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Possibly the best Gss performance all season, but the elusive win keeps its distance.
With the GRFC Vice-Presidents annual lunch before the game, there were high hopes that Gss would return to winning ways in the penultimate fixture.
No team could have spent more time in the oppositions 22 this season, than Gss, without scoring.
With the season almost over and relegation already on the agenda, Gss were playing for their pride at home.
Team changes and the promotion to 1st XV duty of young players is no excuse for a lack of defensive structure.
Sponsors were present for a pre-match lunch, which for many would have been the more enjoyable part of the afternoon as they then had to watch Gs lose
In dreadful conditions Gss found that they could do nothing right in the eyes of the referee in the early exchanges and 9-0 in ten minutes.
Five points from a try bonus win lifts the team to twelfth in the table but they are still fifteen points behind Bracknell who are one above.
Gravesend’s work rate and commitment was commendable, but their application is so often questionable when young talent is out there eager to impress.
Gravesend put in a disciplined performance in a game dominated by the referee's whistle
With so many points given away, by senior player errors, you could be forgiven for missing the better aspects of the play by Gss.
Great potential shown against a team that is pressing for the top spot in National 3
Gravesend should take heart from this performance and go into the new year with confidence that their season can turn around.
Gravesend's woes continued as they came off the park with another deficit 30-8.
Gravesend need to change their approach and get into a team play mode if they are going to turn their season round.
Too many penalties, too many missed tackles - Report Jeff Moorey
In a game of two contrasting halves, the first where Gss showed why they should be in this league, the second how far out of their depth it can look.
Gravesend took to the field looking to make amends for the lapses of the previous week, but left their game plan in the changing room.
So slow was the Gravesend service to the backs that it probably only reached the wings twice throughout the game, one of these ended in a try.
Gravesend came home with five points from their win at Eton Manor, and they deserved every one of them with a four try bonus.
Gravesend came back to Rectory Field on Saturday looking to make amends for last weeks slip-up.
One can't deny the commitment from the Gravesend players, but at National 3 level, surely players should not be learning the game, but have experience
With seventy minutes on the clock, Gss led 28-22, but defence and decision making cost dearly by the final whistle. Even a losing bonus point was lost
Four tries and four successful kicks for the visitors while Gss put two from five attempts between the posts.
A 7-33 score certainly doesn't flatter East Grinstead as they deserved their win, but Gravesend can take a lot of positives from this first home game
The first game of the season and not a Stevens in sight! The regular duo of Sox and Ziggy in Fiji for their Grandmother's funeral.
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