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Westcombe Park
J McKeown
J Cameron
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

Sevenoaks come out top in local derby


Westcombe Park 7-19 Sevenoaks

In what cannot be called a feast of try scoring Rugby, local rivals Sevenoaks won a scrappy match through the accurate place kicking of winger Adams who slotted 4 penalties and 1 conversion to deny Combe even a bonus point with a gap of 12 points between the teams.

The opening quarter was won by Sevenoaks in terms of possession and territory and while the home team's line was rarely under serious threat, it still took 10 minutes before the visitors' half was breached albeit briefly. Both sides saw yellow shortly after this when a high tackle generated some retaliation and both players had to walk. Combe's only highlight was in defence where Matt Harrison took a high ball with aplomb.

Sevenoaks opened the scoring through the left boot of Adams when Combe were caught offside at a ruck. The homeside responded with some style. Matt Harrison clipped the ball down the right for Harry Sansbury to collect and feed prop James McKeown who trundled to the line for the score. Harrison kicked the conversion.

Combe vs Sevenoaks 2018
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As the half drew to a close Combe pressed through a fine Harrison kick for touch following a high tackle and then a Cassius Deschamps mazy run. However the ball was coughed up on Sevenoaks right and Combe's defence was out of line in attacking mode allowing an easy run in under the posts for the visitors.

Halftime WPRFC 7-10 Sevenoaks RFC

The second half was a tense, scrappy affair with open Rugby at a premium and midfield defences snuffing out any threats. Pressure was mainly on the Goddington Dene side from the off and Sevenoaks slotted the first of 3 penalties after 2 minutes of the half.

Combe were still in with a shout of at least the bonus point but were finding it difficult to get any clean breaks and the game seemed to thunder about around the two 10 metre lines for most of the half. The score was stuck at 13-7 for the visitors until the last 10 minutes when Combe infringed a couple of times under pressure within kicking distance and Adams calmly kicked the goals to give the visitors a valuable win.

Combe have another home game next week against Brighton who have started the season strongly and the Goddington Dene side will be looking at this as an opportunity to get back on the bike as the saying goes.

Westcombe Park RFC: McKeown, Onwuka, Simmons T, Novell, Pass, Pitchford, Pohlen, O'Sullivan, Smith, Cameron, Harte, Hitchcock, Deschamps, Sansbury, Harrison

Replacements: Simmons J, Hackett, Atiola

Match Report: John Vallely

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Matt Harrison

Player of the Match

Matt Harrison

Key moments

Try James McKeown scores for Westcombe Park
Conversion James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park

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Combe vs Sevenoaks 2018
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Combe vs Sevenoaks 2018


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80:00 Player of the Match
Matt Harrison is awarded player of the match for Westcombe Park
43:00 Sub On
James Simmons is substituted on for Westcombe Park
42:00 Sub On
Ryan Hackett is substituted on for Westcombe Park
41:00 Sub On
Sam Atiola is substituted on for Westcombe Park
End of period 1
26:00 Conversion 7 - 0
James Cameron kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
25:00 Try 5 - 0
James McKeown scores for Westcombe Park
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As it happened

  • Westcombe Park
  • Sevenoaks
  • 0
  • James McKeown Try 25:00'
  • James Cameron Conversion 26:00'
  • Sam Atiola Sub On 41:00'
  • Ryan Hackett Sub On 42:00'
  • James Simmons Sub On 43:00'

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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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