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Topic: N3 LSE Prediction League Week 8
Posted By: Fatty1973
Subject: N3 LSE Prediction League Week 8
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 17:05
Another disappointing result for my team Hertford yesterday, not that I expected a victory, Tring is a tough place to go, especially when you play most of the match with 14 players.
Westcliff and Wimbledon appear to be the teams to catch, with all of the rest capable of beating each other.
Many congratulations to Thames Estuary Man, top scoring this week with 24 points.
Please make your Week 8 predictions below.

Fatty1973  17 20 16 7 20 17 12 109
Thames Estuary Man  16 20 17 7 13 11 24  108
Ardross  16 17 16 15 13 11 17  105
Clueless like most  18 17 10 11 16 18 14  104
Surreyben  17 16 20 7 13 17 13 103
DummyH  17 20 19 7 11 11 18 103
FEZ ANT PLUCKER  19 21 16 11 10 11 14 102
Chinese dave  13 16 16 12 17 12 15 101
Kentish Odd balls  20 16 20 4 10 12 19 101
Wally  10 14 19 15 16 10 16  100
Kentish Man  9 13 19 12 14 15 18 100
Dangerous Dave  22 16 16 11 7 13 14 99
Guildfordblue  16 13 11 12 20 13 14 99
PHILIPAEC  20 14 13 16 13 11 11 98
Rugby70  9 20 16 12 7 17 17 98
Fatbear  18 18 13 10 17 4 18 98
Cannon  16 19 16 10 14 8 15  98
TinyTim  9 20 19 10 7 14 18 97
Robb  14 13 16 11 11 14 19 96
Carlos Fandango  13 16 17 10 15 11 11  93
Moreclubsthantiger  15 15 14 12 13 13 11 93
Dickon  12 14 15 13 16 10 12 92 
Chiefwiggum1984  14 10 13 7 17 13 16 90
Macca  9 18 14 8 13 13 14  89
OastHouse1  9 9 17 10 14 15 14 88
SeaSider70  14 10 16 8 10 12 17 87
Alacadoo trainee  11 16 16 7 10 13 13 86
Chxlamw  9 9 13 10 10 14 21  86
Gunbos Ghost  9 19 13 10 10 13 11  85
SurreySir  9 9 16 13 7 14 17 85
Shamrose  9 13 14 10 18 8 11 83
Running Rugby  12 10 16 11 7 10 15 81
BruceElliott  9 10 16 10 10 9 16 80
Storm  10 13 11 17 17 11  79
WelshCentre  9 9 17 11 18 12  76
Truwblue  12 14 12 11 13 4 8 74
SealBeater  21 15 13 4 7 4  64
Maskedchicken 9 9 10 6 15 10 59
FMCRanger  9 9 17 4 15 4  58
Intouch  9 16 11 10 7 4   57
SlippedThroughTheNet  9 9 10 7 9 10  54
Pick&Goo 9 9 10 6 7 41

Week 8
Dorking -v- Chingford
Guildford -v- Wimbledon
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring
Westcliff -v- Brentwood




Replies:
Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 19:20
Dorking 5-1 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 5-0 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 4-1 Civil Service
Tunbridge Wells 5-0 Tring
Westcliff 5-2 Brentwood


Posted By: SeaSider70
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 11:15
Good game at Brentwood yet again, Shelford backs impressed at times and looked to move the ball but didn't break through until late in the game. Big game at Westcliff this week, looking forward to it already.

Dorking 5 v 0 Chingford             Can't see Chingford getting close
Guildford 1 v 4 Wimbledon         Could be a tight game
Hertford 5 v 0 Bedford Athletic   Hertford turning things around
Shelford 1 v 4 Sutton & Epsom  S&E should win the forward battle
Sidcup 1 v 4 CS Stags 1863       Sidcup could bounce back from last week's shock but can't see it
Tunbridge Wells 0 v 5 Tring        Tring sound like a useful side
Westcliff 1 v 4 Brentwood          Should have backed them for 5 - 0 last time, I'm going for an away win in a great local derby


Posted By: Rugby70
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 11:31
Dorking -v- Chingford 4-1 I think this will be a close game but I am going for home advantage.
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0 -5 Can't see the home side getting anything from this. 
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 4-1 Hertford clearly not the side they were last season, but still too strong for BA.
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 1-4 Shelford are improving a little and S&E you just don't know! S&Es backs should prevail on the plastic.
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 4-1 Home advantage hopefully will carry Cup home, but injury list growing.
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 1-4 This game is going to be a cracker and whilst TW have improved I think Tring will have a little too much for TW.
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 4-1 Home side to have too much but if Brentwood could scrumage then they would do a lot better in this league.


