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Game Set and Match

3rd December 2017

TJs were back at The Slade on Saturday in R13 of N2S as they entertained Wimbledon for the first time in N2S following their promotion last season as runners up.

The visitors had yet to find a win all season and spied TJs as perhaps a possible first in the Win column but 7 tries from TJs ensured TJs consolidated their mid table position whilst Wimbledon remained bottom.

Hugo Watson opened the scoring for TJs and followed it up with two more tries to claim a hattrick. Murray Galbraith Lowe and Jon McMahon added their own efforts in the first half and TJs led 22-5 at the break with Liam Prescott adding two conversions and a penalty. 

Physically the two sides were well matched but TJs had the edge in the lineout and whilst the scrum fell foul of the officials too often they secured their own ball. THe difference was in the accuracy from TJs and the wider variety of options they had from Prescott at fly half who organised their attacjs well.

The second half opened at pace for TJs with Hugo adding his second and third tries in quick succession. Tom NIcoll and Finlay Coxon-Smith, both on as substitutes, added tries as well to give TJs a 46-15 victory.

Also at the Slade were the Dev/4s squad who took on an experienced Blackheath 5s. The squad's tender years and pace in the wide channels secured a 47-10 win with Marcus Isaac heading the try-scorers again with a hattrick. Tom Davies, Guy Wilczek, and Callum Glendinning (2) also crossed to impress with William Mawson converting all 6 tries.

Elsewhere in N2S Chinnor won the battle at the top with a tight 13-7 win over Taunton Titans (3rd). The narrow win though enabled Cinderford to reduce the gap to a single point as they saw off Redruth 49-19 - some encouragement for TJs there as they head to Redruth next Satiurday for a 2pm KO.

Redingensians remain fourth after an impressive 29-17 win over Bury St Edmunds and Canterbury still fifth after they came from behind to beat London Irish WG 23-26. Worthing kept their wining run going with a narrow 40-34 victory over Old Redcliffians, Henley beat Clifton 30-20 and Boradstreet lost 15-27 to Barnstaple.

In National 1 Blackheath got back to winning ways with a 16-27 win on the road at Cambridge. OEs also impressed with a 47-17 home win over Birmingham Moseley

Hertford came through a bit of a scare at home to stay top in London & SE Premier as they saw off Sidcup 33-25. Guersney remain on their tails though as they saw off Combe 8-39 with an impressive second half performance. T Wells climbed to seventh with a 24-7 win over Westcliff.

Medway lead London 1 S as they reacted to their first defeat last time out with a 49-27 defeat of Cobham. CS Rugby stay in the hunt after their 46 nil rout of Gravesend who continue to struggle just one off the bottom of the table. Below them are Maidstone who slumped to a 44-26 defeat at Chichester. A long way to go though.

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