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1st XV - Match centre

Westcombe Park
London Cornish
L Harte (2), D Hamilton (2), C O'Sullivan (2), G Milligan, C Deschamps
Tries
Unknown, Unknown
C Deschamps (3), M Harrison (3)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown
Penalties
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Sat 15 Sep 15:00 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

Combe get the better of a free running London Cornish side

By

Westcombe Park RFC 52-26 London Cornish RFC

London Cornish brought an exciting brand of Rugby to Goddington Dene and
Combe responded in kind to give the crowd a 8 try spectacular. The
score line to some extent flatters the home side as Cornish had brought
themselves to within 3 points of Combe with the final quarter having
just started. Combe got a bit of a scare, but turned on the gas after
that and ran in 4 tries in a 14 minute period to bring a smile to the
faces of the home support.

Man of the match AD Foster set a marker from the kick off, crunching
into the first of a raft of tackles he made throughout the match.
Combe's scrum was looking strong and all the play was taking place in
the visitors' territory. Returning winger Lewis Harte also put down his
marker with a storming run on the left featuring three "Samoan
sidesteps". 9 minutes were on the clock when stand in stand off Charlie
Harding broke the gain line, recycled to Cassius Deschamps who put
Harte in at the corner. The conversion was chipped over by Deschamps.

A couple of minutes later the lead was extended via another Harding
break, continued by Saffrey and finished off by the prolific Dan
Hamilton. Captain O'Sullivan got in on the act with a pickup from the
base of a dominant Combe scrum, crossing the line virtually
unchallenged for a try converted by Deschamps to give Combe a 19 point
advantage.

London Cornish had a fair degree of pace out in the backs and were
prepared to run the ball from deep. Good support lines also helped the
visitors gain a foothold in Combe territory. Combe could only stem the
pressure illegally and, although the first of three penalties was missed
by the visitors, they slotted the next two to narrow the gap.

Combe came back hard and, on the stroke of halftime, Hamilton showed
strength and sleight of foot to bounce and evade a series of attempted
tackles to score his second. Matt Harrison kicked a successful
conversion.

Halftime: Westcombe Park RFC 26-7 London Cornish RFC

The first 20 minutes of the second half saw Combe revert to some of the
behaviour which had cost them dearly in the match against Thurrock.
Cornish started strongly and scored their first try close to the posts
after a period of pressure in the 22. They added a penalty on 50 minutes
when Combe saw yellow for an illegal clear out at the ruck. Harding
relieved the continuing stress on Combe with a good clearing kick and
Deschamps, along with Foster, were prominent in defence.

The gap narrowed further when Cornish drove over with Combe's maul
defence standing off. The kick was missed but on the 60 minute mark
Combe were yellow carded for a high tackle, the penalty kicked and the
gap down to three points.

The home team needed to get their focus back and a charge from Foster as
well as a yellow card for the visitors seemed to stabilise things. Combe
were also winning the breakdown and winning penalties. O'Sullivan scored
his second of the match from a pick up when Combe opted to take a scrum
when Cornish were penalised deep in the 22. Combe's lead was now 33-23
but Cornish kept fighting and won another penalty to narrow the gap.

Dan Hamilton then produced the run of the match gobbling up at least 50
metres before the ball was kept alive for flanker Milligan to score.
Combe were now pulling away from a tiring Cornish defence who had given
their all. Deschamps flicked the ball to Pohlen who fed Harte for his
second and then, with only a few minutes remaining, Harte turned
provider breaking the defence to feed Deschamps for the final try which
he converted himself.

An enjoyable win for the home support but, as ever, lessons to be
learned which Rob Lawrence and his coaching team will drill into the
team during the week. Westcombe Park are away to Chobham next week.
Travelling fans need to make sure they set their Satnavs correctly!

Eestcombe Park RFC: McKeown, Foster, Simmons, Pass, Delderfield, Pohlen,
Milligan, O'Sullivan, Harrison, Harding, Harte, Deschamps, Saffrey,
Hamilton, Sansbury

Replacements: Fernandez, Novell, Church-Mills

Man of the match: Foster

Report: John Vallely

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

A D Foster

Player of the Match

A D Foster

Key moments

10:00
Try Lewis Harte scores for Westcombe Park
11:00
Conversion Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
12:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
16:00
Try Charlie O'Sullivan scores for Westcombe Park
17:00
Conversion Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
28:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for London Cornish
33:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for London Cornish
39:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
39:59
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
44:00
Try Try for London Cornish
45:00
Conversion Conversion for London Cornish
48:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for London Cornish
59:00
Try Try for London Cornish
60:00
Conversion Conversion for London Cornish
67:00
Try Charlie O'Sullivan scores for Westcombe Park
68:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
71:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for London Cornish
74:00
Try George Milligan scores for Westcombe Park
75:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
77:00
Try Lewis Harte scores for Westcombe Park
79:00
Try Cassius Deschamps scores for Westcombe Park
80:00
Conversion Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park

Videos and photos

Combe vs London Cornish 2018
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WP v London Cornish Try's
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Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
A D Foster is awarded player of the match for Westcombe Park
80:00 Conversion 52 - 26
Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
79:00 Try 50 - 26
Cassius Deschamps scores for Westcombe Park
77:00 Try 45 - 26
Lewis Harte scores for Westcombe Park
75:00 Conversion 40 - 26
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
74:00 Try 38 - 26
George Milligan scores for Westcombe Park
71:00 Penalty 33 - 26
Penalty kicked for London Cornish
68:00 Conversion 33 - 23
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
67:00 Try 31 - 23
Charlie O'Sullivan scores for Westcombe Park
60:00 Conversion 26 - 23
Conversion for London Cornish
59:00 Try 26 - 21
Try for London Cornish
50:00 Sub On
Owen Church-Mills is substituted on for Westcombe Park
48:00 Sub On
Gabri Fernandez is substituted on for Westcombe Park
48:00 Penalty 26 - 16
Penalty kicked for London Cornish
45:00 Conversion 26 - 13
Conversion for London Cornish
44:00 Try 26 - 11
Try for London Cornish
43:00 Sub On
Josh Novell is substituted on for Westcombe Park
End of period 1
39:59 Conversion 26 - 6
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
39:00 Try 24 - 6
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
33:00 Penalty 19 - 6
Penalty kicked for London Cornish
28:00 Penalty 19 - 3
Penalty kicked for London Cornish
17:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
16:00 Try 17 - 0
Charlie O'Sullivan scores for Westcombe Park
12:00 Try 12 - 0
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
11:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Cassius Deschamps kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Lewis Harte scores for Westcombe Park
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Westcombe Park
  • London Cornish
  • 0
  • Lewis Harte Try 10:00'
  • Cassius Deschamps Conversion 11:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 12:00'
  • Charlie O'Sullivan Try 16:00'
  • Cassius Deschamps Conversion 17:00'
  • Penalty 28:00'
  • Penalty 33:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 39:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 39:59'
  • Josh Novell Sub On 43:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'
  • Gabri Fernandez Sub On 48:00'
  • Penalty 48:00'
  • Owen Church-Mills Sub On 50:00'
  • Try 59:00'
  • Conversion 60:00'
  • Charlie O'Sullivan Try 67:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 68:00'
  • Penalty 71:00'
  • George Milligan Try 74:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 75:00'
  • Lewis Harte Try 77:00'
  • Cassius Deschamps Try 79:00'
  • Cassius Deschamps Conversion 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Sevenoaks 26 110
2. Brighton 26 107
3. Camberley 26 106
4. Medway 26 103
5. Thurrock 26 80
6. Havant 26 75
7. Westcombe Park 26 66

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