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I was at the T Wells v Dorking game today.

Firstly, credit to both teams. The conditions were horrendous but both sides tried to play and all things considered there wasn’t a huge amount of handling errors.

Secondly, I hope the players who went off injured all make a swift recovery. One of the Wells props took a nasty head knock and I saw one of the Dorking lads go off on a stretcher. There was certainly no quarter asked or given, a physical but fair game.

I think Wells played a pretty much the spot on game for the conditions. Set piece was solid and they controlled territory very well with a strong kicking game.
Dorking had their moments, especially 2nd half when they were held up (or not, but it wasn’t given) over the line. As ever they were physical and battled hard but I think on balance, Wells deserved the win.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chinese dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 09:32
Was at the Sutton v Wimbledon match yesterday and witnessed one of the best performances i've ever seen at Rugby Lane, having bigged up Wimbledon as potential league winners they were strangely underwhelming, powerful at the set piece but unimaginative with their back play.
Sutton on the other hand were excellent and when we have everyone available we're a decent side who are starting to benefit from the impressive coaching team of Paul Hodgson and Mike Schmidt who's game plan the players have all bought into, would be interested to hear the Wimbledon perspective, but i don't think we have any on the forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rugby70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 10:36
Something seriously wrong at Shelford but they have now left it too late to do anything about. No point showing week in and week out how many first team caps a player has when you are starring down a barrel.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote half back Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 10:39
well summed up KOB

challenging for photographers too !

some Dorking-centric pics here https://tinyurl.com/yc8jgwt7
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BruceElliott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 11:32
Originally posted by half back half back wrote:

well summed up KOB

challenging for photographers too !

some Dorking-centric pics here https://tinyurl.com/yc8jgwt7



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Originally posted by Kentish Odd balls Kentish Odd balls wrote:

I was at the T Wells v Dorking game today.

Firstly, credit to both teams. The conditions were horrendous but both sides tried to play and all things considered there wasn’t a huge amount of handling errors.

Secondly, I hope the players who went off injured all make a swift recovery. One of the Wells props took a nasty head knock and I saw one of the Dorking lads go off on a stretcher. There was certainly no quarter asked or given, a physical but fair game.

I think Wells played a pretty much the spot on game for the conditions. Set piece was solid and they controlled territory very well with a strong kicking game.
Dorking had their moments, especially 2nd half when they were held up (or not, but it wasn’t given) over the line. As ever they were physical and battled hard but I think on balance, Wells deserved the win.


It wasn't a lot of fun to photograph yesterday! It was my second match of the day as well. I'd been out photographing U16s in filthy weather at 10am. 

In terms of injuries, it's always difficult when it's second hand.  I was told the Dorking lad went off with an ankle injury... at that early stage it was considered a possible break, but hopefully it will turn out to be not quite so serious.  On the TW side, there was a head clash, but I was told we were satisfied he was ok to come back on if it had been necessary.  He'll be fine. 

After recent weeks I was expecting a tougher time of it yesterday.  I don't think Dorking played badly... we just stepped it up a little more than we have for the last few weeks.  Glad to take the points and looking forward to visiting Sidcup next week.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 11:59
Hertford v Sidcup was a funny old game. Hertford barely touched the ball for the first 20 minutes and then looked like they could score at will: until they got within sight of the goal line.

Sidcup butchered a host of chances, including a drop over the goal line. I'd describe the refs performance as idiosyncratic and Hertfords performance as a defensive masterclass.

Not pretty but a pulsating game by 2 pretty well matched teams.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kentish Odd balls Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 13:52
May I add that I thought the referee at the Wells Dorking game was excellent. Had to get involved when he had to but gave the players clear ideas of what he wanted which I think contributed to a good game despite the conditions.
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The battle of the photos at RTW and Dorking, despite some excellent black and whites, goes to RTW.
Also at the Hertford - Sidcup game. Master class in defending and a few poor descisions from Sidcup left the home team as winners. If the ref has to explain his descisions to the players, he is obviously using some obscure law or interpretation of the law. The ref yesterday did a lot of explaining.
Had no issues with light for my pictures. Cranked the ISO up to 12,800 and carried on clicking.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe,
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,
I've watched C beams glitter in the darkness near the Tennhauser Gate,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BruceElliott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 17:41
Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

The battle of the photos at RTW and Dorking, despite some excellent black and whites, goes to RTW.

You're very kind!  That's a good set from you as well.

It might be time to trade in my old D700 for something a little younger.  As good as it was in low light when I bought it in 2010 and some 210,000 frames ago, I think it's being left behind a bit now!  I was shooting RAW -1 exp, ISO 1600 F2.8 1/1250th at the start yesterday.  It becomes unusable much above ISO1600.  

Maybe see you 13th April? 

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Try the D500, ISO up to 51K and then more, though they get messy. Fantastic machine.
I mostly try to take pictures of the Hertford lads with the ball, such a defensive game yesterday that rather than the 300 or so frames I normally take, I only just got past 150!
Heard all sorts of things about Sidcup. They were tough, well organised and very unlucky.


Edited by Billywindsock - 02 Dec 2018 at 17:47
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe,
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,
I've watched C beams glitter in the darkness near the Tennhauser Gate,
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BruceElliott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 18:19
Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

Try the D500, ISO up to 51K and then more, though they get messy. Fantastic machine.
I mostly try to take pictures of the Hertford lads with the ball, such a defensive game yesterday that rather than the 300 or so frames I normally take, I only just got past 150!
Heard all sorts of things about Sidcup. They were tough, well organised and very unlucky.


D500 is my preferred option for sport with 10 fps... but I do theatre work as well and I'm used to full frame.  Not sure how I'd go with wide shots on the crop sensor.  I'll figure it out.  Might have to start carrying 2 bodies.

Sidcup are pretty local for us... 45 mins up the road.  I'd like to think we know them pretty well as a Club.  It's always a good match when we meet and I'm looking forward to it.

Cheers Billy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote half back Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2018 at 18:44
Nice photos chaps 😁 and good luck next week
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