Posted By: chinese dave
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 14:09
Dorking 4 v 1 Chingford. Dorking not overly impressive, but they know how to grind out a result in this league.
Guildford 1 v 5 Wimbledon. Dons are this seasons class act, but Guildford are always good for a bonus point.
Hertford 5 v 0 Bedford Athletic. Hertford to prove too much for Bedford at home.
Shelford 2 v 5 Sutton & Epsom. Sutton need this one badly, long term injuries and absentees are hurting them but they should win this one, however no doubt we'll let Shelford get closer than they should.
Sidcup 4 v 1 CS Stags 1863. Stags apparently unlucky last week and this could go either way, but gone for home advantage.
Tunbridge Wells 1 v 4 Tring. RTW back to full strength last week and impressive, but Tring are a decent side.
Westcliff 5 v0 Brentwood. Westcliff to rule in Essex, mightily impressive to have eighteen home grown players in their squad last week.


Posted By: fatbear
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 14:41
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 5-1 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 4-1 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 1-5 Tring
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood


Posted By: Clueless like most
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 21:13
Dorking -v- Chingford 5-0
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0-5
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 4-1
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 0-5
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 1-4
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 1-4
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 5-1


Posted By: Moreclubsthantiger
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 06:07
Dorking 5-0 Chingford Few missing for Ching sways me for Home win
Guildford 1-5 Wimbledon I changed three times, I can see an upset here
Hertford 5-0 Bedford Ath No upset here though
Shelford 5-2 S&E Shelford pack to dominate a lightweight S&E side
Sidcup 5-1 CS Stags Another flip coin
Tunbridge Wells 1-5 Tring T.Wells are a mid table team at best. Tring to dominate
Westcliff 5-2 Brentwood Derby day, formbook out of the window, who wants it more


Posted By: Thames Estuary Man
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 09:28
Dorking 5-0 Chingford. Going with Dorking who impressed me. Haven’t seen Chingford yet.
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon I think Wimbledon will bring too much physicality for Guildford.
Hertford 5 - 0 Bedford Athletic. Going with home advantage.
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom. Shelford due a win soon, so I’m probably wrong here !
Sidcup 5 - 0 CS Stags. Sidcup’s raucous support to tip it.
Tunbridge Wells 5 - 0 Tring. Really not sure
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood. Several regulars missing but managed a good win with extended squad latest.


Posted By: OastHouse1
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 09:42
Dorking 5-0 Chingford - Dorking solid and home, and will have too much nous for Ching.
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon - Guildford not delivering on potential, and Wimbledon won't slip up.
Hertford 5-1 Bedford Athletic - Surprise Sidcup win aside, Hertford at home too tough an ask, though wouldn't be surprised if Bedford get some points.
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom - Don't see Shelford breaking their duck this weekend. 
Sidcup 4-1 Civil Service - really tough call, home advantage to swing it for Cup, just.
Tunbridge Wells 1-4 Tring - game of the weekend, Wells home advantage but Tring look handy wherever they are playing
Westcliff 4-0 Brentwood - Westcliff not doing as well as they'd like, but still better than Brentwood at home.


Posted By: carlos fandango
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 11:11
Dorking -v- Chingford           5-2     Home ad to swing it, but both beatable.
Guildford -v- Wimbledon       1-5     Don't see Guildford getting that close to Wimbledon
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic  5-0   No surprises last week, but this is the sort of game we need to take a full house from.
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom   1-5   Can't see SE being as bad as they were at our place in the dry and firm ground.
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863        5-1   I dislike Sidcup less than I dislike CS.
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring       1-5    Tring not as good as last year, but far too good for TW this year.
Westcliff -v- Brentwood         5-2     Westcliff to keep chugging along at the top.


Posted By: chxlamw
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 17:35
Dorking 5-1 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 4-1 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 4-1 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 4-1 Tring
Westcliff 4-1 Brentwood


Posted By: SlippedThroughTheNet
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 17:42
Oasthouse I’m not sure if Westcliff are not doing as well as they’d like or if they are doing better than they’d like!

