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TJs Toppled by Cinders and Beer Festival Success

11th February 2018

Tough on the road for TJs this Saturday but deep joy at home as the 4s overcame T Wells 3s and the TJ Winter Beer Festival was drunk dry on Friday and Saturday.

TJs travelled to Cinderford for the first time on week 22 of N2S with the home side enjoying a 10 point lead at the top of the table. A draw with third placed Redingensians and a one point loss to second placed Chinnor in the last two weeks had ended TJs winning streak but also reaffirmed how they could mix it with the best in the league

The 26 nil loss suggests maybe they were'nt in the mix much in this game but they stuck to their task, hit anything that moved when able but ultimately they lost to the better side in both speed and deed. But the squad put in another impressive shift of dedicated and determined rugby which reinforced how far they have developed this season.

Back at The Slade the 4s saw off T Wells 3s in a 19-12 win with Matt Humphrey, Craig Gazzard and Karl Robertson crossing for tries and Karl adding two conversions. A good game with two very well matched sides by all accounts.

And on Friday night and all day Saturday TJs enjoyed their 5th Winter Beer Festival (see pic) with a packed clubhouse enjoying a wide selection of beers, ales and ciders.

Organisers Gary Martin and Chris Hardwitk declared it a great success topped off by the England victory over Wales mid stream so to speak. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped

On Sunday the U18s bowed out of the National Cup in the tightest of games as they went fown 10-8

Elsewhere in the leagues it was a rest weekend for any below National level and in N2S Chinnor stay in the hunt behind Cinderford after a 25-17 win over Broadstreet. That result enabled Wimbledon to get off the bottom with a 19 nil win at Henley Hawks. Canterbury led for much of the game against Taunton Titans but lost out 12-21 in the end to stay just behind TJs. Worhting though climbed up the table with an impressive 24-18 win over Bury St Edmunds.

London Irish WG ended their recent slump with a 37-22 win over Barnstape who may not travel too well whilst Redruth beat Clifton 6-26. Redingensians beat Old Reds 14-21 in the final game.

 OEs beat Plymouth Albion 16-12 to narrow the gap to just 4 points on 5th placed Blackheath who lost 33-19 at Darlington MP. Coventry remain well clear at the top although the 24-31 win at Loughborough Students was closer than they would have liked. 

In London & SE Premier Hertford won 12-19 in a rearranged game. A result that keeps them in the hunt for a play off place

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