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2nd XV - Match centre

Witham II
Billericay II
A Beer, C Gibson
Sat 1 Dec 14:00 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 6 East Full time

Not quite enough

While Witham were always a threat, we just didn't turn our pressure into enough points.

The morning showers made this a muddy affair with both sides struggling to retain possession at times. An early visit to Witham's 22 saw Billericay open the scoring through their forwards. Witham then spent a good spell on the attack but could not turn it into points. Once again, the visitors only needed a short period of pressure to extend their lead before Witham once again camped in the Billericay 22. Daz Chesson and James Harrison were both repelled as Witham searched for their first try. Eventually, Alex Beer picked up from the back of the scrum and was able to batter his way through. Witha half time score of 5-14, Witham were sure they could turn it around. For much of the second half, the hosts made ground only to lose possession and start again. In the conditions, there had been little clean running for the backs, but when Witham used the line, Sam Holloway broke the defence. With the ball quickly recycled, Charlie Gibson had the space to evade his opposite number and reduce the deficit to 10-14. Witham knew how close they were but Billericays defence was resolute and late in the game, they were able to pounce on an error and secure the with with a try. Final score Witham 2nds 10 Billericay 2nds 19.
Man of the match was Max Basham.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

Try Alex Beer scores for Witham II
Try Charlie Gibson scores for Witham II


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65:00 Try 10 - 0
Charlie Gibson scores for Witham II
End of period 1
38:00 Try 5 - 0
Alex Beer scores for Witham II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Witham II
  • Billericay II
  • 0
  • Alex Beer Try 38:00'
  • Charlie Gibson Try 65:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Mavericks II 8 27
2. Rochford Hundred IV 7 27
3. Billericay II 7 24
4. Witham II 8 20
5. Benfleet Vikings 5 19
6. Chelmsford IV 6 12
7. Writtle Wanderers II 8 10

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