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TJ Struggles

10th October 2021

It was a first ever trip for TJs to the impresisve Birmingham Moseley club on Saturday in their National 1 Round 6 tie. 

TJs were looking for a solid performance and started well with Perry Parker crashing over from short range and Tom White adding the extras to take a 7-0 lead down the slope. 

The home side hit back to level before Hugo Watson profitted from a quick tap from Charlie Edwards to force his way over on the left. White converted again and TJs went in at the break in front 14-7. TJs had played some good rugby although the lineout was still misfiring. The sides were well matched but much of the rugby was being played between the two 22m lines. A strong second half and TJs could hope for a second win.

Unfortunately for TJs that wasn't how it turned out as Moseley dominated the third quarter with some excellent rugby which had TJs on the back foot. They scored almost immediately after the restart and two converted tries and two penalties took the game away from TJs and although Michael O'Sullivan crossed for a converted try at the death it was genuinely too little too late and nil points again.

The squad will need to regroup and find that cutting edge and spark again as they welcome Blackheath to The Slade in Round 7 (KO 3pm) and they too are looking for the same thing after recent set backs of their own.

The 3s were also in league action with a trip to Canterbury in their Kent Rural 3 tie. The 3s started well but the last quarter proved to be their undoing as they went down 55-26 as Canterbury scored a flurry of points at the end.

Elsewhere in National 1 Rams survived a Rosslyn Park fightback to take a 24-21 win but CInderford opened up a 3 point gap at the top following their own 36-12 victory against Plymouth Albion

Blackheath went down 9-15 at Cambridge and Caldy drew 27 each with Chinnor. Darlington & MP beat Bishop's Stortford 33-22 and Sale FC had an impressive 53-28 win over Taunton Titans

On Sunday TJs U16s cheered lifted spirits with a 51-0 win away at Dartford Valley 

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