Team News: DMP v Blackheath

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This weekend the 1st Xv make the long trip up to the Northern Echo Arena to face Darlington Mowden Park, last weekend’s victors over Old Elthamanians. 

We last faced DMP last September on what was a rotten afternoon in terms of the weather, but Club were the ones who dealt with the conditions best to emerge 15-0 winners. The forecast is a bit better for this weekend, with 9 degrees and cloud with sunny intervals, and just a small chance of rain expected.

The team going up is:

  1. Tom Williams
  2. Harry Fry 
  3. George Davis
  4. Neale Patrick
  5. Josh Peters
  6. Tom Stradwick
  7. Freddie Owen
  8. Anders Nilsson
  9. Jack Daly
  10. Mark Cooke
  11. Elliot Clements-Hill
  12. Markus Burcham c
  13. Henry Staff
  14. Jake Lloyd
  15. Joe Tarrant
  16. Mike Perks
  17. Matt Beesley
  18. James Catt
  19. Stef Liebenberg                                  
  20. Alex Pickersgill 

You can follow score updates on the Club Twitter feed

Other key games in National One include another top of the table encounter when OEs host Roslyn Park, Ampthill are at home to Plymouth and Rotherham welcome Birmingham Mosely.

For those not making the trip to Darlington but who want to watch some rugby, the other Club sides in action this weekend are:


  • Bandits away to Old Alleynians just around the South circular in Dulwich (2pm)


  • Women 1st XV away to Henley
  • Women 2nd XV at home to Cranbrook (2pm @ Rectory Field)
  • U13’s away @ Old Elthamians
  • U12’s away @ Old Elthamians
  • Minis – playing in this year’s New Year’s Cup at Beckenham

We will next be at home on 19th January when we welcome Ampthill to Well Hall. 

The pre match lunch (the Peter Piper lunch) is close to selling out so email Richard Sheridan to book your place.

Tim Brindle

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