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4th XV - Match centre

Gravesend IV
Old Gravesendians II
J Feighery (3), D Beazer (2), P Gallacher, J Cokell, J Haffenden, Unknown, S Wootton
Full time
Unknown, Unknown
P Gallacher (7)
Unknown
Sat 9 Dec 14:00 - KCRFU Rural Kent & East Sussex League - Cinque Division 4 West

Gravesend secure win over local neighbours with impressive backline performance

Gannets continue run of good performances on first team pitch to run out winners by 64-12

Gannets draw together mixture of young and old for match against their rivals from over the fence in what was expected to be a tight game; additional motivation being provided for both sides by the presence of former Gravesend players Ryan Donoghue and Martin Povey in the blue shirts.

With Ben Baker not taking a playing role today on the basis that his appearance depended on the reliability of train connections from Yorkshire, and Martin Taylor continuing his coaching and reluctant playing role in the side, the side were led onto the field again by Richard Mayhew looking to extend his winning run of matches captained this season. An even start to the game showed that this game might live up to its even billing based on the two sides' respective league positions before Gravesend's forwards secured the upper hand on their opposite numbers to create an opportunity for Jamie Feighery to score his first of three tries for the afternoon. This was almost immediately followed by a try for Dan Beazer following a good kick chase by Joe Haffenden creating pressure for the opposition full back in his own 22. A good break from shortly within the opposition half by Perri saw him add a third try before Jamie scored his second with about 10 minutes to go of the first half. All four tries were converted by Perri to give the home side a 28-0 lead. Injuries to the visitors and their depleted bench saw them forced into early changes and a reshuffle whereas the Gannets lost Toby to an early knee injury to give Sam Holden an early chance to run off his hangover from the night before. Former Gravesend player, and current Old Gravesendian, Martin Povey ensured that the Gannets would not have things all their own way with a try shortly before half time which saw the score 28-7 at the break. Positives from the first half for Gravesend included the speed of service from Josh Sclanders having another good game at 9 and the pressure created by Steve and Joe in the centres to keep pushing the opposition back. As a group the Gravesend scrum were also enjoying a good afternoon, putting a lot of pressure on the Old g's scrum.

The challenge for the second half was therefore the keep that momentum with replacements made as loosehead and scrum half. Home supporters would have been concerned that this might indeed have been lost when the visitors scored their second try shortly after the restart. Fortunately the team regrouped and continued to focus on the territory and aggression that had served them well in the first half, with a greater level of accuracy creating room for the backline to stretch their legs against a tiring opposition. Before the backs had their fun however Jamie finished his hattrick with a powerful run down the blindside and stretch for the line to finish. Five more tries followed for Jon Cokell, Joe Haffenden, Dan Beazer, Joe Cross and Steve Wootton to ensure that all the backs from 10-15 got their names on the scoresheet. One final point of note was the almost try for Sam Holden who somehow managed to stay hidden behind Ringo when he was looking for an offload after another of his trademark breaks with the line open before him.

Next week sees the first return fixture of the season with Edenbridge visiting Gravesend for the final league fixture of the year. Gravesend will need to find it within themselves to at least match today's performance in order to try and get something from a match against one of the league's pacesetters but hopefully can find the motivation and performance to avenge the heavy defeat from the beginning of the season.

Key moments

12:00
Try Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
13:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
14:00
Try Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
15:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
20:00
Try Perri Gallacher scores for Gravesend IV
21:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
32:00
Try Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
33:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
39:00
Try Try for Old Gravesendians II
39:50
Conversion Conversion for Old Gravesendians II
41:00
Try Try for Old Gravesendians II
46:00
Try Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
56:00
Try Jon Cokell scores for Gravesend IV
62:00
Try Joseph Haffenden scores for Gravesend IV
63:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
68:00
Try Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
74:00
Try Try for Gravesend IV
75:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
78:00
Try Stephen Wootton scores for Gravesend IV
79:00
Conversion Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV

Highlights

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79:00 Conversion 64 - 12
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
78:00 Try 62 - 12
Stephen Wootton scores for Gravesend IV
75:00 Conversion 57 - 12
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
74:00 Try 55 - 12
Try for Gravesend IV
68:00 Try 50 - 12
Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
63:00 Conversion 45 - 12
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
62:00 Try 43 - 12
Joseph Haffenden scores for Gravesend IV
56:00 Try 38 - 12
Jon Cokell scores for Gravesend IV
46:00 Try 33 - 12
Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
41:00 Try 28 - 12
Try for Old Gravesendians II
40:00 Sub On
Kristien Kennerly is substituted on for Gravesend IV
40:00 Sub Off
Ashley Tester is substituted off for Gravesend IV
40:00 Sub Off
Ashley Tester is substituted off for Gravesend IV
End of period 1
39:50 Conversion 28 - 7
Conversion for Old Gravesendians II
39:00 Try 28 - 5
Try for Old Gravesendians II
33:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
32:00 Try 26 - 0
Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
21:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
20:00 Try 19 - 0
Perri Gallacher scores for Gravesend IV
15:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
14:00 Try 12 - 0
Daniel Beazer scores for Gravesend IV
13:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Perri Gallacher kicks a conversion for Gravesend IV
12:00 Try 5 - 0
Jamie Feighery scores for Gravesend IV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Gravesend IV
  • Old Gravesendians II
  • 0
  • Jamie Feighery Try 12:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 13:00'
  • Daniel Beazer Try 14:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 15:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Try 20:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 21:00'
  • Jamie Feighery Try 32:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 33:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 39:50'
  • Kristien Kennerly Sub On 40:00'
  • Ashley Tester Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ashley Tester Sub Off 40:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Jamie Feighery Try 46:00'
  • Jon Cokell Try 56:00'
  • Joseph Haffenden Try 62:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 63:00'
  • Daniel Beazer Try 68:00'
  • Try 74:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 75:00'
  • Stephen Wootton Try 78:00'
  • Perri Gallacher Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Gallacher, Perri Gallacher, Perri
Haffenden, Joseph Haffenden, Joseph
Wootton, Stephen Wootton, Stephen
Beazer, Daniel Beazer, Daniel
Cokell, Jon Cokell, Jon
williams, gareth williams, gareth
Feighery, Jamie Feighery, Jamie
Abbott, Matthew Abbott, Matthew
Holden, Sam Holden, Sam
Riley, Martin Riley, Martin
Mayhew, Richard Mayhew, Richard
Ring, Josh Ring, Josh
Sargent, Jonathan Sargent, Jonathan
Tester, Ashley Tester, Ashley

League round up

Other Cinque Division 4 West results

Aylesford III
Maidstone III
10
43
Tunbridge Wells IV
0
40

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sevenoaks IV 11 42
2. Swanley I 11 38
3. Edenbridge I 11 35
4. Sheppey II 10 28
5. Gravesend IV 11 28
6. Gillingham II 10 27
7. Old Gravesendians II 11 26

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