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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Starlord Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 11:04
Quite indeed...!!
 
Went along to watch the Dons / Dorking game...although game wasn't spectacular (I give both teams the benefit of doubt by saying that the wind was awful to play against) and the score line seems to suggest as much. 19-5 to Dork at half time and 24-0 to the Dons in 2nd half.
 
I believe Dons are missing 5 of the starting backline players.....but game was won up front with a superior forward effort.
 
Sadly, is seems that there were a few "old farts" supporting the visitors, who for some reason or another, were very vocal and constantly screaming at the ref....to what end I ask...I thought that was only found in football!!??
 
Very disappointing....
 
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PHILIPAEC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 11:47
Sounds from the S&E v Westcliff match report that Westcliff 19-5 up had the wind second half but didn't take advantage. S&E kept the ball in hand second half into the wind backed up robust defence.

Although a former S&E player I had this as a Westcliff win so very pleased despite losing the prediction points !!!
What was wrong with calling it London 1?
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Brentwood v Guildford Saturday....a great game to watch and the slope is more of a factor when it's windy as well. Guildford played well for the first 15 minutes, Brentwood for 20 and Gs nicked a nice try at the end of the half. 

Brentwood had the best of the second half until maybe 8 minutes to go, silly penalties gave them territory and they slowly moved up the pitch with 14 players. Not sure the penalty try was the right call but the ref called it so we move on to the next game with Wimbledon.

A mixed bag from Gs backline which I've heard good things about. Fantastic in the first 15 mins on the front foot but in defence throughout the game they were very disorganised. Second half they did nothing of any note, the forwards won them the game.

The uncontested scrums nullified our dominance in the scrum late on (the first time in the match tbh) and after every break in the game there were Gs players scattered around the pitch. I think they're grateful for the week off.

But all that aside G's deserved the win in the end, against the run of play they managed to wrestle the advantage away from us and close it out but it definitely was another game we could and maybe should have won.
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Originally posted by SeaSider70 SeaSider70 wrote:

Brentwood v Guildford Saturday....a great game to watch and the slope is more of a factor when it's windy as well. Guildford played well for the first 15 minutes, Brentwood for 20 and Gs nicked a nice try at the end of the half. 

Brentwood had the best of the second half until maybe 8 minutes to go, silly penalties gave them territory and they slowly moved up the pitch with 14 players. Not sure the penalty try was the right call but the ref called it so we move on to the next game with Wimbledon.

A mixed bag from Gs backline which I've heard good things about. Fantastic in the first 15 mins on the front foot but in defence throughout the game they were very disorganised. Second half they did nothing of any note, the forwards won them the game.

The uncontested scrums nullified our dominance in the scrum late on (the first time in the match tbh) and after every break in the game there were Gs players scattered around the pitch. I think they're grateful for the week off.

But all that aside G's deserved the win in the end, against the run of play they managed to wrestle the advantage away from us and close it out but it definitely was another game we could and maybe should have won.

I have to say, I do agree with what you have said here in the most part, apart from your disagreement with the penalty try.

When you give away 5 or 6 or possibly even 7 penalties within 10m of your own try line, two of these penalties being collapsing the maul as it was on the way towards the line, a penalty try will be inevitable. Brentwood had already had a yellow card within the series of penalties, so quite frankly, the referee is left with no choice but to award a penalty try.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SeaSider70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 13:29
The previous infringements were nowhere near the try line, 1 was a clean steal from us which he gave to you and the ball carrier for the pen try broke off the maul (and ran into his own player) but we all have our own interpretations.

You survived a blatant yellow earlier on in the half in the shadow of your posts following a number of pens. First similar infringement 5 minutes from the end for our prop gets us a yellow, didn't mean much as we had to go to uncontested scrums.  Anything else you want to dispute?
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Originally posted by SeaSider70 SeaSider70 wrote:


The previous infringements were nowhere near the try line, 1 was a clean steal from us which he gave to you and the ball carrier for the pen try broke off the maul (and ran into his own player) but we all have our own interpretations.

You survived a blatant yellow earlier on in the half in the shadow of your posts following a number of pens. First similar infringement 5 minutes from the end for our prop gets us a yellow, didn't mean much as we had to go to uncontested scrums.  Anything else you want to dispute?


Again, I do dispute your interpretation of the penatly try, as a series of penalties by your own sticks does evolve in to a penatly try.

Just a big shame that Brentwood’s inability to put the game to bed when SO on top, and a man to the good, is the referee’s fault.

And its a shame that you believe going down to 14, and uncontested scrums, was a game plan. You, as everyone is aware, that with 3 substitutes, it is bound to happen, with 1 player going off with a split face requiring stitches, and the other with a knee injury.

Time to move on.
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Originally posted by RugbyReady55 RugbyReady55 wrote:

Originally posted by SeaSider70 SeaSider70 wrote:


The previous infringements were nowhere near the try line, 1 was a clean steal from us which he gave to you and the ball carrier for the pen try broke off the maul (and ran into his own player) but we all have our own interpretations.

You survived a blatant yellow earlier on in the half in the shadow of your posts following a number of pens. First similar infringement 5 minutes from the end for our prop gets us a yellow, didn't mean much as we had to go to uncontested scrums.  Anything else you want to dispute?


Again, I do dispute your interpretation of the penatly try, as a series of penalties by your own sticks does evolve in to a penatly try.

Just a big shame that Brentwood’s inability to put the game to bed when SO on top, and a man to the good, is the referee’s fault.

And its a shame that you believe going down to 14, and uncontested scrums, was a game plan. You, as everyone is aware, that with 3 substitutes, it is bound to happen, with 1 player going off with a split face requiring stitches, and the other with a knee injury.

Time to move on.

You're right about the consequence of a number of penalties, I can see why the ref gave it. I just have a different view of the actual infringement, that's all. I originally said that we accept it and move on, doesn't mean I have to agree.

I never stated that going to uncontested scrums was a gameplan, just unfortunate for us that's all. I'm not sure when I said that to be honest. Also not putting the game to bed was our fault, not the referee's. Again, I'm not sure how you think that's what I was saying. I said that G deserved it as they came back strongly when I thought they were out on their feet.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 20:00
We certainly had teams turn up with that game plan....in fact my total disdain for CS stems from them being the first team I saw do that a few years ago. I seem to recall East Grinstead doing it back in the day too.

here's a question: what is the motivational thought behind a coach shouting 'bananaing snowflakes' at his players? Couldn't believe my ears. Smile
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I remember both of those games, I don't know what the code shout for 'take a knee' is, but it was used alot in both games.
In contrast, I remember the Portsmouth team getting totally shoved off of every scrum, every maul and set piece and still won by a point with the last kick of the game, from beyond the touchline it seemed.
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Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,
I've watched C beams glitter in the darkness near the Tennhauser Gate,
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