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TJs Come Up Short on Travels

10th March 2018

After an enforced rest last Saturday TJs headed south west to tackle 14th placed Old Reds in N2S. The SW has not been a happy hunting ground for TJs in their first season at this level and so it proved again as they came up short in tricky conditions.

Heavy rain after melting snow had left parts of the Reds' grounds waterlogged and their was a risk the game may not get played. But play they did although the scope for any running rugby was small.

TJs played with the slope first half but could not make it count as Reds hit early by hacking through a spilt ball to score and then intercepted a TJ attack to go the length after 30 minutes. Nathan Holmes slotted a penalty to make it 14-3 at the break.

The second half faired little better as the Reds scrum hold sway but their lineout did not function as well and TJs stuck to the task before Charlie Edwards sniped and scored to make it 14-19 with 8 minutes left.

Sadly no more chances arrived and Reds took the spoils with TJs a losing bonus point. TJs remain 8th and welcome Broadstreet to The Slade for their rearranged game next Saturday KO 2.30pm

Elsewhere conditions meant that there were no runnaway winners but Cinderford remain top but by only 4 points from Chinnor as they beat Barntsple 18-20 and Wimbledon 27-37 respectively. Taunton remain third after a 31-24 win over LIWG and Redingensians fourth despite losing 25-19 to fifth placed Redruth. 

Canterbury lost 17-24 to Clifton and Bury St Edmunds lost 18-27 to Henley. Broadstreet beat Worthing 29-14 and TJs remain a few points clear of Canterbury and Worthing as a result.

National 1 saw OEs up against title elect Coventry and they went down fighting in a 48-13 reverse. Blackheath fiared better as they beat bottom club Fylde 36-5.

London & SE Premier sees Guernsey still top by 11 points but they nearly let it slip a little as they scrambled to a 21-22 win at Shelford. Barnes, Tring and Hertford remain in the chase for the playoff spot after 33-19, 5-73 and 17-19 wins over Combe, Guildford and Dorking respectively. T Wells remain sixth after  8-45 win at Southend.

CS Rugby go 5 points clear at the top of L1S as they beat fellow title chasers Medway 19-10. Sevenoaks lost 16-18 to Thurrock and Maidstone missed out 15-18 to London Cornish


DON'T FORGET the TJ COMEDY NIGHT this Friday from 7.30pm - just £10 a ticket to be royally entertained by three professional comedians - contact Adam Hookway asap or pay on door

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