Back To Winning Ways!
Sat 10 March - Beccehamians 25 - New Ash Green 23
On Saturday it was dry and mild as a much changed Beccehamian side entertained New Ash Green .
New Ash Green had the better of the early exchanges and were soon awarded a penalty for an offence at the breakdown which they kicked.
Beccehamians set up a series of attacks but kept making mistakes and turning over the ball.
From a scrum just inside the Beccehamian half the New Ash Green left wing made an elusive run and passed to the scrum half who passed to Karl Klean to score. The conversion was missed.
Within a few minutes New ash Green were awarded another penalty which they kicked.
At last the Beccehamian side seemed to have got used to each other and mounted a series of attacks which resulted in the award of a penalty. This was kicked by Callum Buckler to pull the score back to 3-11 with a few minutes of the half left of the first half.
This proved enough time for the home side to attack again and score a try through Ben Henning which Callum Buckler converted to make it 10-11 at half time.
The Beccehamian side continued in the ascendancy at the start of the second half and within 5 minutes Lewis Miller touched down in the left hand corner. Callum Buckler failed to convert even after yours truly offered to buy him a beer.! At last we were in the lead 15-11.
For the next 10 minutes we mounted a number of attacks and eventually Callum Buckler made a break and touched down but was unable to convert his try making the score 20-11
Although Beccehamians secured the ball from the KO they were turned over on the 10 metre line and New Ash Green wing Ruchit raced over in the corner. They failed to convert leaving the score 20-16.
It was now Beccehamians turn to gain the ball in the New Ash Green half and eventually George Tossell managed to touch down to make the score 25-16 and give us the bonus point.
However New Ash Green were not finished and mounted a spirited series of attacks which eventually resulted in wing Ruchit going over for a try which was converted to make the score 25-23.
This made the last 5 minutes dramatic as New Ash Green attacked again but thankfully we held out.
Team: D Hayden, J Kempster, D Le Bas, D Speed , J Fogarty, G Tossell , B Henning, B Coles, B Dunmore, S Kirk, E Ashworth, C Buckler (C), P Refell, L Miller, T Ottewill.
Subs: J Buckler, H Copley, J Cowell.