Friday, July 19, 2024

Rugby: Thurrock played so well, came away with nothing


Another disappointing day for Thurrock who again played so well and came away with nothing, rueing a perfectly good try disallowed late in the game, and a charged down clearance that gifted the lead to the visitors.

Thurrock started off so well, with tries from James Flavin and Nathan Farrell both duly converted by Frankie Neale who also added a penalty for a 17-0 lead. With this start it looked at last that the effort and commitment shown in the last couple of weeks it started to pay dividends, but the visitors edged into the match with a converted try and a penalty to reduce the defecit to 7 until Neale again added a further penalty right on the stroke of half time for the home side to lead 20-10

However the second half was a big turn round as the visitors took control of the game, early in the half as a converted try and a penalty drew them level. This spurred Thurrock into offensive action and great pressure from a line out gave hooker Rob Scott the chance to crash over to regain the lead, but 2 further penalties given away and two tries one of which was converted took the game away from the home side, Neale did add a penalty between scores, before James Kellard had the try not given, which would have meant 2 points gained rather than nothing.

TEAM: Neale, Farrell, Gorman, Burcham, Boshell ,Rudgeley, Cook, North, Scott, Bevans-Royston, Ellis, Thomas, Flavin, Cooper-Hicks,Kellard.

Thurrock are AWAY to GUERNSEY this Saturday, kick off is 2.30pm


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