Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with EAST GRINSTEAD RFC

View

EG 2 - Match centre

East Grinstead 2
Burgess Hill 2
T Kiernan, C PENTNEY
Full time
B Gray (2)
B Gray
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - Sussex Senior Leagues - Harvey's of Sussex 3 'Forwards Choice'

Hill Heartbreak

15 - 27

After last week’s error strewn performance, G’s 2’s were determined to put things right against Burgess Hill who had beaten Eastbourne 100 - 0 last weekend. It had been a crazy week for injury and unavailability with an unbelievable 40 players out across the club by the time KO arrived. Still, warm up went well, and after a fantastic early converted score from the forwards who mauled beautifully all game, confidence was high. Hill however are a good side and came roaring back with a lovely score of their own down the left. Things were in the balance until Hill again scored a powerful try to take the lead.

G’s were playing well however, and our offloading game was making yards. One lovely move saw the ball through at least five pairs of hands before Marriott broke through, offloaded again to the on-rushing Chris Pentney who battered over with his first touch of the game having come on moments before. Ben again converted to take the lead at the interval 12 - 10.

Things were looking really promising and many of last weeks errors were a thing of the past, but it was Burgess Hill who scored a quick fire penalty and then a converted try wide on the left. This was against the run of play and was very disappointing, but heads didn’t drop and for the next half an hour, all the pressure was being exerted by G’s, but time and again we were repelled. The ref finally awarded a penalty in front of the sticks which Ben stroked over to put us within five and 10 minutes to play. Just like last week, there was only one team in it now, surely it wouldn’t happen again?

East Grinstead 2 Vs Burgess Hill 2
30 photos

A lovely run up the left so nearly saw Gibbs clear. Runs from Pentney, De la Hey and the excellent Crawley-Moore gave much excitement, but it was Hill who scored a well worked counter to once again put the game out of reach.

Thank you so much to all the lads who stepped up to fill holes this week - you were all brilliant! I was so much happier than after last Saturday’s result. Keep building like this and the first win will come soon. Several contenders for MoM; Will DLH was everywhere in attack and defence, Chris Pentney caught the eye after he came on, both centres did superbly considering the 10 minutes they had to practice, but my MoM goes to Max Crawley-Moore for an outstanding game in attack and defence - well done buddy.

DOTD, quite literally, goes to Tom Kiernan who got kicked in the most tender of places. The most amazing moment followed when Mark Vine promised quick relief with a magic medical move??? The near orgasmic look on Tom’s face made me quite jealous, and certainly did the trick!!

Key moments

10:00
Try Tom Kiernan scores for East Grinstead 2
11:00
Conversion Ben Gray kicks a conversion for East Grinstead 2
30:00
Try Christopher PENTNEY scores for East Grinstead 2
31:00
Conversion Ben Gray kicks a conversion for East Grinstead 2
70:00
Penalty Ben Gray kicks a penalty for East Grinstead 2

Videos and photos

East Grinstead 2 Vs Burgess Hill 2
30 photos

Highlights

View 0 new events
70:00 Penalty 17 - 0
Ben Gray kicks a penalty for East Grinstead 2
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Ben Gray kicks a conversion for East Grinstead 2
30:00 Try 12 - 0
Christopher PENTNEY scores for East Grinstead 2
11:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Ben Gray kicks a conversion for East Grinstead 2
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom Kiernan scores for East Grinstead 2
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • East Grinstead 2
  • Burgess Hill 2
  • 0
  • Tom Kiernan Try 10:00'
  • Ben Gray Conversion 11:00'
  • Christopher PENTNEY Try 30:00'
  • Ben Gray Conversion 31:00'
  • Ben Gray Penalty 70:00'

Team selection

Marriott, Matt Marriott, Matt
Marriott, Joey Marriott, Joey
Gibbs, Jonny Gibbs, Jonny
Crawley-Moore, Max Crawley-Moore, Max
Miller, Jack Miller, Jack
Gray, Ben Gray, Ben
Jacobs, George Jacobs, George
Halligey, Thomas Halligey, Thomas
Keeley, Tom Keeley, Tom
de la Haye, Will de la Haye, Will
Lampkin, Steve Lampkin, Steve
Redmond, Mikey Redmond, Mikey
Unsworth, Mike Unsworth, Mike
Kiernan, Tom Kiernan, Tom
Hogbin, James Hogbin, James

League round up

Other Harvey's of Sussex 3 'Forwards Choice' results

St. Leonards CP
12
17

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Bognor 2 2 10
2. Burgess Hill 2 2 9
3. Hellingly 2 2 8
4. Brighton 3 2 7
5. St. Leonards CP 2 7
6. Pulborough 3 2 3
7. East Grinstead 2 2 2

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors