THURROCK travelled to Cobham who the previous week held on to their league status with a win at Chichester. As always in this division there are no easy games and so it proved in what was a game that could have gone the home side’s way had Thurrock not installed a much tougher mental attitude on the road.
THE former players lunch before the game was a sell-out and the current crop of players gave them a spectacle to watch. With over 20 ex 1st XV Captains in attendance they watched knowing that the club is in good hands moving forward.
A potential banana skin was successfully averted at Chobham on Saturday. The home side are already relegated but with that said played with freedom and enjoyment and made Thurrock work hard for their bonus point win.
THE second consecutive home game was in the honour of former club stalwart Martin Fahey who sadly passed away in November the game held in front of many of his family friends and former players, and were treated to a fantastic game of rugby, and if you said at half time Thurrock would run out comfortable winners no one would have believed you.
THURROCK earned their 3rd consecutive win with a last ditch Tani Loka try, and a conversion from close to the touch-line from Sam Stanley, the whole ground was in silence knowing it would be the winning kick
PROBABLY this would rate as Thurrock’s best away performance of the season they started the game on the front foot and never looked back.
THURROCK welcomed old adversaries Dartfordians back to Oakfield for the first time since 1988 From the kick off the visitors started well but Thurrock’s defence was key to the early stages of the match rebuffing the hard running Kent team whom tried to punch holes with no avail.
THURROCK’S 1st XV travelled to Havant on Saturday, the scene of one of their worst defeats in years following last season’s 86-14 defeat but have shown plenty of times this season that they are a much-improved outfit and started the better of the two sides.
THURROCK travelled to Priestfields on Saturday to play Medway on the back of 5 consecutive wins which has seen them rise up the league.
SUNDAY 6th January heralded a return to rugby action at Oakfield for Thurrock u13s versus Chelmsford after the Christmas break. Starting well, both Tees centres Joseph Reynolds and Albie Thomas tested the Chelmsford defence with some incisive running.
FOR the third consecutive Saturday the weather played a significant part in the way the game panned out. It was cold and wet, and Thurrock lost the toss and had the advantage of the elements, and after early pressure Sam Stanley knocked over a penalty before Jake Barrand Was worked some space and he went over in the corner, the conversion fell short.
TEES U13 paid a visit on Sunday morning to the splendid new Harlow RFC grounds.
THURROCK welcomed Cobham to Oakfield with a buoyant VP Lunch pre-match the game was set to be a good spectacle.
THE 1st XV dedicated this match to former club stalwart Martin Fahey who sadly lost his fight with cancer a few days before the game, it ended in a fitting tribute as Thurrock produced their best performance of the season despite giving away far too many penalties keeping the opponents in the game
THURROCK suffered their second consecutive defeat on the road in what become a very frustrating afternoon with an unprecedented penalty count against the visitors which was the difference
RUGBY sometimes can be a hard game to get your justified rewards as Brighton landed 2 late converted tries to secure victory when a moment of unsporting like behaviour went un-punished.
THURROCK came from behind to record their third consecutive league win in front of a healthy crowd boosted by by the first VP’s lunch of the season.
THURROCK just failed to get across the line in this hard fought game as the visors edged the game in a 10 minute spell late in the second half when 2 converted tries while Thurrock were down to 14 men changed the game.
IN front of a huge Oakfield crowd Thurrock T-Birds entertained Trojans. Thurrock, the only remaining undefeated side in Championship South coming off their best performance battled a physically strong Trojans side.
THE weather was a real factor in this hard earned win on Saturday against old foes Havant. It was the visitors who were on the front foot from the kick off
REFEREES are important to games but when the inconsistency proves to be the difference its hard pill to swallow. Two decisions just before half time changed the game and no doubt the outcome of the game.
THURROCK were in a confident mood as they travelled to Southampton but arrived late due to accidents on M3 however this setback did not seem to affect them as they put the home side under pressure
THURROCK entertained Westcombe Park for the first home league game of the season, in front of a large crowd full of expectation.
THE start of the 2018-19 season sees Thames RFC newly promoted to Essex 1 after only their 2nd year reformed. Under no illusions of what the season holds for them Thames are looking to keep the building programme