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Under 14 - Match centre

Brighton
Edenbridge RFC
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Tries
J Wiercx, B Pearce, M Smith, T Simpson (2)
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M Smith
Sun 26 Nov 12:00 - League 55:00

Brighton sneak in for a last minute draw

Great game but a moments lapse of concentration sees Brighton score to draw level

Another week where we improved our performance to a higher level albeit that the last 5 minutes cost us dearly and was a reminder that we must play for the full 50 minutes.

The tackling today was our best all season and arguably our best for several seasons. Brighton had some very big players who were also mobile and played a very good offloading game to suit their size. They were also one of the strongest tackling teams we have played against. We threw the kitchen sink at them in forwards and backs and most teams would not have contained us as effectively.

There was a period where we jostled with them In the middle of the park and having kept them under pressure Tom capitalised with a fantastic interception.. Some great maturity and support saw players linking together to keep moving forward and after several phases crossing the line.

The scrums were always going to be tough with such a size differential but yet again we kept the scrum straight and with strong hooking managed to get retain our possession and clean ball was delivered to the backs. The forwards contested brilliantly and importantly never let Brighton succeed with their set piece moves more than once, learning how to contain their strength - it said it all to see their 6 ft 15 stone 2nd row icing his injuries in the bar afterwards.

Our distribution was much improved and the simple moves proved successful, our best try being straight hands with looping to support creating an overlap which the oppo for once could not deal with.

So what can we learn from today?

- where the opposition are bigger than us we cannot protect the ruck but must drive through and trust our scrum half to get the ball out quickly
- we are fitter than most teams but will only make this an advantage if we are alert and move quickly together .....on a couple of occasions we were ready to take a quick KO or penalty only for a lack of urgency and concentration from several players slowing us down and allowing the defence to reform. Learn from this as we do well when putting the other team on the back foot.
- we can beat anyone if we stick to our game plan and do not get intimidated by bigger players or declsions which do not go our way.

Man of the Match for his quick breaks, distribution and good tactical kicking goes to Max Smith( also nominated by the Brighton Coaches).

There will doubtless be some bruises to heal this week but keep fit and stretch off any aches and pains.

Crawley next week will be another physical challenge but one we are ready for.

Have a good week and we’ll have a good one hour warm up to work on improving our awareness off the ball to provide more numbers in support.

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Max Smith

Player of the Match

Max Smith

Key moments

12:00
Try Jared Wiercx scores for Edenbridge RFC
16:00
Try Try for Brighton
20:00
Try Ben Pearce scores for Edenbridge RFC
21:54
Try Try for Brighton
24:00
Try Max Smith scores for Edenbridge RFC
24:20
Conversion Max Smith kicks a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
33:00
Try Try for Brighton
36:00
Try Tom Simpson scores for Edenbridge RFC
40:00
Try Tom Simpson scores for Edenbridge RFC
46:00
Try Try for Brighton
49:00
Try Try for Brighton
50:00
Conversion Conversion for Brighton

Highlights

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51:00 Player of the Match
Max Smith is awarded player of the match for Edenbridge RFC
50:00 Conversion 27 - 27
Conversion for Brighton
49:00 Try 25 - 27
Try for Brighton
47:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Brighton
46:00 Try 20 - 27
Try for Brighton
45:00 Sub On
Max Thorpe is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
44:05 Sub On
Ciarán Fitzroy is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
44:00 Sub Off
Jonny Rogers is substituted off for Edenbridge RFC
41:06 Missed Conversion
Max Smith misses a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
40:00 Try 15 - 27
Tom Simpson scores for Edenbridge RFC
38:07 Sub On
Ben Pearce is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
38:00 Sub Off
Jack Godfrey is substituted off for Edenbridge RFC
37:00 Missed Conversion
Conor Greer misses a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
36:00 Try 15 - 22
Tom Simpson scores for Edenbridge RFC
34:03 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Brighton
33:00 Try 15 - 17
Try for Brighton
End of period 1
29:00 Sub Off
Ciarán Fitzroy is substituted off for Edenbridge RFC
29:00 Sub On
James Snelling is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
24:20 Conversion 10 - 17
Max Smith kicks a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
24:00 Try 10 - 15
Max Smith scores for Edenbridge RFC
22:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Brighton
21:54 Try 10 - 10
Try for Brighton
21:19 Sub On
Reilly Kelleher is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
21:00 Sub Off
Ben Pearce is substituted off for Edenbridge RFC
20:04 Missed Conversion
Morgan Roberts misses a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
20:00 Try 5 - 10
Ben Pearce scores for Edenbridge RFC
17:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Brighton
16:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Brighton
13:00 Missed Conversion
Conor Greer misses a conversion for Edenbridge RFC
12:00 Try 0 - 5
Jared Wiercx scores for Edenbridge RFC
0:00 Sub On
Max Thorpe is substituted on for Edenbridge RFC
0:00 Sub Off
Edward Craft is substituted off for Edenbridge RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Brighton
  • Edenbridge RFC
  • 0
  • Edward Craft Sub Off 0:00'
  • Max Thorpe Sub On 0:00'
  • Jared Wiercx Try 12:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Ben Pearce Try 20:00'
  • Ben Pearce Sub Off 21:00'
  • Reilly Kelleher Sub On 21:19'
  • Try 21:54'
  • Max Smith Try 24:00'
  • Max Smith Conversion 24:20'
  • Ciarán Fitzroy Sub Off 29:00'
  • James Snelling Sub On 29:00'
  • Try 33:00'
  • Tom Simpson Try 36:00'
  • Jack Godfrey Sub Off 38:00'
  • Ben Pearce Sub On 38:07'
  • Tom Simpson Try 40:00'
  • Jonny Rogers Sub Off 44:00'
  • Ciarán Fitzroy Sub On 44:05'
  • Max Thorpe Sub On 45:00'
  • Try 46:00'
  • Try 49:00'
  • Conversion 50:00'

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