U18s - Academy - Match centre

Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
Beccehamian RFC
Unknown, Unknown
Full time
o adkins (3), Tolu, T Buckle, T White, T Firth
Unknown
J Sexton (3)
Sun 2 Apr 13:00 - Cup Attendance 36

Kent U18s Plate Final

Becc's Academy face Sidcup Academy for third time this season.

The academy side have always had close games against Sidcup throughout their Beccs history, from mini's through to the youth. Most of the time Beccs have been on the wrong end of the score line.
This season we have faced Sidcup three times - loosing in a friendly hosted at Sidcup, managing a tight 10-10 score line in the league, at Sidcup and we finally faced them in the plate final at Ashford.

Becc's started the brighter with the vast majority of territory, with only the hands letting us down. It took almost 20mins for Ollie A to secure his first Beccs try of the season, streaking down his wing having been set free by Tom F. Two mins later he had secured his second, unfortunately neither converted.
Sidcup gathered themselves out muscling Beccs for a converted score. This gave Sidcup momentum as they had the upper hand... however some great inter play by Beccs left Tolu to dance around the Sidcup defence to secure the third try, which was converted by Jed. A few minutes later great inter play and support left Tom B with a small amount of space, in which to run around a couple of defenders to secure the fourth try, which was converted..... HT 24-7 to Beccs.

5 changes were made at half time. This along with the resolve of Sidcup after the HT chat meant that the game slowed down, with neither side making much progress until inter play between Mattie (making his first start since breaking his hand against Sidcup in the league) and Ollie A led to Ollie's third try of the game - just like buses they all game at once. A couple of more subs came on, with Tom W replacing Ollie on the wing. Sidcup managed to barge their way over again with an unconverted try.
A few minutes later a ball was passed out to Tom W, who showed great jugging skills to retain the ball and cross in the corner for an unconverted try.

Academy vs Sidcup - Kent Plate Final 02/04/17
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As the clock ticked away Sidcup did not give up and kept pushing and trying to break the Becc's defence. Likewise, although Beccs had the lead they did not sit back and kept pushing. As the last minute approached Beccs made several attempts at crossing the Sidcup line. Tom F, now playing scrummy, having started at 15, saw a small gap open up and pounced over the line from short range.... as the conversion went over the full time whistle blew.

FT 41-12.

An entertaining game to watch played in good spirt by both teams. Everything clicked for Beccs with support runners in place and the passes mainly going to hand .... just a shame its the last game of the season and for most of the boys, also age grade rugby.
But what a way to go out, saving the best til last and with a trophy.

It has been a great pleasure coaching all the boys and girls in the early stages. Some of the team playing in the final having been with us since they were 6 years old. Those who have joined us along the journey and those who left have all made their mark and been an important part of this tight squad. Most still maintain contact, with some past players watching the game or joining us after, in celebration at Beccs.

Lastly on a personal note, it has been a journey over these years since I first stood on the side lines in 2003 watching tags being pulled from belts, to not stepping back fast enough and so becoming a coach to the U7s. Its not been easy at times but has always been enjoyable, being part of the Beccs and the wider rugby family. I would like to thank the parents who have been there helping, supporting us all the way. Also the coaches involved through this journey, Rod Grant, Steve Dennis, John Sexton, John Tomkins and lastly Dave Sweeting (Tasty) who was parachuted in as head coach at a difficult time and been with us for the last 10 years, directing and supporting the squad with passion - leaving us all with m.

Good luck to all in your future adventures.


Key moments

17:00
Try ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
20:00
Try ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
27:00
Try Try for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
28:00
Conversion Conversion for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
30:00
Try Tolu scores for Beccehamian RFC
31:00
Conversion Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
34:00
Try Tom Buckle scores for Beccehamian RFC
34:00
Conversion Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
51:00
Try ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
57:00
Try Try for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
63:00
Try Tom White scores for Beccehamian RFC
68:00
Try Tom Firth scores for Beccehamian RFC
69:00
Conversion Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC

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69:00 Conversion 12 - 41
Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
68:00 Try 12 - 39
Tom Firth scores for Beccehamian RFC
64:00 Sub On
Michael Heasman is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
64:00 Sub Off
Omar Pellow is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
64:00 Missed Conversion
Jed Sexton misses a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
63:00 Try 12 - 34
Tom White scores for Beccehamian RFC
58:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
57:00 Try 12 - 29
Try for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
52:00 Sub Off
Michael Heasman is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
52:00 Sub On
Matt Farley is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
52:00 Sub On
Tom White is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
52:00 Sub Off
ollie adkins is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
52:00 Missed Conversion
Jed Sexton misses a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
51:00 Try 7 - 29
ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub Off
Adam Harrington is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub On
Charlie Bethell is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub On
Matthew Johnson is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub On
Will Jasper is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub On
Adam Sheldon is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub On
Harry Copley is substituted on for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub Off
Tolu is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub Off
simon Flinn is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub Off
Tristan Storch is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
35:00 Sub Off
Harry Scott-Munro is substituted off for Beccehamian RFC
End of period 1
34:00 Try 7 - 22
Tom Buckle scores for Beccehamian RFC
34:00 Conversion 7 - 24
Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
31:00 Conversion 7 - 17
Jed Sexton kicks a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
30:00 Try 7 - 15
Tolu scores for Beccehamian RFC
28:00 Conversion 7 - 10
Conversion for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
27:00 Try 5 - 10
Try for Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
21:00 Missed Conversion
Jed Sexton misses a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
20:00 Try 0 - 10
ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
18:00 Missed Conversion
Jed Sexton misses a conversion for Beccehamian RFC
17:00 Try 0 - 5
ollie adkins scores for Beccehamian RFC
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As it happened

  • Sidcup RFC- Kent Plate Final
  • Beccehamian RFC
  • 0
  • ollie adkins Try 17:00'
  • ollie adkins Try 20:00'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Conversion 28:00'
  • Tolu Try 30:00'
  • Jed Sexton Conversion 31:00'
  • Tom Buckle Try 34:00'
  • Jed Sexton Conversion 34:00'
  • Harry Scott-Munro Sub Off 35:00'
  • Adam Harrington Sub Off 35:00'
  • Tristan Storch Sub Off 35:00'
  • simon Flinn Sub Off 35:00'
  • Tolu Sub Off 35:00'
  • Harry Copley Sub On 35:00'
  • Adam Sheldon Sub On 35:00'
  • Will Jasper Sub On 35:00'
  • Matthew Johnson Sub On 35:00'
  • Charlie Bethell Sub On 35:00'
  • ollie adkins Try 51:00'
  • ollie adkins Sub Off 52:00'
  • Michael Heasman Sub Off 52:00'
  • Tom White Sub On 52:00'
  • Matt Farley Sub On 52:00'
  • Try 57:00'
  • Tom White Try 63:00'
  • Omar Pellow Sub Off 64:00'
  • Michael Heasman Sub On 64:00'
  • Tom Firth Try 68:00'
  • Jed Sexton Conversion 69:00'

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