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Redruth Put Out TJ Fire

8th February 2020

TJs headed to Redruth and Hellfire Corner in N2S to take on the fiery Cornish club who have been dominant at home all season. So much so that they were fourth and still in the title hunt going into the game against TJs who were leading again after a comeback win at Henley last time out.

Unfortunately for TJs the fired up hosts won a stop start game 14-3 with a converted try and penalty try whilst TJs could only muster a single penalty goal from fly half Will Robinson.

Redruth got in front relatively early and led 7-3 at the break. TJs, who had the strong wind at their backs in the second half, would have been hopeful of overhauling that deficit but they lost two to the bin and a penalty try to boot all in the space of a few second half minutes and they were on the back foot a fair bit from there onwards.

The result and nil points meant TJs slipped to second in the table as Taunton beat Clifton 10-36 on Friday night to go top by a point. Henley also won with a 16-29 win at OLd Albanians to go third and level on points with TJs. Redruth's win takes them to just 3 points further back.

TJs welcome OAs to The Slade next Saturday for a 2.30pm KO - don't forget that the A21 between the Sevenoaks interchange and Vauxhall turnoff is closed from 14th (Friday) Feb to the 24th so traffic will be diverted rthrough Tonbridge/Hildenborough so it will be very slow moving for sure

Back at The Slade on Friday night and all day Saturday the TJ Beer Festival was a resounding success - all the beer went!

Co-Organiser and suppa-in-chief Gary Martin proclaimed

"A big THANK YOU to all you lovely beer drinkers who helped make the TJs Beer Fest a great place to be this weekend. A particular shout out to all the volunteers who served the beer and made everything run smoothly.

All the beers gone but we'll be back on 3rd & 4th July with the Big 'Un and 180 casks in the summer. See you there."

Back in N2S the bottom three all failed to muster points as Bournemouth crashed to a 40-7 loss at Esher, Sutton & Epsom went down 39-21 to Dings and Old Redcliffians were seen off 29-10 by Barnes. Bury St Edmunds edged out Leicester Lions 29-28 in a one point thriller and Westcliff lost 24-29 to Worthing.

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