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1s Progress and 2s Warm Up

Kent Cup first round action for TJs on Tuesday evening as they took on last season's L2SE Champions Charlton Park under lights. Three first half hour goals by ...

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Kent Cup 1st Round Tonight

TJs travel to Charlton Park in the Kent Cup 1st Round tonight for a 7.45pm KO The 2s travel with them as well for a friendly against Park ...

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E&O Show Thank You

Many thanks to all those TJs and more who helped out their Club on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show to help ...

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Shop Early For New Season

To avoid the queues on Registration Sundays the Club will be open on Friday Sept 5th from 7pm for early registration and the opportunity to get the ...

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1st XV Season Openers

Warm ups and Kent Cup action kick off the TJ 1st XV squad's season with games at Worthing (16th) and Thurrock (30th) to get things moving. Kent Cup ...

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Membership Subs Due

A new season awaits and as such membership subscriptions are due on 1st September We have held the rates for Mini/Youth Family Membership as well as Senior Playing ...

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Ladies Look Forward to a New Season

Head Coach BIll Little has been sharing his thoughts with the local media ahead of the new season in an upbeat article. The 1st XV tend to get most ...

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Senior Training

And so it begins...........training for senior teams atarts at 7.30pm on Tuesday 8th July at the Club. The 1st Team squad start at 7pm on Thursday 10th July also at ...

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Club AGM

Will be held at the Clubhouse, The Slade on Friday 27th June at 8pm. Notice of the meeting and the Agenda can be downloaded from the website The ...

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200 Club

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200 Club - your chance to support the Club, win some great prizes and secure the chance to apply for International England Rugby Tickets The 200 Club runs from October to September each year and costs just £50 per number. We hold monthly draws for £150 and £50 in prize money with several special draws throughout the year ranging from £250 to £500 to a super draw of £1,000 Malcolm Baker is the man in charge - contact Malcolm at bakermf@tiscali.co.uk The option ot join is part of the Membership form - simply include the option as part of your payment/form and entry to the monthly draws follows We also...

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Sin Bin

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SIN BIN TJs like to ensure that moaners and whingers or indeed hapless players or members have somewhere to cool off after each rugby weekend. Primarily used to caution (or indeed Red card) senior members but open to anyone who needs a bit of time to cool off and see the error of their ways - the SIN BIN is there to support rather than a place of blame & shame (honestly) If you wish to report anyone (animal/mineral/veg) then please contact (in confidence) the Citing Officer  2014/15 Pre Week 1 - E&O Show - pre season is often a rich source of sinners as the Club starts to crank...

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Gallery

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TJs are extremely grateful to everyone who contributes photographs to the website. Liam McAvoy is a local photographer who captures images from many sporting events - his photographs can be viewed at www.liammac.com and a few are shown below. Richard Ventin and Steve Sticky Lawrence have also contributed some marvellous pics - thanks lads DUNCAN MACKIE has taken some superb pictures for us over the past few seasons. Duncan's photographs can be viewed by CLICKING HERE   IF you are submiitting photographs then please ensure that they are in jpeg format        

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Charlton Park Away Kent Cup 1st Round
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:33    | Written by Black    PDF Print E-mail

Charlton Park   9   Tonbridge Juddians   33

TJ’s new season started on the evening of Tuesday 26th August with an away match against Charlton Park in the Preliminary Round of the Kent Cup. TJs had a number of newcomers on show in this their first match together as a team. Charlton Park were promoted at the end of last season into the league one below TJs and from the start they were clearly keen to give a good account of themselves.

TJs exerted early pressure and spent long spells in Charlton Park’s half but failed to score. The contest continued even and it was only after a quarter of the match had passed that TJs put the first score on the board. From clean line-out possession left- wing  Richard Nauer received an inside pass and, still with plenty to do, brushed off a number of tackles before touching down under the posts providing an easy conversion for new fly-half, Luke Giles.

Two pieces of good fortune – and anticipation – now followed in quick succession to give TJs further scores:  Giles charged down Charlton Park’s clearance kick and followed up to touch down and convert; Ian Davey intercepted in the centre and although he was caught before the line his fellow centre Charlie Harding, returning to TJs this season, was on hand to take the scoring pass. This try together with Giles’ conversion put TJs 0 – 21 up after some twenty five minutes.

TJs did not have it all their own way. Charlton Park had a strong scrum and put TJs under pressure at both the set piece and in the loose. The home side’s reward came in the form of two finely struck penalties from their full back.

At half-time the score stood at Charlton Park 6 Tonbridge Juddians 21. With TJs playing down the slope in the second half it seemed possible that TJs might add to their lead despite Park’s good defence.

TJs did score first. After being on attack for some time and being resolutely held out new prop Kieran Fiztpatrick, a very large party indeed, burst through the defenders to score. Giles added the two for the conversion.

Park responded immediately with a third penalty and made the score 9 – 28 some ten minutes into the second half.

Whilst largely dominating possession and territory TJs did not add to their score for until a further fifteen minutes had passed. This try came from a drive off the line with Fitzpatrick touching down for his second try which this time Giles could not convert.

Thereafter the match was evenly balanced with TJs having the territory and resisting Park’s occasional attacks.  There were no further scores so that the match concluded with a TJ win at 9 – 33.

There was much to admire about TJ’s play bearing in mind that almost half the team was new to the club and this was the first competitive match. Fitness, speed and commitment were first class and all of this bodes well for the future.  But they did concede far too many penalties thereby losing momentum in attack, possession and position. They also received two yellow cards to Park’s one and they showed the inevitable signs of rustiness in handling and decision-making. All in all though this was a pretty satisfying first run-out for the squad.

Charlton Park, as always, competed well. They were strong in the tight and the loose and their defence was hard to breach. From time to time it looked as though they might break through for a try but in the event TJ’s own covering and tackling were up to the mark.

After a training match at Thurrock on Saturday 30th August TJs start their league campaign on Saturday 6th September with a home match against Tring. Kick-off is at 3.00 pm.

Kent Cup 1st Round draw

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Sevenoaks v Westcombe Park  

Canterbury v Blackheath - Canterbury won 

Thanet Wanderers v Medway  

Old Dunstonians v Maidstone  

Old Elthamians v Gravesend

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:41 )
 

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