Sat 29
1st XV
L Hemming (3), R Garrott, M Mathers, L May, R Jones, B Slatter, P Willetts, B Turk
L Hemming (7)


By steve preece
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Cents were away at the picturesque Windsor Rugby ground this week and put in another good performence, and came away with a bonus point win scoring 10 try's and kicking 7 conversions.

Windsor welcomed the Old Cents players and invited our committee to a fine luncheon with their fellow supporters which went down very well.
With both members discussing and trying to squeeze out any information of each others teams on a great day for running rugby the match began!

Windsor had the better start and with their big forwards taking the game to Cents,they made good ground and forced Cents to conceed a try in the fist couple of minutes when their Centre crashed straight through the middle and scored under the post, which was converted.

Cents, who normaly blasts out of the blocks made a slow start but after 10 mins on the back foot they got a grip of the game and started playing the game at their own fast pace and ran in 6 try's converting four of them before half time. Liam Hemming was first to get on the score sheet followed by Scum Half Ryan Garrott who sniped over.Then Flanker Ben Slatter finished a superb backs move to make it three then the bonus point came when Centre Mike Mathers who made one of his bullocking runs to score under the post to make 28-7 on half hour. In the last ten minutes of the half Winger Rob Jones and Fullback Lewis May scored two good tries out wide, at half time the score was 38-7.

The second half of the game changed hands several times with Windsor coming into the game more, although it was going to be a struggle to win this game they made a great effort to try and score 3 more tries to close the gap and grab a bonus point.
They did mannage to score two good try's through their backs but failed to get their third and Cents scored 4 more try's, another two from outside centre Liam Hemming who's pace was to much for Windsor and earned him the Man of the Match reward for his hatrick, 3 assists and his 7 conversions giving him a total points tally of 29pts.
Winger Ben Turk scored out wide and Captain Pete Willetts scored a try from a good driving maul from a linout.Score finnished 64-21, but the ref found us a extra point from somewhere and called it 65 -21.

This was another good performence from Cents especially in the first half. This moves Cents into second place behind Bracknell but it is still very close between the top six places, one loss and you move back down to sixth.
Coach Jack Preece was very pleased with the win and said,"It was good to see us find some form playing away from home. Windsor had strong forwards today but we played well as a team and our fitness and pace outwide was the difference. Liam Hemming was outstanding today and looked a threat all game!.

Jack himself looked to be getting back to full fitness when he was spotted chasing the bus who had left without him.

Match report by Steve Preece.

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Match date

Sat 29, Sep 2012



Meet time



South West 1 East
Liam Hemming

Player of the match

Liam Hemming