In years past, Askeans played on a Friday night under floodlights vs Penarth on the eve of the 5 Nations England vs Wales fixture – a famous Askeans victory comes to mind, when our No. 8 Hugh Robson played a blinder, scoring a brace of tries.
It was good to revive the Friday night floodlit game tradition, this time before the final round of the 6 Nations tournament and against our good friends, Shooters Hill, with whom we now train – an excellent ‘Back in the game’ initiative.
Any hopes of a repeat of a pre-season win for Askeans were quickly dashed as Shooters Hill, with their direct penetrative midfield running, scored some early tries. By half time, they established a 19 – 0 lead and despite some good defence and forward play ,especially some excellent lineout work by Tom Henderson, Shooters Hill dominance was not seriously tested and they ran out worthy winners 41 – 7.
The irrepressible Charlie King finished off a fine spell of Askeans pressure just before no side and went over for a try.
Many Thanks to referee Sebastian Abate, who discreetly managed an outbreak of ‘Handbags at Dawn’ midway through the first half - and ensured we didn’t lose any balls over the stand ! (Easier to explain in person – Come along to Saturday’s Pre-Match Buffet and find out more!)
It was great being in a bustling bar on a Friday after a floodlit game, with Askeans and Shooters Hill players and supporters creating another excellent evening.
FINAL HOME GAME OF THE SEASON
THIS SATURDAY MARCH 26TH
ASKEANS VS WEAVERING WARRIORS
3 PM KICK OFF
PRE-MATCH BUFFET 2 PM
Come along, enjoy a buffet and a few beers on what promises to be a warm spring day!
CLUB DINNER FRIDAY 8TH APRIL 2022
7.30 FOR 8.00 PM - BAR CLOSES MIDNIGHT
TICKET: £ 25
FORMER IRELAND & BRITISH & IRISH LIONS &
PAST ASKEANS COACH, STEWART McKINNEY
We are delighted to give you details of our Annual Club Supper
and we look forward to another good turn out for this
prestigious event, which is always enjoyed by those attending,
Early booking is advised, as places are limited and of course, we
have the added attraction of Stewart McKinney as our Guest
To book your ticket, please contact Steve Homewood, who will
give you details of how to pay, so that you can secure your
phone: 07795 445404
As in previous years, we are looking for generous people to
sponsor a player’s meal or contribute towards their beer kitty.
All donations will be received ‘With Thanks’.
If you would like to repay a little of the super hospitality we
experienced in our youth, please let Steve know when you
contact him for your ticket and he will sort it for you