1st Team - Match centre

Hemel Hempstead
Finchley
H Morgan (2), G Jahn (2), J Hearn, A Gamble, N Merrett, S Meddeman
Full time
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D St George McKenzie (2), S Johnson
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Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West

Camelot made to work hard by Finchley

Festival feel to seasons last league game

Finchley were Camelot’s visitors in the season’s final league match at Chaulden Lane last Saturday.

With Camelot already promoted and Finchley safe from relegation both sides wanted to sign off on a high.

Finchley were the first to get on the score sheet when Camelot’s defensive frailty raised its head again. This time it was some weak tackling that allowed the visitors to go over near the corner flag. With the conversion missed Finchley were ahead by 5 points after only 3 minutes.

It wasn’t until the 17th minute that Camelot took the lead when No 8 Hadyn Morgan went over for an easy try. With David St George McKenzie making the conversion the home side led 7- 5. However, Finchley came straight back to score their 2nd try, which with the conversion gave them a 5 point lead. However this was the last time they headed Camelot.

Camelot’s response was to run in 3 tries in the second quarter. The 1st from forward Gary Jahn and converted by St George McKenzie after 24 minutes gave them a 14- 12 lead. The next came from Fly-half Jamie Hearn who scored a fine individual try slicing through a flatfooted defence from 30 metres. This was followed by another from Jahn who powered his way over from 20 metres. With both conversions going astray Camelot lead at half time 24-12.

The second half continued in a similar vain to the first with tries from both side scoring at regular intervals. Finchley scored a try from the restart when Camelot’s defence appeared to be asleep. It was then Camelot’s turn when Morgan got his 2nd of the game but that was matched by Finchley when they grabbed their bonus point 4th try soon after. This made the score after just 11 minutes 29 – 22.

Camelot should have added another in the 17th minute when, with a 2 on 1 just 20 metres from the line, a Finchley player was adjudged to have deliberately knocked on and was given 10 minutes in the bin. Camelot kicked to touch and from the line-out drove the visitor’s pack over their own line to score Camelot’s 6th try with 2nd Row Sean Meddeman emerging from the bottom of the heap with the ball.

Camelot scored further tries from Aled Gamble and substitute Nick Merrett. The last try was converted by Sean Johnson. Although Finchley grabbed a consolation converted try, in the end Camelot ran out comfortable winners 46 – 29.

The club bids farewell to utility back Sean Johnson who is moving to the West Country. With Will Temperley also rumoured to be retiring (again), Camelot will have some big boots to fill next season when they return to London 2 North West after 2 years away.

There have been some exciting and entertaining rugby played this year under the Club’s new coach Jason Lowde. Of the 22 league games, Camelot’s record of 18 wins and 4 loses is a great return for the Coach. The side scored 800 points, an average per game of 36+ and conceded only 305 at an average of just below 14 per game.

The team used 38 players in all. However 14 played in 16 or more game with Full back David St George McKenzie playing in every match.

The leading point’s scorers were:

David St George McKenzie played 22 games scoring 162 points from 11 tries, 37 conversions and 11 penalties.

Aled Gamble played 20 games scoring 102 points from 20 tries and 1 conversion.

Jamie Hearn played 16 games scoring 97 points from 4 tries, 34 conversions, 2 penalties and a drop goal.

Scorers

Tries Hadyn Morgan (2), Gary Jahn (2), Jamie Hearn, Sean Meddeman, Aled Gamble,
Nick Merrett

Conversions David St George McKenzie (2) Sean Johnson


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

Key moments

2:30
Try Try for Finchley
17:00
Try Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
18:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
21:00
Try Try for Finchley
22:00
Conversion Conversion for Finchley
24:00
Try Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
25:00
Conversion David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
32:00
Try Jamie Hearn scores for Hemel Hempstead
36:00
Try Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
1:00
Try Try for Finchley
8:00
Try Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
11:00
Try Try for Finchley
18:00
Try Sean Meddeman scores for Hemel Hempstead
33:00
Try Aled Gamble scores for Hemel Hempstead
35:00
Try Try for Finchley
36:00
Conversion Conversion for Finchley
40:00
Try Nick Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
41:00
Conversion Sean Johnson kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead

Highlights

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41:00 Conversion 46 - 29
Sean Johnson kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
40:00 Try 44 - 29
Nick Merrett scores for Hemel Hempstead
36:00 Conversion 39 - 29
Conversion for Finchley
35:00 Try 34 - 27
Try for Finchley
34:00 Missed Conversion
David St George McKenzie misses a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
33:00 Try 34 - 22
Aled Gamble scores for Hemel Hempstead
19:00 Missed Conversion
David St George McKenzie misses a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
18:00 Try 17 - 15
Sean Meddeman scores for Hemel Hempstead
17:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Finchley
12:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Finchley
11:00 Try 5 - 15
Try for Finchley
9:00 Missed Conversion
David St George McKenzie misses a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
8:00 Try 5 - 10
Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
2:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Finchley
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Finchley
End of period 1
37:00 Missed Conversion
David St George McKenzie misses a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
36:00 Try 39 - 27
Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
33:00 Missed Conversion
David St George McKenzie misses a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
32:00 Try 29 - 22
Jamie Hearn scores for Hemel Hempstead
25:00 Conversion 24 - 22
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
24:00 Try 22 - 22
Gareth Jahn scores for Hemel Hempstead
24:00 Try Assist
Sean Meddeman makes an assist for Hemel Hempstead
22:00 Conversion 17 - 22
Conversion for Finchley
21:00 Try 17 - 20
Try for Finchley
18:00 Conversion 12 - 15
David St George McKenzie kicks a conversion for Hemel Hempstead
17:00 Try 10 - 15
Hadyn Morgan scores for Hemel Hempstead
2:30 Try 0 - 10
Try for Finchley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Finchley
  • 0
  • Try 2:30'
  • Hadyn Morgan Try 17:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 18:00'
  • Try 21:00'
  • Conversion 22:00'
  • Gareth Jahn Try 24:00'
  • Sean Meddeman Try Assist 24:00'
  • David St George McKenzie Conversion 25:00'
  • Jamie Hearn Try 32:00'
  • Gareth Jahn Try 36:00'
  • Try 1:00'
  • Hadyn Morgan Try 8:00'
  • Try 11:00'
  • Yellow Card 17:00'
  • Sean Meddeman Try 18:00'
  • Aled Gamble Try 33:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 36:00'
  • Nick Merrett Try 40:00'
  • Sean Johnson Conversion 41:00'

Team selection

St George McKenzie, David St George McKenzie, David
Johnson, Sean Johnson, Sean
Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Ryan
O'Brien, Daniel O'Brien, Daniel
Gamble, Aled Gamble, Aled
Hearn, Jamie Hearn, Jamie
Aitken, Tom Aitken, Tom
Morgan, Hadyn Morgan, Hadyn
Carder, Gareth Carder, Gareth
Temperley, William Temperley, William
Jahn, Gareth Jahn, Gareth
Meddeman, Sean Meddeman, Sean
Mccutcheon, Jamie Mccutcheon, Jamie
Massa, Nino Massa, Nino
Kears, Matt Kears, Matt

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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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