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Hard Yards for TJs in 2018 Opener

6th January 2018

2018 arrived and with it a home game for TJs against Clifton (Bristol area) in week 17 of N2S.

After two stunning victories over Taunton Titans and Canterbury before Christmas TJs were hoping to carry on where they left off and whilst they got the victory the performance was not of the same calibre. That can happen and the key for TJs was to get the Win rather than the performance, especially on a day where the form book was torn up by a few other Clubs.

Clifton took an early lead and it took TJs to hit back with a Duncan Tout try to go in 5-7 down at the break. Clifton extended their lead to 5-10 early in the second half before two tries from George Lawson put TJs in front and secured the win.

Muddy and cold conditions made it hard for both sides and the game was littered with errors and TJs slipped off far too many tackles. A purple patch of energy and determination midway through the second half earned the win but it went to the wire.

Elsewhere the Development squad travelled to Old Alleynians in Invicta 1 where they lost out 38-22

National 2 South threw up a few surprises today and top of that list was a first defeat for leaders Chinnor as they went down 20-35 to London Irish WG. That loss allowed Cinderford to go top as they easily beat TJs next opponents, Henley Hawks, 34-6 to go 4 points clear.

Broadstreet and Wimbledon also sprung surprises as they beat Canterbury 12-7 and Redruth 33-28 respectively and Old Redcliffians did the same as they beat Bury St Edmunds 24-14.

Redingensians saw off the challenge of Worthing 39-26 and Taunton Titans eased past Barnstaple 12-53.

The results mean that TJs remain 10th but mid table bunches up with just 7 points covering 10th to 5th. Game on.

In National 1 Ampthill saw off Blackheath 21-14 to keep them 3rd and 5th respectively. Old Elthamians beat bottom Fylde 55-10 to remain 7th.

Guernsey remain top of London & SE Premier as they eventually saw off T Wells in a 27-11 victory. Tring, Barnes and Hertford all remain in the hunt with just 1 point between the three of them. Tring beat Sutton & Epsom 40-12 whilst Barmes beat Hertford 34-16.

Medway remain 3 points clear at the top of London 1 South  with a 29 nil win over Thurrock. Sevenoaks won the Kent derby 13-6 against Old Colfeians whilst both Maidstone and Gravesend remain rooted to the bottom after 24-12 and 15-21 losses at Tottonians and to Chobham respectively.

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