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Dartfordians
Deal & Betteshanger
O Edwards (2), L Chapman, J Scott (2)
Tries
J Regnier
Conversions
J Regnier
Penalties
Sat 17 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 2 South East Full time

Bonus point win for Darts against a sturdy Deal team

Darts had their penultimate home match

Darts had their penultimate home match against Deal on a perfect day for rugby. darts opened the scoring when Deal bravely tried to move the ball out from under their posts which allowed Darts to earn a penalty which was converted by Jonny Regnier. 3-0. Deal came back almost immediately when they had a chance to equalise but the penalty was slightly short. The visitors them put some great play together alternating their play between backs and forwards really stretching the home defence. The Darts defence has been really solid this season and they kept Deal at bay but then were penalised for kicking the ball out of the back of the ruck and Joe Scott was yellow carded. From the resulting lineout Deal put on the pressure and eventually Darts ran out of players and had to concede the try. 3-5. This shook Darts and although being a man down started to exert their own pressure and were moving the ball well in the backs. A clever chip saw Jonny nearly get a score but sturdy defence kept him out. Darts had the ascendancy in the scrum and it was from this pressure that they scored their second try. consecutive scrums disorganised the deal defence and when these were followed up by strong driving mauls it was only a matter of time before Ollie Edwards received the ball out wide to score unopposed. 8-5 . Again it was almost immediately that Deal hit back when they had a penalty close to half way and their fly half stepped up to coolly slot home the kick. 8-8. This ended the scoring for the half in what was an intriguing match.
Darts started the second half strongly and seemed to have got into their rhythm moving the ball wide to their wings but always keeping a threat close in . Eventually after going through their phases Louis Chapman went over in the corner. 13-8. Again it was Deal who came back at Darts and had a 5 minute spell inside the Darts 22 driving strongly through their forwards but Darts were very solid. When the ball went loose it was picked up by Ashley Hadler who raced away and it looked like a certain try when the referee called play back and sin binned Sam Cooksley and the Deal prop and give Darts a scrum. Darts cleared their lines and then almost immediately a great attempt to turn the ball over forced the visitors to concede a penalty. darts kicked to the corner and from the lineout they moved the wide to the left and it was Joe Scott who straightened and scored the third try. 18-8. Darts were now on top and using their speed, passing and movement to stretch the tiring Deal pack and although the defence was determined and making Darts work for every inch of ground again it was Joe Scott who cut a great line to score his second and the team's bonus point try. 23-8. It was now pretty much all Darts as the visitors had put all they had into the match and when they tied in players the space out wide was their for Ollie to score his second and the final try of the match. Jonny converted. 30-8
Connor Sutherland was given player of the match following a solid performance in the centre where his defence was outstanding and always looking dangerous with the ball in hand.
A really tough match where for the first half Darts couldn't get their act together as Deal closed them down quickly and tackled very strongly. Another bonus point win which is good for confidence ahead of our next three away matches against very tough opposition.

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Connor Sutherland

Player of the Match

Connor Sutherland

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Jonny Regnier kicks a penalty for Dartfordians
15:00
Try Ollie Edwards scores for Dartfordians
42:00
Try Louis Chapman scores for Dartfordians
50:00
Try Joe Scott scores for Dartfordians
60:00
Try Joe Scott scores for Dartfordians
70:00
Try Ollie Edwards scores for Dartfordians
71:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Connor Sutherland is awarded player of the match for Dartfordians
71:00 Conversion 30 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
70:00 Try 28 - 0
Ollie Edwards scores for Dartfordians
60:00 Try 23 - 0
Joe Scott scores for Dartfordians
55:00 Yellow Card
Sam Cooksley is yellow carded for Dartfordians
50:00 Try 18 - 0
Joe Scott scores for Dartfordians
42:00 Try 13 - 0
Louis Chapman scores for Dartfordians
End of period 1
18:00 Yellow Card
Joe Scott is yellow carded for Dartfordians
15:00 Try 8 - 0
Ollie Edwards scores for Dartfordians
3:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a penalty for Dartfordians
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As it happened

  • Dartfordians
  • Deal & Betteshanger
  • 0
  • Jonny Regnier Penalty 3:00'
  • Ollie Edwards Try 15:00'
  • Joe Scott Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Louis Chapman Try 42:00'
  • Joe Scott Try 50:00'
  • Sam Cooksley Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Joe Scott Try 60:00'
  • Ollie Edwards Try 70:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 71:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Dartfordians 22 98
2. Hove 22 77
3. Charlton Park 21 74
4. Horsham 22 69
5. Haywards Heath 22 62
6. Dover 21 60
7. Beckenham 21 56

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