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Your News London South Africa a force to be reckoned with

Saturday the 4th of October saw London South Africa Warriors take on Guernsey in their fourth outing of the season. The match was played at Imber Court, home turf to LSA in front of crowd of dedicated supporters in cold and wet conditions, but the weather was to prove no problem for the brave squad.

Right from the word go the home side dominated proceedings and although Guernsey opened with two quick penalties, those were to be their only points for 35 minutes. LSA made sure momentum was never lost with evenly contested scrums and consistent pressure that ensured the first converted try of the game after 25 minutes.

The floodgates were now open and with Guernsey still reeling from the shock, another well-executed try saw LSA take a convincing lead, the conversion adding an extra two points. Guernsey snuck in a try just before half time to peg the score to 14 – 11 in LSA’s favour.

After a quick break the punishment continued for the visitors. LSA, playing in their new white and dark green kit, were on fire. Guernsey managed a quick try capitalizing on a sloppy pass, but LSA stuck to their game plan, played expansively and added another brilliant, converted try.

The remainder of the game saw the two sides give their all. Guernsey never scored again and LSA convincingly stood their ground, running good attacking lines and making the most of every opportunity. They went on to add a fourth and final converted try to the score line just before full time brining the final tally to 26 – 16 at the whistle.

Team Manager Trevor Johnson felt that the win “…created a platform on which to move positively and constructively forward.” The match was by no means perfect, but there was a drive and “…purpose to the way the guys played which made them dangerous on the pitch” – a force to be reckoned with. Forwards Coach Vince Maclean said that the victory was a result of the work and effort they had put in during the week and that the strength and growing depth of the squad was impressive.


LSA XV: Dave Kelly, Mark Cockeram, Jarred Vock, Nick Osman, Morné Swanepoel, Rowen King, Garth Hume, Gerrie Krüger, Werner Swanepoel, Aldo du Plessis, André Retief, Rob Sugden, Darren Letcher, Tiaan Visser, Darrian Uys, Gregg Quixley, Gary Johnson and Storm Green


Next Game: (Away) Effingham & Leatherhead, Saturday 11 October 2008

Next Game: (Home) Winchester, Saturday 25 October 2008 – so come down from 14:30 to watch a good game of rugby.

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