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E. Grinstead 2
Hellingly 2
J Gibbs, M Marriott, O Brown
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J Gibbs
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Sat 3 Nov 14:30 - Sussex RFU Senior Leagues - SUSSEX DIVISION THREE EAST 'BONFIRE BOY' Full time

Humbled by Hellingly

17 - 31

A tumultuous week for the selectors, due to call ups, injury and unavailability, saw a very different side take to the field than we have seen over the last few weeks, to face the challenge of Hellingly. Nevertheless, the sun was shining once again and we were confident our unbeaten run would continue.

This was boosted considerably when lovely hands down the right saw several deft off-loads, and the ball in Gibbo’s hands for a great early score which should have settled any nerves nicely. However, it was the power and passion of the Loonies which changed things around, and three well worked tries put the visitors firmly in control at the half. I was still sure we could turn this around, and when Marriott senior went over to cut the deficit, there was hope again. However, the yellow and blacks kept plugging away to score themselves, and even another scorcher from Oli Brown couldn’t turn the tide!

I have always loved playing Hellingly because of the physical challenge they bring to the field, and they were worthy winners this time. Lets hope the league split at the end of the season allows us to play them again.

Massive thanks to all the boys who bravely stepped up to fill the holes this week - much appreciated. MoM goes to Crazy, as the oldest man on the pitch, he put the rest of us to shame! DotD is collective I’m afraid. We were quiet from the changing room, through the warm up and into the game. If we had shown even half the passion and aggression of our opponents, I think we would have seen a different result.

One last mention for Unsy, who left the field for hospital after a ferocious blow to his cheek! His text to me after, reads; “The cut was all the way through. When she asked me to blow my cheeks out, the air came out the hole!!!!” Man up brother!!

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Key moments

10:00
Try Jonny Gibbs scores for E. Grinstead 2
50:00
Try Matt Marriott scores for E. Grinstead 2
60:00
Try Oli Brown scores for E. Grinstead 2
61:00
Conversion Jonny Gibbs kicks a conversion for E. Grinstead 2

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61:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Jonny Gibbs kicks a conversion for E. Grinstead 2
60:00 Try 15 - 0
Oli Brown scores for E. Grinstead 2
50:00 Try 10 - 0
Matt Marriott scores for E. Grinstead 2
End of period 1
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Jonny Gibbs scores for E. Grinstead 2
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As it happened

  • E. Grinstead 2
  • Hellingly 2
  • 0
  • Jonny Gibbs Try 10:00'
  • Matt Marriott Try 50:00'
  • Oli Brown Try 60:00'
  • Jonny Gibbs Conversion 61:00'

Team selection

Gee, Aaron Gee, Aaron
Marriott, Joey Marriott, Joey
Gibbs, Jonny Gibbs, Jonny
Brown, Oli Brown, Oli
Roberts, Zach Roberts, Zach
Edwards, Fin Edwards, Fin
Miller, Jack Miller, Jack
Halligey, Thomas Halligey, Thomas
Casey, Liam Casey, Liam
Fulham, Mark Fulham, Mark
Gwynn, Darren Gwynn, Darren
Seal, Jon Seal, Jon
Evans, Max Evans, Max
Taylor, Mark Taylor, Mark
Unsworth, Mike Unsworth, Mike

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Crowboro 2 9 37
2. E. Grinstead 2 9 36
3. Hellingly 2 9 28
4. St. Leonards CP 9 27
5. Lewes 2 9 27
6. Heathf'ld/Wal 3 8 22
7. Rye 8 19

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