Blackheath – 1st Team vs Sale FC Rugby

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Event Results

TeamPoints
Blackheath – 1st Team41
Sale FC Rugby24

Details

Date Time Competition Season
3rd Nov 18 2:00 pm National League One 2018

Venue

Well Hall
25 Kidbrooke Lane, London SE9 6TE, UK

Blackheath – 1st Team

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Sale FC Rugby

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Ten tries in total, and seven in favour of the hosts, in an excellent performance that takes Blackheath to the helm of National League One as domestic rugby takes a week’s break.

On a bright but breezy November afternoon, the Club gained the perfect start as, following Steff Liebenberg’s box kick, loose ball popped into the grateful hands of Henry Staff, and although the outside-centre was tap-tackled short, support arrived in the form of Jake Lloyd, the right-wing stretching out for the first try with less than two minutes played.

Nick Foster

Indiscipline allowed the line-out platform for Sale number-eight Ryan Parkinson to drive over in response, but a fine break in midfield from Nick Foster opened up the Cheshire side’s defence and Josh Peters’ flipped pass found Markus Burcham on the short side for the inside-centre to score on his 100th consecutive match as captain.

Markus Burcham

Foster added a try of his own soon after as Peters took line-out ball and Liebenberg marshalled Blackheath through the phases in the opposition twenty-two, and with Mark Cooke striking a second conversion the hosts held a 19-7 lead on 23 minutes.

A lovely Chris Johnson pass found Jonty Rawcliffe coming up from full-back, setting the attack from Sale skipper and blind-side Andrew Hughes went over, and with Johnson adding a penalty to his two conversions the lead was cut to just two points.

Craig Dowsett

However, with a growing ascendancy at the set-piece Blackheath gained a foothold in front of the Sale posts as half-time approached, and as Liebenberg’s long pass bounced kindly for Craig Dowsett, the wing crashed over out wide to give the Club a 24-17 advantage at the break.

Dowsett scoring

Lack of control following a five-metre scrum denied Blackheath on 50 minutes, but robust tackling and two line-out steals from the outstanding Peters kept the pressure up enough for Freddie Owen to cross from line-out ball on the hour.

Mark Cooke

Lloyd squeezed over for his second score, Jack Daly moving play blind, as the pack drove forward off line-out ball.  And as Foster dummied his way down the left flank, Alex Pickersgill, Burcham and Daly combined for Neale Patrick to dive over, before Sale gained consolation with replacement back-row Tom Ailes crossing from a five-metre scrum in the final play.

Try

Blackheath

Tries:   Lloyd 2, Burcham, Foster, Dowsett, Owen, Patrick

Conv:  Cooke 3

Sale FC

Tries:   Parkinson, Hughes, Ailes

Conv:  Johnson 3

Pens:    Johnson

 

Blackheath Team

15 Nick Foster
14 Jake Lloyd
13 Henry Staff
12 Markus Burcham (Capt)
11 Craig Dowsett
10 Mark Cooke
9 Steff Liebenberg
1 Tom Williams
2 Mike Perks
3 Danny Herriott
4 Neale Patrick
5 Josh Peters
6 Freddie Owen
7 Harry Bate
8 Andrew Daish
16 Willie Priestley
17 Tom Concu
18 Pete Kolakowski
19 Jack Daly
20 Alex Pickersgill

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