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1st XV - Match centre

Dartfordians
Horsham
Full time
R Tredgett, R Grant, J Steggles
W Bell
Sat 18 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 2 South East

Second-half collapse costs Horsham against sharp Darts

Horsham suffered a second half collapse as promotion chasing Dartfordians ran in six tries after the break for a comprehensive victory.

The result moved the home side up to third in the table, level on 60 points with Old Colfeians, while Horsham remain sixth.

Horsham started well and took an early lead with tries from Richard Tredgett and Rob Grant, but Dartfordians came back strongly scoring seven tries before Josh Steggles added a consolation try in the final minute.

After just six minutes, good pressure from Horsham's attacking play led to a lineout in the corner after which Tredgett scored from a well-worked move and Will Bell added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

Dartfordians then scored out wide through Ollie Edwards following several phase of quick ball.

The Green and Whites bounced back after 21 minutes with some fine multiple phase play after which the ball was released for Grant to score in the corner to take a 12-5 lead.

Horsham continued to attack the Dartfordians try line but found it difficult to break down a resolute defence, while the home side pulled the score back to 12-8 with a penalty.

A quickly taken tap penalty saw Sam Cooksley go over and Mike Briggs convert to give Dartfordians a 15-12 lead into half time after a well-contested first half.

Darts looked sharper in the second half and Grant picked up a yellow card, but while the Green and Whites tried to stem the tide, the home side showed they were in a ruthless mood.

They scored six second half tries through a Connor Sutherland hat-trick, Ryan Chandler brace and one for Simon Briggs as they opened up the Horsham defence, before Steggles scored his consolation following some multiple phase play.

Holders Horsham were set to be in action in a home Bob Rogers Cup semi-final clash this weekend against Chichester 2nds but this game is now taking place on March 18th.

Horsham: Brady, Grantham-Hill, Barber; Goward, Tredgett; O'Rahilly, N. Bell, Whiting; Steggles, W. Bell; Crook, Carvell, J. Bell, Grant; Nwachukwu; Subs: Clarkson, Maguire, Jenkins

Report kindly provided by Matt Pole - WSCT

Key moments

6:00
Try Richard Tredgett scores for Horsham
7:00
Conversion Will Bell kicks a conversion for Horsham
21:00
Try Rob Grant scores for Horsham
79:00
Try Josh Steggles scores for Horsham

Highlights

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80:00 Missed Conversion
Will Bell misses a conversion for Horsham
79:00 Try 0 - 17
Josh Steggles scores for Horsham
65:00 Sub On
Ryan Maguire is substituted on for Horsham
65:00 Sub Off
Jonny Whiting is substituted off for Horsham
58:00 Sub On
Adam Clarkson is substituted on for Horsham
58:00 Sub Off
Johnny Goward is substituted off for Horsham
54:00 Yellow Card
Rob Grant is yellow carded for Horsham
45:00 Sub Off
Nick Bell is substituted off for Horsham
45:00 Sub On
Sam Jenkins is substituted on for Horsham
End of period 1
22:00 Missed Conversion
Will Bell misses a conversion for Horsham
21:00 Try 0 - 12
Rob Grant scores for Horsham
7:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Will Bell kicks a conversion for Horsham
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Richard Tredgett scores for Horsham
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As it happened

  • Dartfordians
  • Horsham
  • 0
  • Richard Tredgett Try 6:00'
  • Will Bell Conversion 7:00'
  • Rob Grant Try 21:00'
  • Nick Bell Sub Off 45:00'
  • Sam Jenkins Sub On 45:00'
  • Rob Grant Yellow Card 54:00'
  • Adam Clarkson Sub On 58:00'
  • Johnny Goward Sub Off 58:00'
  • Jonny Whiting Sub Off 65:00'
  • Ryan Maguire Sub On 65:00'
  • Josh Steggles Try 79:00'

Team selection

Nwachukwu, Declan Nwachukwu, Declan
Grant, Rob Grant, Rob
Bell, Jordan Bell, Jordan
Carvell, Andy Carvell, Andy
Crook, Dan Crook, Dan
Bell, Will Bell, Will
Steggles, Josh Steggles, Josh
Whiting, Jonny Whiting, Jonny
Bell, Nick Bell, Nick
O'Rahilly, Emmet O'Rahilly, Emmet
Tredgett, Richard Tredgett, Richard
Goward, Johnny Goward, Johnny
Barber, Giles Barber, Giles
Grantham-Hill, Rob Grantham-Hill, Rob
Brady, Liam Brady, Liam

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Medway 22 101
2. Old Colfeians 22 85
3. Dartfordians 22 81
4. Charlton Park 22 78
5. Beckenham 22 77
6. Hove 22 51
7. Horsham 22 47

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