A late conversion from Jake Barrand secured an unlikely victory for Thurrock against Westcliff in their 2nd Pre Season game.
The game was played in quarters with both teams making a raft of changes throughout the match.
Although the result of the match is irrelevant, the pride and character shown by the Thurrock men bodes well for the upcoming season having comeback from 38-19 down to win 40-38.
Both sides scored 6 tries each with Thurrock's scores coming from Dan Ulph, Darryl Worster, Rob Murphy, Chris Shorter, Jake Barrand and the match levelling try coming from Joss Nunn. Barrand was successful with 5 of the conversion attempts
Next weeks final Pre Season game will see T's welcome London Welsh to Oakfield before their league campaign kicks off with an away trip to Cobham on Saturday 7th September