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13 Nov 17: Around the Grounds

National 1: Leaders Coventry were pushed all the way by Elthamians but stay clear at the top by a healthy margin thanks to a 16-20 win, DMP now sit second after they were 36-7 winners against Rosslyn Pk and leapfrog Ampthill who lost out 16-9 to fellow challengers Plymouth Albion. Blackheath returned to winning ways after they beat bottom club Fylde 19-26.  Just above Fylde, Loughborough and O Albanians clashed with the students taking the result 37-18, whilst 27 points proved enough for Hull Ionians for the second week in a row as they edged out Caldy 26-27. In the mid-table battles Bishops Stortford were 24-17 winners against Esher, whilst Cambridge lost out 15-22 to visiting Moseley.

National 2(S):  A 64-22 win for leaders Chinnor over bottom club Wimbledon keeps them two points clear of Cinderford who were 32-19 victors over Barnstaple, whilst despite a 45-38 defeat at the hands of Ldn Irish WG, Taunton remain in third spot.  Fourth placed Redingensias are realistically the last of the challengers in fourth after they overcame Redruth 21-12.  At the foot of the table O Redcliffians and Broadstreet occupy the two places above Wimbledon, with ORs going down 33-24 to TJs, whilst Broadstreet lost out 42-14 at Worthing. In the mid-table battles, city club Canterbury fell to a 25-15 defeat at Clifton, whilst BSE lost out 27-20 at Henley.

London Premier: Tring stay top after they soundly beat a Guildford side that toppled Guernsey the week before 31-6,  Barnes 10-51 win at struggling Westcombe Pk keeps them in second spot whilst Combe remain in the bottom three.  Hertford’s 31-7 defeat of Dorking keeps them locked together with Barnes whilst Guernsey retain fourth spot after they recovered from last week’s defeat with a 52-0 thrashing of Shelford who sit just above the drop zone.  With an 8-point gap to reach the top four Westcliff are fifth after a 22-42 win at bottom club Towcestrians, whilst Southend remain in the bottom three despite a good 12-17 win at Tunbridge Wells. In the last of the fixtures a mid-table battle saw S&E just edge out Sidcup 27-24.

London 1(S): The top two clashed with Medway taking the honours over CS Rugby  20-12 to open up an 8-point advantage at the top of the division, Chichester remain in third spot despite losing out 38-26 at Brighton and Havant are fourth following their 14-29 win at Cobham.  At the bottom end of the table Maidstone continue to toil, losing out 30-15 at Ldn Cornish, with Colfes just above them following their 36-21 loss at Chobham.  Gravesend round out the bottom three after they lost out 24-31 to Tottonians.  In mid-table Thurrock overcame Sevenoaks 18-5.

London 2(SE):  Dartfordians stay top after they beat Dover 18-13 in a tighter than expected contest, whilst Hove retain second spot after they overcame Charlton Pk 18-3.  Haywards Heath closed up in fourth following their 24-8 win against Beckenham.  At the bottom of the table, basement club Barking conceded to Alleynians, whilst Pulborough lost heavily, going down 47-0 at H&W who create some space to the drop zone, as do  D&B after they overturned Horsham 31-15.

London 3(SE):  The top two clashed and exchanged places as Aylesford take over top spot following a 7-15 win at Thanet Wdrs.  An 83-5 hammering of Sheppey by Bromley keeps them third with Dunstonians moving into fourth place after they beat H&B 16-11.  At the bottom, an 18-5 loss for Crawley at park Hse keeps them propping up the table, with Park Hse still in the other relegation spot.  Crowborough and Folkestone are the two other clubs flirting with danger and enjoying mixed fortunes this weekend; as Folkestone defeated O Wills 20-12, whilst Crowborough fell to defeat at Lewes by the same score.

Kent 1: The lack of a bonus point for leaders Beccs in their 17-21 win at NAG sees their lead reduced to a mere 9-points over Vigo who were 35-14 winners against RBS.  Cranbrook sit third after they were narrow 25-27 winners at Southwark.  At the foot of the division HSBC occupy bottom spot after a 35-0 defeat at Anchorians. Three clubs sit locked together on 13 points just above them with Sittingbourne’s 17-27 defeat by Kings Coll seeing them below Southwark and RBS with whom they’re tied on points. In the last of the fixtures OGs lost out 17-26 to visiting Ashford.

13 Nov 17: 2017-18 Club Handbook

Members are alerted to the fact that the club handbook for this current season is available for collection from the bar on production of your membership card.

