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    Posted: 3 hours 42 minutes ago at 15:08
Originally posted by Maroon Maroon wrote:


From the Yorkshire RugbyNet web site.

To be confirmed.



Letter gone out today to members of Huddersfield YMCA stating that the administrators have been called in by the trustees.
Where does this leave the rugby club???

Probably fast-tracked to the Championship if the RFU get their way!
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No offence taken just wanted to let you know the facts
And the guy you refer to has been at our club long before we came over to the southside, like others we suffer with injures and unfortunately this weekend just gone was no different the player you refer to didn't play, but you're right he is a good player.
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Hi Bertie
Probably didn't come over correctly in terms of recruitment. I was referring to last season and your player from the Channel Islands arrival. Certainly the improvment in your team and its fortunes seemed to co-incide as our return fixture proved when you stopped our run of form. Good report and it does speak volumes when sorting out the teams which will prevail this year. Early doors marked out Sevenoaks as a team who kept playing when under pressure and ground out results, perhaps Medway took a leaf from their book. Wish you well this season, I tip you to do well, and hope to meet you at one of the fixtures.

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Medway match report......

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Thurrock 25 Medway 28 (London 1 South) 14th September 2019
Medway travelled to Thurrock on Saturday and with both teams winning their opening encounters of the season this promised to be a close match and so it turned out to be. The game kicked off and the opening exchanges were dominated by Thurrock. Led by scrum half Jake Beddington they controlled possession and field position and Medway struggled to get a foothold in the game. With the game just 2 minutes old Thurrock won a penalty at the breakdown which they kicked to lead 3-0. With strong direct running from Thurrock the young Medway team were on the back foot. Thurrock continually pressed the Medway line and were rewarded with 2 tries within 8 mins. With one being converted Medway were trailing 15-0 with only 18 minutes gone. Medway needed to step up their physicality if they were to get back into the game. A penalty won at the breakdown on the halfway line saw Harvey kick the ball into the opposition 22m. Excellent line out ball with Humphrey and Easton combining allowed Captain Tom Beaumont to break the defensive line. A good clear out of the ruck saw quick ball and the ball was fed wide for Orris to skip round his marker and score an unconverted try out wide. 15-5 On 25 minutes Thurrock responded again with strong ball carrying. They increased their lead with another well struck penalty from an offside infringement just 25 metres out. 18-5. Medway were starting to compete better and were awarded a penalty of their own which Harvey converted. 18-8.

The teams then went into half time.The first stages of the second half were an arm wrestle with both sides trying to gain the upper hand. It was Thurrock who struck first on 50 minutes when following a series of pick and drives close to the Medway line their tight head prop drove over to score. The try was converted and Thurrock’s lead went out to 25-8. With just 30 minutes left Medway looked down and out of the game. However the Medway players did not panic. They stuck to their structures and pressured the home side. They had come back from large deficit against Thurrock last season. With Medway starting to dominate the set piece indiscipline from the home side saw their loose head yellow carded for foul play. Medway capitalised when they were awarded a penalty try after the third infringement by Thurrock on their own line. 25-15. Medway had further chances to score when Lewis Stimpson broke away and with just the fullback to beat he looked set to score when the home fullback tripped Stimpson to earn himself a yellow card. Medway did not capitalise initially spurning some good opportunities.

Medway introduced 2 new debutants to the 1st XV with young 18 year old back Max Bullock coming on. Followed by Malcolm Cameron at flanker. Both players acquitted themselves very, very well. On 68 minutes a scrum on the right side saw Medway move the ball and a play straight off the training ground saw Alfie Orris put away out wide to score and bring Medway back within 5 points. Medway were now dominating possession and field position. The real drama of the game however was still to come. With 75 minutes gone Thurrock won a line out on their own 10 metre line Beddington who had box kicked well all day for Thurrock did so again. Orris fielded the ball on his own 22m and beat the two nearest kick chasers and fed Max Bullock who drew the defender and fed Luke Burns, he in turn put Garratt away who then beat three cover tacklers and passed inside for Dance. Dance went round a defender and raced for the line. As the scrambling Thurrock defence converged on Dance he fed the ball inside for supporting Clements who went over for the try of the day. A remarkable score. The conversion was narrowly missed. 25-25 with 5 minutes left. Thurrock kicked off but the kick failed to 10m. Medway opted for the scrum and won a penalty 2 metres inside Thurrock’s half. Harvey opted to kick and from fully 48 metres and brilliantly landed the attempt to put Medway in the lead 25-28. From the kick off Medway retained possession and closed out the game.

