Tring 40 v 18 Thurrock
TRIPS to Cow Lane are never easy, and when you go with a depleted side, the writing was always on the wall. Saying that the team played with plenty of heart and stuck to their task well. The game started poorly for the visitors finding themselves 10-0 down within the first five minutes, with Thurrock struggling to get cohesion with all the changes a further penalty and a try against the play gave Tring an 18- 0 advantage, but Tim Blundell added two late first half penalties to reduce the deficit.
It needed Thurrock to continue as the half time whistle blew, but from the kick off the ball bounced kindly and Tring capitalised to score a converted try. It was a body blow but Thurrock again picked themselves up and deservedly got a try by the ever consistent prop Jarrett Crouch took a quick tap and crashed over, Blundell added the conversion to reduce to 25-13. But a Thurrock yellow card changed the course of the match when while down to 14 men Tring added a penalty and two more tries, one of which was converted.
Thurrock however kept going and were rewarded with their second try, when Connor Branton went over in the corner scoring his first Thurrock try at the top level.
Thurrock go into a much needed break with time to get the team back to full strength for the home game v Chelmsford on 9th January 2016