Youth coaches are requested to collect sufficient to distribute to their respective age groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07 Nov 17: Around the Grounds

National 1: A 38-14 win for unbeaten Coventry over Caldy sees them now 10-points clear at the top from Ampthill who beat Elthamians 33-7.  DMP slip to third despite a 33-26 loss at Esher whilst Plymouth drew 26-26 at Rosslyn Pk.  A second successive defeat for Blackheath sees them slip off the pace after they went down narrowly 19-21 to Bishops Stortford.  At the foot of the division Fylde remain bottom despite a 15-16 win at O Albanians, with Loughborough St just above them after they lost 36-10 at Moseley.  Hull Ionians continue to move up the table following a useful 27-21 result against visiting Cambridge

National 2(S):  A 31-42 reversal to visiting Henley saw Taunton slip to third place to be replaced by Chinnor, who were 27-32 victors at Barnstaple.  Cinderford are second following their 33-43 win at struggling O Recliffians.  At the bottom Wimbledon lost out 13-24 to Redingensians who stay in touch with the leading group, along with Redruth and BSE who both posted wins against Ldn Irish WG (46-38) and Clifton (37-19).  Of the Kent clubs, both posted solid wins with Canterbury 50-26 winners against Worthing, whilst TJs also posted 50 points in their 7-52 result at struggling Broadstreet

London Premier: with Guernsey slipping to a 33-22 defeat at Guildford that sees them drop to fourth, Tring’s tight 33-39 win at Westcliff sees them top the table.  Barnes and Hertford are locked together on points in second and third after both posted wins against struggling clubs Shelford (5-26) and Westcombe Pk (39-17) respectively. A 37-17 defeat at Sidcup for Towcestrians keeps them at the foot of the table, a point below Southend who moved off the bottom after a 32-31 win against S&E.  The last of the fixtures saw Tunbridge Wells mauled 42-7 at Dorking.

London 1(S): There is now a definite top two as the Medway bandwagon rolls on with a 12-31 win at Brighton, whilst CS Rugby look the other early favourites after they beat rivals Havant 21-30.  Chichester also lost ground on the leading two after they fell to a 23-43 defeat to visiting Ldn Cornish whilst Sevenoaks 26-9 win over Gravesend moved them back into the top half.  At the bottom, Maidstone lost out 17-27 to fellow strugglers Chobham who move out of the bottom three, whilst Colfes drew 10-10 with Thurrock.  The last of the fixtures also produced a draw as mid-table Tottonians and Cobham fought out a 22-22 result.

London 2(SE):  the battle between the top two saw leaders Dartfordians prevail 29-22 to open a six point gap over Hove with Charlton Pk moving back into contention after a 42-18 win against struggling D&B.  A 24-39 win for Horsham over H&W sees them just a point behind.  At the bottom Barking shipped another big score as they went down 22-82 to Haywards Heath, whilst Pulborough lost out 18-31 to O Alleynians. In mid table Beckenham just edged a narrow scoreline with a 29-26 win against visiting Dover.

London 3(SE):  This week saw the fixtures rebalance with Bromley and H&B sitting this week out although Aylesford failed to capitalise as they went down 18-25 at home to Dunstonians.  Not so for Thanet Wdrs as they took over top spot with a 17-30 win at Crowborough whilst at the other end of the table Sheppey fell to a 20-27 loss at home to Folkestone and Crawley lost out 6-20 to Lewes in a Friday evening fixture.  A 41-0 drubbing at the hands of O Wills sees Park Hse drop back into the bottom three.

Kent 1: A 39-3 win for Beccs over Sittingbourne sees them stretch their advantage to 10-points from second placed Vigo who beat bottom club HSBC 11-54.  Kings Coll move back to third after a 45-12 win against OGs, with Cranbrook fourth following their 22-13 win against NAG.  Anchorians slipped to fifth after they lost 34-17 at Ashford.  In the last of the matches a 13-7 defeat at RBS sees Southwark remain in the bottom two.

Kent 2:  On a weekend where the top two clashed a more definitive order was established; home advantage told in a tight contest between Brockleians and Whitstable, with Brocks shading a tight match 17-15 to go 3-points clear.   Lordswood stay third after they beat Bexley 36-7 whilst Foots Cray were convincing 5-59 winners at Askean.  At the bottom Dartford Valley posted a useful 31-27 win over Faversham to move up the table, whilst Greenwich had a HWO against Snowdown.

30 Oct 17: The 500 CLUB

'Fancy winning £800*** for Christmas as well as loads of cash prizes during the season?

Geoff Burr did last year because he's a member of the 500 club.

So why not JOIN THE 500 CLUB now and don't miss out!!
It costs £60 this buys you 6 x £10 shares.


These numbers are entered into a draw which we have throughout the season. Half the total proceeds come back to you in cash prizes, Half help pays for our pitch upkeep or other designate club projects, click here to see what we achieved last year.


For more information and application form  Click link
Don't delay join today!