What I’d like to ask is what does everyone think of the standard in the division in comparison to the last couple of years or even 5 years or so ago?

I think the standard at the top is far off what it once was although the standard at the bottom has got much better. Is that a sign of teams wanting to stay in this division - not get relegated but not get promoted? I remember some top players in this league and now it seems like some names get mentioned on here but when you come up against them they are not what you expect.

I’ll start a new thread with the same post so not to clog up the predictions league but my predictions

Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 5-1 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 1-4 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 1-4 Tring


Posted By: DICKON
Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 at 21:43
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 1-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 5-0 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 1-4 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 2-5 Tring
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood


Posted By: Storm
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2018 at 08:16
Dorking -v- Chingford 5-0
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0-5
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 5-0
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 0-5
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 5-0
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 0-5
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 5-0


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Posted By: TinyTim
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2018 at 12:44
Dorking 4v1Chingford Dorking to edge this one
Guildford 0V5 Wimbledon Dons too strong for G's
Hertford 4v1 Bedford Athletic Bedford to just miss out on another win
Shelford 4v1 Sutton & Epsom I'm backing Shelford on this one
Sidcup 5v0 CS Stags 1863 Cup to bounce back form last weeks defeat
Tunbridge Wells 1v4 Tring Tring to just get over the finish line
Westcliff 4v2 Brentwood Westcliff to take home advantage


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Posted By: Truwblue
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2018 at 14:38
Dorking -v- Chingford- 4-0 Dorks to dominate
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 1-4 -both sides could state a case here but gone for the Dons
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 4-1- again a tight affair -both struggling
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 0-5- Shelford will surely get a result soon though, cant back them yet
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 5-1- home advantage key
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 4-0- toss up
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 5-0  Surely Cliff to stroll this?


Posted By: Shamrose
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 10:01
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
I feel Dorking will be spurred by last weeks win and will be too fast for Chingford
Guildford 1-4 Wimbledon
Match of the round and could go either way 
Hertford 5-0 Bedford Athletic
Interesting to see if Bedford's win last week was a one off and Hertford have been disappointing this year but think they will get back on track in this one
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Yet more pain for Shelford
Sidcup 5-1 CS Stags
Wind out of Stags sails
Tunbridge Wells 4-1 Tring
Close one but going with home advantage
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood
Home banker


Posted By: Ardross
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 11:13
Dorking -v- Chingford  5-0
Guildford -v- Wimbledon  0-5
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic  4-1
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 1-5
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863  4 -1
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring  1-4
Westcliff -v- Brentwood  5 -1


Posted By: dummyH
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 11:26
Dorking -v- Chingford- 5-0 Dorks impressive last few weeks
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 1-5 - dons to run away late on
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic - 5-1 Hertford to get the better of Bedford
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom- 0-5 takes a lot of confidence to back Shelford I believe
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 - 5-1 - do Sidcup flatter to deceive?
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring - 1-5 - Tring to grind
Westcliff -v- Brentwood - 5-0 Westcliff seemingly unaffected by injuries


Posted By: Surreyben
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 16:45
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 4-0 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 4-1 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 4-1 Tring
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood


Posted By: Fatty1973
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 19:55
Dorking -v- Chingford 5-1
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 1-4
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 5-0
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 0-5
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 0-5
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 0-5
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 5-0


Posted By: BruceElliott
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2018 at 20:52
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 4-1 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 1-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 5-0 CS Stags 1863
Tunbridge Wells 5-0 Tring
Westcliff 5-1 Brentwood

Wells (barring any last minute changes) have the same starting 15 two weeks in a row for the first time this season.  It should be a close match.  


Posted By: Kentish Man
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 09:23
Dorking -v- Chingford- 5-0 Dorking strong at Home
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0-5 - Dons forwards to give Guildford a torrid time
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic - 5-0 Despites last weeks encouraging result for Bedford Hertford too strong at home and slightly unlucky last week. Does any know how long the player showed a Red card got ?
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom- 4-1  Just have a feeling that Shelford will break their duck
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 - 5-1 Tough one as CS very good attacking side if they did not treat tackling as optional it would be the other way round
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring - 5-0 - TW's on the up Tring been fortunate recently win tight results, Not this time?
Westcliff -v- Brentwood - 5-0 Very tempted to back Brentwood for this one 


Posted By: Macca
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 09:34
Dorking -v- Chingford 4-1
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0-5
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 4-1
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 4-1
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 4-1
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 1-4
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 4-1


