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1st XV - Match centre

Heathfield & Waldron
Barking
T Glenn (4), M May, E Koops, H Reilly, L Headland (2), O Robertshaw (2), E Walker, H Armstrong, T Warren
Tries
H Reilly (8), F Rimmer
Conversions
Sat 13 Jan 14:00 - London & SE Division - London 2 South East Full time

14 try win in excellent conditions

Home backs make the most of their opportunities

Heathfield 88 Barking 0
Heathfield enjoyed a 14 tries to nil runaway win against the league’s bottom club Barking.
In dry conditions with a little wind which gradually died away, there could be few excuses for poor execution and indeed Heathfield essentially did what was necessary against a club who are going through a very difficult period. Barking have descended many levels in recent years but one thing that stood out on the day was their great spirit and determination. With only one replacement they were always going to be under pressure and they finished the game with just thirteen players on the pitch.
After the initial exchanges Heathfield achieved good field position on the right hand side and good ball from a lineout was moved to fly-half Tom Glenn who stepped and drifted his way through the defence for a fine solo try under the posts, converted by Harry Reilly (7-0).
The Barking eight are a workmanlike unit and they now showed that this was not going to be a walk in the park for the home team with some effective driving into the left hand corner. Once this had been contained Heathfield played simple rugby to work back down the pitch and good lineout ball was soon worked wide left where Munch May at full back was at the end of some good handling to touch down (14-0).
Barking continued to fight back and Heathfield’s defensive shape was occasionally being tested. Fraser Goatcher made an important tackle in midfield confounding some doubters about his performance in this area and he also made a couple of destructive runs.
At the end of the first quarter Ed Koops collected the ball on the visitors’ 22 and he will have enjoyed the step inside to beat a tackler and then the charge down the slope to the line (21-0). From the kick off Barking retrieved the ball but sluggish handling into midfield gave Reilly the simplest of interceptions and he duly strolled over for the bonus point try (28-0).
In the last few minutes of the half good scrum ball gave Oli Robertshaw the opportunity to make useful yards before finding Lewis Headland who finished well (35-0). Then in the last play of the half turnover ball, in which Colt Tom Tingley played a useful part, was moved wide and Glenn arrived to collect his next try, albeit with the conversion missed by Reilly (40-0).
At half time the result was clear with just the margin to be determined. All three Heathfield replacements joined in at different points and Shrek Watkins, Warren Wright and Fabian Rimmer all made useful contributions.
Henry Armstrong made an impressive run from the visitors’ 10 metre line breaking several tackles and claimed to be unfortunate when adjudged to have lost control as he grounded the ball just under the home balcony. However normal service was resumed as a scrum soon followed about 10 metres out which was driven over for Robertshaw to touch down. The visitors’ scrummage had been competitive in the first half but gradually they were worn down and by the end the home eight were in complete control.
Glenn now scored two tries as he exploited plentiful possession and tiring Barking legs to complete his four tries on the day (59-0). Watkins then enjoyed a 30 metre gallop with the ball although his impressive pace initially outran the support. However the opportunity was duly exploited and Ethan Walker was able to celebrate his return to action from injury with an easy stroll into the left hand corner (66-0). Almost immediately Robertshaw collected his second try on the day at the end of some decent phases (71-0). Reilly missed the conversion and was duly replaced as kicker having converted eight of the eleven tries to that point.
In the last few minutes of the game Heathfield scored three more tries as the visitors’ legs tired and they ran out of replacements with several players gamely returning to the fray even when injured.
Armstrong was at the end of some good hands from a free kick, Headland has May to thank for a scoring pass after the latter had made many yards from a tap and finally Toby Warren ran through a tiring defence to end the game.
Barking returned home weary and battered but with much credit and respect on the day and Heathfield wish them well going forward. Their front row all made useful contributions with the tight head being especially effective. Their number eight, reportedly in his first game for a couple of years, did much sterling work securing useful ball at the base of a scrummage under increasing pressure.
Heathfield Head Coach Dave Cook was pleased to see that all bar three of the tries had been scored by the backs as forwards had been hogging the scoresheet too much this season.
After a week’s rest Heathfield next visit Beckenham against whom they had a close game earlier in the season (27 Jan 2.00). However next week Heathfield Ladies unusually take centre stage on Saturday as they play Cranbrook Ladies in a league game (20 Jan 2.00). Heathfield Ladies are currently equal top of their league so they will be looking to cement their position before five successive away games.