A thrilling win. Medway never gave up. For Thurrock it must have been gut wrenching having dominated so much of the match to have it snatched away at the death. The game was a hard fought affair and great entertainment for all.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Berty bassette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 23:12


Just to confirm we haven't recruited any players.
Just a great bunch of lads who 95% have played through the age ggroups. A bit like medway who's team seems like the same group of lads as last year

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Nice to get back on topic and great to see that Gareth and Cannon are getting involved in the forum, I may even venture a prediction this week-end having been spanked by Havant what have I got to lose?

Happy, fair comment about Darts 8 if he is the same of last season he was a challenge and we only really got a grip of the away game once he was carded. Wish the Darts well for the rest of the season, its a very tough start with no respite till November so as alluded to earlier the squad which survives intact or has depth will prevail.

Glad to hear that Thurrock are in the groove and challenging hard but temper that with the thought that Medway seem to build on the run up to Christmas so I still consider them to be contenders.

Probably a leetle too early to read much into the results thus far and the heat of last week-end and projected for this one may have some bearing with panting props and skinned knees on rock hard surfaces, combine that with bedding in new players and team its no wonder that the results are not foregone conclusions.

Rob at WP seems to have got a stellar set of backs which is always part of his game set so I am sure they will entertain on their way to the Championship. Runners up? Usually there are two contenders but like last season there are a multitude. Havant are in with a shout as the team, supporters and pitch will all play a part, Medway ..... who knows what a summer in the southern hemisphere will bring forth but they will certainly be in contention. Camberley are on a mission and should  consolidate on their excellent work last season. The wild card is Thurrock, good coaching and some canny recruitment looks to be continuing to pay dividends so they too will play a part. 

Happy Days!

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I was at Westcombe and the despite a bit of niggle, I think Dartfordians did ok considering the situation. The disparity in quality in the backs was reflected in the scoreline and it was a hard day for the forwards of either team to make an impact given how many long range tries the Westcombe backs scored.

Interesting to hear about the Thurrock game too, there were a few other relatively surprising results from first to second week. I hear KCS were doing well against Cornish until they had a spell with 14 and then 13 players and would be interested to hear more about the, somewhat unexpectedly, close Belsize Park and Camberley games going off of the first week's results.

I should think the clubs who can maintain a depth of squad into the new year, when players inevitably get injured/lose interest etc etc will challenge at the top this year.
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Just an update on the thurrock game it was a great game we lead all the way went down to 13 men which let medway back into the game and a last min pen from the halfway inched over (to my dissapointment)roll on the rest of the season
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Got to say the Darts 8 was excellent all game
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Top bloke and I am sure it is gut wrenching for him to leave at this stage of the season. As you say, wish him well and crack on.
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Our head coach has moved on for personal reasons. Not ideal timing, but as Im sure we'd all agree there are other important things in life aside from rugby. And we have all wished him the best.

Massive shame as he has been excellent for the club over the last 5 years, and has worked tirelessly to harness the talent of the young squad.  He will be missed. But all good things inevitably come to an end. We will continue to build on his good work.  
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What happened to your coach Brex?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sir_Q Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Sep 2019 at 12:17
A fair summary B Rex, your lads just didn’t give up and credit to them all. Hopefully you’ll get some back next week and you can start getting some points on the board.
It can’t have helped your preparation losing your head coach in the week leading up to the game.

Any idea why he left?
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It appears money well spent on the Westcombe Park back line, who were very dangerous throughout, albeit against a Darts back line with 3 players playing out of position (including 1 forward in the back line). I would say further investment needed on the Westcombe Park pack if they are going to compete against the top 3 teams in this league. WP certainly deserved their win on Sat, and if they had been more clinical and dominated more in the pack it could have been more. 

But I am extremely proud of the Darts team who kept battling throughout.  It was a massively weakened side with at least 10 first team regulars either injured or unavailable. However the young lads who stepped in for their debuts and lads who played out of position were all excellent and will learn from the experience.  Darts have had a tough start to the season, but do not write them off. I expect the return leg later in the season to be a far closer game. 


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Not just your team Cannon...

Lost by 7 again....

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Originally posted by DICKON DICKON wrote:

Think Cannon went closest on the predictions. Some interesting match ups next Saturday.
Just wish my team were as good as my predictions, we’re carrying on this season where we left off last!!
Rucks and mauls may bust my balls, but whips and chains excite me!!
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Good result for your boys Dickon. Certainly against Combe KCS were far better than the score suggested.
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Think Cannon went closest on the predictions. Some interesting match ups next Saturday.
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