Posted By: Pick&Goo
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 10:58
Dorking 5-0 Chingford Based on results and limited knowledge, look forward to our boys against Chingford next week
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon to continue their impressive run 
Hertford 5 - 2 Bedford Athletic Bedford to get a few more points on the board after last week 
Shelford 2 - 4Sutton & Epsom no idea here if I'm honest 
Sidcup 5 - 0 CS Stags Hopefully we can fix a few wrongs from last week giving the game away - Shall see how the "raucous support" fairs 
Tunbridge Wells 5 - 1 Tring TW'S to go on a run 
Westcliff 2-4 Brentwood Going with Westcliff but Brentwood got some good momentum at the moment  


Posted By: FEZ ANT PLUCKER
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 13:38
DORKING 5-0 Chingford- Have not seen Chingford so give them respect, but last two results have inspired D's and at home can be very strong. Need to build a run of W's.
Guildford 0-5 WIMBLEDON- Visitors to impress which makes sole home defeat even more of a mystery. G's need to bounce back but not this week.
HERTFORD 5-1 Bedford Athletic- Hertford weakened after last weeks RC and I suspect Ath have a few players back. A close game on the cards.
SHELFORD 4-1 Sutton & Epsom- I have a feeling Shelford played better at Brentwood and can cause an upset here. They must do something and soon.
Sidcup 2-5 CS STAGS 1863- Cup may have a problem with Stags backs. Going for an away win.
TUNBRIDGE WELLS 5-1 Tring- Twells may have turned the corner after a good win last week. I suspect that Tring are not as strong as they were last year.
WESTCLIFF 5-1 Brentwood- Wood are definately fitting in well but Cliff will not want to slip up on this local derby and I expect a convincing win.

With cold and wet conditions forecast I still expect the ground to be fast. Might lead to some unwelcome handling errors. Lets hope for rugby in its true spirit. Good luck to all. 


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Posted By: carlos fandango
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 13:58
"cold and wet conditions forecast"

Would be nice to see a game in the dry for a change!


Posted By: Dangerous Dave
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 15:30
A very disappointing trip on my first visit to Bedford. Felt like a game Cup threw away as opposed to one which 'Ath' won. Fair play to them though, they play with ambition and verve, pouncing on our mistakes very clinically. The pitch didn't seem to claim as many grazes as Shelford, however, a number of players from both team seemed to suffer from cramp, would be interested to hear other posters experiences of watching games played on plastic. 

Dorking 5-1 Chingford - Dorking to enjoy a gallop on the big field
Guildford 1-5 Wimbledon -  The wobbles are back in full flow
Hertford 5-1 Bedford Athletic - I always fancy Hertford when in front of the terrace
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom - S&E backline to enjoy the plastic
Sidcup 5-0 CS Stags 1863 - Fingers crossed we resemble more then team that beat Tring
Tunbridge Wells 2-4 Tring - Tring to edge a thriller - any more news on the bust up with the supporters last week? I am all for raucous support but the incident sounds most unsavoury
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood - Westcliff to prove they're the best side in Essex

Best,
DD



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Posted By: PHILIPAEC
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 17:29
Met Seasider last week watching Brentwood v Shelford. Brentwood organised and good on counter-attack, Shelford lacked a bit of punch up front.

Dorking -v- Chingford 5-0 Dorking to show class at home
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 1-4 Wimbledon seem to have got over the CS shock
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 4-1 Close game but Hertford to edge at home
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 1-4 S&E to show their class
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 4-1 Cup been on wrong side of a few narrow games but reckon they will be ok
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 1-4 TW won only 1 from 4 at home and Tring seem to be ok on road
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 4-1 Heart says B but head say W. Happy to be wrong


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Posted By: Wally
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 18:43
Dorking 4 -1 Chingford.
Guildford 1 -5 Wimbledon
Hertford 4 - 1 Bedford Athletic.
Shelford 1 -4 Sutton & Epsom.
Sidcup 4 -   1 CS Stags.
Tunbridge Wells 0 - 5 Tring.
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood.

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Posted By: Gumbo's Ghost
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 19:57
My own club's ambitions took a bit of a dent last week. It's not easy down here.

Dorking  -v- Chingford            4-1   Dorking's narrow win last week should give then confidence and I  may have been a little hasty in suggesting  they  could  be in the relegation mix! Close though.
  
