Some of the online predictions reckoned this was going to be a post-festive try fest. In the end, it was a battle of two dogged defences dooking it out - and we were found to be slightly rustier after the mid-season break. We didn't retain possession as well and lacked edge at the breakdowns. Park are definitely not the team who lost their first four games this term.
On the plus side, yet again we coped well with being a man down for 10 and Keiran's breakthrough could have altered the whole complexion of the match. We kept going for the whole 80+ and managed the enforced re-shuffle when he went off crocked. Plenty to work on in training this week, though.
Hartpury did us a favour and gave Esher a whole lot more to think about before the first home fixture of 2017.
Back to fourth in the table, so onwards and hopefully upwards...
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