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1st XV - Match centre

Edenbridge I
Gravesend IV
L Roberts, R Mitchell, D Mitchell, N Tingley, A Ward, L Bowen, A Bright, C Mitchell
Full time
D Beazer
L Roberts (4)
P Gallacher
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - KCRFU Rural Kent & East Sussex League - Cinque Division 4 West

Opening League Game Success

An 8 try romp was a just return for a very solid and composed performance by 'Bridge

'Bridge were keen to put into practice everything that has been drilled over recent Thursdays and they will walk away from this game very pleased with their performance.

Similar to last week against Burgess Hill, 'Bridge were comfortably on the scoreboard within the first couple of minutes; neat and disciplined played saw stand-in skipper Lee Roberts home and dry for the opening try. The simple-enough conversion was added leaving the home team 7-0 to the good.

The ease with which 'Bridge had taken the lead awoke the visitors' defence and for the remainder of the opening quarter, the home team were unable to find a way through the Black and White defence, forced into penalty after penalty to release the pressure and allow Gravesend to venture near the halfway line for the only time in the half. Eventually though, ‘Bridge were able to stretch the Gravesend defence and Robert Mitchell crossed the line for his fourth of the season already. It proved to be too wide however for Lee Roberts to convert so the score remained at 12-0.

From the re-start, ‘Bridge went straight back on the offensive and set up camp back in the Gravesend half. Inching closer and closer to the line, this time round it was the visitors who were forced into the penalties. One such occasion happened right on the try line and Dominic Mitchell was quickest to reacting, taking it quickly and powering over the line. Half time then rolled about with ‘Bridge sitting happily at 19-0.

The second half start in the much the same way as the first with a quick-fire brace of tries. The first from Nick Tingley (who didn’t run out of steam just short of the line this week) and the second from Andy Ward courtesy of a stolen lineout saw ‘Bridge comfortable at 29-0 up and in a position to give the bench a chance to impress.

The change in personnel took some time to settle and the break-down in defensive communication allowed Gravesend’s outside centre over for a try under the posts. The straight-forward conversion was added by their talented looking fullback. 29-7 then and ‘Bridge needing to stabilise.

And stabilise they did; three more tries were to be scored by Lewis Bowen, Adam Bright and finally Chris Mitchell to leave the game at a satisfying 48-7.

Stand out performances from Lewis Bowen at open-side, Lee Roberts controlling the game well from fly-half and a second impressive appearance for Academy player Ryan Helps were all pipped to the Man of the Match Award by outside centre Sam Tan. Despite not getting on the scoreboard himself, Tan caused problems for Gravesend all afternoon, finding gaps in defence where there really were none.

Thanks must go to Gravesend for a great game played in great spirit. They stuck at it until the end despite the less-than-enjoyable score line from their perspective. We look forward to our trip to Rectory Field later in the season.

Edenbridge:
Scorers:
Tries: Roberts, Mitchell R, Mitchell D, Tingley, Ward, Bowen, Bright, Mitchell C
Cons: Roberts (4)
Pens:
MOTM: Sam Tan
Team:
15. Rowland (rep. White); 14. Tingley (rep. Ricketts); 13. Tan (rep. Tingley); 12. Presland; 11. Tolnai (rep. Liggins); 10. Roberts (capt.); 9. Horner; 1. Patterson, 2. Mitchell D (rep. Taggart); 3. Mitchell C; 4. Ward; 5. Erskine (rep. Helps); 6. Mitchell R; 7. Bowen; 8. Bright

Key moments

2:00
Try Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
2:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
22:00
Try Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
37:00
Try Dominic Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
37:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
41:00
Try Nick Tingley scores for Edenbridge I
43:00
Try Andy Ward scores for Edenbridge I
53:00
Try Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
53:30
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
72:00
Try Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
72:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
74:00
Try Adam Bright scores for Edenbridge I
74:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
79:00
Try Chris Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Sam Tan is awarded player of the match for Edenbridge I
79:30 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
79:00 Try 48 - 7
Chris Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
74:30 Conversion 43 - 7
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
74:00 Try 41 - 7
Adam Bright scores for Edenbridge I
72:30 Conversion 36 - 7
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
72:00 Try 34 - 7
Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
70:00 Sub Off
Sam Tan is substituted off for Edenbridge I
70:00 Sub On
Nick Tingley is substituted on for Edenbridge I
60:00 Sub Off
Dominic Mitchell is substituted off for Edenbridge I
60:00 Sub On
Brandon Taggart is substituted on for Edenbridge I
53:30 Conversion 29 - 7
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
53:00 Try 29 - 5
Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
50:00 Sub On
Sam Rickets is substituted on for Edenbridge I
50:00 Sub Off
Nick Tingley is substituted off for Edenbridge I
50:00 Sub On
James White is substituted on for Edenbridge I
50:00 Sub Off
Dan Rowland is substituted off for Edenbridge I
45:00 Sub Off
Tamás Tolnai is substituted off for Edenbridge I
45:00 Sub On
Dominic Liggins is substituted on for Edenbridge I
43:30 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
43:00 Try 29 - 0
Andy Ward scores for Edenbridge I
41:30 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
41:00 Try 24 - 0
Nick Tingley scores for Edenbridge I
End of period 1
37:30 Conversion 19 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
37:00 Try 17 - 0
Dominic Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
24:00 Sub Off
Alan Erskine is substituted off for Edenbridge I
24:00 Sub On
Ryan Helps is substituted on for Edenbridge I
22:30 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
22:00 Try 12 - 0
Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
2:30 Conversion 7 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
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As it happened

  • Edenbridge I
  • Gravesend IV
  • 0
  • Lee Roberts Try 2:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 2:30'
  • Robert Mitchell Try 22:00'
  • Alan Erskine Sub Off 24:00'
  • Ryan Helps Sub On 24:00'
  • Dominic Mitchell Try 37:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 37:30'
  • Nick Tingley Try 41:00'
  • Andy Ward Try 43:00'
  • Tamás Tolnai Sub Off 45:00'
  • Dominic Liggins Sub On 45:00'
  • Sam Rickets Sub On 50:00'
  • Nick Tingley Sub Off 50:00'
  • Dan Rowland Sub Off 50:00'
  • James White Sub On 50:00'
  • Daniel Beazer Try 53:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 53:30'
  • Dominic Mitchell Sub Off 60:00'
  • Brandon Taggart Sub On 60:00'
  • Sam Tan Sub Off 70:00'
  • Nick Tingley Sub On 70:00'
  • Lewis Bowen Try 72:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 72:30'
  • Adam Bright Try 74:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 74:30'
  • Chris Mitchell Try 79:00'
  • Sam Tan Player of the Match 80:00'

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League round up

Other Cinque Division 4 West results

Aylesford III
14
29
Maidstone III
22
30
Tunbridge Wells IV
0
40

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Edenbridge I 9 31
2. Sevenoaks IV 8 30
3. Swanley I 8 29
4. Sheppey II 9 28
5. Old Gravesendians II 9 26
6. Gravesend IV 9 24
7. Gillingham II 9 23

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