Guildford -v- Wimbledon          0-5   Bonus point or not?
  
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic   4-1   It's just like old times with Hertford seeing  the league's presumably first  red for some Marquess of Queensberry stuff. No knock out against improving Bedford but a narrow win on points.       
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom     0-5  Only one winner 

Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863          4-1 Was it just a Cup blip last week? When  piano shifters play piano tuners, especially with home advantage, the lifters usually win. 

Tunbridge  Wells -v- Tring         1-4 Tring  have the edge here methinks.
  
Westcliff -v- Brentwood             5-0  I am mightily impressed at the way Westcliff are going and at their home grown talent and my reference to their having " no money" was not meant to be taken too literally. They will have enough to buy a few jugs I am sure! 



Posted By: Running Rugby
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 20:43
Dorking -v- Chingford 4-1 Difficult having seen both recently, I'm going with home advantage.
Guildford -v- Wimbledon 0-4, If Guildford can turn it into a backs contest they could take the spoils, it not being a Dons strength from what I have witnessed, but I haven't seen G's play, but that is a big if.
Hertford -v- Bedford Athletic 1-4 I When visiting Bedford I found the place and their supporters to be very agreeable indeed and I would like them to win.
Shelford -v- Sutton & Epsom 4-1 S & E should win but I can see a potential slip up this week
Sidcup -v- CS Stags 1863 2-4 CS to go  (for various reasons) like they did when beating Dons, a coup le of weeks back.
Tunbridge Wells -v- Tring 1-4 I cant think of a reason to back Tring over TW just a sixth sense
Westcliff -v- Brentwood 1-4 A really difficult one to call, and I think OB are underrated esp at home.


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Posted By: Maskedchicken
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 21:36
Dorking 4 - 1 Chingford - experience will tell
Guildford 0-5 Wimbledon - Guildford lack ideas or any real standouts in the backs and that’s the only way to get past a huge Dons pack.
Hertford 4-1 Bedford Athletic - who knows what team Hertford really are. I still think they’ll finish in the top half. Bedford won’t.
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom - not sure if the Shelford pack will ever allow the backs a chance this season. Can’t pick them yet!
Sidcup 1-4 CS Stags - great mid table clash. Could go either way. I take CS form over Sidcup home advantage. Sidcup skipping down there.
Tunbridge Wells 2-2 Tring - not sure about either of these teams and Tring like a close game so score draw!
Westcliff 1-4 Brentwood - Brentwood are battle tested and will enjoy a derby day. Sounds like Westcliff have a few key injuries.


Posted By: Kentish Odd balls
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 23:36
Another week, another set of interesting results to use for guessing at this week's results....basically...anything can happen!

Dorking 4-v-1 Chingford - Feel a close one hear but going with the home advantage.

Guildford 0-v-5 Wimbledon - G's are odd. Both time I've watched them I haven't been impressed at all, but they have sneaked out a win each time so they must be doing something right. Not this week though. Wimbledon to go wombling on. 

Hertford 5-v-1 Bedford Athletic - What a result for Bedford last week but I feel that it was a "blip" from Cup. I feel they will win a few games this year, but not this week. Hertford seemed to have turned a corner maybe?

Shelford 4-v-1 Sutton & Epsom - S&E were well beaten in every department last week by Wells. Shelford fighting for their lives. I'm going for a home win as the surprise of the day! (Sorry Shelford, I've basically just given you the kiss of death, watch them now lose by 50!)

Sidcup 4-v-1 CS Stags 1863 - Cup at home will get their rumble on but the Stags backs may have something to say about the result. Will be close. 

Tunbridge Wells 5-v-2 Tring - Wells seemed to be getting back to full strength and Tring aren't as strong as last year. I predict an entertaining game with plenty of points. 

Westcliff 5-v-0 Brentwood - Wasn't impressed with Brentwood when I saw them and Westcliff on a roll so a comfortable home win I feel. 


Posted By: Cannon
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 00:09
Dorking 5-0 Chingford
Guildford 1-5 Wimbledon
Hertford 4-0 Bedford Athletic
Shelford 0-5 Sutton & Epsom
Sidcup 4-1 CS Stags
Tunbridge Wells 1-5 Tring
Westcliff 5-0 Brentwood

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Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 11:06
Originally posted by Dangerous Dave Dangerous Dave wrote:

A very disappointing trip on my first visit to Bedford. Felt like a game Cup threw away as opposed to one which 'Ath' won. Fair play to them though, they play with ambition and verve, pouncing on our mistakes very clinically. The pitch didn't seem to claim as many grazes as Shelford, however, a number of players from both team seemed to suffer from cramp, would be interested to hear other posters experiences of watching games played on plastic. 



