Saturday afternoon’s first round Oxfordshire Cup Match between the Greyhounds and Chinnor was the ultimate game of two halves as the strong wind blowing from one end of the pitch to the other proved to be the critical factor in the home side prevailing and going through to the next round to face Henley 2nds. The Greyhounds playing with the wind in the first half dominated possession and territory for 90% of the half, but allowed the home side to score 8 crucial points to their own 24, this gave the home side confidence that they could turn the deficit around and they duly did in the second 40, where they scored 27 unanswered points. Final score 35 – 24 to Chinnor.
There were however plenty of positives for the Greyhounds players and coaches to take from this performance as they continue to prepare for their Varsity Match at the end of November. Next up for the Doggies is a trip to take on Birmingham University next Saturday afternoon.
Team Vincent Tang, Bernie MacKenzie, James Mash, Ollie Adams, Jack Heeney, Euan Friend, Liam Peck, Sam Ridgway, Andrew Abraham, Louis Jackson, Julian Manieson, Luca Ignatius, Scott Fernquest, Henry Martin, Rob Quinlan
Subs Louis Wright (on for Ollie Adams), Niel Naude (on for Vincent Tang), Will Garson (on for Euan Friend), Joe Kearney (on for Luca Ignatius), Peter Hensman (on for Rob Quinlan)
ScoresT: Scott Fernquest (1), Julian Manieson (1), Bernie MacKenzie (1), Euan Friend (1) C: Louis Jackson (2)