By Becky Watling
Blackheath Women’s First XV maintain a positive fourth position in Championship South with a rewarding six try, 38 – 0 win against Reading Abbey at home on Sunday. Forward of the match went to Charlotte Gramont, back of the match to Julia Mason in her first start for the squad and sponsor Jim Campbell selected Lyndsay Whitley as his player of the match.
Next Women’s match is away at Trojans 14th October.
By Russell Ticehurst
In stark contrast to Saturdays 1st XV game, which was played in less pleasant temperatures and constant heavy rain , he Club U17’s faced a Beckenham side in glorious sunshine on Pitch 1 at Well Hall on Sunday.
It was always going to be a big challenge for the boys with no less than six first choice players missing and no reserves on the bench. So with that in mind the boys needed to have their tin hats and armour plating on. Even after a bright start for Club and an early score the majority of the first half possession and territory went to the visitors and only a truly heroic defence against a very direct opposition would do, but ultimately the pressure told and the scores were eventually level.
Another score apiece before half time saw the game turn around 10-10. The second half was no less bruising and committed with some fierce defending from both sides.
At times both team seemed to be struggling to come to terms with the officials interpretation at the breakdown but fortunately that had no real bearing on the final result which was a 15-15 draw. Thanks to Beckenham and we wish them well for the rest of the season.
Club U17’s face Canterbury away in the next round next week.
By Matt Fields
The under 14s played a tough match at Rectory Field on Sunday. Against a very physical and talented Epping and Upper Clapton side, they conceded tries in the first half but came back to gain a try just before half time. The second half was a better performance but was no match for the opponents who fought on and broke our defence to gain several more tries. With a final score recorded as 5- 50 it was a tough match but success only comes from failure. Sausage and chips in the bar afterwards improved morale and Man of The Match went to Alfie Stuart.
By Nick Stone
U13s played away at Canterbury. An improved performance on last week for the As who were very competitive for periods of the game. After some quick early tries from the opposition the boys got into their game. They ended losing 9-4. Tries scored by Archie Hurrell, Oliver Pearton and a brace from Oliver Tournes. The Bs really struggled against a very strong Canterbury team losing 9-1 with the single try scored by Matthew Daniell. Tackling remains the key development focus.
By Graham Colledge
Blackheath minis played their first festival last Sunday, and whilst minis is played champagne style with no scores being officially recorded, coaching teams across all the age groups reported considerably more tries being scored than scored against!!! Well done all.
This coming Sunday the Blackheath Minis host their own festival at Avery Hill Park