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1st XV - Match centre

Millwall II
Witham
Tries
C Gibson, R Bennett, Unknown
Conversions
d chesson
Sat 5 Jan 14:00 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 3 Full time

Slow start is costly

Witham took a slightly disjointed team to Millwall but took too long to get into our stride.

With Millwall in the top 4, this was never going to be an easy trip. With notable absences giving slots to less regular first teamers, Witham would have to be at their best from the start.
As it happened, Millwall were the side that started with more purpose and attacking intent. With their runners hitting our line at pace, we were on the back foot and the home side built a good lead. At 27-0, Daz Chesson made a break on the blind side. When he was stopped, Charlie Gibson collected and broke through the back row players. A swift side step left the fullback static and Chalie.grounded. this sparked a period of domination for Witham. Our next score was the result of some relentless attacks on their line, Nathan Frost went close before the ball was spun wide. Jon Beales helped it on and when it reached Rob Bennett on the wing, he finished neatly. Millwall had a shake up and started the second half strongly, adding to their lead. Despite breaks by Daz and Figgy, we just couldn't make the line. As the game came to an end, the pack won a brilliant scrum 10 meters out. Ryan Logue carried but was halted only for Harry to collect and burst over the line. Jon Beales was Man of the Match for Witham with Harry being bit of the week for a bit of a naughty high tackle.

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Key moments

25:00
Try Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
35:00
Try Robert Bennett scores for Witham
78:00
Try Try for Witham
79:00
Conversion darryl chesson kicks a conversion for Witham

Highlights

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79:00 Conversion 0 - 17
darryl chesson kicks a conversion for Witham
78:00 Try 0 - 15
Try for Witham
End of period 1
35:00 Try 0 - 10
Robert Bennett scores for Witham
25:00 Try 0 - 5
Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Millwall II
  • Witham
  • 0
  • Charlie Gibson Try 25:00'
  • Robert Bennett Try 35:00'
  • Try 78:00'
  • darryl chesson Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Cox, John Cox, John
Bennett, Robert Bennett, Robert
Andrew, Jon Andrew, Jon
Wells, Doulton Wells, Doulton
Vidler, Michael Vidler, Michael
Gibson, Charlie Gibson, Charlie
chesson, darryl chesson, darryl
Tiny Ray, Tom Tiny Ray, Tom
Logue, Ryan Logue, Ryan
Frost, Nathan Frost, Nathan
Basham, Max Basham, Max
Rojas, Ashley Rojas, Ashley

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
4. Basildon II 13 36
5. Eton Manor IV 13 33
6. Bancroft 13 27
7. South Woodham Ferrers II 13 26
8. Burnham On Crouch 13 25
9. Pegasus Palmerians 12 22
10. Witham 13 17

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