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TJs Slip Up

7th April 2018

TJs headed to familiar foes Wimbledon on Saturday with just a few games left and their hosts fighting for survival. TJs were content oin mid table but want to finish well in their inaugural season at this level. As it was neither side ended the day much happier although Wimbledon took the win, 22-17, and mathematically at least they remain hopeful of still missing the drop. 

TJs played with the slope and the strong wind in the first half but could only muster a try from Mike O'Sullivan as it ended 5 all. Charlie Edwards and Finlay Coxon-Smith added further tries in a purple 10 minutes for TJs in the second half but Wimbledon also struck with two converted tries and a drop goal to earn the win and the crucial 4 points. 

One of the poorer games to watch this season in a stop start affair where TJs looked underpowered at both scrum and lineout at crucial moments. With fifth placed Redruth next up at The Slade on Saturday for a 2pm KO they will need to find some extra umph if they are to reverse the away result and end the season on a deserved high.

Cinderford have still not claimed the title despite a comfortable 7-22 win at redruth. Chinnor are just 8 points behind after a titanic 43-56 result at Taunton. Still all to play for but the two Cs are nailed on re title and play off spot now.

Redingensians remain third but they tripped up with a 27-24 loss to Bury St Edmunds who are TJ's last opponents. Canterbury found some form in a 43-7 defeat of London Irish WG who are slippng towards the relegation drop door as Clifton climb up after a 29-22 win over Henley. Barnstaple and Old Reds are still scrapping as well as they beat Broadstreet 16-12 and Worthing 37-31 respectively. Still plenty to play for at the bottom.

Back at The Slade the 4s beat Medway in emphatic style with a 88-14 victory sparked by a MoM performance from Matt Damper with 6 tries and 8 conversions. Sam T (3), Tom Davis (2), Seb Lewis, Karl Robertson and Joe Massey also troubkled the tired scoreboard with Matt Humphrey adding a further conversion.

In National 1 Blackheath climbed to fourth after a 23-12 defeat of Cambridge and Old Elthamians beat Birmingham Moseley 28-32 to remain sixth 

Guernsey edged nearer the L&SE Premier title with a 38-27 win over Westcombe Park whilst Barnes beat Tring 20-17 to reaffirm their hold on second. Tring entertain Guernsey next Saturday so still plenty to play for here. T Wells climbed to fifth with a 16-24 win at Westcliff. 

CS Rugby have all but sealed the London 1 S title after a 88-5 romp over relegated Gravesend. Medway slipped to a surprise 41-24 defeat at Cobham which means Havant remain in the hunt for a play off spot with two games left. Sevenoaks beat London Cornish 41-31 whilst the relegated Maidstone went down 5-58 to Chichester.

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