TJs Cut Loose
TJs enjoyed a 78 - 14 and 10 try romp against Barking on Saturday to stay second in N3L&SE. With TJs unbeaten and Barking winless after four weekends many had predicted a TJ victory although the margin was something of a surprise.
TJs 1 to 15 revelled in the open spaces of the second half after Barking had kept TJs to a 28 - 14 lead at the break. Matt Logan at Centre led the try scoring with 3 with winger Will Ward adding a brace before switching to scrum half. The second row pairing of Sweden (pictured) and Nabbs were everywhere and Luke Makris added to the mix with 7 conversions and 3 penalties to secure TJ's first bonus point of the season.
The leaders Dorking notched up their 5th straight bonus point win with a 53 - 8 defeat of CS Rugby 1863 despite trailing 6 - 8 at the break. Old Elthamians remain third on points difference as they won their local derby 39 - 9 with Combe who are now fourth from bottom. East Grinstead bounced back from last Saturday's defeat with a 34 - 12 win over Hertford. Thurrock and Basingstoke remain winless and bottom after they lost 24 - 40 to Guernsey and 25 - 10 to Bury St E respectively. Barnes secured their first win of the season with a 21 - 18 defeat of TJs next opponents Tring (next Saturday KO 3pm at Tring)
In N2S both Canterbury and London Irish caught leaders Chinnor and Clifton napping as they both secured good wins, 20 - 13 and 21 - 20 respectively
In L1S Chobham lead the way after a 10 - 15 win at Cobham whilst Gravesend moved back into second after they saw off Staines 43 - 7. Chichester are third after a 33 - 11 defeat of Dover.
L2SE is led by Deal & B after they beat Lewes 34 - 22. Maidstone continue their fine form in second after they beat Charlton Park 38 - 20 to leave the visitors third. Sevenoaks enjoyed a 26 - 15 defeat of Aylesford but T Wells went down 15 - 20 at home to Warlingham. Crowborough beat Old Colfeians 6 - 5.
And in L3SE Horsham stay top after a 30 - 33 win at Ashford with Folkestone second after a similarly tight 18 - 25 win at Old Dunstonians. Gillingham are third after they beat Sheppey 18 - 39.
Next Saturday in N3L&SE Barking face East G at home, Barnes play Bury St Edmunds, CS Rugby 1863 tackle Old Elthamians, Guernsey entertain Basingstoke, Hertford take on leaders Dorking, Tring play host to TJs and Combe face Thurrock.