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1st XV - Match centre

Westcombe Park
Southend Saxons
J Lindfield, B Saffery, E Durkin, D Hamilton, D Bonner, S Pursell
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
J Cameron (4)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown
J Cameron
Penalties
Unknown, Unknown
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - London & SE Premier Full time

Combe see off Southend

Westcombe Park 41-25 Southend Saxons

Combe secured a bonus point win against Southend Saxons, and thus kept hopes of survival alive for the last week of the league campaign. Combe needed a win and the extra point, the visitors were already doomed but had not read the script leading 10-18 at half-time. Combe though sharpened up in the second half and ran out comfortable winners at the finish. The conditions were good, at last some spring sunshine and a good crowd in.

Combe made a bright start making clear their intentions to score early and score often. Combe got the shove on at the first scrum. Multi phases, good support and James Lindfield was put in the clear and over. No conversion, 5-0. The Saxons reply with a penalty having caught Combe offside, and come closer still but Charlie O’Sullivan and Lewis Harte are back to cover. The Saxons are in the corner and the No. 8 doubles back on the blindside for Matt Wagstaff to squeeze in by the flag. Combe are quickly back on the attack but spill the ball close to the line. The Saxons run it straight back and winger Ross O’Brien is on hand to score under the posts. End to end. Try converted, 5-15. This is not in the script, and this is after twenty minutes. It looks a bit better for Combe when with quick ball from a line-out at half-way, Bradley Saffery finds a gap and goes all the way to the line. No conversion. Before the half is finished the Saxons knock over another penalty and have another bounce back off the upright to go in at half-time 10-18 ahead. It’s not quite going the way it ought to.

With the re-start spilled Combe are soon on the opposition line, wining penalties and scrums. The visitors resist for a while as almost every Combe player has a go, but at last a gap in the Saxons’ defence opens and Ed Durkin is through and over by the posts. James Cameron converts. Combe are on the attack again, set up from a Jordan Saunders interception, David Pohlen on a long run with support but the Saxons scramble back to cover. But they are on the back foot. Dan Hamilton works his way through traffic and is round to the posts for a converted try, a bonus point, and the makings of a clear lead, 24-18. Combe pinch a line-out and win a penalty (27-18), and from the re-start catch and drive for forty yards or so, and with a penalty advantage, and the Saxons back-tracking Dave Bonner forces his way over taking the inside pass from Bradley Saffery. Try converted, 34-18. That’s more like it, and more to come. Another charge by Dan Hamilton sets up good position for quick ball for Scott Pursell to cross out on the right. Another conversion for James Cameron. There’s still five minutes and injury time. The Saxons want the last word. With Combe pinned back in their own corner, the visitors are over from a catch and drive for a consolation score and conversion. Full time. Combe have their bonus point win.

Combe vs Southend 2018
14 photos

Hopes for survival remain slim as other league results present a monumental effort required in the last fixture next Saturday when Tring, still in the race for promotion, visit. But it can be done. Kick-off 3.00pm. Don’t miss. Be sure to be there.

Westcombe Park XV: W. Robinson; D. Hamilton, B. Saffery, D. Bonner, L. Harte; J. Cameron, E. Durkin; N. Porter, K. Onwuka, J. Forsyth, T. Clarke, C. O’Sullivan, G. Milligan, J. Lindfield, C. Springer.

Bench: J. Saunders, D. Pohlen, S. Pursell.

Match reporter - Bruce Mackenzie.

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Bradley Saffery

Player of the Match

Bradley Saffery

Key moments

8:00
Try James Lindfield scores for Westcombe Park
15:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Southend Saxons
18:00
Try Try for Southend Saxons
24:00
Try Try for Southend Saxons
25:00
Conversion Conversion for Southend Saxons
29:00
Try Bradley Saffery scores for Westcombe Park
36:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Southend Saxons
45:00
Try Ed Durkin scores for Westcombe Park
46:00
Conversion James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
51:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
52:00
Conversion James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
60:00
Penalty James Cameron kicks a penalty for Westcombe Park
62:00
Try David Bonner scores for Westcombe Park
63:00
Conversion James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
70:00
Try Scott Pursell scores for Westcombe Park
71:00
Conversion James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
77:00
Try Try for Southend Saxons
78:00
Conversion Conversion for Southend Saxons

Videos and photos

Combe vs Southend 2018
14 photos
Combe vs Southend 2018

Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Bradley Saffery is awarded player of the match for Westcombe Park
78:00 Conversion 41 - 25
Conversion for Southend Saxons
77:00 Try 41 - 23
Try for Southend Saxons
71:00 Conversion 41 - 18
James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
70:00 Try 39 - 18
Scott Pursell scores for Westcombe Park
63:00 Conversion 34 - 18
James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
62:00 Try 32 - 18
David Bonner scores for Westcombe Park
60:00 Penalty 27 - 18
James Cameron kicks a penalty for Westcombe Park
52:00 Conversion 24 - 18
James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
51:00 Try 22 - 18
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
46:00 Conversion 17 - 18
James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
45:00 Try 15 - 18
Ed Durkin scores for Westcombe Park
End of period 1
36:00 Penalty 10 - 18
Penalty kicked for Southend Saxons
29:00 Try 10 - 15
Bradley Saffery scores for Westcombe Park
25:00 Conversion 5 - 15
Conversion for Southend Saxons
24:00 Try 5 - 13
Try for Southend Saxons
18:00 Try 5 - 8
Try for Southend Saxons
15:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Penalty kicked for Southend Saxons
8:00 Try 5 - 0
James Lindfield scores for Westcombe Park
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Westcombe Park
  • Southend Saxons
  • 0
  • James Lindfield Try 8:00'
  • Penalty 15:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Try 24:00'
  • Conversion 25:00'
  • Bradley Saffery Try 29:00'
  • Penalty 36:00'
  • Ed Durkin Try 45:00'
  • James Cameron Conversion 46:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 51:00'
  • James Cameron Conversion 52:00'
  • James Cameron Penalty 60:00'
  • David Bonner Try 62:00'
  • James Cameron Conversion 63:00'
  • Scott Pursell Try 70:00'
  • James Cameron Conversion 71:00'
  • Try 77:00'
  • Conversion 78:00'

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League round up

Other London & SE Premier results

Sutton & Epsom
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49
Dorking
22
41

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Sidcup 26 59
9. Dorking 26 57
10. Sutton & Epsom 26 57
11. Guildford 26 52
12. Westcombe Park 26 49
13. Southend Saxons 26 30
14. Towcestrians 26 20

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