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1st XV - Match centre

Edenbridge I
Sevenoaks IV
S Tan, W Presland, L Roberts, N Tingley
Full time
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L Roberts (3)
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L Roberts (2)
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Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - KCRFU Rural Kent & East Sussex League - Cinque Division 4 West

'Bridge Survive Toughest Test So Far

This was an epic game between two sides who were yet to taste defeat this season. 'Bridge rose admirably to the challenge.

The home team started brightly enough but soon found themselves on the back-foot as Sevenoaks push on into the Edenbridge 22. An early penalty three minutes in saw Sevenoaks take the lead, falling foul of the very strict interpretation on releasing the tackled player. A much better chase on the restart though saw 'Bridge pressing into Oaks' half. Demonstrating a hugely dominant pack, 'Bridge used this weapon to continue to advance before launching a set play from the back of a scrum on the Sevenoaks' 22. As we've grown used to this season already, Sam Tan cut a lovely line for a short pop from Lee Roberts; still with a lot to do, he deployed his trademark footwork and put himself over the line for the home team's opening score and a lead they wouldn't relinquish throughout the match.

A quick-fire second try came, this time for Edenbridge's other centre, with Will Presland making up for just coming short last week against Maidstone. By now Roberts had found his range and added the conversion to give 'Bridge a 12-3 lead.

Pragmatism hasn't really had to be a feature of Edenbridge's season so far, but it what was always going to be a nip-and-tuck sort of game, it was vital to take points when they were on offer. Having earned a penalty, Lee Roberts stepped up to the tee and continued to build the home lead 15-3 now and 'Bridge looking good.

It wasn't to stay that way however as after a penalty for a dubious high tackle was then advanced 10 further metres with the home players remonstrating with the referee and trying to ask how grabbing a player's shirt number could be deemed high; from the subsequent kick to touch, Oaks were now inside the Edenbridge 22 and launched a rolling maul. The first attempt was stopped but on came Sevenoaks, pressing closing and closer until they finally breached the Black and Gold line and went over for their first, and converted, try. 15-10 and very much game on.

Sevenoaks were now into their stride and demonstrating some lovely offloading play with a support runner at every tackle. It proved to be too much for 'Bridge to adapt to and it was not long before they were back on the score sheet and had levelled the game up at 15-15.

'Bridge rang the changes at half-time, ensuring there were fresh legs for what was going to be a full-on second-half. Sevenoaks did likewise, needing to something to shore-up their creaking scrum.

The second half saw 'Bridge look to take control of the game and take control they did. Another two tries, one each for Nick Tingley and Lee Roberts coupled to a further penalty was enough to win the game. But it was not without its own drama. Having gone 21-15 up, 'Bridge conceded out-wide. Clinging on to a solitary point lead, 'Bridge charged the conversion and it was shanked to the left, falling short by mere inches.

Back came 'Bridge, now being marshalled in the centres by Chris Lewis and Craig Decoteau doing an admirable job in their first game together for the Club. Aran Harris likewise in only his second game following his debut at Maidstone last week had a simply outstanding game, finding himself moved to scrum-half from the wing. Pragmatic Edenbridge appeared again with Lee Roberts slotting a penalty to give them a little more breathing space. A converted Lee Robert's try built an 11 point lead and despite Sevenoaks' plugging away, the fine Edenbridge defence made sure that even when they eventually clocked up a further 5-pointer, there was only 40 second left on the clock.

Pinning the visitors back deep from the restart, 'Bridge chased and forced a knock-on and the referee blew up for the end of what had been a game worthy of several leagues higher. Both sides put on an excellent display and the return fixture at the Paddock in the second-half of the season should be something to really look forward to.

