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1st XV - Match centre

Harwich & Dovercourt
Thames
K Green, G Brunning, H Hema, N Ledua (2), P Sewell, S Mills Jnr (2), A Dalby
Tries
Unknown
A Eldridge (7)
Conversions
Unknown
A Eldridge (2)
Penalties
Sat 22 Sep 15:00 - Essex Canterbury Jack League - Essex 1 Full time

H&D 65 - Thames 7

Harwich hosted Thames Rugby Club at Low Road field, in what was to be an exciting fixture

Harwich hosted Thames Rugby Club at Low Road field, in what was to be an exciting fixture.
The hosts put the travelling side under a lot of pressure at the start of the game, through set pieces and in open play defence.
Thames conceded a penalty inside their 22, converted by Adam Eldridge, giving the hosts the lead 3-0.
Soon after Kyran Green crashed over the line after some good phase work from the forwards. Eldridge added the extras to make the score 10-0.
As the game went on Harwich repelled any threats from Thames with some good tackling and good pressure from the defensive line.
Harwich used the ball well in open play to allow Captain George Brunning to cross the line to score under the posts. Eldridge converted making the score 17-0.
Harwich were put under pressure by some silly mistakes which led to Thames receiving a penalty which was missed.
At the end of the first half substitute Harley Hema went over the line using good strength and footwork. Eldridge converted, making the score 24-0 at half time.
After a much needed team talk from coach Cullen, Harwich stepped up a gear. Putting a lot of pressure on the visiting side.
After a good bit of phase play the ball fell to Nemani Ledua who went over the line after stepping several players. Eldridge converted to make the score 31-0.
Harwich piled on more pressure which led to Thames conceding a penalty. Eldridge converted to make the score 34-0.
Ledua using speeed and awareness went over the line again. Eldridge converted, 41-0.
Paul Sewell was next to cross the line after some fantastic passing between the forwards. Eldridge missed the extras, 46-0.
Harwich took their foot off the gas allowing Thames to get into the game. They raced away to score their first try of the match, which was converted making the score 46-7.
Harwich reacted well by scoring a try through Sean Mills Jnr. Eldridge converted to make the score 53-7.
Shortly after Mills again crossed the line in the corner. The conversion was missed 58-7.
The last try of the day came through veteran Adrian Dalby. Eldridge converted.
Final score:
Harwich & Dovercourt 65 Thames 7
Captain Brunning said “After the statement we made last week against Clacton, the lads were determined to prove it wasn't a one off. They played hard and put there bodies on the line. Particular mention should go to Sean Mills Jnr and Tom Kite for their 9/10 combination work”.
Man of the match was Damien Smith.
Next week Harwich travel to Billericay to try and make it 3 from 3.

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Key moments

13:00
Penalty Adam Eldridge kicks a penalty for Harwich & Dovercourt
14:00
Try Kyran Green scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
15:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
25:00
Try George Brunning scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
26:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
40:00
Try Harley Hema scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
40:00 +1:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
47:00
Try Nemani Ledua scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
47:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
52:00
Penalty Adam Eldridge kicks a penalty for Harwich & Dovercourt
53:00
Try Nemani Ledua scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
53:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
57:00
Try Paul Sewell scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
61:00
Try Try for Thames
62:00
Conversion Conversion for Thames
64:00
Try Sean Mills Jnr scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
64:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
75:00
Try Sean Mills Jnr scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
77:00
Try Adrian Dalby scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
78:00
Conversion Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt

Highlights

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78:00 Conversion 65 - 7
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
77:00 Try 63 - 7
Adrian Dalby scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
76:00 Missed Conversion
Adam Eldridge misses a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
75:00 Try 58 - 7
Sean Mills Jnr scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
64:00 Conversion 53 - 7
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
64:00 Try 51 - 7
Sean Mills Jnr scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
62:00 Conversion 46 - 7
Conversion for Thames
61:00 Try 46 - 5
Try for Thames
58:00 Missed Conversion
Adam Eldridge misses a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
57:00 Try 46 - 0
Paul Sewell scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
53:00 Conversion 36 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
53:00 Try 41 - 0
Nemani Ledua scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
52:00 Penalty 34 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a penalty for Harwich & Dovercourt
47:00 Try 29 - 0
Nemani Ledua scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
47:00 Conversion 31 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
End of period 1
40:00 +1:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
40:00 Try 22 - 0
Harley Hema scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
26:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
25:00 Try 15 - 0
George Brunning scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
17:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Thames
15:00 Conversion 10 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a conversion for Harwich & Dovercourt
14:00 Try 8 - 0
Kyran Green scores for Harwich & Dovercourt
13:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Adam Eldridge kicks a penalty for Harwich & Dovercourt
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Harwich & Dovercourt
  • Thames
  • 0
  • Adam Eldridge Penalty 13:00'
  • Kyran Green Try 14:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 15:00'
  • George Brunning Try 25:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 26:00'
  • Harley Hema Try 40:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 40:00 +1:00'
  • Nemani Ledua Try 47:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 47:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Penalty 52:00'
  • Nemani Ledua Try 53:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 53:00'
  • Paul Sewell Try 57:00'
  • Try 61:00'
  • Conversion 62:00'
  • Sean Mills Jnr Try 64:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 64:00'
  • Sean Mills Jnr Try 75:00'
  • Adrian Dalby Try 77:00'
  • Adam Eldridge Conversion 78:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Mavericks 3 14
2. Upminster 3 11
3. Harwich & Dovercourt 2 9
4. Old Brentwoods 3 9
5. Billericay 2 6
6. Mersea Island 2 5
7. Dagenham 3 5

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