Crowborough enjoyed a fine victory as they took on high flying London 2 South West side Tottonians in the RFU Intermediate Cup last Saturday.
Tottonians, currently second in their league, would have started as favourites but the red and white shirted visitors soon put that thought out of the home supporters minds.
Despite very wet conditions Crowborough started dynamically showing a good turn of pace and utilising their excellent handling skills well.
The large travelling support didn’t have to wait long before the early dominance was rewarded. Crowborough’s forwards put their opposition under severe pressure at a scrum 15 metres from the home try line.
Despite winning the ball Tottonians couldn’t clear. As the ball spilled out of a green hand Tommy Nicoll pounced for the try under the posts. Matt Tyler added the conversion.
Crowborough’s rampaging Mark Bowers took on the defence before off-loading to Nicoll who went over in the corner for his second try. The conversion was missed as the half closed at 0-12.
Crowborough return to league action away against Tunbridge Wells next week, k.o. 2:30pm when they must hang to the positives of last week and eradicate the negative ill discipline.
Crowborough went into ‘self-destruct’ mode, firstly with Ben Martyn saw yellow which allowed Tottonians back into the game two tries for 7-12.
Crowborough’s madness continued with Derrick and Andy Walters, who also had an excellent game, finding their way into the bin. It was miraculous that the 12 men of Crowborough were able to hold off the 15 men of Tottonians.
Crowborough restored to 15 men, eventually relived the pressure when Matt Eyres galloped 40 yards and touched down under the posts to seal victory which Tyler .
Crowborough return to league action away against Tunbridge Wells next week, k.o. 2.30pm