Contact:

Bob Beney (click here) or Melanie White  (click here)

30 Oct 17: Around the Grounds

Many will have noticed that the weekly blog has been somewhat delayed in recent weeks, I had hoped it would be just a one-off event, but appears to have become a more regular occurence.  That is likely to be the case for the remainder of the season as I take some time out to spend with the familly.  Future ATG summaries are therefor likely to be posted on Monday evenings or possible Sunday at the earliest.  I know from feedback that there are those of you who liked to peruse this missive over breakfast coffee, for disrupting your routine I offer my apologies, but you have been spoilt for too long and 'er indoors' says I need to start getting some of my life back!!

BH

National 1: League leaders Coventry maintained their unbeaten start to the season with an impressive 40-7 win over Cambridge.  After benefiting from other clubs mishaps last week Blackheath hopes of challenging the top of the table as they fell to a 28-19 away defeat at Esher who ended a five match losing streak with club slipping to fifth; whilst DMP just came out on top 33-31 in what looked like being the tightest contest of the weekend against Plymouth Albion to sit second & third respectively. Ampthill moved to fourth in the table after beating Caldy 39-22.  There was a big result at the bottom of the table as Loughborough St beat Hull Ionians 58-29 to close the gap on their fellow strugglers, whilst Moseley edged out bottom side Fylde 26-22.  Bishop's Stortford edged the Hertfordshire derby against Old Albanians by just four points in an 18-14 scoreline whilst in mid table Elthamians returned to winning ways, beating Rosslyn Park 34-27.

National 2(S):  Taunton remain at the top after their ninth consecutive win defeating Clifton 33-43on the road, whilst Chinnor are just a point adrift of the leaders after they beat struggling O Redcliffians 42-27.   Cinderford are third after a 34-10 win over struggling Broadstreet, with Redingensians in fourth following their 33-10 win against Barnstaple.  Canterbury slips to seventha after losing out 21-29 at home to BSE, with Redruth also now above them after a 22-42 win at Henley.  At the foot of the table Wimbledon were put to the sword 60-6 by Ldn Irish WG. A 23-19 defeat at Worthing sees TJs now four from the bottom, although with a 9-point cushion between them and the bottom three.

London Premier: Leaders Guernsey’s 29-17 win over Westcliff keeps them a point clear of Tring who beat Sidcup 38-23, whilst Barnes and Hertford are locked together in third & fourth following wins against Guldford (22-15) and Tunbridge Wells (30-32) respectively, with a 7-point gap to fifth placed Westcliff.  At the foot of the table the bottom two clashed as basement club Southend just lost out 33-32 at Towcetrians, Westcombe Pk occupy the other relegation spot following losing 14-27 at home to Shelford who moved out of the bottom three.  In the mid-table clash S&E just shaded the Surrey derby as they beat Dorking 26-22.

London 1(S):  Unbeaten Medway stay top after they held off a second half comeback by Havant to run out 34-28 winners, CS Rugby stay second after they beat Tottonians 29-20 with Chichester third after they won 29-39 at Chobham.  At the bottom Colfes went down 30-7 at Gravesend whilst Maidstone lost out 26-17 at Thurrock. In mid-table, Sevenaoks beat Cobham 10-32 and Ldn Cornsih were convincing 23-7 winners against Brighton.

London 2(SE): A 3-44 win for leaders Dartfordians at D&B keeps them 2-points clear of Hove who were 36-32 winners against Beckenham.  Charlton Pk sit third after they beat H&W 20-54.  At the foot of the table, bottom club Barking conceded their fixture to Dover, whilst Pulborough lost out 47-22 to Sussex rival Horsham.  In the remaining fixture Haywards Heath beat Alleynians 36-0

London 3(SE):  The clash between the leading two saw a change at the top as Aylesford take the lead after a 7-17 win at Bromley whilst Thanet moved into second spot following their HWO against struggling Crawley.  The Sussex side are not bottom however, with Sheppey’s 83-14 hammering at H&B keeping them propping up the table.  The last of the relegation places is now occupied by Folkestone, who went down 24-11 at Park Hse. In the other fixtures O Wills posted a good 29-36 win at Lewes, whilst Crowborough lost out 36-25 at Dunstonians.

Kent 1: A 26-22 win for Beccs over Kings Coll sees them 9-points clear at the head of the table, with Anchorians in second spot after they won a tight encounter with OGs 29-27.  Vigo’s 53-12 win over Ashford sees them in third spot with Cranbrook completing the top four after they beat Sittingbourne 14-46.  The bottom of the table is occupied by HSBC who lost out 29-24 to fellow strugglers Southwark . RBs sit above third bottom Sittingbourne but by no means out of danger after conceding their fixture at NAG

Kent 2:  Whitsatble and Brockleians stay locked together at the top of the table after solid results against Askean (71-0) and Bexley (7-48) respectively.  Lordswood’s 5-32 win at Snowdown sees them in third, just ahead of Foots Cray who beat Faversham 28-12.  Dartford Valley are bottom despite a 5-12 win at Greenwich, but there is little to separate the bottom six sides at this stage.

