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1st XV - Match centre

Westcliff
Towcestrians
Tries
J Chambers
Conversions
J Falvey
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London & SE Premier Full time

Match Report: Westcliff 68 - 10 Towcestrians

Tough time for Tows on long road trip

Towcestrians returned to action this weekend after weather disruption meant a three week break from League action, and faced a tough away fixture at Westcliff, the Southend based outfit, currently fifth in the league and it was a ten try blitzing from the home side to keep Tows rooted at the foot of this tough division.

Tows had a decent amount of territory and possession but they were taught a lesson in finishing, their mistakes leading to four tries being run back at them from deep, the fourth being scored by their impressive 19 year old scrum half, Jake Spivey, who relieved Tows no.9 Ronnie Speakman of the ball at the base of a scrum to run in from his own half for his hat-trick try and Westcliffs bonus point try, they had time to add a fifth before half time and with all converted the game was effectively over, Tows playing for pride alone had a sole James Falvey penalty to show for their efforts. With Westcliff now looking to run everything two tries soon followed, Tows struggling to cope with the pace and precision of the home side and a number of injuries, it was Joe Chambers who gave Tows the bright spot of the afternoon running in an interception try, Falvey converting, but Peter Gowler's yellow card saw the home add three more tries before the end and only the last going unconverted.

Tows now face much more local opposition in the Semi-Final of the Alliance Cup on Wednesday night against Bugbrooke.

Tows 2nd XV fared far better than the 1's, a rare Pepe Nanci Hat-trick sending them on their way to a comprehensive 36 - 0 victory against Old Halesonians in the league, other tries from Adam Wilkinson, Rob Lees and Eugene Baxter, Cam Young adding two conversions with Mark Yeates a third.

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Key moments

40:00 +20:00
Conversion James Falvey kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
59:00
Try Joe Chambers scores for Towcestrians

Highlights

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65:00 Sub On
Harry Sturley is substituted on for Towcestrians
65:00 Sub Off
Ally Haynes is substituted off for Towcestrians
59:00 Try 0 - 5
Joe Chambers scores for Towcestrians
55:00 Sub On
Wesley McGimpsey is substituted on for Towcestrians
55:00 Sub Off
Benjamin Roe is substituted off for Towcestrians
End of period 1
40:00 +20:00 Conversion 0 - 7
James Falvey kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
21:00 Sub On
Joe Chambers is substituted on for Towcestrians
21:00 Sub Off
Peter Gowler is substituted off for Towcestrians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Westcliff
  • Towcestrians
  • 0
  • Joe Chambers Sub On 21:00'
  • Peter Gowler Sub Off 21:00'
  • James Falvey Conversion 40:00 +20:00'
  • Wesley McGimpsey Sub On 55:00'
  • Benjamin Roe Sub Off 55:00'
  • Joe Chambers Try 59:00'
  • Harry Sturley Sub On 65:00'
  • Ally Haynes Sub Off 65:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Sidcup 26 59
9. Dorking 26 57
10. Sutton & Epsom 26 57
11. Guildford 26 52
12. Westcombe Park 26 49
13. Southend Saxons 26 30
14. Towcestrians 26 20

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