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EG 1 - Match centre

East Grinstead
Ditchling
S Montagu (2), D Bridges, S Cooke, S Anderson (2), M Crawley-Moore, J Peaty, R Andrews
Tries
S Cooke (7)
Conversions
Sat 13 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - Harvey's of Sussex 1 Full time

Firsts perform well at Ditchling

Good signs for Gs


With weather and pitch conditions considerably better than last week at Eastbourne we came into the match hopeful of showing signs of improvement following changes to the way we have trained since Christmas. We started really well and it was clear that there were plenty of players that wanted to impress. Ditchling fought hard and tried to make it scrappy at times but ultimately struggled to live with us when we played with pace and pattern. The forwards worked hard throughout to get quick clean ball with big carries and good ruck work which allowed the backline to move the ball well. The first half saw us cross the line five times with some excellent interplay from backs and forwards. Montagu picked up two with one a piece for Bridges, Cooke and Anderson. Cooke converted four from five.
Some changes at half time saw Perry and Pentney join the pack and their impact was instant and huge. The competition for places clearly creating hunger in the players to show they should be in the starting line up. The pair made huge carries with excellent running lines. Ailes, on his first team debut having joined prior to Christmas, was having an excellent game in the back row and linked up well with Arnold and Andrews. Crawley-Moore was making strong yards in the centres and the wingers looked hungry for work off the ball. We continued to create opportunities and we scored four more tries in the second half. Crawley-Moore got the first with a barnstorming run which was followed by Peaty with the second from a push over scrum. Further tries from Anderson and Andrews were added as the half progressed. Cooke converted three from four. With ten minutes to go in the half the as we looked for another try the game had to be stopped early as Anderson suffered a nasty leg injury and couldn't be moved, we hope he recovers well.
A strong performance from the team today and signs that we are starting to get our mojo back. It was great to see the competition for places and several players really showed what they can offer today. We have a few weeks now until the next league games and we have six games left to ensure we finish in the play off spot as a minimum. We will play home and away games against Hellingly, Uckfield and either Burgess Hill or Seaford who play their rearranged game this week to decide fourth and fifth position.

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Key moments

4:00
Try Sam Montagu scores for East Grinstead
5:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
15:00
Try Dave Bridges scores for East Grinstead
26:00
Try Sam Montagu scores for East Grinstead
26:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
30:00
Try Steven Cooke scores for East Grinstead
31:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
35:00
Try Scott Anderson scores for East Grinstead
36:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
42:00
Try Max Crawley-Moore scores for East Grinstead
43:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
52:00
Try John Peaty scores for East Grinstead
60:00
Try Scott Anderson scores for East Grinstead
61:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
67:00
Try Ruari Andrews scores for East Grinstead
68:00
Conversion Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead

Highlights

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68:00 Conversion 59 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
67:00 Try 57 - 0
Ruari Andrews scores for East Grinstead
61:00 Conversion 52 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
60:00 Try 50 - 0
Scott Anderson scores for East Grinstead
53:00 Missed Conversion
Steven Cooke misses a conversion for East Grinstead
52:00 Try 45 - 0
John Peaty scores for East Grinstead
43:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
42:00 Try 38 - 0
Max Crawley-Moore scores for East Grinstead
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
35:00 Try 31 - 0
Scott Anderson scores for East Grinstead
31:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
30:00 Try 24 - 0
Steven Cooke scores for East Grinstead
26:00 Try 17 - 0
Sam Montagu scores for East Grinstead
26:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
15:00 Try 12 - 0
Dave Bridges scores for East Grinstead
15:00 Missed Conversion
Steven Cooke misses a conversion for East Grinstead
5:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Steven Cooke kicks a conversion for East Grinstead
4:00 Try 5 - 0
Sam Montagu scores for East Grinstead
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As it happened

  • East Grinstead
  • Ditchling
  • 0
  • Sam Montagu Try 4:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 5:00'
  • Dave Bridges Try 15:00'
  • Sam Montagu Try 26:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 26:00'
  • Steven Cooke Try 30:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 31:00'
  • Scott Anderson Try 35:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 36:00'
  • Max Crawley-Moore Try 42:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 43:00'
  • John Peaty Try 52:00'
  • Scott Anderson Try 60:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 61:00'
  • Ruari Andrews Try 67:00'
  • Steven Cooke Conversion 68:00'

Team selection

Whiteman, Ben Whiteman, Ben
Montagu, Sam Montagu, Sam
Dodgson, Richard Dodgson, Richard
Crawley-Moore, Max Crawley-Moore, Max
Anderson, Scott Anderson, Scott
Cooke, Steven Cooke, Steven
Stokes, James Stokes, James
Andrews, Ruari Andrews, Ruari
Ailes, Kris Ailes, Kris
Arnold, Daniel Arnold, Daniel
Hulst, Daan Hulst, Daan
Peaty, John Peaty, John
Bridges, Dave Bridges, Dave
Kiernan, Tom Kiernan, Tom
Beanland, Bertie Beanland, Bertie

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hellingly 14 70
2. East Grinstead 14 53
3. Uckfield 14 46
4. Burgess Hill 14 40
5. Seaford 14 40
6. Eastbourne 14 20
7. Barns Green 14 5

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