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TJs Muddy Max

12th January 2020

TJs were back at a very muddy Slade on Saturday as the 1s took on Bournemouth in N2S and the 3s entertained Leigh. Heavy going at times but both secured impressive wins to keep their title challenges on track.

Round 18 of the 30 rounded N2S campaign saw bottom club Bournemouth taking on league leaders TJs at 2.30pm. A day for decent footwear but a rubbish one for goal kickers as TJs scored 5 triers and just one conversopn in a 27-7 bonus point win.

Bournemouth started brightly as far as possession went but they found themselves going backwards with the ball as the TJ line speed cut them down behind the gain line. And when TJs got the ball it was Rory McHugh who benefited after the back three had broken the B defensive line and TJs led 5-0.

Tom Chapman started and finished the second TJ try on 10 minutes to take it to 10-0 but it took another 20 minutes before Ryan Jackson was driven over from a 5m lineout as the backs joined in. TJs went in 15 nil to the good but not out of sight by any means

Jimmy Green crashed over from close range early in the second half to secure the try bonus point and Hugo Watson finished a sweeping move to make it 25-0 with Rob White at last adding the extras. 

On 60 minutes Bournemouth finally cut through and scored a converted try but the final quarter petered out with neother side managing to break down the other to secure further points.

The result keeps TJs top of the table by a point still whilst Bournemouth remain bottom and 10 points from safety.

The 3s kicked off a little earlier in their Kent & E Sussex Division 4 game with Leigh. They led 19-0 at the break before pulling strongly away to win 59-0 at full time. Guy Wilcezk, Joe Massey and James McCormick all scored tries whilst Tom Carter and James Farmer grabbed a couple each. Jack Mutch added 7 conversions

No game for the 2s in the end as they could not muster a side after T Wells had pulled out and a friendly at Old Alleynians had to be called off.

On Sunday the TJs Pink Ladies headed to St Francis and secured a super 25 nil away win. No kicking boots here either as they ran in 5 tries through Rachel Marsh, Ame Roberts, Samantha Moore and a brace from Harriet Gomersall.

The Academy were also in action with the U18 As seeing off Beckenham in a tight 19-12 Kent Cup victory. The Bs lost to Dartfordians 15-17 with the final play also in the Cup. The U16s faired better with a convincing 34-7 friendly win over Beccehamians.

Elsewhere in National 2 South Henley Hawks also secured maximum points with a 33-27 win at home to Taunton Titans. That win keeps them just a point behind TJs whilst the Titans slipepd back. TJs head to Taunton next Saturday for a 3pm KO.

Redruth await for TJs in February and Worthing were the visitors on Saturday and they cam away with nothing in a 25 nil reverse. Leicester Lions enjoyed a 13-39 away win over Clifton to go fifth above Clifton.

Bury St Edmunds beat Esher 14-21 and Dings lost out 22-12 at Barnes. Old Albanians made light work of Old Reds in a 33-3 win and Westcliff saw off Sutton & Epsom 21-8.

In National 1 Rams did the winning thing yet again with a 17-21 Friday night win over Chinnor to stay second but Richmond stay top on points difference as they routed Hull Ionians 86-7. Third placed Rosslyn Park beat Blackheath 19-8. Old Elthamians lost 21-10 away to Plymouth Albion

Need to knows.........

TJ Beer Festival on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February. Beers and Ciders a plenty plus 6 Nations rugby on the Saturday 

U15s Tour Fund Raiser

And Six Nations rugby - we have 4 tickets for France v England (2nd Feb) and 2 for Scotland v England (8th Feb) available to TJs. Please email for mroe details

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