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1st XV - Match centre

Brentwood
Diss
B Amato (2), P Bradley, J Richards, T Simpson (2), G Bassenger, A Thomas, J Woodcock, J Stannard
Full time
B Burr (7)
Sat 6 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - London 1 North

Brentwood 64 Diss 3 (London & South East Division: North 1) 6th January 2018

Brentwood win the forward battle and put Diss to the sword

Brentwood laid down a marker for the new year on Saturday, scoring 10 tries and restricting a powerful Diss side to a solitary penalty kick in response.

Diss arrived on the back of two good performances against teams just below Brentwood in the league, their forward orientated game centred around their powerful back row but Brentwood fronted up impressively to the challenge and comprehensively won what could have been a tricky fixture.

The Diss game plan was obvious from the very first kick off with the forwards trying to punch holes in the Brentwood defence with their influential number 8 Steve Hipwell making a lot of carries. Brentwood didn’t let them gain any ground and turned the ball over allowing Bradley Burr to pin them back with some intelligent kicks, Charlie Wilkinson’s early try was disallowed and gave the visitors a chance to clear their line with a penalty and a further home infringement was penalised with a penalty which the visiting centre kicked to give Diss a 3-0 early lead. Brentwood weren’t to be denied for long though and some quick thinking by James White put Ben Amato in for a well deserved try, this was followed soon after by a typically powerful Paul Bradley try – both converted by Burr and Brentwood took the lead 14 -3. Jack Richards finished off a lovely move soon after and when Tom Simpson scored in the corner Brentwood had the bonus point and a 26-3 lead, this was extended soon after when Amato scored his second from a strong rolling maul and the home side had a commanding 31-3 lead at halftime.

BRFC v Diss Jan 18
59 photos

The second half started with a scrappy 10 minute period when neither side managed to put together any fluent attacks, Brentwood went close a couple of times but handling errors cost them until the passes started to stick and Simpson’s second try of the match was just reward for some lovely rugby. With Brentwood stretching the visitor’s defence with strong carries from Bradley, Woodcock and Visser and the backs looking to spread the ball at any opportunity further scores looked inevitable. George Bassenger got on the scoresheet, finishing off a fine move from a Josh Stannard break and offload and Adam Thomas scored a fine individual try from an interception from a rare Diss foray into Brentwood territory. Woodcock finished cleverly at the base of the posts for Brentwood’s ninth try and Stannard finished up the scoring with the last play of the game, a try that involved quick hands from the whole backline to open up space in the corner. Burr found some consistency with the boot converting 4 of the 5 second half tries to bring the final score to 64-3 and complete a comprehensive home victory. A perfect way to start the new year and Brentwood will look to continue their unbeaten run when Colchester visit on the back of scoring over one hundred points against Saffron Walden at home.

The Davlav Man of the Match went to Adam Thomas, physical defensive work and intelligent attacking kept Diss on the back foot all game. Scored a great individual try. Colchester next Saturday 13th Jan at King Georges.

Brentwood Team: Payne, Richards, Visser, Woodcock, Killington, Amato, Whaley, Bradley, White, Burr, Hornby, Thomas, Stannard, Wilkinson, Simpson Subs: Tilly, Bassenger, Pollinger

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Adam Thomas

Player of the Match

Adam Thomas

Key moments

12:00
Try Ben Amato scores for Brentwood
12:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
14:00
Try Paul Bradley scores for Brentwood
14:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
16:00
Try Jack Richards scores for Brentwood
16:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
25:00
Try Tom Simpson scores for Brentwood
35:00
Try Ben Amato scores for Brentwood
50:00
Try Tom Simpson scores for Brentwood
58:00
Try George Bassenger scores for Brentwood
58:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
64:00
Try Adam Thomas scores for Brentwood
64:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
74:00
Try Josh Woodcock scores for Brentwood
74:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
80:00
Try Josh Stannard scores for Brentwood
80:00
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood

Videos and photos

BRFC v Diss Jan 18
59 photos
BRFC v Diss Jan 18

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 64 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
80:00 Try 62 - 0
Josh Stannard scores for Brentwood
80:00 Player of the Match
Adam Thomas is awarded player of the match for Brentwood
74:00 Conversion 57 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
74:00 Try 55 - 0
Josh Woodcock scores for Brentwood
64:00 Try 48 - 0
Adam Thomas scores for Brentwood
64:00 Conversion 50 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
58:00 Conversion 38 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
58:00 Try 43 - 0
George Bassenger scores for Brentwood
50:00 Try 36 - 0
Tom Simpson scores for Brentwood
End of period 1
35:00 Try 31 - 0
Ben Amato scores for Brentwood
25:00 Try 26 - 0
Tom Simpson scores for Brentwood
16:00 Try 19 - 0
Jack Richards scores for Brentwood
16:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
14:00 Conversion 9 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
14:00 Try 14 - 0
Paul Bradley scores for Brentwood
12:00 Try 5 - 0
Ben Amato scores for Brentwood
12:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Brentwood
  • Diss
  • 0
  • Ben Amato Try 12:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 12:00'
  • Paul Bradley Try 14:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 14:00'
  • Jack Richards Try 16:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 16:00'
  • Tom Simpson Try 25:00'
  • Ben Amato Try 35:00'
  • Tom Simpson Try 50:00'
  • George Bassenger Try 58:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 58:00'
  • Adam Thomas Try 64:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 64:00'
  • Josh Woodcock Try 74:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 74:00'
  • Josh Stannard Try 80:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Simpson, Tom Simpson, Tom
Wilkinson, Charlie Wilkinson, Charlie
Stannard, Josh Stannard, Josh
Thomas, Adam Thomas, Adam
Hornby, Edward Hornby, Edward
Burr, Bradley Burr, Bradley
White, James White, James
Bradley, Paul Bradley, Paul
Whaley, Matt Whaley, Matt
Amato, Ben Amato, Ben
Killington, James Killington, James
Woodcock, Josh Woodcock, Josh
Richards, Jack Richards, Jack
Payne, Louis Payne, Louis
Visser, Tijde Visser, Tijde

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Brentwood 26 118
2. Chingford 26 115
3. Colchester 26 98
4. Amersham & Chiltern 26 88
5. Eton Manor 26 85
6. North Walsham 26 75
7. Old Haberdashers 26 68

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