The first game of the 2015 season saw Northwood take on a determined, big-hearted George Campbell away. Many have been anticipating the Knights squad of 2015. With some senior forwards in the squad still out due to injury and playing against a team that has come off a 5 week festival, one can forgive the slow start to the Knights game.
Many clinical errors hampered the superb Northwood backline from putting Campbell to bed before half time, veteran centre PK Sobahle spilt 3 passes early on that would have been 5 pointers. He finally showed his true talent and scored 2 tries to help with the 24-10 win away from home. Some discipline issues saw Northwood receive 2 yellow cards in the 2nd half which killed all momentum and made for a stop start affair. All in all Northwood coach Grant Bashford can be pleased with his 1st win of the season and hope that the boys have polished off all the rough edges and can start showing their true potential in the next game at home vs Westville.
Final Score: Northwood 24, George Campbell 10
Report done by: Jonathan Scruby
Photo Credit, Michael Symington (Northwood School Press Club)