The 1st VII secured victory in the Sussex School 7s for the second year running. The Cup win is the perfect preparation for next month’s National 7s. Epsom set their stall out early with a convincing win in their opening pool match against Worth College and this was followed with impressive performances against Caterham, Pangbourne and King’s Canterbury.
Four wins in the group set up a semi-final match against Brighton College, who also topped their group with four wins.
Unlike the group games, this match proved to be far more competitive and Epsom were well and truly tested. With the scores level at half time, an outstanding team try that was finished off by Makeen Alikhan (Rn) gave Epsom the advantage. With the score poised delicately at 10-5, a superb piece of individual skill by Tom Williams (P), who collected his own grubber kick to run in from 60m secured Epsom’s place in the final.
Hurstpierpoint – who comprehensively beat Dulwich 41-12 in the other semi-final – were the opponents. Playing some sublime 7s in this final, Epsom powered through to a convincing 31-19 win and fully deserved to win the Cup for the second year running. A fantastic achievement for all involved in the squad, well done chaps! Next up for the 1st VII is the Reigate Charity 7s on Sunday.
v Worth College Won 27-0
v Caterham Won 31-12
v Pangbourne College Won 37-0
v King’s School, Canterbury Won 36-0
v Brighton College Won 17 – 5
v Hurstpierpoint College Won 31-19