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1st XV - Match centre

Westcombe Park
Thurrock
Tries
J Barrand, D Stone
Conversions
S Stanley
Penalties
S Stanley (2)
Sat 15 Dec 14:00 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

4 wins in a row

weather fails to stop Thurrock

Thurrock made the relatively short journey across the bridge to visit Westcombe Park in Orpington this past Saturday in a game that pitted 5th against 6th. A win for T's would see them jump ahead of the hosts and finish 2018 in 5th place.

For the third consecutive Saturday the weather played a significant part in the way the game panned out. In near on freezing and wet conditions, Thurrock kicked off with the elements in their favour.

Early pressure from the visitors resulted in the home team giving a penalty away which was knocked over by Sam Stanley.

1st XV away v Westcombe Park 18-19
100 photos

Thurrock were soon on the score sheet again as some great team play saw them work the ball across the pitch for Jake Barrand to slide in at the corner. Stanley missed the conversion from out wide.

Thurrock continued to press and another break from 'Man of the Match' Henry Bird, who had been a constant thorn in the home sides defence gave Dan Stone the chance to score a try just wide of the post. Stanley converted this time, aided by a post and the crossbar.

Thurrock continued to dominate possession and Stanley slotted another penalty just before half time to give Ts an 18-0 lead at the break.

The conditions worsened as the game re-started. To the Home side's credit, they kept possession for the majority of the 2nd half with Ts only managing one meaningful attack.

Westcombe Park were rewarded for all of their possession when a chip through was not dealt with by numerous Thurrock defenders and the Home side's winger pounced to ground the ball over the line.

After defying a wave of home side attacks and only 5 minutes remaining Dan Carey was shown a yellow card for collapsing the maul and the referee awarded a penalty try reducing the deficit to just 4 points.

The home side were awarded a penalty in the final minute and knowing a shot at goal would be no good, they kicked to the corner in hopes of rumbling the Thurrock pack over the line.

Ts had other ideas however and managed to steal the lineout before Jake Bedding kicked the ball out to hear the refs full time whistle and give Thurrock their 4th consecutive win as well as achieving the league double over their opponents.

Following a tough start to 2018 which saw T's narrowly avoid relegation, Thurrock have managed to turn things around in the first half of the season and finish 2018 in good form. This ever improving side are really starting to come together under the guidance of Martin Jones, Sally Tuson & Jim Evans and all bodes well for 2019.

The 1st team squad would like to thank all of the supporters & sponsors who follow them home & away,

Thurrock will return to league action when they host Tottonians on 5th January 2019 at Oakfield.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Crab Football

Henry Bird

Player of the Match

Henry Bird

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
15:00
Try Jake Barrand scores for Thurrock
25:00
Try Dan Stone scores for Thurrock
25:00
Conversion Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
35:00
Penalty Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock

Videos and photos

1st XV away v Westcombe Park 18-19
100 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Henry Bird is awarded player of the match for Thurrock
75:00 Yellow Card
Dan Carey is yellow carded for Thurrock
75:00 Sub On
Tom Wileman is substituted on for Thurrock
75:00 Sub Off
Dylan Fearon is substituted off for Thurrock
70:00 Sub Off
Ryan Wilkins is substituted off for Thurrock
70:00 Sub On
Sam Reilly is substituted on for Thurrock
60:00 Sub Off
Tom Wileman is substituted off for Thurrock
60:00 Sub On
Anthony Catchpole is substituted on for Thurrock
50:00 Sub Off
Sam Reilly is substituted off for Thurrock
50:00 Sub On
Rob Murphy is substituted on for Thurrock
40:00 Sub Off
Ben Stanley is substituted off for Thurrock
40:00 Sub On
Matt Siddle is substituted on for Thurrock
End of period 1
35:00 Penalty 0 - 18
Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
25:00 Try 0 - 13
Dan Stone scores for Thurrock
25:00 Conversion 0 - 15
Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
15:00 Try 0 - 8
Jake Barrand scores for Thurrock
5:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Westcombe Park
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Sam Stanley Penalty 5:00'
  • Jake Barrand Try 15:00'
  • Dan Stone Try 25:00'
  • Sam Stanley Conversion 25:00'
  • Sam Stanley Penalty 35:00'
  • Ben Stanley Sub Off 40:00'
  • Matt Siddle Sub On 40:00'
  • Rob Murphy Sub On 50:00'
  • Sam Reilly Sub Off 50:00'
  • Tom Wileman Sub Off 60:00'
  • Anthony Catchpole Sub On 60:00'
  • Ryan Wilkins Sub Off 70:00'
  • Sam Reilly Sub On 70:00'
  • Dan Carey Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Tom Wileman Sub On 75:00'
  • Dylan Fearon Sub Off 75:00'

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League round up

Other London South 1 results

Cobham
33
17
Chobham
Medway
18
14
Sevenoaks
16
6
Tottonians
42
12

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Sevenoaks 20 85
2. Medway 20 85
3. Brighton 20 84
4. Camberley 20 81
5. Thurrock 20 56
6. Westcombe Park 20 55
7. Havant 20 51

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