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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vuarnet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 20:24
Nice to get back on topic and great to see that Gareth and Cannon are getting involved in the forum, I may even venture a prediction this week-end having been spanked by Havant what have I got to lose?

Happy, fair comment about Darts 8 if he is the same of last season he was a challenge and we only really got a grip of the away game once he was carded. Wish the Darts well for the rest of the season, its a very tough start with no respite till November so as alluded to earlier the squad which survives intact or has depth will prevail.

Glad to hear that Thurrock are in the groove and challenging hard but temper that with the thought that Medway seem to build on the run up to Christmas so I still consider them to be contenders.

Probably a leetle too early to read much into the results thus far and the heat of last week-end and projected for this one may have some bearing with panting props and skinned knees on rock hard surfaces, combine that with bedding in new players and team its no wonder that the results are not foregone conclusions.

Rob at WP seems to have got a stellar set of backs which is always part of his game set so I am sure they will entertain on their way to the Championship. Runners up? Usually there are two contenders but like last season there are a multitude. Havant are in with a shout as the team, supporters and pitch will all play a part, Medway ..... who knows what a summer in the southern hemisphere will bring forth but they will certainly be in contention. Camberley are on a mission and should  consolidate on their excellent work last season. The wild card is Thurrock, good coaching and some canny recruitment looks to be continuing to pay dividends so they too will play a part. 

Happy Days!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Berty bassette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 23:12


Just to confirm we haven't recruited any players.
Just a great bunch of lads who 95% have played through the age ggroups. A bit like medway who's team seems like the same group of lads as last year

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Berty bassette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 23:26
Medway match report......

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Thurrock 25 Medway 28 (London 1 South) 14th September 2019
Medway travelled to Thurrock on Saturday and with both teams winning their opening encounters of the season this promised to be a close match and so it turned out to be. The game kicked off and the opening exchanges were dominated by Thurrock. Led by scrum half Jake Beddington they controlled possession and field position and Medway struggled to get a foothold in the game. With the game just 2 minutes old Thurrock won a penalty at the breakdown which they kicked to lead 3-0. With strong direct running from Thurrock the young Medway team were on the back foot. Thurrock continually pressed the Medway line and were rewarded with 2 tries within 8 mins. With one being converted Medway were trailing 15-0 with only 18 minutes gone. Medway needed to step up their physicality if they were to get back into the game. A penalty won at the breakdown on the halfway line saw Harvey kick the ball into the opposition 22m. Excellent line out ball with Humphrey and Easton combining allowed Captain Tom Beaumont to break the defensive line. A good clear out of the ruck saw quick ball and the ball was fed wide for Orris to skip round his marker and score an unconverted try out wide. 15-5 On 25 minutes Thurrock responded again with strong ball carrying. They increased their lead with another well struck penalty from an offside infringement just 25 metres out. 18-5. Medway were starting to compete better and were awarded a penalty of their own which Harvey converted. 18-8.

The teams then went into half time.The first stages of the second half were an arm wrestle with both sides trying to gain the upper hand. It was Thurrock who struck first on 50 minutes when following a series of pick and drives close to the Medway line their tight head prop drove over to score. The try was converted and Thurrock’s lead went out to 25-8. With just 30 minutes left Medway looked down and out of the game. However the Medway players did not panic. They stuck to their structures and pressured the home side. They had come back from large deficit against Thurrock last season. With Medway starting to dominate the set piece indiscipline from the home side saw their loose head yellow carded for foul play. Medway capitalised when they were awarded a penalty try after the third infringement by Thurrock on their own line. 25-15. Medway had further chances to score when Lewis Stimpson broke away and with just the fullback to beat he looked set to score when the home fullback tripped Stimpson to earn himself a yellow card. Medway did not capitalise initially spurning some good opportunities.

Medway introduced 2 new debutants to the 1st XV with young 18 year old back Max Bullock coming on. Followed by Malcolm Cameron at flanker. Both players acquitted themselves very, very well. On 68 minutes a scrum on the right side saw Medway move the ball and a play straight off the training ground saw Alfie Orris put away out wide to score and bring Medway back within 5 points. Medway were now dominating possession and field position. The real drama of the game however was still to come. With 75 minutes gone Thurrock won a line out on their own 10 metre line Beddington who had box kicked well all day for Thurrock did so again. Orris fielded the ball on his own 22m and beat the two nearest kick chasers and fed Max Bullock who drew the defender and fed Luke Burns, he in turn put Garratt away who then beat three cover tacklers and passed inside for Dance. Dance went round a defender and raced for the line. As the scrambling Thurrock defence converged on Dance he fed the ball inside for supporting Clements who went over for the try of the day. A remarkable score. The conversion was narrowly missed. 25-25 with 5 minutes left. Thurrock kicked off but the kick failed to 10m. Medway opted for the scrum and won a penalty 2 metres inside Thurrock’s half. Harvey opted to kick and from fully 48 metres and brilliantly landed the attempt to put Medway in the lead 25-28. From the kick off Medway retained possession and closed out the game.

A thrilling win. Medway never gave up. For Thurrock it must have been gut wrenching having dominated so much of the match to have it snatched away at the death. The game was a hard fought affair and great entertainment for all.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vuarnet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 hours 10 minutes ago at 19:09
Hi Bertie
Probably didn't come over correctly in terms of recruitment. I was referring to last season and your player from the Channel Islands arrival. Certainly the improvment in your team and its fortunes seemed to co-incide as our return fixture proved when you stopped our run of form. Good report and it does speak volumes when sorting out the teams which will prevail this year. Early doors marked out Sevenoaks as a team who kept playing when under pressure and ground out results, perhaps Medway took a leaf from their book. Wish you well this season, I tip you to do well, and hope to meet you at one of the fixtures.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Berty bassette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 hours 42 minutes ago at 19:37
No offence taken just wanted to let you know the facts
And the guy you refer to has been at our club long before we came over to the southside, like others we suffer with injures and unfortunately this weekend just gone was no different the player you refer to didn't play, but you're right he is a good player.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 minutes ago at 15:08
Originally posted by Maroon Maroon wrote:


From the Yorkshire RugbyNet web site.

To be confirmed.



Letter gone out today to members of Huddersfield YMCA stating that the administrators have been called in by the trustees.
Where does this leave the rugby club???

Probably fast-tracked to the Championship if the RFU get their way!
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