A rare respite in the rain, brought a sunny spell for the latest installment in the Tigers derby, in this last friendly before the league commences.
Twickenham Tigers were disappointed to just miss out on the top division, and keen to prove they could beat a top division team.
The going was heavy on the soggy, leafy pitch, but our boys started brightly with some good movement and passing. our defensive line stamped out pretty much everything and the action was in the attacking half. A classic wonder goal got us off the mark, followed by a beautiful team goal. However, the oppo got back in the game just before half time against the run of play with a dubious penalty and a bundled goal.
We dominated the second half, showing great shape on the break, finding room left and right. Many opportunities and starting to join up passes. Twickenham has some good individual skills, but were not as effective at passing the ball and we were solid at the back.
That said, our plucky goalie earned his clean sheet in the second half!
We converted another 4 goals in the second half to make it a commanding derby win this time.
Now for the really hard games.....