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Hemel Hempstead
Datchworth
R Doyle, J Field, G Jahn (2), D St George McKenzie, R Merrett (2), A Gamble, H Morgan, G Carder
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D St George McKenzie (10)
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Sat 11 Mar 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West

Camelot Secure Promotion with 10 try win

Datchworth are blown away in a rampaging 2nd half

With League Leaders, Hackney, beating 3rd placed Stevenage, Camelot cannot be caught in 2nd place with only 3 games remaining and will be promoted to London North West 2 next season

With last Saturday’s visitors Datchworth coming off a 3 match loosing run, Camelot perhaps thought that they were in for an easy afternoon.

After only 35 seconds, it looked as though that would be the case when Camelot scored straight from the kickoff when Centre Ryan Doyle strolled through a non-existent Datchworth defence to score. Fullback David St George McKenzie added the conversion. Camelot had a 7 point lead in under a minute.

However, what happened in the next 39 minutes had the crowd scratching their heads and the Camelot coach, Jason Lowde, pulling out what remaining hair he has.

Datchworth immediately hit back with a penalty kick and a converted try to take the lead, as the home side seemed to go to sleep.

Jack Field, Camelot’s 2nd row, got his team back into the game with a try. This came from an audacious break by Jamie Hearn on his own10 meter line and saw him link with Field 40 meters out from the Datchworth line. The 2nd row, who is all ‘arms and legs’ put on the after burners and saw-off 4 tacklers to race in under the posts. St George McKenzie added the extras for Camelot to regain the lead again (14-10).

Again Camelot’s normally solid defence was outflanked and Datchworth had their 2nd try which was duly converted and Camelot were behind again (14-17). With only 20 minutes gone and 4 tries the neutrals were getting an entertaining game.

The home side now found some consistency and ran in 2 tries in quick succession from Gary Jahn and St George McKenzie. With both conversions going over from St George McKenzie, Camelot had an 11 point lead and looked set for a comfortable bonus point win. (28-17)

With 8 minutes remaining in the half Datchworth showed that they still had something left and added their 3rd converted try and a penalty to be just 1 point behind. (28-27).

As the half ended Camelot skipper Nino Massa was given a Yellow Card for what appeared to be a bit of back chat to the referee but his side still had the narrowest of leads.

Whatever the Camelot coach said at half time had a galvanising effect on his side.

After Datchworth converted another Penalty early on to regain the lead, it became one-way traffic for the home side as they dominated the score sheet for the remainder of the game. The various Camelot substitutions appeared to have the right effect which, together with the side’s superior fitness, enabled them to score 6 unanswered converted tries.

Substitute Ross Merrett grabbed 2 (16 & 37 minutes), Jahn got his 2nd (21 minutes), Gamble chased, what appeared to be a lost cause, to score in the 27th minute, Substitute Haydn Morgan, returning from an injury, scored Camelot’s 8th try in the 30th minute, and back row, Gary Calder, linked up on the wing to score in the 35th minute. That was 42 unanswered points and gave Camelot an overwhelming 70-30 win.

With 8 players getting their names on the score sheet, it is hard to single out one player. However Full-Back, David St George McKenzie, deserves praise for his impeccable place kicking display. Having also scored one of the 10 tries, he slotted all 10 conversions.. This takes his seasons tally to over 150 points. This was probably one of the most consistent kicking displays seen at Chaulden Lane in many years.

Final Score 70-30

Camelot go to 3rd placed Stevenage on 25th March which is followed by a home fixture on 1st April against league leaders Hackney.


Scorers

Tries Ryan Doyle, Jack Field, Gary Jahn (2), David St George McKenzie,
Ross Merrett (2), Aled Gamble, Hadyn Morgan, Gareth Calder.
Conversions David St George McKenzie (10)[/b]
Penalties


Team
1 Matt Kears
2 Nino Massa
3 Jamie McCutchen
4 Sean Meddeman
5 Jack Field
6 Gary Jahn
7 Will Temperley
8 Gareth Carder
9 Tom Aitken
10 Daniel O’Brien
11 Aled Gamble
12 Jamie Hearn
13 Ryan Doyle
14 Sean Johnson
15 David St George McKenzie
Subs
16 Joe Cox
17 Hadyn Morgan
18 Ross Merrett

Key moments

0:35
Try Ryan Doyle scores for Hemel Hempstead
1:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
2:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Datchworth
8:00
Try Try for Datchworth
9:00
Conversion Conversion for Datchworth
17:00
Try Jack Field scores for Hemel Hempstead
18:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
19:00
Try Try for Datchworth
20:00
Conversion Conversion for Datchworth
22:00
Try Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
23:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
25:00
Try David St George McKenzie scores for Hemel Hempstead
26:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
33:00
Try Try for Datchworth
34:00
Conversion Conversion for Datchworth
35:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Datchworth
1:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Datchworth
16:00
Try Ross Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
17:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
21:00
Try Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
22:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
25:00
Try Aled Gamble scores for Hemel Hempstead
26:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
30:00
Try Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
31:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
35:00
Try Gareth Carder scores for Hemel Hempstead
36:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
37:00
Try Ross Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
38:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead