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Key moments

5:00
Try Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
6:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
12:00
Try Munch May scores for Heathfield & Waldron
13:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
20:00
Try Ed Koops scores for Heathfield & Waldron
21:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
22:00
Try Harry Reilly scores for Heathfield & Waldron
23:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
32:00
Try Lewis Headland scores for Heathfield & Waldron
33:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
39:00
Try Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
45:00
Try Ollie Robertshaw scores for Heathfield & Waldron
46:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
52:00
Try Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
55:00
Try Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
56:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
65:00
Try Ethan Walker scores for Heathfield & Waldron
66:00
Conversion Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
67:00
Try Ollie Robertshaw scores for Heathfield & Waldron
68:00
Conversion Fabian Rimmer kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
72:00
Try Henry Armstrong scores for Heathfield & Waldron
76:00
Try Lewis Headland scores for Heathfield & Waldron
79:00
Try Toby Warren scores for Heathfield & Waldron

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H&WRFC 1st XV 88  V  Barking 0
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79:00 Try 88 - 0
Toby Warren scores for Heathfield & Waldron
76:00 Try 83 - 0
Lewis Headland scores for Heathfield & Waldron
72:00 Try 78 - 0
Henry Armstrong scores for Heathfield & Waldron
68:00 Conversion 73 - 0
Fabian Rimmer kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
67:00 Try 71 - 0
Ollie Robertshaw scores for Heathfield & Waldron
66:00 Conversion 66 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
65:00 Try 64 - 0
Ethan Walker scores for Heathfield & Waldron
56:00 Conversion 59 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
55:00 Try 57 - 0
Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
52:00 Try 52 - 0
Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
50:00 Sub Off
Tom Tingley is substituted off for Heathfield & Waldron
50:00 Sub On
Warren Wright is substituted on for Heathfield & Waldron
46:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
45:00 Try 45 - 0
Ollie Robertshaw scores for Heathfield & Waldron
40:00 Sub Off
Munch May is substituted off for Heathfield & Waldron
40:00 Sub Off
Fraser Goatcher is substituted off for Heathfield & Waldron
40:00 Sub On
Fabian Rimmer is substituted on for Heathfield & Waldron
40:00 Sub On
Tom Watkins is substituted on for Heathfield & Waldron
End of period 1
39:00 Try 40 - 0
Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
33:00 Conversion 35 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
32:00 Try 33 - 0
Lewis Headland scores for Heathfield & Waldron
23:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
22:00 Try 26 - 0
Harry Reilly scores for Heathfield & Waldron
21:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
20:00 Try 19 - 0
Ed Koops scores for Heathfield & Waldron
13:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
12:00 Try 12 - 0
Munch May scores for Heathfield & Waldron
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Harry Reilly kicks a conversion for Heathfield & Waldron
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom Glenn scores for Heathfield & Waldron
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As it happened

  • Heathfield & Waldron
  • Barking
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  • Tom Glenn Try 5:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 6:00'
  • Munch May Try 12:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 13:00'
  • Ed Koops Try 20:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 21:00'
  • Harry Reilly Try 22:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 23:00'
  • Lewis Headland Try 32:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 33:00'
  • Tom Glenn Try 39:00'
  • Fraser Goatcher Sub Off 40:00'
  • Fabian Rimmer Sub On 40:00'
  • Tom Watkins Sub On 40:00'
  • Munch May Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ollie Robertshaw Try 45:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 46:00'
  • Warren Wright Sub On 50:00'
  • Tom Tingley Sub Off 50:00'
  • Tom Glenn Try 52:00'
  • Tom Glenn Try 55:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 56:00'
  • Ethan Walker Try 65:00'
  • Harry Reilly Conversion 66:00'
  • Ollie Robertshaw Try 67:00'
  • Fabian Rimmer Conversion 68:00'
  • Henry Armstrong Try 72:00'
  • Lewis Headland Try 76:00'
  • Toby Warren Try 79:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Dover 21 60
7. Beckenham 21 56
8. Old Alleynians 22 50
9. Deal & Betteshanger 22 40
10. Heathfield & Waldron 22 40
11. Pulborough 20 17
12. Barking 21 1

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