From what I saw of Shelford's plastic, I didn't think it affected the game in terms of play however I did notice more injury breaks and a lot more stoppages for contact lenses (which I attributed to the rubber chippings which fly up getting in the area). I guess that when you just put a bed of rubber chips onto, what is for all intents and purposes, concrete then you will have more injuries.

But it's things like that that makes me hope that my club never get a plastic pitch.


Posted By: alacadoo trainee
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 12:02
Dorking 5 v chingford 0 a guess
G's 1 v Wombles 4 not really a guess
Hertford 5 Bedford close to being a guess
Shelford 1 v S & E 4 not a guess
Sidcup 4 v Brexiteers 1 another guess
RTW/Tunbridge/Twells 1 v Tring 4 complete guess
Westcliff 5 Brentwood 0 another guess

Every team is capable of tsking points this season look forward to some interesting results later


Posted By: Billywindsock
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 10:06
Hertford v Bedford, a high scoring game! Bedford were fine with ball in hand, a couple of elusive backs, but were less settled in defence.
Our red card from Tring will have a discipline hearing this week. I wonder if the Tring supporter that punched him will be called as a witness?


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Posted By: Rugby70
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 10:32
Sidcup were very impressive against CS Stags. Totally dominated the scrum and their backs performed. Cup had a young winger making his debut who certainly has some gas and scored an outstanding try! Credit to CS Stags for never giving up and they scored the last try of the game.


Posted By: Thames Estuary Man
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 10:45
I watched Westcliff v Brentwood which was a hard fought but pretty scrappy game. The many unusual refereeing decisions given or not given for both sides didn’t help.
A Westcliff player was red carded after a collision when both players ran in opposite directions to catch a cross field kick. Imo an accident with no foul play involved, but which resulted in injury to a Brentwood player who I hope is now ok. Hopefully it will be clear on the video and can be appealed. General opinion from the mixed supporters around me was that it didn’t even warrant a yellow. The touch judge said ‘I’ve no idea where the referee got that red card from, I think he just panicked’ !
A very good win for us with a changed side and we were very surprised that Guildford beat Wimbledon to take us back to the top. I thought our time at the top had gone and Wimbledon were going to steadily pull clear, but it shows how close most teams are in this league this season.

It was great to see our clubhouse so full, with Brentwood bringing a large support. I look forward to the return and hope we can travel in good numbers too.


Posted By: secondrow
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 11:50
To clarify, I talked to the player sent off at Tring yesterday, and he said that the spectator came on to the pitch, swung a punch but missed. All Ok then? 


Posted By: Kentish Odd balls
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 16:07
Popped down to watch T Wells v Tring yesterday. Was a gripping, close game with two very committed teams.

Tring had some dangerous big runners but Wells shut them down effectively. They defended like demons, especially in the last 5 minutes, down to 14 with Tring hammering at the line.

Were Tring missing some players? It’s the first time I’ve ever seen them play and to be honest I felt a bit underwhelmed considering their finish last year and the start of this year. They were dominated at the set piece and seemed to lack any real threat outside of their 3 or 4 big ball carriers?

One thing I wasn’t overly impressed with was the attitude of several of the Tring players towards the referee. I felt he controlled the game well and penalised both teams as much as each other for similar offences. However, when Tring had a man down with a head injury with Wells in possession, the referee rightly stopped the game to allow treatment. When a Wells player was down with a head knock with Tring in possession, the referee again stopped the game and immediately he was surrounded by Tring players saying such things as “disgraceful” “joke” etc.
Certainly not in the spirit of the game.


Posted By: Maskedchicken
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 19:23
Tring do not seem to be endearing themselves to many what with the incident with Hertford last week and now another negative post. I think that was evident last year. It is disappointing that the “gentlemen’s game” sometimes replicates behaviour in the round ball game and Tring, Guildford and Sidcup appear to be getting some bad rap. It is good that some clubs in the league continue to get praise from visiting supporters and long should it continue. Tally ho!


Posted By: Robb
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 11:12
Plus they don't even seem to write any match reports for themselves.