30 Oct 17: Club Launches Ground Volunteers Initiative

Friday 27th October saw the official launch of the clubs Ground Volunteers initiative starting with an excellent ‘full English’ breakfast.  For the 8-10 volunteers it was an opportunity to look at some general ground tasks and small projects that need doing as well as an opportunity to get to know each other for those who hadn’t previously met.

The scheme has been running unofficially on weekdays for a number of weeks but this was the official launching of the Friday morning work parties.  The morning saw the arrival of a couple of items of refurbished ground equipment & couple taken away for repair and the new trailer was pressed into immediate use. Some small jobs were done and things generally set in motion for our future weekly Friday working mornings.

We meet each week at 9:00am on Friday morning for a bacon roll and a cup of tea before starting; but it's not confined to Fridays, so if you can spare a morning or afternoon during the week then there are lots of little jobs to do to generally tidy up the ground and keep the pitches in good condition.

07 Jun 17: Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities, 2017-18 Season

Matchball Sponsorship

Matchball Sponsorship opportunities @ £50ea are also available for all home league fixtures, Kent Cup fixtures once they have been announced will also available for any home fixture.  If you or your company would be interested in being the matchball sponsor for one of these fixtures then please contact Bob Hayton in the first instance:

2nd Sept v O Colfeians (Sold)

16th Sept v Tottonians (Sold)

30th Sept v CS Rugby 

21st Oct v Gravesend (Sold)

4th Nov v Chobham (Sold)

25th Nov v Brighton

9th Dec v Medway

16th Dec v Sevenoaks (Sold)

13th Jan v Havant

17th Feb v Thurrock

10th Mar v Ldn Cornish (Sold)

7th Apr v Chichester

 

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Please note the change of League KO times to 2:30pm in November


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(See weekly round-up for all this week's fixtures)

Notices

Club Trade Directory
posted: June 06 2017

For a number of season’s the club has operated a Trade Directory page on the website and will continue to do so.  The aim of the directory is to provide a useful source for club members of professional and trades people within, or connected to the club.  After all, most of the time we all put greater trust in those that we know, rather than complete strangers.  In broad terms the directory is primarily a service for small businesses and the self-employed, although larger businesses won’t be excluded should they express an interest.

Entries on the directory are free for club members or a nominal £25 fee for non-members. All you have to do is provide the content in terms of text, any photos and your logo.  For further details please go to the Trade Directory page, you can also view current entries which will also provide a helpful template for the type of information to provide.

In addition, could those members who currently have entries in the directory please check as to whether they need updating and provide updated information as required.



Club Blazers
posted: July 21 2017

The last batch of club blazers was ordered and delivered over 2 years ago (2013) and there have been expressions of interest in obtaining a blazer from various quarters throughout the past season.  The club is prepared to assemble another order but you should be informed that the minimum order quantity is 20 and the last order took c2 years to assemble.  Therefor if you put your name forward please be aware that this will not be a rapid process.

Members interested in ordering a blazer should forward their names to Bob Hayton and include what size they require; sizing is based on the standard M&S blazer sizes (i.e. 42R, 42L etc) although minor adjustments can be made such as extra or shorter sleeve length

Please note that given that it took c2-years to assemble the order for last batch of blazers this batch is therefore expected to be the last order for the foreseeable future, so if you don't order one, you may well miss the boat!!

 



Situations Vacant - Perimeter Board Sponsor Sales
posted: June 06 2017

 

This season’s Sponsorship & Advertising campaign is progressing well but assistance is required to maximise perimeter board sales. The success of the club in being able to generate perimeter board sales in recent seasons has meant that the Sponsorship Manager's role has outgrown what can be achieved and fulfilled by one person. As a consequence the club is looking for a volunteer, or team of volunteers to take on the responsibility for perimeter board sales as a standalone role.

The role could be fulfilled by either a single person, or ideally a small team of volunteers. Whilst the period of the closed season is the busiest period as the club targets funding for the new season and looks to generate sales accordingly; this is a year round role with no defined deadline for achieving sales. Those interested in what is an extremely rewarding role should be proactive in generating and exploring opportunities and display a degree of dynamism and tenacity in pursuing potential leads.

Volunteers are requested to contact Bob Hayton via the Contacts page of the website

For a full description of the role click here.





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Supporters Man of the Match

In what was an overall disappointing team performance and result, for his solid all round play this week's  Man of the Match award goes to back rower Ben Knight.

2017-18 London Division 1 South (Top 6)
 

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1 Medway 10 48
2 CS Rugby 10 40
3 Chichester 10 36
4 Havant 10 36
5 Ldn Cornish 10 34
6 Brighton 10 26

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