Edenbridge:

Scorers:

Tries: Tan, Presland, Tingley, Roberts
Cons: Roberts (2)
Pens: Roberts (3)

MOTM: Lee Roberts

15. Cooper (rep. Tingley), 14. Tingley (rep. Lewis), 13. Tan, 12. Presland, 11. Friend, 10. Roberts, 9. Horner (rep. Franklin), 1. Mitchell C, 2. Mitchell D (rep. Decoteau), 3. Powell, 4. Ward, 5. Bright, 6. Smith, 7. Weaver, 8. Mitchell R (re. Bennett), 16. Franklin, 17. Decoteau, 18. Bennett, 19. Lewis, 20. Patterson

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Sevenoaks IV
5:00
Try Sam Tan scores for Edenbridge I
10:00
Try Will Presland scores for Edenbridge I
10:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
12:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
24:00
Try Try for Sevenoaks IV
24:30
Conversion Conversion for Sevenoaks IV
30:00
Try Try for Sevenoaks IV
45:00
Penalty Lee Roberts kicks a penalty for Edenbridge I
58:00
Try Nick Tingley scores for Edenbridge I
58:00
Try Try for Sevenoaks IV
62:00
Penalty Lee Roberts kicks a penalty for Edenbridge I
67:00
Try Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
67:30
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
79:00
Try Try for Sevenoaks IV

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Lee Roberts is awarded player of the match for Edenbridge I
79:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Sevenoaks IV
79:00 Try 32 - 25
Try for Sevenoaks IV
67:30 Conversion 32 - 20
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
67:00 Try 30 - 20
Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
62:00 Penalty 25 - 20
Lee Roberts kicks a penalty for Edenbridge I
60:00 Sub On
Dominic Mitchell is substituted on for Edenbridge I
60:00 Sub Off
Ash Powell is substituted off for Edenbridge I
58:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Sevenoaks IV
58:00 Try 22 - 20
Try for Sevenoaks IV
58:00 Try 22 - 15
Nick Tingley scores for Edenbridge I
58:00 Sub Off
Paul Cooper is substituted off for Edenbridge I
45:00 Penalty 17 - 15
Lee Roberts kicks a penalty for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub Off
Nick Tingley is substituted off for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub On
Chris Lewis is substituted on for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub Off
Nick Horner is substituted off for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub Off
Dominic Mitchell is substituted off for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub On
Craig Decoteau is substituted on for Edenbridge I
40:00 Sub On
Chris Franklin is substituted on for Edenbridge I
End of period 1
30:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Sevenoaks IV
30:00 Try 14 - 15
Try for Sevenoaks IV
24:30 Conversion 14 - 10
Conversion for Sevenoaks IV
24:00 Try 14 - 8
Try for Sevenoaks IV
18:00 Sub On
Jamie Bennett is substituted on for Edenbridge I
18:00 Sub Off
Robert Mitchell is substituted off for Edenbridge I
12:00 Conversion 14 - 3
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
10:30 Conversion 12 - 3
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
10:00 Try 10 - 3
Will Presland scores for Edenbridge I
5:30 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
5:00 Try 5 - 3
Sam Tan scores for Edenbridge I
3:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for Sevenoaks IV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Edenbridge I
  • Sevenoaks IV
  • 0
  • Penalty 3:00'
  • Sam Tan Try 5:00'
  • Will Presland Try 10:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 10:30'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 12:00'
  • Robert Mitchell Sub Off 18:00'
  • Jamie Bennett Sub On 18:00'
  • Try 24:00'
  • Conversion 24:30'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Chris Lewis Sub On 40:00'
  • Dominic Mitchell Sub Off 40:00'
  • Nick Tingley Sub Off 40:00'
  • Chris Franklin Sub On 40:00'
  • Nick Horner Sub Off 40:00'
  • Craig Decoteau Sub On 40:00'
  • Lee Roberts Penalty 45:00'
  • Paul Cooper Sub Off 58:00'
  • Nick Tingley Try 58:00'
  • Try 58:00'
  • Ash Powell Sub Off 60:00'
  • Dominic Mitchell Sub On 60:00'
  • Lee Roberts Penalty 62:00'
  • Lee Roberts Try 67:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 67:30'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Lee Roberts Player of the Match 80:00'

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# 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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