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1st XV - Match centre

Westcombe Park
Chobham
D Pohlen, D Hamilton (3), M Harrison (3), A Holland, B Saffery
Tries
Unknown, Unknown
M Harrison (5), A Cahill (4)
Conversions
Unknown
Penalty Try
Sat 12 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

Combe return to winning ways with a 10 try bonanza

Westcombe Park RFC 70-12 Chobham RFC

Try hat-tricks from 2 of the backs, 10 tries and 10 conversions in all, a new half back combination and a re-jigged pack added up to an eventful afternoon at Goddington Dene. Westcombe Park had won the away fixture at Chobham with a 15 minute scoring blitz in the 2nd half and something similar would be needed to cure the pre and post Christmas hangover which had seen Combe lose three matches on the trot. As the score line shows the Alka Seltzer was successful to say the least.

The visitors were first to threaten, missing a penalty after a Combe scrum infringement and then having a try in the corner disallowed for an extravagant double movement from Chobham's left wing Charlie Andrews. 10 minutes had gone when the Dan Hamilton show started. In combination with his fellow wing Bradley Saffrey, Combe ran the ball from their own in goal area deep into opposition territory. Hamilton then showed his power and evasiveness to evade 3 tackle attempts to free hard-running flanker Dave Pohlen for the first try which was converted by Matt Harrison.

The second try came 10 minutes later after a strong thrust from prop Gabri Fernandez was only half stopped and that man Hamilton was on hand to pick up the loose ball to run in unopposed under the posts. The score was converted by Harrison to give Combe a 14-0 advantage. Chobham hit back 6 minutes later. From a scrum in Combe's 22 a quick heel was passed on swiftly to stand-off Josh Clark who dummied the defence and crossed for a score which was converted. 14-7.

Combe vs Chobham 2019
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Hamilton struck his second when first Pohlen made yards from a quick penalty to put newly recruited scrum half Jack Donovan in the clear to feed the winger 30 metres out. The first tackle was evaded and the next two attempts thwarted by a couple of powerful fends for Hamilton to cross the line. The conversion was successful.

With the half time whistle approaching, Combe secured the try bonus point. This time it was a Harry Sansbury/Dan Hamilton combination that made a 50 metre territorial gain to present Harrison with his first try which he converted to give a halftime score of 28-7 in Combe's favour.

Chobham again started the half strongly scoring after three minutes in similar fashion to their first with stand off Clark scoring from quick scrum ball to reduce the deficit. However the stuffing was knocked out of the visitors in a frantic two minute period when Harrison completed his hat-trick with 2 identical tries. Pressure from the Combe back row twice forced Chobham to drop the ball in midfield for the gleeful centre to pick up and run in untouched. Harrison converted the first and debutant stand off Alex Cahill scored his first points for Combe with the second conversion. 42-12 for Combe.

Combe were now dominant and were determined to allow the visitors no relief. Captain O'Sullivan made a great line out steal, Saffrey gained yards with a huge clearance kick and Combe stalwart Tom Clarke epitomised the hard work of all the Combe forwards with a storming run.

Combe hammered home their advantage in the final 15 minutes as Chobham heads understandably dropped a wee bit. First score was a penalty try, followed by Harrison completing his hat-trick again pouncing on loose ball, hooker Archie Holland was next on the score sheet with a close quarter score after a thrust down the left and Saffrey completed the try scoring with a minute left crossing wide out. Cahill slotted all the conversions with a level of calm which belied his years.

So a Happy New Year comes to Combe with a complete performance all around the team. A much happier clubhouse welcomed back both sets of players and it is to the visitors' credit, both players and spectators, that they stayed for some time to enjoy Combe hospitality.

Next week Combe are away to Hove who are struggling at the foot of the table but Westcombe Park will need to remain on their mettle to build on this performance.


Westcombe Park RFC: Fernandez, Holland, Simmons T, Clarke, O'Sullivan, Milligan, Pohlen, Pass, Donovan, Cahill, Saffrey, Harrison, Beckett, Sansbury

Replacements: Simmons T, Dennett, Smith

Player of the match: Dan Hamilton

Match Report:John Vallely

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Dan Hamilton

Player of the Match

Dan Hamilton
Matt Harrison

Player of the Match

Matt Harrison

Key moments

11:00
Try David Pohlen scores for Westcombe Park
12:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
19:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
20:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
28:00
Try Try for Chobham
29:00
Conversion Conversion for Chobham
36:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
37:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
38:00
Try Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
39:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
44:00
Try Try for Chobham
55:00
Try Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
56:00
Conversion Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
58:00
Try Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
59:00
Conversion Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
69:00
Try Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
70:00
Conversion Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
76:00
Try Archie Holland scores for Westcombe Park
77:00
Conversion Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
79:00
Try Bradley Saffery scores for Westcombe Park
79:30
Conversion Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park

Videos and photos

Combe vs Chobham 2019
23 photos
Combe vs Chobham 2019

Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Dan Hamilton is awarded player of the match for Westcombe Park
79:30 Conversion 68 - 12
Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
79:00 Try 66 - 12
Bradley Saffery scores for Westcombe Park
77:00 Conversion 61 - 12
Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
76:00 Try 59 - 12
Archie Holland scores for Westcombe Park
70:00 Conversion 54 - 12
Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
69:00 Try 52 - 12
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
65:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Westcombe Park
65:00 Sub On
Bradley Smith is substituted on for Westcombe Park
60:00 Sub On
James Dennett is substituted on for Westcombe Park
59:00 Conversion 42 - 12
Alex Cahill kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
58:00 Try 40 - 12
Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
56:00 Conversion 35 - 12
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
55:00 Try 33 - 12
Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
44:00 Try 28 - 12
Try for Chobham
End of period 1
40:00 +41:00 Player of the Match
Matt Harrison is awarded player of the match for Westcombe Park
39:00 Conversion 28 - 7
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
38:00 Try 26 - 7
Matt Harrison scores for Westcombe Park
37:00 Conversion 21 - 7
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
36:00 Try 19 - 7
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
30:00 Sub On
James Simmons is substituted on for Westcombe Park
29:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Conversion for Chobham
28:00 Try 14 - 5
Try for Chobham
20:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
19:00 Try 12 - 0
Dan Hamilton scores for Westcombe Park
12:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Matt Harrison kicks a conversion for Westcombe Park
11:00 Try 5 - 0
David Pohlen scores for Westcombe Park
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As it happened

  • Westcombe Park
  • Chobham
  • 0
  • David Pohlen Try 11:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 12:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 19:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 20:00'
  • Try 28:00'
  • Conversion 29:00'
  • James Simmons Sub On 30:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 36:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 37:00'
  • Matt Harrison Try 38:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Matt Harrison Try 55:00'
  • Matt Harrison Conversion 56:00'
  • Matt Harrison Try 58:00'
  • Alex Cahill Conversion 59:00'
  • James Dennett Sub On 60:00'
  • Penalty Try 65:00'
  • Bradley Smith Sub On 65:00'
  • Dan Hamilton Try 69:00'
  • Alex Cahill Conversion 70:00'
  • Archie Holland Try 76:00'
  • Alex Cahill Conversion 77:00'
  • Bradley Saffery Try 79:00'
  • Alex Cahill Conversion 79:30'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Brighton 17 78
2. Sevenoaks 17 72
3. Medway 17 70
4. Camberley 17 66
5. Westcombe Park 17 49
6. Thurrock 17 47
7. London Cornish 17 41

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