Woz On - Two players injured early in the season

By The Editor

17th Sep 2021 | Opinion

Some of you might have noticed there was no "Woz on" last week and you were probably glad of the rest.

The reason for the lapse was I was away down in Cornwall (as they say), getting the last of the summer rays and doing a bit of surfing on sun kissed, deserted beaches, twas blinkin lubbly.

You just can't beat it down there if the sun's out and I guess we were just lucky given the weather this week, it has really felt like the summer is over!

Whilst down there we went to the Minack theatre and watched a play in amazing surroundings and I was treated as I actually saw a dolphin jump in the air out to sea as we watched the play.

Even if you're not particularly cultured or arty if you haven't done it yet, it's a must for a bucket list experience.

I'm sure you are aware the Rugby World cup has started and last Sunday the "Fry up" dished up at the Club by James G and the Huskins' was top draw to say the least and as you can imagine the plate was full to bursting and there was no cheap sawdust sausages!

Fully recommend it for the next weekend game. As for the game I thought it was a tad dull if honest very much error strewn but we are on target with a job done and as with the game yesterday, whilst it appeared to be a much easier game it was also a tad error strew and I know it's hard to be critical with a score like that but we all know, giving the ball up against the big boys will see us get punished, still all going well.

Back to more important rugby which is the Ton. Obviously I missed the Teignmouth game but from all accounts it was a cracker because we were a bit makeshift on the team sheet but to score at the death to take the spoils was great entertainment, so I'm told.

Only disappointment was our skipper Harry was taken out in the air in the line out and having landed on his elbow he's only been and gone and fractured it!

No red card either! So unfortunately for us he is going to be out of action for a while. On top off that Baily is also now out for a while having also fractured his jaw in the Tivy game, not good news really but as is with this sport, it's always a risk.

That day also saw our twos get a bit of a pasting against Exmouth but we were a bit short in the ones so their players filled the gaps which meant they were light on troops and took the brunt.

Despite these set backs we bounced back last weekend and our twos got back in the saddle and spanked North Tawton in a one sided game away at their place and the ones won again against an "up their own" Tivy side, who given their perceived status and rhetoric, they won't have like the result at all and I see their match report seems to be about a different game to the one I watched.

Highlight of the game for me was when the ever present Will Goulden' smashed back a big strike runner and this, after a ten minute period of "dogged" defence from our boys on our own line and then we only went and ran the length of the field to score, which rubbed salt in.

I had a couple of my old rugby chums come over to stay the night and watch the game. One of which is an ex Tiverton player of some repute.

He was magnanimous in defeat and we had a great evening chewing the cud, drinking beer and being rude to each other. We were all suffering in the morning as we ate our breakfast at the club on Sunday whilst watching the England game.

There was a lunch before the Tiverton game for Zin Zan and his company Tackle Finance and at the same time Giles Bamberger was there with half of Southleigh in tow, drinking us dry and raising money for the club.

Big thanks to Ally, Paul and B*ggeroff for doing all the kitchen prep especially when you know the oven stopped working half way through.

Thankfully Paz was on hand to sort it and we got away with it! Also thanks to Justin, Mike, Julie and Chris who stepped in to help serve up the grub for our guest and big thanks to the bar staff who were beer pulling from lunch onwards.

It's been a bit of a quite week off the field at HQ but I'm please to say all the seat covering is now sorted so big thanks to Ally and the Lorna and Gordon for finishing this off.

I'm also going to say the "Plate to Gate" event is being held in the High Street on Saturday and our top pitch is being used as a car park (weather permitting).

We'll make a decision about that today as whilst we'll get some money to run the car park operation, if it's going to mess up the field it just not worth it if we lose games because the cars have chewed the pitch up.

On that note if anyone can help me with car park duties give me a bell 07969980963, hardly a strenuous job but I will need a couple of people from 9am onwards throughout the day to help direct etc.

Don't forget everyone who hasn't paid subs they are overdue so see Stopper to settle up. Remember despite what people think, we can't function without revenue and this is one stream that's essential and it also gives you part ownership of the "old girl" for the year.

This weekend sees the senior section on the road down to Cornwall to play Wadebridge at 1st and 2nd team level. I'm sure both will be a tough fixtures but we have to get used to this, we've moved up a division.

Sunday sees the start of the Junior season proper and our star game is our under 14's who are in first round cup action at Tonsville and there's also four other games on as well so it will be busy, not liking the forecast though! Hey ho always something to annoy us!

Don't forget if you'd liked to sponsor the club or a player, know a rich benefactor or spot a deal or a freebie do let me know.

That's about it for this week..so.




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