Posted By: SeaSider70
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 16:17
I was at Westcliff v Brentwood, impressed with Westcliff organisation and strength up front, it closed out the game and got them the bonus point 4 mins from time. I have to say something about the red card. I thought it was a red live and after watching the replay, in my opinion, it's still a red. A crossfield kick is taken cleanly by our winger on the run and the Westcliff winger gets there a split second late. 

A lot of people will say it was a fair contest but as soon as the Westcliff player loses the race to the ball he has a duty of care to reduce injury. He leaves his arm in on the man at throat level, probably still going for the ball, he pivots round on that arm and smashes into the ground, face first.  

In no way am I saying he did it on purpose, let's be clear about that. 



Posted By: dave2dave
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 19:51
Robb

Tring VS Hertford

From a 5ft6" view on the same touch line


The melee started by the person red carded, the Melee was pushed through the orange plastic tape over the touch line into the crowd.

As mentioned on a previous thread last week the club house side is close to the pitch.

No pitch invasions witnessed.

Hope this helps




Posted By: Thames Estuary Man
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 21:07
I’ve just watched the Westcliff red card a few times and I still can’t see how red is the right decision. I admit to being no great expert on rugby laws but it seems to me there are two very committed players racing to catch the ball, arriving almost simultaneously. The Brentwood lad does get the ball but I just see it as an accidental collision. I think if both players had gone down injured, the referee probably wouldn’t have got a card out of any colour.
It seems so harsh to me that a lad will miss games because of something accidental.


Posted By: chiefwiggum1984
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 21:22
Originally posted by Thames Estuary Man Thames Estuary Man wrote:

I’ve just watched the Westcliff red card a few times and I still can’t see how red is the right decision. I admit to being no great expert on rugby laws but it seems to me there are two very committed players racing to catch the ball, arriving almost simultaneously. The Brentwood lad does get the ball but I just see it as an accidental collision. I think if both players had gone down injured, the referee probably wouldn’t have got a card out of any colour.
It seems so harsh to me that a lad will miss games because of something accidental.

can you post the video on here? would be very happy to comment on it 


Posted By: SlippedThroughTheNet
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2018 at 07:44
On the Westcliff red card, you see this type of incident in every game. Two people going for a 50:50 ball both intent on the ball only. Both arrive simulataneously but one comes away with the ball and both men go to the ground. This was at greater speed than the usual interception type incident because it was from a cross field kick. Players weren’t in the air. Players both had eyes on the ball. Both arrived at the same time. If there was contact high then there is argument that it should have been penalised in some way but in my opinion it was not and as such shouldn’t even be a penalty. Stop the game for safety and restart with a scrum to the team in possession - Brentwood. Thankfully it didn’t affect the result but it could mean someone unavailable for a time.


Posted By: Thames Estuary Man
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2018 at 11:53
Originally posted by chiefwiggum1984 chiefwiggum1984 wrote:

Originally posted by Thames Estuary Man Thames Estuary Man wrote:

I’ve just watched the Westcliff red card a few times and I still can’t see how red is the right decision. I admit to being no great expert on rugby laws but it seems to me there are two very committed players racing to catch the ball, arriving almost simultaneously. The Brentwood lad does get the ball but I just see it as an accidental collision. I think if both players had gone down injured, the referee probably wouldn’t have got a card out of any colour.
It seems so harsh to me that a lad will miss games because of something accidental.


can you post the video on here? would be very happy to comment on it 


I don’t have any right to the video as I’m not a club official, just a supporter. I don’t know how red card appeals work, but I’ll be interested to see if the card is appealed and what the outcome is.


Posted By: Arch Angel
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2018 at 12:57
Red cards cannot be "appealed" but the player can either plead not guilty to the offence at the panel hearing and see what the panel decides, or plead not guilty but with mitigating circumstances and the panel could yet find it "not proven". If found guilty then the player/club has 14 days to lodge an appeal with England Rugby aka RFU.

Sounds like the collision was much like the one at the end of the Tring v Hertford game where the H15 suffered a dislocated elbow in a fair aerial challenge from T14.


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Posted By: Thames Estuary Man
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 21:39
I’m pleased to see that the Westcliff player red carded against Brentwood successfully pleaded not guilty at his hearing so was available to play again this weekend. In my opinion, that was the correct decision.
It was good that having to play with 14 for a lot of the second half didn’t change the result, as that would have been disappointing.



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