Thurrock 57 v 30 Braintree
THURROCK got their season back on track with a scintillating nine-try extravaganza at Oakfield on Saturday. However despite the score line the home side was made to fight most of the way.
Thurrock got off to the perfect start as centre Ben Stanley skipped over wide out, brother Michael then made no mistake with the conversion. Thurrock conceded a couple of penalties to bring them within a point but it was the duo that extended the Thurrock lead Ben adding his second try and Mike adding the extras. Thurrock was very much to the fore and prop Aston Bevans-Royston crashed over to score wide out. But Braintree would not lie down and came back with a converted try. It looked that Thurrock would increase their lead on the stroke of half time when Garth Tucker just fell short of the line but was concussed in doing so and was replaced in the second half by Ben Timson
The second half was delayed due to treatment of the injury but it was worth the wait as both sides entertained the large crowd, Thurrock scored early in the second half as Jake Barrand wriggled his way over, his try converted by Stanley. Braintree again reduced the defecit with a converted try. Further Thurrock tries came from Darryl Worster, and Nathan Farrell and replacement Earl Gorman made an immediate impact joining in the fun by himself bagging a brace and the rout was completed by Bradleigh Rettigan. Mike Stanley adding 3 more conversions Braintree scored two unconverted tries which gained them a bonus point.
Thurrock now travel to Bury St Edmunds on Saturday coach will leave the club at 11.45
TEAM: Worster, Farrell, B.Stanley, M.Stanley, Barrand. Rudgeley (Gorman 58m), Cook, North, Durrance (Rate 73m), Bevans-Royston, Boshier,Kyle Tucker, Cooper-Hicks, Garth Tucker (Timson40m)),Rettigan