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1st XV - Match centre

North Walsham
P Bradley, E Hornby, J Stannard
B Burr (2)
Sat 17 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 1 North Full time

North Walsham 0 Brentwood 19 (London & South East Division: North 1) 17th March 2018


Defence wins the day in miserable conditions

Brentwood made the long journey north to visit North Walsham on Saturday, they arrived to see a pitch in virtually perfect condition but a biting wind blowing diagonally down the pitch. Brentwood made the most of the wind at their backs in the first half and put in a massive defensive shift in the second to keep out a strong Walsham pack. With influential prop Tidje Visser unavailable Luke Tilly came into the front row, leading try scorer Chay Pollinger was also missing but Brentwood have the luxury of 3 high quality wingers and Ed Hornby started again on the wing.

Brentwood started strongly but good tackling and bad luck kept them out for 10 minutes until Paul Bradley powered over from 10 metres, Bradley Burr dealt with the wind well and added on the extras. With the play exclusively in the home half strong forward carries and slick hands in the backs put Ed Hornby in the corner, no conversion this time. Brentwood were completely dominant and looking to open up a big gap knowing that with the wind at the backs in the second half Walsham would be on the front foot. Josh Stannard opened up the home defence with a trademark run from deep, beating 4 defenders to score a brilliant individual try under the posts, Burr added the easy extras to take the score to 0-19. Brentwood finished the half as they started it, combining forward power with clever running lines looking for the bonus the point score but good home defence kept them out.

The snow had started and the crowd headed for the warmth of the bar to debate whether the 19 point advantage would be enough.

BRFC v N Walsham Mar 18
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The second half started with the home side keeping the ball for multiple phases in the forwards but unable to pierce the Brentwood wall of defence, they slowly made their way up field but massive hits and poor decision making kept handing possession to the visitors but any clearance never gained too much ground into the strong wind. Brentwood held out for a full 15 minutes in their own half; the home centre being held up being the closest they came to scoring. It was to be a lovely piece of skill from the same player that almost brought the first Walsham score, after going nowhere with the forwards he chose to chip over the top but the ball was knocked on and the chance was gone. Brentwood then got a foothold in the game and the final 15 minutes were spent in or around the Walsham half but there was to be no bonus point try

A fantastic defensive display negated the home side’s forward power and showed that they are not just a team who play expansive rugby, they can roll their sleeves up when needed.

The Davlav Man of the Match went to Josh Stannard, clinical finish from deep in the first half and a massive defensive effort in the second. Chingford await next Saturday (3pm kickoff) in a game that will go a long way in deciding who claims the top spot and automatic promotion. Both teams guaranteed at least a playoff match with wins this weekend.

Brentwood Team: Tilly, Payne, Bevans-Royson, Whaley, Killington, Amato, Aldous, Bradley, White, Burr, Hornby, Thomas, Stannard, Wilkinson, Simpson Subs: Garrett, Bassenger, Port

Key moments

Try Paul Bradley scores for Brentwood
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
Try Edward Hornby scores for Brentwood
Try Josh Stannard scores for Brentwood
Conversion Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood

Videos and photos

BRFC v N Walsham Mar 18
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BRFC v N Walsham Mar 18


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22:00 Try 0 - 17
Josh Stannard scores for Brentwood
22:00 Conversion 0 - 19
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
20:00 Try 0 - 12
Edward Hornby scores for Brentwood
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Paul Bradley scores for Brentwood
15:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Bradley Burr kicks a conversion for Brentwood
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As it happened

  • North Walsham
  • Brentwood
  • 0
  • Paul Bradley Try 15:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 15:00'
  • Edward Hornby Try 20:00'
  • Josh Stannard Try 22:00'
  • Bradley Burr Conversion 22:00'

Team selection

Simpson, Tom Simpson, Tom
Hornby, Edward Hornby, Edward
Stannard, Josh Stannard, Josh
Thomas, Adam Thomas, Adam
Wilkinson, Charlie Wilkinson, Charlie
Burr, Bradley Burr, Bradley
White, James White, James
Bradley, Paul Bradley, Paul
Aldous, Billy Aldous, Billy
Amato, Ben Amato, Ben
Killington, James Killington, James
Whaley, Matt Whaley, Matt
Bevans-Royston, Joel Bevans-Royston, Joel
Payne, Louis Payne, Louis
Tilly, Luke Tilly, Luke

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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