08 JANUARY 2019 | RAJ SAMRA | 8:30PM
“Could This Be The Momentum Swing In Our Season?” Wasps 27 Northampton 16
How nice is it to reflect on a Wasps game after a win? After all, its been a while since we’ve had this winning feeling!
I think every Wasps fan came into this game in hope rather than expectation, considering how Wasps have performed over the last few months. And it’s certainly not been easy being a Wasps fan lately, with results on the field & the uncertainty with regards to speculation off it, but this time against Northampton, the players stood up to the test.
And after Saturday’s results, the fans & surely the players knew how much a win meant, not just to the confidence of the team, but to their league position in possibly the tightest premiership season ever.
After watching the last few seasons, we have got used to seeing phase after phase of exciting attacking play, this season however has been a totally different story. But I think fans will look back on it & see it as a transitional season. Yet despite this transition & what has so far been a difficult 2018, I believe in 2019 it can & will get better with the players we have in our squad.
And this was arguably the best Wasps have played all season, especially in defence. In attack, there was a lot more penetration. In particular, Lima Sopoaga & Brad Shields had their best games in a Wasps shirt, not taking anything away from the quite outstanding man of the match, Thomas Young.
Could this result prove to be the huge momentum swing the team so desperately needed both in confidence & in Wasps top four ambitions? Only time will tell come the end of the season.
But by no means was it a perfect performance. Wasps will feel that they left at least one or two tries out there, not to mention the continued indiscipline, but it was certainly a big improvement from recent performances.
And despite the negativity from some fans & the press with regards to the club, this victory moved Wasps back into the top six & just one win away from 3rd place. So it’s not all doom & gloom – everyone should stay positive. This team will come good!
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