South West league.

Despite only getting back from Australia the night before l was determined to get to the last match of the season against Battersea Ironsides, who reside in the middle of the table and who Farnham beat in the away match in December. Having arrived a bit late due to jet lag l missed the first fifteen minutes when three converted tries were scored, so it was no surprise to see Farnham had taken the foot off​ the gas a little allowing Ironsides to score an unconverted try to make it 21-5 at half time. 

The second showed what a spirited side Ironsides are; enthusiastic and did a lot of running. The stand off Felston and the inside centre Lyons being particularly effective. All that effort didn’t produce much but they did come back with late try, after Farnham added another two unconverted tries to make it 31-10 at the final whistle. The whole Farnham side played very well especially Pete Daly (natch) Mike Salmon, Toby Comley. Unfortunately Lenny Jennings and Jemi Akin-Olugbade received overlapping sin bin dismissals, the former for a supposed high tackle and the latter for a late tackle, about 5 seconds, oh well. So ends Farnham’s season which guarantees promotion to London 2, where they were two years ago before being relegated.

But that’s not the end of the story, Farnham have won through to the semi final of the National Senior Vase, and face Saltash of Cornwall at Monkton Lane Farnham on Saturday 15th April, kick off 2.30pm. If they win, they will be travelling to Twickenham to play the final against the other semi-finalists. If that happens, it will be a fantastic occasion to play at headquarters in the final on 6th May. I hope to be there and see Farnham win a major trophy. Keep it up Farnham

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About cliverh

Retired aerospace engineer, first with the Royal Air Force and then BAE Systems. Now enjoying a variety of activities and not getting bored. I was a Games Maker Volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics and a volunteer at the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. I intend to blog about what interests me.
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