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An under strength Gravesend XV paid a visit to the National 3 league champions to be subjected to an excellent display of back-up running rugby.
Survival may have been on the minds of the Amersham players, but they took their opportunities on the day and went away worthy winners.
This may not have been the most inspiring game of rugby to have watched on Saturday, but Gsss added the scalp of Hertford to previous success at Tring
In a game of two forty minute periods of non-stop hard rugby, it was the Gsss second half performance that sealed the win.
In touch at half time and perhaps unlucky not to have been closer, but Gs capitulated to superior slight of feet and awareness in the second forty.
Changes in the line-up saw double barrel Dave at lock for the absent Remus Neclar, Chris Meddings for the injured Tom Goss.
Such was the resolute defence of Gravesend as they withstood a battering from their visitors, that a single penalty was all they had 0-3 conceded.
Great expectations as Gss took the short trip to local rivals Westcombe Park, but they fell on hard times through their own failure to spread the ball
From a game that was always going to be close fought, it was Gs pack that wrestled the result during added time.
Despite the absence on the park of skipper Marc Klus and high scoring number 8 Geoff Marshall, both unfit through injury, Gs brought home the bacon.
Gs entertained with some good hand to hand rugby but at times looked hurried in their play that spoiled there progression.
London Irish Wild Geese 19-12 Gravesend
I am not too sure if there are enough superlatives to describe this home performance by Gs just before they go into the Christmas break.
A win is a win in any language but the game deserved so much more and should have led to Gs first win bonus before the interval.
Jekyll and Hyde performance sees Gravesend come off second best in, at times, an excellent home display.
A full fifty minis joined the players to form a guard of honour as they took to the field at 15.00.
With great expectations for the away fixture at Barnes, Gravesends' performance belonged more to the tale of two cities as they fell on hard times!
Anyone who had studied the form before today's fixture would have known that Gs performance at home had only accumulated 17 points per game.
East Grinstead 27-24 Gravesend
Neither XV played well enough to deserve five points but Combe go back to Orpington with another scalp and a bonus point for the win.
Two under achieving teams, unable to fulfill their potential but Gravesend were guilty of plotting their own demise, but escaped with a draw.
Having lost from the last kick of the game against Civil Service last week, it came close to a reversal on Saturday, but the team resilience held fast
Losing bonus point gained
GRFC V London Irish. Report from Marc Bruce
Westcliff 13-24 Gravesend but injury worries mount in the front row.
Gravesend came off the park on Saturday with a 20-13 win under their belt and it has to be said that they deserved every point of it.
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