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1st XV - Match centre

Sidcup
Guernsey
J Dutton, J West, C Cooper
Tries
J Twyford
Conversions
Sat 21 Oct 15:00 - London & SE Division - London & SE Premier Full time

Guernsey ride the storm

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With storm Brian in town the conditions were far from ideal as Guernsey come to Crescent Farm.

Written by DT (better looking Thomas)

With storm brian in town the conditions were far from ideal as Guernsy come to Crescent Farm. With the strong winds the main talking point, nearly taking the slight figure of JT into orbit from the top of the stand.

Sidcup won the toss and chose to battle the strong wind first and started strongly with the streamlined James Poland defying the wind and making a scintillating break from fullback only for play to break down later on.

However it was guernsy who put the first points on the board after some outstanding defence from the home side only to be beaten by a slight offload out of the tackle to put the away side in under the sticks.

Sloppy work from kick off meant Sidcup were under the cosh again and guernsy put another one past the home side. But Sidcup were straight back into gear excellent backs play and hard carries from the forwards up the field allowed Connor Cooper to slide over after an unexpectedly good offload from Jamie Cutler making his 200th appearance for the club.

However momentum stopped there for the Sidcup side as pressure from the men in green and white saw the captain Jon West go to the bin. A tough ten minutes for Sidcup with not only the wind but numbers now against them and a lack of concentration saw the home team concede three tries in quick succession to go into half time 33-5 down.

But in classic Sidcup fashion they knew they were not beaten, confident talk in the sheds and the team came out ready to take it to the opposition with the wind behind them. However Poor handling errors held the home side back but eventually after consistent pressure in defence el capitano raced through under the posts after interecepting a lofty pass caught in the wind.

Impact sub Dan Thomas then saw his first and only touch of the ball while indiscipline cost the team as the referee reached for his pocket again to send more Sidcup players to the bin. Ultimately this cost the team as Sidcup couldn’t get into the game and let Guernsey close out the game. Final score 38-17

Despite three losses in the row against good opposition confidence still high in the Sidcup camp and a strong performance away to Tring next week will see the mighty cup back in the winners circle.

Written by DT (better looking Thomas)

Key moments

32:00
Try Connor Cooper scores for Sidcup
50:00
Try Jon West scores for Sidcup
51:00
Conversion Joshua Twyford kicks a conversion for Sidcup
55:00
Try Jack Dutton scores for Sidcup

Highlights

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55:00 Try 17 - 0
Jack Dutton scores for Sidcup
51:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Joshua Twyford kicks a conversion for Sidcup
50:00 Try 10 - 0
Jon West scores for Sidcup
End of period 1
32:00 Try 5 - 0
Connor Cooper scores for Sidcup
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sidcup
  • Guernsey
  • 0
  • Connor Cooper Try 32:00'
  • Jon West Try 50:00'
  • Joshua Twyford Conversion 51:00'
  • Jack Dutton Try 55:00'

Team selection

Poland, James Poland, James
Velasco, Ed Velasco, Ed
Vidgeon, Olivier Vidgeon, Olivier
Evans, Sam Evans, Sam
Keeley, Louis Keeley, Louis
Twyford, Joshua Twyford, Joshua
Cutler, Jamie Cutler, Jamie
West, Jon West, Jon
Cooper, Connor Cooper, Connor
Williams, Billy Williams, Billy
Coughlan, Luke Coughlan, Luke
Dutton, Jack Dutton, Jack
Keeley, Harrison Keeley, Harrison
Hopkins, Charlie Hopkins, Charlie
Aldam, Guy Aldam, Guy

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Westcliff 26 75
7. Shelford 26 59
8. Sidcup 26 59
9. Dorking 26 57
10. Sutton & Epsom 26 57
11. Guildford 26 52
12. Westcombe Park 26 49

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