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1st XV - Match centre

Romford & Gidea Park
Rochford Hundred
Full time
M Bevan (2)
M Stewart
M Stewart
Sat 18 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 2 North East

BACK DOWN TO EARTH AGAIN

Report by Graham Pratt

This was not one of Rochford’s finest games and it is best to put it behind them and get on with the matches ahead.

In fact they were outplayed in most aspects of play and were off the pace that was set by Romford from the start.

After the past few games when they had been building up a head of steam Rochford were firmly brought back to earth with a disappointing display against a good, workmanlike outfit that were always a few yards quicker in everything they did.

The visitors were three tries down within fifteen minutes before Captain Matthew Stewart reduced the margin with a penalty kick.

Romford then went and scored another try before a good catch and drive by Rochford near the Romford line was rewarded with the referee awarding a penalty try.

Stewart kicked the conversion and his two kicks were the only successful place kick efforts from both sides all afternoon.

That was fortunate as Romford went on to score three more tries all unconverted and if their kicker had put over only a few of them the score would have been a great deal more.

In the second half substitute front row Matthew Bevan came on to inject some more urgency into the Rochford effort and scored two tries both out wide but well taken.

The team can look back and reflect on how they were out powered in the set scrum, out jumped in the lineout and beaten for pace in the loose and just put it down to one of those weeks but they will have to pick themselves up and start all over again next week.

An Essex cup match at home against Harlow could remedy that and get the side back to winning ways especially with some hard league matches to come.

Key moments

35:00
Penalty Matt Stewart kicks a penalty for Rochford Hundred
39:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
55:00
Try Matthew Bevan scores for Rochford Hundred
67:00
Try Matthew Bevan scores for Rochford Hundred

Highlights

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70:00 Sub Off
Ricky Wiseman is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
70:00 Sub On
Michael Mark is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
67:00 Try 0 - 20
Matthew Bevan scores for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub Off
Jack Doherty is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
60:00 Sub On
Daniel Dieu-de-Bellefontaine is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
55:00 Try 0 - 15
Matthew Bevan scores for Rochford Hundred
55:00 Sub On
Jake Knowles is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
55:00 Sub Off
Michael Mark is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
43:00 Yellow Card
David Rufai is yellow carded for Rochford Hundred
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Rochford Hundred
39:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
38:00 Sub Off
Bradley Hughes is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
38:00 Sub On
Matthew Bevan is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
35:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Matt Stewart kicks a penalty for Rochford Hundred
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Romford & Gidea Park
  • Rochford Hundred
  • 0
  • Matt Stewart Penalty 35:00'
  • Matthew Bevan Sub On 38:00'
  • Bradley Hughes Sub Off 38:00'
  • Penalty Try 39:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 39:00'
  • David Rufai Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Matthew Bevan Try 55:00'
  • Jake Knowles Sub On 55:00'
  • Michael Mark Sub Off 55:00'
  • Jack Doherty Sub Off 60:00'
  • Daniel Dieu-de-Bellefontaine Sub On 60:00'
  • Matthew Bevan Try 67:00'
  • Michael Mark Sub On 70:00'
  • Ricky Wiseman Sub Off 70:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Cooperians 22 60
7. Woodford 22 58
8. Rochford Hundred 22 57
9. Norwich 22 55
10. Ipswich 22 34
11. Holt 22 23
12. Campion 22 6

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