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Thurrock
Cobham
T White, C Russo, S Gay, E Gorman
Full time
J Barrand (2)
J Barrand
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - London & SE Division - Division 1 South

Defeat but heads held high

undone by the catch and drive

THURROCK 27
COBHAM 33
Rugby returned to Oakfield on a sunny afternoon in front of a large crowd full of anticipation for the new season. Now playing in London 1 South following a summer transfer to balance the leagues, Cobham paid their first ever visit to Oakfield.
The visitors started the best and Thurrock was undone by a 5 metre catch and drive line out the first of 4 instances that Cobham were able, to breach the Thurrock line using this tactic with the conversion good, the visitors went into a 7-0 lead
Thurrock however came back, a try from Trent White and a penalty from Jake Barrand got Thurrock into the lead, but it was quickly lost as a copybook attack from Cobham resulted in a converted try.
Charlie Russo added a try, with Barrand adding the conversion to put Thurrock into a narrow lead at 15-14
The last quarter of the first half belonged to the visitors going over for 2 further converted tries to lead 28-15
Thurrock responded in great style at the beginning of the second half as Sonny Gay n his return to Thurrock scored near the posts with the conversion added by Barrand to reduce the deficit to 6 points. But against the run of play a loose ball was kicked through and the Cobham winger managed to get to the ball first to make the score 33-22
Earl Gorman added Thurrock’s 4th try sadly the conversion was missed and Thurrock chased the game to score a converted try to win. Deep Into injury time Barrand made a fantastic 50 metres break his offload to replacement Dan Ulph who was in support, but he was stopped agonisingly short of the line as time ran out. Thurrock got 2 points from this defeat, losing by less than 7 points and scoring 4 tries. There should be plenty of optimism for the coming season as no doubt the home side looked the more exciting only to be outdone by probably a few too many penalties.

Key moments

15:00
Try Trent White scores for Thurrock
15:00
Penalty Jake Barrand kicks a penalty for Thurrock
15:00
Try Charlie Russo scores for Thurrock
15:00
Conversion Jake Barrand kicks a conversion for Thurrock
45:00
Try Sonny Gay scores for Thurrock
45:00
Try Earl Gorman scores for Thurrock
45:00
Conversion Jake Barrand kicks a conversion for Thurrock

Highlights

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45:00 Try 20 - 0
Sonny Gay scores for Thurrock
45:00 Try 25 - 0
Earl Gorman scores for Thurrock
45:00 Conversion 27 - 0
Jake Barrand kicks a conversion for Thurrock
End of period 1
15:00 Try 5 - 0
Trent White scores for Thurrock
15:00 Penalty 8 - 0
Jake Barrand kicks a penalty for Thurrock
15:00 Try 13 - 0
Charlie Russo scores for Thurrock
15:00 Conversion 15 - 0
Jake Barrand kicks a conversion for Thurrock
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  • Thurrock
  • Cobham
  • 0
  • Trent White Try 15:00'
  • Jake Barrand Penalty 15:00'
  • Charlie Russo Try 15:00'
  • Jake Barrand Conversion 15:00'
  • Sonny Gay Try 45:00'
  • Earl Gorman Try 45:00'
  • Jake Barrand Conversion 45:00'

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Other Division 1 South results

29
31
Tottonians
28
10
Sevenoaks
Chobham
12
45
17
40
Medway
Maidstone
34
21
Old Colfeians

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Standings

# Team Pl Pts
8. Chobham 10 23
9. Sevenoaks 10 21
10. Cobham 10 21
11. Thurrock 10 20
12. Gravesend 10 16
13. Old Colfeians 10 9
14. Maidstone 10 8

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