Ts Turn Tables On TJs
Thurrock turned round 34 - 8 down at half time before mounting a spectacular fight back to win 39 - 41. Tjs must have felt home and hosed at HT despite Thurrock enjoying the lion's share of possession for the first 40 minutes.
A large crowd, boosted by the annual Sponsors Lunch, enjoyed some spring sunshine and very open rugby but the home supporters were left a little shell-shocked, along with the players, when Thurrock eased in front with 5 minutes to play. TJs still had a last charge at the T line which might have produced a kickable penalty but the advntage ran out and TJs were left with just 2 bonus points for all their efforts. The win was nothing more than Thurrock deserved as they never stopped trying and playing.
Elsewhere Dorking had a HWO v Staines and they remain 2 points clear of Bishop's Stortford who beat Westcliff 50 - 5. Barnes clung on in third after a 31 - 28 win over TJ's next opponents Old Elthamians. Combe enjoyed a 15 - 38 win at CS Rugby to stay fourth.
At the bottom Tring came from 22 - 7 down at Gravesend to win 22 - 28 and climb above Gs and out of the relegation zone. Guernsey lost 29 - 41 to Hertford
In London 1 South the leaders East Grinstead won 46 - 12 against Hove whilst Basingstoke stay second afer a 10 - 78 romp at relegated Old Colfeians. Chichester remain 2 points back after beating the other relegated Club, Trojans, 23 - 57.
Brighton also keep on winning in L2SE as they look forward to life in L1S next season after a 22 - 36 win at Lewes. Charlton Park look as if they will finish second after a 66 nil stuffing of and at Old Dunstonians. Crowborough can still overhaul them after beating Heathfield & Waldron 41 - 15 but their last game is away at Brighton. Sevenoaks eased any relegation worries with a 36 - 56 win at Warlingham.
In L3SE Maidstone romp on after a 6 - 107 victory over relegated Vigo. Sheppey remain in second after a 17 - 19 win at Gillingham Anchorians but T Wells wait in the wings in third after a 3 - 41 win at Uckfield. TW trail Sheppey by 4 points but have a game in hand. Bonus point wins against Pulborough and Folkestone should be well within TW's capabilities.