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1st XV - Match centre

Cantabrigian
Rochford Hundred
Tries
m billings (2), L Brunger, D Sowter, S Edwards, J Kellard, L Court-Rhind, M Stewart
Conversions
T Ashton (2), M Stewart (2)
Sat 13 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - London 2 North East Full time

AN AVERAGE DAY AT THE OFFICE

Report by Graham Pratt

After the splendid victory against Ipswich the previous week this was a very average affair against a lively and committed Cantabrigian outfit.

Although they were by far the better all round side Rochford had to work at it and never really played to their full potential on the day.

An eight try bonus point win was still satisfactory but with some big games coming up the Essex boys will need to concentrate their minds and bring in a little more cohesion into their game.

It all started brightly with two good tries from full back mark billings and new prop Lewis Brunger one of which was converted by centre Tom Ashton.

The first half was scrappy with both sides trying to get the upper hand and Rochford were denied further scores by marginal foot in touch decisions when both Matt Stewart and Sam Edwards, who on a couple of occasions, would have scored.

It was that sort of game when things just did not quite come off. On top of that the visitor’s lineout was poor all afternoon which was a disappointment as this has been such an asset all season.

Anyway, enough of the criticism as Rochford rolled up their sleeves and got down to the business of winning.

Two more first half tries by second row Daniel Sowter, which was converted by Ashton and another by wing Edwards gave Rochford their try bonus point and allowed them to turn around with a 24-0 lead at the break.

The second half continued to be frustrating as Cantabrigian forced the pace and made their opponents work hard in the set scrum, lineout and loose but class tells, and Billings went over for his second and 25th try of the season before number eight James Kellard stormed through for another. Stewart added the extra two points as he did shortly later when big Luke Court-Rhind used his power to drive over the line.

As the game progressed it looked like the league leaders were going to keep another clean sheet, but the home side struck back with an excellent converted try which was deserved after some pacey approach play.

Rochford, however, had the last say when wing Matthew Stewart ran in for a fine try to finish off a comfortable win and to keep the team’s 100 per cent record intact but by their standards not totally satisfactory.

Next week a big match against London Exiles at home in RFU Intermediate Cup.

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Key moments

4:00
Try mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
23:00
Try Lewis Brunger scores for Rochford Hundred
23:00
Conversion Tom Ashton kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
30:00
Try Daniel Sowter scores for Rochford Hundred
30:00
Conversion Tom Ashton kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
38:00
Try Samuel Edwards scores for Rochford Hundred
52:00
Try mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
69:00
Try James Kellard scores for Rochford Hundred
69:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
74:00
Try Luke Court-Rhind scores for Rochford Hundred
74:00
Conversion Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
79:00
Try Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred

Highlights

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79:00 Try 0 - 48
Matt Stewart scores for Rochford Hundred
74:00 Try 0 - 43
Luke Court-Rhind scores for Rochford Hundred
74:00 Conversion 0 - 38
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
69:00 Try 0 - 36
James Kellard scores for Rochford Hundred
69:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Matt Stewart kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
65:00 Sub Off
Ben Johnson is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
65:00 Sub On
Tom Corbet is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub On
Ricky Wiseman is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub On
Ricki Gould is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub On
adam ferrier is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub Off
Lewis Brunger is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub Off
Tom Ashton is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
61:00 Sub Off
Tom Corbet is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
53:00 Sub Off
Ricki Gould is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
53:00 Sub On
Steve Jay is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
52:00 Try 0 - 29
mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub On
David Rufai is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub Off
adam ferrier is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub On
Josh Ridgway is substituted on for Rochford Hundred
40:00 Sub Off
Ricky Wiseman is substituted off for Rochford Hundred
End of period 1
38:00 Try 0 - 24
Samuel Edwards scores for Rochford Hundred
30:00 Try 0 - 17
Daniel Sowter scores for Rochford Hundred
30:00 Conversion 0 - 19
Tom Ashton kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
23:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Tom Ashton kicks a conversion for Rochford Hundred
23:00 Try 0 - 10
Lewis Brunger scores for Rochford Hundred
4:00 Try 0 - 5
mark billings scores for Rochford Hundred
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As it happened

  • Cantabrigian
  • Rochford Hundred
  • 0
  • mark billings Try 4:00'
  • Lewis Brunger Try 23:00'
  • Tom Ashton Conversion 23:00'
  • Daniel Sowter Try 30:00'
  • Tom Ashton Conversion 30:00'
  • Samuel Edwards Try 38:00'
  • Ricky Wiseman Sub Off 40:00'
  • David Rufai Sub On 40:00'
  • Josh Ridgway Sub On 40:00'
  • adam ferrier Sub Off 40:00'
  • mark billings Try 52:00'
  • Ricki Gould Sub Off 53:00'
  • Steve Jay Sub On 53:00'
  • Tom Ashton Sub Off 61:00'
  • Tom Corbet Sub Off 61:00'
  • Lewis Brunger Sub Off 61:00'
  • adam ferrier Sub On 61:00'
  • Ricky Wiseman Sub On 61:00'
  • Ricki Gould Sub On 61:00'
  • Tom Corbet Sub On 65:00'
  • Ben Johnson Sub Off 65:00'
  • James Kellard Try 69:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 69:00'
  • Matt Stewart Conversion 74:00'
  • Luke Court-Rhind Try 74:00'
  • Matt Stewart Try 79:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rochford Hundred 22 110
2. Sudbury 22 93
3. Norwich 22 76
4. Wanstead 22 75
5. Harlow 22 47
6. Ipswich 22 46
7. Romford & Gidea Park 22 43

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