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Hemel Hempstead
Hackney
R Doyle
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D St George McKenzie
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Sat 1 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West

League Champions Show their Class

Camelot come up against a side that did most things right while failing to do the same

Camelot welcomed Hackney, this seasons London 3 North West league Champions to Chaulden Lane last Saturday.

They came to Camelot unbeaten and put on a display that showed why they are Champions scoring 5 tries to Camelot’s 1.

After last weeks disappointing defeat away at Stevenage where Camelot went down 24 – 18 in a match which also served as a Semi-final for the County Tankard, there was hope that they could return to their early season free flow play.

From the kick-off Hackney exerted the early pressure, keeping the home side in their own half for the first quarter. Hackney reward was a well taken converted try after 17 minutes from they lively 7.

From the resumption Camelot began to come more into the game and setup an overlap on the right when No 8 Haydn Morgan gave a perfectly weighted pass for winger Aled Gamble only to fumble the ball with a clear path to the line. Soon after Camelot were on the offensive again but this time the final pass was not the best and anther chance was squandered.

With Camelot only 7 points adrift at halftime they would have hoped to stay in the game. That proved to be beyond them as Hackney continued where they had left off in the first period. With consistent pressure they ran in tries on a regular basis adding converted tries in 6th and 25th minutes to extend their lead to 21 – 0.

Camelot had their chances to score when Sean Meddeman, coming at pace in the centre took a wonderfully floated cutout pass from Jamie Hearn, only to be pulled down just short of the line.

Although effectively out of the game Camelot continued to press and got a small reward with a well constructed try with Ryan Doyle taking the final pass from Daniel O’Brien to score near the posts. David St George McKenzie added the conversion. That was the only chance Camelot could take as they trailed 21-7.

As the clock ran down Camelot took too many risky chances to get back into the game which enabled Hackney to run-in 2 late tries, both converted, to close out a well deserved victory 35-7.

Camelot will hope to sign off their promotion season with a better display against Finchley who are the visitors at home next Saturday.


Final Score 7 - 35


Scorers

Tries Ryan Doyle

Conversion David St George McKenzie


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

Key moments

17:00
Try Try for Hackney
18:00
Conversion Conversion for Hackney
6:00
Try Try for Hackney
7:00
Conversion Conversion for Hackney
25:00
Try Try for Hackney
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Hackney
37:00
Try Ryan Doyle scores for Hemel Hempstead
38:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
40:00
Try Try for Hackney
41:00
Conversion Conversion for Hackney
44:00
Try Try for Hackney
45:00
Conversion Conversion for Hackney

Highlights

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45:00 Conversion 7 - 35
Conversion for Hackney
44:00 Try 7 - 33
Try for Hackney
41:00 Conversion 7 - 28
Conversion for Hackney
40:00 Try 7 - 26
Try for Hackney
38:00 Conversion 7 - 21
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
37:00 Try 5 - 21
Ryan Doyle scores for Hemel Hempstead
26:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Conversion for Hackney
25:00 Try 0 - 19
Try for Hackney
7:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Hackney
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Hackney
End of period 1
18:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Conversion for Hackney
17:00 Try 0 - 12
Try for Hackney
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hackney
  • 0
  • Try 17:00'
  • Conversion 18:00'
  • Try 6:00'
  • Conversion 7:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Ryan Doyle Try 37:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 38:00'
  • Try 40:00'
  • Conversion 41:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'

Team selection

St George McKenzie, David St George McKenzie, David
Johnson, Sean Johnson, Sean
Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Ryan
Merrett, Ross Merrett, Ross
Gamble, Aled Gamble, Aled
Hearn, Jamie Hearn, Jamie
Aitken, Tom Aitken, Tom
Morgan, Hadyn Morgan, Hadyn
Carder, Gareth Carder, Gareth
Massa, Nino Massa, Nino
Meddeman, Sean Meddeman, Sean
Jahn, Gareth Jahn, Gareth
Cox, Joe Cox, Joe
Thompson, Dan Thompson, Dan
Kears, Matthew Kears, Matthew

League round up

Other London 3 North West results

Hitchin
43
14
Grasshoppers
Staines
12
36

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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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