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Crowborough
Sheppey
H Nicol (3), T McMahon, S Kisbee, T West (2), C Bulow, G Stevens
Full time
S Kisbee (5)
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 South East

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After last weeks poor performance at Crawley

Match Report by Rick Howe.

Crowborough returned to winning ways after last weeks’ aberration at Crawley, with an emphatic performance over Sheppey that shows much promise for the future.
Crowboroughs’ fragile squad was further tested earlier in the week, with several unavailability’s due to other unavoidable commitments and injuries, giving debut opportunities to Teo Reed and Henry Nichol.
Sheppey have had a torrid start to this season’s campaign, shipping 100 points in their first two matches, and with that in mind Crowborough kicked off in confident mood, intent on securing a second win of the season and adding to their opponents’ misery.
It was not so much that they achieved their primary goal within the first fifteen minutes, but in the manner that the win was secured. After the previous weeks defeat the ‘Boro coaching team addressed those clear failings at training , so that when the ‘Boro’s pack secured quick ball it was used to good effect by the back division. Slick passing ,quick handling, and strong support running lines was the order of the day, and time and time again the Sheppey backs were put under increasing pressure, so much so that within fifteen minutes the line had been crossed four times, with Henry Nicol (2),Tom McMahon, and Sam Kisbee rounding off several collectively solid performances and securing the bonus point.
Crowborough, did not have it all their own way as Sheppey created many attacking threats through their large mobile pack, and only solid ‘Boro defence, led by Callum Main and Alex Purnell ensured that these forays were thwarted. When their backs did receive ball the ‘Boro back line were quickly up, cutting down the space between the lines and effectively stubbing out any real threat.
Before half time, Tom West and Charlie Bulow added further scores, the latter pouncing on a loose Sheppey pass, scooping up the ball one handed before evading the last line of defence, scoreing under the posts. Sam Kisbee added the extra points, but there was still time for Sheppey to keep Crowborough focused, with a well taken lineout and drive to take the half time score to 45-5.
From the kick off Damien Hayes, alone on the left wing took the ball and flung a long pass to Sam Perry, who found McMahon in support, with men outside. However a chip through was charged down only for the ball to bounce back to McMahon, who at full pace cut through the defence and made 40 metres before off-loading to Nicol for his debut hat trick, with Kisbee converting. 52-5
Sheppey could be forgiven if they had given up the ghost at this point, but they continued to contest every play, and kept Crowborough busy with much needed tackling practice, threatening the ‘Boro line on several occasions.
However, in attempting to restore some pride to the score line, the inevitable gaps appeared, allowing a further two ‘Boro tries to be conceded when several players contested a foot race to touch down a speculative kick, and then a well taken blind side try for West’s second 64-5.
Much to their credit Sheppey hung in there and got the reward they deserved with a try by their right wing deep in the corner to take the final score to 64-10.

Henry Nicol

Player of the Match

Henry Nicol

Key moments

6:32
Try Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
9:22
Try Tom McMahon scores for Crowborough
12:49
Try Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
13:34
Conversion Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
14:56
Try Sam Kisbee scores for Crowborough
32:45
Try Tom West scores for Crowborough
39:34
Try Charles Bulow scores for Crowborough
40:00 +0:22
Conversion Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
52:23
Try Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
53:22
Conversion Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
63:12
Try Gary Stevens scores for Crowborough
64:21
Conversion Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
70:12
Try Tom West scores for Crowborough
71:23
Conversion Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough

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Highlights

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80:00 +0:01 Player of the Match
Henry Nicol is awarded player of the match for Crowborough
72:11 Sub Off
Henry Nicol is substituted off for Crowborough
72:11 Sub On
Téo Reed is substituted on for Crowborough
71:23 Conversion 55 - 0
Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
70:12 Try 53 - 0
Tom West scores for Crowborough
66:10 Sub Off
Rob Horsfall-Turner is substituted off for Crowborough
66:10 Sub On
Michael Harmon-Tatton is substituted on for Crowborough
64:21 Conversion 48 - 0
Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
63:12 Try 46 - 0
Gary Stevens scores for Crowborough
62:11 Sub On
Mark Rosier is substituted on for Crowborough
62:11 Sub Off
James Kirkland is substituted off for Crowborough
53:22 Conversion 41 - 0
Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
52:23 Try 39 - 0
Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
End of period 1
40:00 +0:22 Conversion 34 - 0
Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
39:34 Try 32 - 0
Charles Bulow scores for Crowborough
32:45 Try 27 - 0
Tom West scores for Crowborough
14:56 Try 22 - 0
Sam Kisbee scores for Crowborough
13:34 Conversion 17 - 0
Sam Kisbee kicks a conversion for Crowborough
12:49 Try 15 - 0
Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
9:22 Try 10 - 0
Tom McMahon scores for Crowborough
6:32 Try 5 - 0
Henry Nicol scores for Crowborough
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As it happened

  • Crowborough
  • Sheppey
  • 0
  • Henry Nicol Try 6:32'
  • Tom McMahon Try 9:22'
  • Henry Nicol Try 12:49'
  • Sam Kisbee Conversion 13:34'
  • Sam Kisbee Try 14:56'
  • Tom West Try 32:45'
  • Charles Bulow Try 39:34'
  • Sam Kisbee Conversion 40:00 +0:22'
  • Henry Nicol Try 52:23'
  • Sam Kisbee Conversion 53:22'
  • James Kirkland Sub Off 62:11'
  • Mark Rosier Sub On 62:11'
  • Gary Stevens Try 63:12'
  • Sam Kisbee Conversion 64:21'
  • Rob Horsfall-Turner Sub Off 66:10'
  • Michael Harmon-Tatton Sub On 66:10'
  • Tom West Try 70:12'
  • Sam Kisbee Conversion 71:23'
  • Henry Nicol Sub Off 72:11'
  • Téo Reed Sub On 72:11'

Team selection

Perry, Sam Perry, Sam
Kisbee, Sam Kisbee, Sam
McMahon, Tom McMahon, Tom
Stevens, Gary Stevens, Gary
Nicol, Henry Nicol, Henry
Kisbee, Zeb Kisbee, Zeb
West, Tom West, Tom
Purnell, Alex Purnell, Alex
Bulow, Charles Bulow, Charles
Main, Callum Main, Callum
Orchard, Andy Orchard, Andy
Hayes, Damien Hayes, Damien
Kirkland, James Kirkland, James
Horsfall-Turner, Rob Horsfall-Turner, Rob
Tasker, Richard Tasker, Richard

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Williamsonians 14 38
7. Hastings & Bexhill 14 35
8. Crowborough 14 33
9. Folkestone 14 29
10. Park House 14 26
11. Sheppey 14 6
12. Crawley 13 2

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