Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Back in Black!!

It was the London Wasp's first home game of the season on Sunday and I made it three games in three weeks which can't be bad.

Accompanying me was the missus along with her brother Will and his wife Anna. As it was my suggestion I sorted out the tickets and keen to impress we ended up three rows back at about the 35m line. Following previous visits to Twickers and Wembley returning to Adams Park was far more intimate, though no less atmospheric especially as we were only 10ft from play.

Elsewhere the game has been described as stodgy and i'd have to agree with both teams keeping the ball on the floor for long periods and line-breaks a first half rarity.

Worcestor Warriors were the visitors and spent the first half knocking on and being turned over whenever they produced any menace though defending well enough to negate Wasps undoubted dominance in terms of both posession and territory. At half time 7-0 to Wasps looked inadequate.

The second half sparked up a bit as Cip's kicking became more of a weapon with a pair of drop goals and a penalty stretching the lead as Wasps took control. Dom Waldouck was impressive as well as Paul Sackey returning from a broken leg with a busy performance.

Tom Varndell remained man of the moment scoring a 8oth minute try after Dom W broke the line once more and placed an excellent cross-field kick into Varndell's path. He, and his shorts, have two new female fans.

23-3 was a final scoreline that did a dis-service to Worcestor's undoubted efforts but Wasps put in a far slicker performance and deserved the win. Next week is London Irish, undoubtedly the premiership's pundit's choice. Oggy, oggy, oggy.......

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