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East Grinstead
Heathfield & Waldron B
Sun 25 Feb 14:00 - Sussex Youth Leagues - Colts Championship Full time

A perfect rugby day....

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But not in the shade!

On a cold but sunny afternoon, both teams played some superb rugby and provided the watching crowd with a thoroughly entertaining game. EG had the better of the opening exchanges, dominating possession and territory, but Heathfield defended resolutely. A well worked move from a scrum saw Matt Tomkinson coast through to score. The conversion hit the post.
EG played some of our best rugby of the season and created a number of chances to score, but sadly, could not finish them off as frustrating handling errors crept in.Heathfield then had a period of pressure and when a yellow card reduced EG to 14, Heathfield exploited the man advantage and scored a converted try to lead 7-5 at half-time.
Heathfield started the second half stronger and EG dropped off some tackles allowing them to score a try. This time it was Heathfield's turn to hit the post with the conversion. 12-5.
With time running out EG kicked long and pressured sufficiently to earn a penalty. The quick thinking Harry Bryant tapped and went & ghosted through under the posts. Ollie Adams' conversion levelled the scores. The final minutes saw Heathfield battering at the EG line and only a monumental defensive effort kept them out.
A draw was probably the fairest result of a cracking game for which all involved deserve much credit.
The u16's that stepped up were invaluable and played superbly. Or Shay & Olly Jones were immense in the back row and the whole team can be proud of the progress they have made against a side that beat them comfortably in a friendly earlier in the season.
Still unbeaten in the league!

Dave Burton
East Grinstead Colts & u17's Head Coach

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Worthing 7 28
2. Crowborough 7 26
3. Crawley 7 25
4. East Grinstead 7 20
5. Haywards Heath 7 14
6. Heathfield & Waldron B 6 11
7. Lewes 7 7

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