Wed 9th May 2012   KO 20:00   NEUTRAL
Chingford RFC Colts
Thurrock RFC Colts

Essex Cup Final
Venue:  Gale Street Goresbrook Dagenham Essex RM9 4TX

Having been delayed because of a water logged pitch the venue was set for an exciting game under floodlights midweek at Barking RFC.

The weather held and a large crowd enjoyed the pinnacle of youth rugby in Essex,the Under 19s Essex County Cup.

The first half saw Thurrock dominate, and despite stalwart defence by Chingford deserverdly gained a seven point lead by scoring a converted try under the posts.Both teams missed penalties just before half time.

Chingford started the second half with a new resolve snuffing out Thurrocks running game, this paid dividends for them with a try which they were unable to convert.

A period of poor discipline by Thurrock resulted in Chingford scoring two penalties and Thurrock reduced to 14 men. Immediately Thurrock with the bit between their teeth drove forward into the Chingford half and the game tipped in their favour again. With 2 minutes to go Thurrock drove over to score in the corner and despite missing the conversion Thurrock secured the win by a single point.

Squad:L Yeoman, J Hulse, L Regan, G Smith, J Thorne, A Nimmo, R Miller , J Nunn, A Jones, M Sullivan, S Beardwell-Lacey, J Barrand, J Grace, B Cook, J Lake, Ryan Brotherton, Ross Brotherton, G Scott, Sam Taylor, S Hallman, L Taylor.

Missing from the squad due to various reasons S Flaxten, T Bramley,R Ringleman and P Hennessey
2012-05-15 10:14:17 by Joe 0
Match Report / Notes