Highlights

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38:00 Conversion 70 - 30
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
37:00 Try 68 - 30
Ross Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
36:00 Conversion 63 - 30
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
35:00 Try 61 - 30
Gareth Carder scores for Hemel Hempstead
31:00 Sub Off
William Temperley is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
31:00 Sub On
Gareth Carder is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
31:00 Conversion 56 - 20
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
30:00 Try 54 - 20
Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
26:00 Conversion 47 - 20
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Try 40 - 20
Aled Gamble scores for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Sub On
Sean Meddeman is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Sub Off
Gareth Carder is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Sub On
Jamie Mccutcheon is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Sub Off
Matthew Kears is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
22:00 Conversion 33 - 20
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
21:00 Try 26 - 20
Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
17:00 Conversion 19 - 13
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
16:00 Try 12 - 13
Ross Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
15:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Datchworth
10:00 Sub On
Joe Cox is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
10:00 Sub Off
Jamie Mccutcheon is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
3:00 Missed Penalty
David St George McKenzie misses a penalty for Hemel Hempstead
1:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Penalty kicked for Datchworth
0:00 Sub Off
Sean Meddeman is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
0:00 Sub On
Ross Merrett is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
0:00 Sub On
William Temperley is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
0:00 Sub Off
Daniel O'Brien is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
End of period 1
39:30 Yellow Card
Nino Massa is yellow carded for Hemel Hempstead
35:00 Penalty 56 - 30
Penalty kicked for Datchworth
34:00 Conversion 56 - 27
Conversion for Datchworth
33:00 Try 56 - 25
Try for Datchworth
30:00 Sub Off
William Temperley is substituted off for Hemel Hempstead
30:00 Sub On
Hadyn Morgan is substituted on for Hemel Hempstead
26:00 Conversion 49 - 20
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Try 45 - 20
David St George McKenzie scores for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Try Assist
Aled Gamble makes an assist for Hemel Hempstead
23:00 Conversion 35 - 20
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
22:00 Try 31 - 20
Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
20:00 Conversion 21 - 20
Conversion for Datchworth
19:00 Try 21 - 18
Try for Datchworth
18:00 Conversion 21 - 13
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
17:00 Try 17 - 13
Jack Field scores for Hemel Hempstead
9:00 Conversion 7 - 13
Conversion for Datchworth
8:00 Try 7 - 11
Try for Datchworth
2:00 Penalty 7 - 6
Penalty kicked for Datchworth
1:00 Conversion 7 - 3
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
0:35 Try 5 - 0
Ryan Doyle scores for Hemel Hempstead
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Datchworth
  • 0
  • Ryan Doyle Try 0:35'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 1:00'
  • Penalty 2:00'
  • Try 8:00'
  • Conversion 9:00'
  • Jack Field Try 17:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 18:00'
  • Try 19:00'
  • Conversion 20:00'
  • Gareth Jahn Try 22:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 23:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Try 25:00'
  • Aled Gamble Try Assist 25:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 26:00'
  • Hadyn Morgan Sub On 30:00'
  • William Temperley Sub Off 30:00'
  • Try 33:00'
  • Conversion 34:00'
  • Penalty 35:00'
  • Nino Massa Yellow Card 39:30'
  • Daniel O'Brien Sub Off 0:00'
  • Sean Meddeman Sub Off 0:00'
  • William Temperley Sub On 0:00'
  • Ross Merrett Sub On 0:00'
  • Penalty 1:00'
  • Jamie Mccutcheon Sub Off 10:00'
  • Joe Cox Sub On 10:00'
  • Yellow Card 15:00'
  • Ross Merrett Try 16:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 17:00'
  • Gareth Jahn Try 21:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 22:00'
  • Aled Gamble Try 25:00'
  • Sean Meddeman Sub On 25:00'
  • Gareth Carder Sub Off 25:00'
  • Jamie Mccutcheon Sub On 25:00'
  • Matthew Kears Sub Off 25:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 26:00'
  • Hadyn Morgan Try 30:00'
  • William Temperley Sub Off 31:00'
  • Gareth Carder Sub On 31:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 31:00'
  • Gareth Carder Try 35:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 36:00'
  • Ross Merrett Try 37:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 38:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hackney 22 109
2. Hemel Hempstead 22 90
3. Stevenage Town 22 83
4. Grasshoppers 22 67
5. Kilburn Cosmos 22 54
6. Datchworth 22 50
7. St Albans 22 47

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