Williams savours Friday night win

17th January 2015

Matt Williams praised the team's second-half performance last night as London Scottish came from behind for the second week in a row to defeat Cornish Pirates 27-15 at the Athletic Ground.

The winger scored two tries whilst Miles Mantella and Mark Bright also got over the line for another bonus-point victory which consolidates the Scots’ third place position in the Greene King IPA Championship.

The 26-year-old said: “To come away from that game with five points is a great win for us.

“They pushed us right to the end and are a very good team so it was massively important.

“At half-time we were ahead but weren’t quite hitting our performance levels but in the second half we pushed on and played some good running rugby.”

Scottish scored from open-play on three occasions and also from the trademark driving maul with Bright getting over for his 14th try of the campaign.

The variety of tries is something which pleased Williams and whilst the former England Sevens man scored his sixth and seventh tries of the season, he was quick to pass the praise elsewhere.  

He continued: “It’s always nice to score but for the first it was the forwards who did the work and the second was a great pass from Peter Lydon.

“We showed that we can score tries from anywhere on the pitch.

“We’ve got great spirit in the camp which was clear to see with that second half performance.”

The Scots now look towards their next match at Bedford Blues on January 31 and Williams wants to keep the momentum going, saying: “It’s a tough place to go but if we get a victory there it will be three on the bounce which will give us great confidence for the rest of the season.

“Losing to Nottingham and Worcester left us in a sticky situation but these two wins put us in a great position to kick-on.”

London Scottish take on Bristol Rugby on Saturday February 7, 3pm kick-off at Richmond Athletic Ground. 

The RBS Six Nations clash between France and Scotland, 5pm kick-off, will be shown in the bars after the game, so why not make it a double-header of rugby action that day! 

For tickets and hospitality, click here.

There will also be a kicking competition at half-time that day where you can win a night’s stay (bed and breakfast) at The Orange Tree Pub, Richmond.

For more information on how to enter, click here.

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