Lordswood vs Erith 55-0

After an impressive win against South London side Askeans on the opening weekend of the season, Lordswood were aiming to keep up their winning record against visitors Erith. With a similar side being fielded, Lordswood looked strong from the outset. After just two minutes of the game, Lordswood’s back line displayed their excellent hand speed crossing the gain line quickly and rounded off with a neat score from James Carroll.  A solid start by the home side and another try for James after his impressive performance the previous weekend.

Lordswood then displayed power and resilience in the forwards with line outs being dominated by jumper, Paul Hyland, which was causing a series of problems to Erith’s defence.

In the 10th minute, Lordswood’s forwards were rewarded for an excellent drive to the try line which was orchestrated and executed by Mark Dorman.  The try was then converted by Michael Scaife which then resulted in Lordswood taking further control of the game.

Despite Lordswood’s control, the games intensity increased with tempers flaring through a late tackle by Erith’s hooker on Mark Dorman.  Lordswood responded through their back line with Scaife breaking from half way to then offload to Carroll for his second try of the game on the 17th minute.  Once again, Scaife stepped up to add another two points to the score line and another blow for Erith.

Lordswood contantly pressed Erith into their own twenty-two and from a strong scrum, Dennigan Tyson managed to break though multiple Erith players to score his first try for the club making it 24-0.  Despite Erith’s pressure, Lordswood pace and strength of the scrum was proving too much and building a large score line for the home side.

Just before half time, Lordswood prop, Dave Evans, then made a sublime break, which surprised most fans and even the visiting team, outrunning the Erith winger in a foot race from his own ten metre line.  A grubber kick through and it was a try.

Written by Chris Thompson 18 September 16.40