A Dragons’ game to forget on a day to remember


A Dragons’ game to forget on a day to remember

7 months ago
By Kieran Soutter

The final game of Varsity 2017 was the Men’s rugby. West London were playing for pride as Westminster were going into this game already Varsity champions.

The game finished 32-15 to West London. But, their efforts were void after the earlier triumphs of the Dragons.

West London started the game ferociously with their number eight storming through the Westminster line and opening the score. Whipping the West London supporters into a frenzy.

It wasn’t long before Westminster grew into the game with the score getting equalised within minutes. With the previous try not being converted, the chance to go 7-5 up wasn’t taken as the Westminster fly-half also missed his conversion.

More West London pressure left the Westminster defensive line busy. They eventually breached the line and scored their second of the game.
West London had their tails up for the rest of the first half scoring again towards the end of the 40 minutes, but this time the conversion was completed making the halftime
score 17-5.

There was a bit of a touchline altercation, but not between any of the players. A few West London spectators ran towards the Westminster cheerleaders and tried to steal their pom-poms, the fracas was quickly resolved, however.

The Dragons, who started the second half with 14 players after a late yellow card in the first half, came out stronger. Countless phases were rewarded as the ball was bundled over the line. Another chance to convert and shorten the score gap wasn’t taken, keeping them seven behind at 17-10.

Just as Westminster were getting back into the game, the Warriors fly-half sold the Dragon’s defence with a swift dummy, calmly passing it down the line to score the fourth.

Westminster were not disheartened, they went on to get one try back but the Warriors responded quickly, with two more tries putting the game to bed right before the final whistle.

It was a game to forget in a memorable Varsity for Westminster. They may have lost the battle, but at least they won the war.