On Saturday 4 January Earlsdon RFC hosted their local rivals Old Coventrians on a very cold and wet day. Earlsdon captain Chris Scott kicked 5 penalties and converted Phil Graham’s try to give Earlsdon a 22-5 win in a game played on a heavy pitch.
A week later they travelled to Old Leamingtonians and came away with a well deserved win. Earlsdon took the lead with a lovely try by top scorer Rhys Roberts, converted by Chris Scott, and went further ahead after Scott kicked a penalty. Old Leams came back into the game with a well worked try from a line out to make it 10-7 to Earlsdon. The game deteriorated in the second half when 2 Earlsdon players and 1 Old Leams player were sin binned after a brawl. Whilst down to 13 men Earlsdon scored a try when winger Tom Walker scored under the posts, converted by Scott. Old Leams scored a try of their own before brothers Callum and Andrew Forsyth scored further tries, one converted by Scott, to keep Earlsdon second in the league with a 29-12 win.
On 18 January, Earlsdon entertained top of the table Spartans RDC and after a terrific display, won by 36 points to 18. This was Earlsdon’s best display of the season. Two early tries from full back Rory McPheators set the home team up for a fantastic win. Further tries from winger Tom Walker and a push over try from No 8 Andrew Forsyth, plus 18 points from the boot of Chris Scott, gave Earlsdon the win and put them top of the league. Captain and fly half Chris Scott has been selected to play for the GB Police rugby team. As ECHO goes to press, Earlsdon were preparing to travel to ever improving Banbury RFC.