Tonbridge Juddian 21 Blackheath 23

A strong second-half comeback saw Blackheath overturn a 12-point half-time deficit, and record only their second victory of the current season. In the first-ever league meeting between these two Kent rivals, the Club looked to be heading for a demoralising sixth defeat of the campaign at the break, but three tries, and the unwavering left boot of Sam Evans, edged …

Blackheath 9 Cambridge 15

Photos courtesy of Claire Jeffrey A second win on the bounce for Cambridge, and a fifth narrow defeat for Blackheath, despite the Club leading the contest for nearly an hour. On a fine autumnal afternoon, a total contrast to last week, and in conditions the hosts should have found to their liking, Blackheath looked to move the ball, a policy …

Chinnor 34 Blackheath 28

Photos courtesy of Alan Smith Four tries in the final 14 minutes of a spirited fightback, not only provided Blackheath with two league bonus points, but also added some respectability to the final score-line. Nevertheless, it also shouldn’t disguise the fact that for the opening hour of this contest, the Club were firmly under the cosh from a Chinnor side …

Andy Lock, Historical Marathon Plodder

stupidity /stjuːˈpɪdɪti/ noun 1. behaviour that shows a lack of good sense or judgement. “I can’t believe my own stupidity” Those who have had cause to visit Well Hall during the daytime on certain weekdays over the last month may have seen an extremely large, khaki-clad man shuffling round the pitches. The captain of the Bandits side is in training …

Blackheath 16 Caldy 18

A try in the 78th minute from second-row Martin Gerrard secured a first win of the season for Caldy, and left Blackheath frustrated with a third losing bonus point for their campaign to date. The Club, however, will only have themselves to blame. They had ample possession and territory throughout the contest to strike the decisive blow but, for the …

Blackheath’s new skipper is ‘positive’ about the season ahead

‘No, I didn’t know that,’ was Ed Taylor’s response when I informed him that he was only the fourth player to be appointed as captain of Blackheath since 2005. ‘To be honest though, I’ve been chosen for this season, and that’s all I’m focused on. After that is another matter.’ Ed follows in the footsteps of Markus Burcham and Tom …

Blackheath 23 Darlington Mowden Park 14

A vastly-improved second half performance, their best 40 minutes of the season to date, saw Blackheath score 20 unanswered points to overturn an eleven-point half time deficit and record the Club’s first win of the campaign. The hosts had started well enough, their set-piece functioning smoothly and a Jake Hennessey penalty giving them an early lead, but two converted tries …

Birmingham Moseley 22 Blackheath 20

Photos courtesy of Harish Chavda www.dingleimages.com A close match will often hinge on one key moment. In this instance it came in the 72nd minute as Moseley’s Ben Palmer chipped and chased through the centre of the field. As he and Blackheath’s Freddie Owen went in pursuit, the unfortunate fly-half fell awkwardly damaging his lower right leg. The referee, who …