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1st XV - Match centre

Edenbridge I
Maidstone III
S Tan, L Bowen (2), T Tolnai, C Decoteau, R Mitchell (2), L Roberts, S Smith, C Lewis, S Rickets, J Horner, C Mitchell
Tries
L Roberts (11)
Conversions
Sat 13 Jan 14:00 - KCRFU Rural Kent & East Sussex League - Cinque Division 4 West Full time

Like a bridge without troubled water.

For the 3rd match in succession, the powerful looking ‘bridge thought themselves too ‘manly’ for the need of liquid refreshment. Who needs water anyway???

Anyway, to the business end, and a spot of rugger. Edenbridge started the more spritely as is the norm of recent weeks. All thoughts were on putting a big score over the travellers.

We didn’t have to wait long for the 1st score of the game. A perfectly delayed Lee Roberts pass took the defence out of the equation as the movement of Sam Tan passed through the pressing Maidstone line like a paper dragon being whizzed around at a wedding.

Before I bore you all with ‘conversion added’, Lee Roberts kicked most of them with an impeccable display from the wibbly wobbly Welshman's right boot.

The following 9 minutes showed some sort of resistance from the set in stone visitors. This proved to be the longest period of time without score for the remainder of the fixture. The one moment of note was the highest of high tackles on talisman Alan Erskine.

14:14 Lewis Bowen try
14:19 Tamás Tolnai try (congratulations on your 1st score for the club)
14:27 Lewis Bowen try
14:33 Craig Decoteau try (much awaited 1st try for the club)
14:42 Rob Mitchell try

Half time. A resounding 42-0.

The 2nd half brought many a change, with the ‘bridge bench being emptied and some of the starting XV given a rest. They all went for a cigarette in true local fashion. Oddly, The fag was probably the most intense work out of the day.

14:49 try Lee Roberts
14:57 try Spike Smith
15:06 try Chris Lewis
15:15 try Chris Mitchell
15:20 try (please remain seated as you may pass out) Sam Rickets. (Welcome to the club mate.)
15:25 try Rob Mitchell
15:27 try Jamie Horner.

Still neck and neck in the try race are Lewis Bowen and Robert Mitchell. Sweepstake now open.

I must apologise for the lack of description around the tries, but come on..... I haven’t got a very good memory and I am working all this week. 13 tries and 11 conversions in total for a great 87-0 win.

All that is left to mention (regards to the game) is a 2nd yellow in 3 games for bad boy Spike Smith. And to your own team mate. Ruthless!

I’d like to mention a couple of players that made this fixture possible. Without the sportsmanship of Gary Patterson and Dominic Mitchell playing for the opposition this game would have been uncontested and very non riveting. Pat on the back boys.

Special mention to Chris Lewis, Jamie Horner, James White and Will Presland for your return to rugby. Welcome back chaps. Also a brilliant performance from Jack Plunkett.

Also, team try of the year. Finished by Jamie Horner, I think all 15 players touched the ball. If anyone has it on video, I will send it into that rugby programme for ‘best try ever’.

So, in summary, the sturdy ‘Bridge left no ‘Stone unturned! (Sorry, worst pun yet!)

MotM- a perfect performance from the remarkable talent of Craig Decoteau.

DotD- a multitude of applicants. Chris Lewis for a quite appalling knock on to deny the nervous 90’s. Dominic Liggins for the stumble, trip, face plant and grazing the turf like an Aberdeen Angus. But...... yet again it went to serial offender Jack Miller.

Quote of the day - someone is going to get knocked out, And it’s not me! Cheers Chris Lewis. Aka coach.

Oh. We also came 1st and 2nd in the drink off. Champions!

Next week is a rest week, before we all turn into lumberjacks and topple the ‘oaks.

Mike Whitehead

Book your OPRO mouth guard day!

Craig Decoteau

Player of the Match

Craig Decoteau

Key moments

5:00
Try Sam Tan scores for Edenbridge I
5:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
14:00
Try Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
15:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
19:00
Try Tamás Tolnai scores for Edenbridge I
20:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
27:00
Try Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
28:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
34:00
Try Craig Decoteau scores for Edenbridge I
34:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
40:00 +2:00
Try Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
40:00 +2:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
44:00
Try Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
45:00
Try Spike Smith scores for Edenbridge I
45:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
61:00
Try Chris Lewis scores for Edenbridge I
61:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
70:00
Try Sam Rickets scores for Edenbridge I
70:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
74:00
Try Chris Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
74:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
75:00
Try Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
75:00
Conversion Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
77:00
Try Jamie Horner scores for Edenbridge I

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Craig Decoteau is awarded player of the match for Edenbridge I
77:00 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
77:00 Try 87 - 0
Jamie Horner scores for Edenbridge I
75:00 Conversion 82 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
75:00 Try 80 - 0
Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
74:00 Conversion 75 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
74:00 Try 73 - 0
Chris Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
70:00 Conversion 68 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
70:00 Try 66 - 0
Sam Rickets scores for Edenbridge I
61:00 Conversion 61 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
61:00 Try 59 - 0
Chris Lewis scores for Edenbridge I
60:00 Yellow Card
Spike Smith is yellow carded for Edenbridge I
45:00 Try 52 - 0
Spike Smith scores for Edenbridge I
45:00 Conversion 54 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
44:00 Try 47 - 0
Lee Roberts scores for Edenbridge I
44:00 Missed Conversion
Lee Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge I
End of period 1
40:00 +2:00 Try 40 - 0
Robert Mitchell scores for Edenbridge I
40:00 +2:00 Conversion 42 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
34:00 Try 33 - 0
Craig Decoteau scores for Edenbridge I
34:00 Conversion 35 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
28:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
27:00 Try 26 - 0
Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
20:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
19:00 Try 19 - 0
Tamás Tolnai scores for Edenbridge I
15:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
14:00 Try 12 - 0
Lewis Bowen scores for Edenbridge I
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Sam Tan scores for Edenbridge I
5:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Lee Roberts kicks a conversion for Edenbridge I
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As it happened

  • Edenbridge I
  • Maidstone III
  • 0
  • Sam Tan Try 5:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 5:00'
  • Lewis Bowen Try 14:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 15:00'
  • Tamás Tolnai Try 19:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 20:00'
  • Lewis Bowen Try 27:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 28:00'
  • Craig Decoteau Try 34:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 34:00'
  • Robert Mitchell Try 40:00 +2:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 40:00 +2:00'
  • Lee Roberts Try 44:00'
  • Spike Smith Try 45:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 45:00'
  • Spike Smith Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Chris Lewis Try 61:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 61:00'
  • Sam Rickets Try 70:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 70:00'
  • Chris Mitchell Try 74:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 74:00'
  • Robert Mitchell Try 75:00'
  • Lee Roberts Conversion 75:00'
  • Jamie Horner Try 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sevenoaks IV 20 73
2. Swanley I 20 70
3. Edenbridge I 20 67
4. Gillingham II 20 56
5. Sheppey II 19 54
6. Gravesend IV 20 50
7. New Ash Green II 19 42

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