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1st XV - Match centre

Pegasus Palmerians
Witham
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
C Gibson (2), d chesson, Unknown
Unknown, Unknown
Conversions
Unknown (3)
Unknown
Penalties
Sat 2 Feb 14:00 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 3 Full time

Inches from victory

A truly brave fightback from Witham brought us a last gasp chance that the breeze took away.

It was a cold blustery day but Pegasus started brightly with crisp handling and deep running to push Witham back. No nonsense tackling became a theme of the day but the hosts were relentless and having made space on the wing, they used it to open the scoring. Not long after, they were over again, having switched the play and found spaces in the defence. Witham had seen little possession, but when they did have the ball, the Phelps-Knight brothers were used to make yards before releasing the backs. Charlie Gibson was proving elusive for the Pegasus defenders and skipped through for a great individual try. Josh Phelps-Knight slotted the conversion. Pegasus attacked from the restart and although Witham kept them at bay for quite some time, they did add to their score with a try. As the half came to a close, Gibson sent a pinpoint kick to the corner. Luke Standbridge stole the lineout ball he set up an attack. With Ryan Logue stopped short of the line, Daz Chesson dummies the obvious pass to Gibson and darted over to score. With Josh Phelps-Knight getting the conversion, the half time score was 17-14.
Witham were encouraged by how close the scores were and started the second half on a mission. A clever loop move created space and once again Gibson escaped to score a try that, along with the conversion, gave Witham the lead by 17-21. The Pegasus backs were still full off running while their forwards were tiring. A couple of deep kicks gave them territory from which they retook the lead through their blind side winger. They also added a penalty to establish a 27-21 lead. In the last minute, Witham had a scrum 10 meters out. The pack were so dominant, a penalty was awarded, now only 5 meters away. This time the pack drove over the line for George to ground the ball. The conversion was tricky but Josh Phelps-Knight had the chance to win the game. Annoyingly, the breeze helped the ball drift just wide. The score probably does reflect the game but the effort put in by Witham players would have justified stealing the win. Spectators choice for man of the match was Marley Valentine who just seemed to be everywhere we needed him and made every tackle he went for.

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Key moments

6:00
Try Try for Pegasus Palmerians
11:00
Try Try for Pegasus Palmerians
12:00
Conversion Conversion for Pegasus Palmerians
25:00
Try Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Witham
30:00
Try Try for Pegasus Palmerians
35:00
Try darryl chesson scores for Witham
36:00
Conversion Conversion for Witham
50:00
Try Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
51:00
Conversion Conversion for Witham
60:00
Try Try for Pegasus Palmerians
61:00
Conversion Conversion for Pegasus Palmerians
70:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Pegasus Palmerians
79:00
Try Try for Witham

Highlights

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79:00 Try 27 - 26
Try for Witham
70:00 Penalty 27 - 21
Penalty kicked for Pegasus Palmerians
61:00 Conversion 24 - 21
Conversion for Pegasus Palmerians
60:00 Try 22 - 21
Try for Pegasus Palmerians
51:00 Conversion 17 - 21
Conversion for Witham
50:00 Try 17 - 19
Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 17 - 14
Conversion for Witham
35:00 Try 17 - 12
darryl chesson scores for Witham
30:00 Try 17 - 7
Try for Pegasus Palmerians
26:00 Conversion 12 - 7
Conversion for Witham
25:00 Try 12 - 5
Charlie Gibson scores for Witham
12:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Conversion for Pegasus Palmerians
11:00 Try 10 - 0
Try for Pegasus Palmerians
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Pegasus Palmerians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Pegasus Palmerians
  • Witham
  • 0
  • Try 6:00'
  • Try 11:00'
  • Conversion 12:00'
  • Charlie Gibson Try 25:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • darryl chesson Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 36:00'
  • Charlie Gibson Try 50:00'
  • Conversion 51:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Conversion 61:00'
  • Penalty 70:00'
  • Try 79:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
4. Millwall II 16 42
5. Eton Manor IV 16 38
6. Bancroft 16 37
7. South Woodham Ferrers II 16 37
8. Pegasus Palmerians 15 32
9. Burnham On Crouch 16 26
10. Witham 16 22

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