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Old Elthamians
Haywards Heath
Sat 14 Jan 14:15 - London & SE Division - London 1 South

OLD ELTHAMIANS 36 HAYWARDS HEATH 15

 

Haywards Heath put up a really good show and are certainly no poor side, unlucky with injuries as well during this game: we hope their scrum half who went off with a dislocated shoulder is ok.
With the score 10-10 at half-time the game seemed to be really open and up for grabs. A volley of home truths to the players from the OE coaching staff saw the Old Boys, with an immaculate display from Rob White, pull away and win comfortably, securing the much needed bonus point.
Elthamians started strongly with Max O’Leary being put away in the corner for an early try converted by Rob White. The lead was extended when Haywards Heath were penalised for offside, Rob White was successful with the penalty, although another two later shots at goal were missed. Elthamians then took their foot off the gas and Haywards Heath came back strongly, first with a penalty and then a well-worked and converted try.
Home injuries forced changes with Owen Lewis going off and Tom Lawry following him with a cut head. This brought Rob White into the centre and Harry White on in the second row . A fine Jonny Williams break put Max O’Leary through for his second try at the start of the second half and with the half time words still ringing in their ears the players put in their best 20-minute spell of the season: the pace, hands, off-loads and rucking was out of the top drawer. Rob White benefited from all this hard work and scored a superb hat-trick, all converted. He ghosted through the visitors' defence as the back division cut them to ribbons. Heath scored a late consolation try, which they thoroughly deserved, but the 20 minutes of rugby after half-time was really breathtaking.
Next week off for a toughie at Cobham...

OEs vs Haywards Heath photos by Sally Hosken
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  • Old Elthamians
  • Haywards Heath
  • 0
  • R White Penalty 7:00'
  • M O'Leary Try 20:00'
  • T Lawy Sub Off 20:00'
  • R White Conversion 20:00'
  • H White Sub On 20:00'
  • R White Conversion 44:00'
  • M O'Leary Try 44:00'
  • R White Try 50:00'
  • O Lewis Sub Off 50:00'
  • L Cooper Sub On 50:00'
  • R White Try 55:00'
  • R White Conversion 55:00'
  • R White Conversion 59:00'
  • R White Try 59:00'
  • D Brown Sub On 60:00'
  • A OLeary Sub Off 60:00'
  • R Boxall Player of the Match 80:00'

Period 1

7:00
R White kicks a penalty for Old Elthamians
20:00
M O'Leary scores for Old Elthamians
20:00
T Lawy is substituted off for Old Elthamians
20:00
R White kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
20:00
H White is substituted on for Old Elthamians

Period 2

44:00
R White kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
44:00
M O'Leary scores for Old Elthamians
50:00
R White scores for Old Elthamians
50:00
O Lewis is substituted off for Old Elthamians
50:00
L Cooper is substituted on for Old Elthamians
55:00
R White scores for Old Elthamians
55:00
R White kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
59:00
R White kicks a conversion for Old Elthamians
59:00
R White scores for Old Elthamians
60:00
D Brown is substituted on for Old Elthamians
60:00
A OLeary is substituted off for Old Elthamians
80:00
R Boxall is awarded player of the match for Old Elthamians

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# Team Pd Pts
1. Guernsey 26 111
2. Old Elthamians 26 108
3. Chichester 26 95
4. Basingstoke 26 93
5. Hove 26 68
6. Sidcup 26 66
7. Beckenham 26 63
8. Dover 26 60

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