A fighting performance by the Wild Geese

On Saturday 25th March the Wild Geese made the trip to Taunton to play the Titans in National League 2 South and ended up on the wrong end of a 20-39 score-line. That doesn’t tell the full story as the Wild Geese were in the game until 15 minutes from full-time. They were trailing by only 5 points, when their efforts to get the try-scoring bonus point, at least, cost them an intercept try.

Report from John S Hunter

Fortune favours the brave, or so they say, but the Wild Geese are having little of it recently. To recent injuries were added full-back Ben Kitching, and lock Callum Haggett, within 15 minutes of the kick-off. The Wild Geese scored three tries, through prop Kerry O’Sullivan, left-wing George Owen, and hooker Karl Gibson; replacement full-back Ollie Turner converted one of the tries and added a penalty goal.

This can be considered a fighting performance against the odds by the Wild Geese. In my preview, I suggested that we could “hope” for a bonus point at least and it so nearly came to pass, against a good and high-flying Taunton side.

All is not yet lost in the battle to avoid relegation but the next two fixtures are now MUST WIN affairs – versus Barnstaple and Henley respectively on the next two Saturdays. Barnstaple are just ahead of us in the league table and we were only beaten by Henley by a single point in the reverse fixture last December. Will our injury count lessen before the two games? A crucial question…