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1st XV - Match centre

Chichester
Thurrock
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Tries
H Bird, N Clifford, D Fearon
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Conversions
S Stanley (2)
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Penalties
S Stanley (2)
Drop Goals
S Stanley
Sat 16 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

Ts grab vital victory on the road

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Win against Chichester rates as best away win of the season

SATURDAY’s win rates as Thurrock’s best away performance of the season as the beat Chichester 28-20 to move up to 5th in London 1 South. They started the game on the front foot and never looked back after taking and early lead through a well taken drop goal from Sam Stanley.

Ts were soon on the attack again as a Dan Stone chip ahead was carried behind and dotted down by the home side giving Ts a 5m scrum. The ball was moved quickly to Henry Bird to side step his way past 2 defenders for his 2nd try in 2 games. Stanley was on target with the conversion.

Chichester are a solid side and started to get back into the game with some solid drives using their big forward pack. They gained a penalty just in front of halfway and their flyhalf duly slotted it to get the home side's first points of the afternoon.

Thurrock quickly cancelled that out as Stanley struck his own penalty to restore Ts ten point lead.

Thurrock continued to dominate possession and were once again over the try line through Niall Clifford. Ts were patient with the ball and moved it well from one side to the other before a lovely miss pass from Tom Pool found Clifford on the wing and he calmly stepped past the cover defence to slide in. 

Chichester converted another long range penalty right on the half time whistle to make the score 18-6 at the break.

The second half became a very scrappy affair with neither team getting into any sort of rhythm and both sides collecting yellow cards. There was only 10 minutes in the whole half when both sides had a full complement. It was the home side that got the first try of the half. A catch and drive was well executed for a converted try to make it 18-13.

Thurrock again responded well and went straight back into the Chichester half. More patient build up, this time resulted in a try for Dylan Fearon as he rolled out of a would-be tackle and ran round to score under the posts. Stanley added the extras to extend Ts lead to 25-13.

Thurrock soon found themselves down to 13 men following yellow cards for Dan Carey & Rob Murphy and the.home side took full advantage. They scored their 2nd try of the game following a pushover try from a 5 meter and were looking good for a losing bonus point. But, as before, Thurrock went back into Chichester territory and won a penalty which Stanley put over to stretch the lead to 8 points.

Back to 15 for the last four minutes Thurrock kept the home side at bay and held on for what was a deserved win

League action takes a break this weekend with Thurrocks next game at Oakfield on 2nd March as they entertain promotion chasing Brighton with kick off 3pm.

Sam Stanley

Player of the Match

Sam Stanley

Key moments

2:00
Drop Goal Sam Stanley scores a drop goal for Thurrock
20:00
Try Henry Bird scores for Thurrock
21:00
Conversion Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
30:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Chichester
32:00
Penalty Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
36:00
Try Niall Clifford scores for Thurrock
38:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Chichester
55:00
Try Try for Chichester
56:00
Conversion Conversion for Chichester
65:00
Try Dylan Fearon scores for Thurrock
66:00
Conversion Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
73:00
Try Try for Chichester
74:00
Conversion Conversion for Chichester
77:00
Penalty Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
77:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Chichester

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Highlights Vs Chichester
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Highlights Vs Chichester

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77:00 Penalty 23 - 28
Penalty kicked for Chichester
77:00 Penalty 20 - 28
Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
74:00 Conversion 20 - 25
Conversion for Chichester
73:00 Try 18 - 25
Try for Chichester
66:00 Conversion 13 - 25
Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
65:00 Sub Off
Earl Gorman is substituted off for Thurrock
65:00 Try 13 - 23
Dylan Fearon scores for Thurrock
65:00 Sub On
Alex Jones is substituted on for Thurrock
58:00 Sub Off
Dan Carey is substituted off for Thurrock
58:00 Sub On
Tom Wileman is substituted on for Thurrock
58:00 Sub Off
Ryan Wilkins is substituted off for Thurrock
58:00 Sub On
Dan Ulph is substituted on for Thurrock
56:00 Conversion 13 - 18
Conversion for Chichester
55:00 Try 11 - 18
Try for Chichester
48:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Chichester
48:00 Yellow Card
Dan Carey is yellow carded for Thurrock
46:00 Yellow Card
Rob Murphy is yellow carded for Thurrock
43:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Chichester
End of period 1
38:00 Penalty 6 - 18
Penalty kicked for Chichester
36:00 Try 3 - 18
Niall Clifford scores for Thurrock
32:00 Penalty 3 - 13
Sam Stanley kicks a penalty for Thurrock
30:00 Penalty 3 - 10
Penalty kicked for Chichester
21:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Sam Stanley kicks a conversion for Thurrock
20:00 Try 0 - 8
Henry Bird scores for Thurrock
2:00 Drop Goal 0 - 3
Sam Stanley scores a drop goal for Thurrock
End of period
Player of the Match
Sam Stanley is awarded player of the match for Thurrock
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Chichester
  • Thurrock
  • 0
  • Sam Stanley Drop Goal 2:00'
  • Henry Bird Try 20:00'
  • Sam Stanley Conversion 21:00'
  • Penalty 30:00'
  • Sam Stanley Penalty 32:00'
  • Niall Clifford Try 36:00'
  • Penalty 38:00'
  • Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Rob Murphy Yellow Card 46:00'
  • Yellow Card 48:00'
  • Dan Carey Yellow Card 48:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Conversion 56:00'
  • Dan Carey Sub Off 58:00'
  • Tom Wileman Sub On 58:00'
  • Ryan Wilkins Sub Off 58:00'
  • Dan Ulph Sub On 58:00'
  • Alex Jones Sub On 65:00'
  • Earl Gorman Sub Off 65:00'
  • Dylan Fearon Try 65:00'
  • Sam Stanley Conversion 66:00'
  • Try 73:00'
  • Conversion 74:00'
  • Sam Stanley Penalty 77:00'
  • Penalty 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sevenoaks 26 110
2. Brighton 26 107
3. Camberley 26 106
4. Medway 26 103
5. Thurrock 26 80
6. Havant 26 75
7. Westcombe Park 26 66

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