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Dartfordians
Hove
T Ball, S Allen  (3), S Briggs, A Vousden, R Chandler, J Regnier, M Briggs (2), L Brencher
Tries
J Regnier (10)
Conversions
Sat 9 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - London South 1 Full time

Super performance from Darts in 11 try win

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Darts entertained Hove

Darts entertained Hove in a must win encounter against a team who have had some great performances in the last few weeks without much reward. Playing against a strong wind Darts needed to keep control of the ball and not allow the visitors easy yards to release their back line and after some initialcagey play Darts were awarded a penalty which put play into the Hove half. A good line out followed by a number of good controlled phases which eventually gave room for Tom Ball to crash over under the posts. Jonny converted. 7-0. From the kick off Darts put pressure on the Hove attack and forced a knock on and from that turnover it was Sam Allen who raced 50 metres to score Darts second try. 12-0 It was now all pressure from Darts and the confidence looked high and another promising position looked like it would be another try but a great interception saw the Hove winger score under the posts.12-7. Darts were unperterbed and hit back with strong continuity play but were held up over the line but were awarded a penalty which was taken quickly by Jonny who fed skipper Si Briggs who went over for the thrid try. Jonny again converted. 19-7. Darts were rampant now and despite Hove trying everything they could they couldn't withstand the pressure and it was Alex Vousden who scored the bonus point try again converted by Jonny. 26-7. Hove were moving the ball well but great line speed and strong tackling was keeping them at bay and when a clearing kick was well taken by Kieran Ryan he went on a mazy run from which Hove never recovered and after a number phases it was Smiler who went over for another converted try. 33-7. Darts were at this stage quicker in all areas and despite determined defence Darts were playing some great rugby and after some more good phases Jonny found himself in space out wide to score and convert to end the half with Darts holding a commanding 40-7 lead.
The first 10 or so minutes of the second half was a little scrappy with both teams continuing to throw the ball about but making some mistakes in the process. Darts went back to some tighter play going through the phases pushing Hove back into their 22. A 5 metre scrum awarded to Darts was driven strongly and this allowed Sam Allen to score his second try with Jonny adding the extras. 47-7. The tckling was committed from both teams and it needed a little chip through from Jonny to find space behind the Hove defence and Mike Briggs picked up the ball and scored. Jonny converts again. 54-7. It seemed a more even match now despite the score and as the spaces started to appear it was obvious that more scores would be forthcoming and it was Darts who pounced on a loose pass with Ollie making good ground and feeding Smiler who was held. Another great scrum saw Sam Allen score his third try and another conversion from Jonny. 61-7. Although it was a tough situation for Hove to find themselves in they continued to battle hard and push Darts deep into their own 22 and it needed good defence to keep the visitors at bay. When it looked like the visitors would get a score the good defence forced a turnover and Tom Selley received the ball after good passing from the backs and went on a great run before popping Jo Wheeler who went into contact. The ball was set up well and given to Paddy Briggs who looked like he would get the next try but he unselfishly gave the ball to Liam Brencher who scored in the corner. Jonny converted yet again. 68-7. As the match was getting to the end the visitors were looking tired having put in a great shift against a Darts side who on good form and when Jonny found space he attacked the line but great covering stopped him scoring but after a number of phases it was Mike Briggs who scored the final try and Jonny completed the scoring . 75-7.
A big performance from Darts against Hove who despite having had a tough season never stopped working and trying to take the game to the home team. The entire team played well but Player of the Match was Sam Allen who not only scored 3 tries but was involved in most of Darts attacking play as well as putting in some great tackles.
Darts have a week off now and hopefully will be in good shape to face another tough match away at Cobham.

Sam Allen

Player of the Match

Sam Allen

Key moments

7:00
Try Thomas Ball scores for Dartfordians
8:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
12:00
Try Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
17:00
Try Simon Briggs scores for Dartfordians
18:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
27:00
Try Alex Vousden scores for Dartfordians
28:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
32:00
Try Ryan Chandler scores for Dartfordians
33:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
37:00
Try Jonny Regnier scores for Dartfordians
38:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
45:00
Try Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
46:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
55:00
Try Mike Briggs scores for Dartfordians
56:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
63:00
Try Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
64:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
70:00
Try Liam Brencher scores for Dartfordians
71:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
76:00
Try Mike Briggs scores for Dartfordians
77:00
Conversion Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Sam Allen is awarded player of the match for Dartfordians
77:00 Conversion 75 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
76:00 Try 73 - 0
Mike Briggs scores for Dartfordians
71:00 Conversion 68 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
70:00 Try 66 - 0
Liam Brencher scores for Dartfordians
64:00 Conversion 61 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
63:00 Try 59 - 0
Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
56:00 Conversion 54 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
55:00 Try 52 - 0
Mike Briggs scores for Dartfordians
46:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
45:00 Try 45 - 0
Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
41:00 Sub On
Tom Selley is substituted on for Dartfordians
41:00 Sub On
Paddy Briggs is substituted on for Dartfordians
41:00 Sub On
Kenny Lee is substituted on for Dartfordians
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
37:00 Try 38 - 0
Jonny Regnier scores for Dartfordians
33:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
32:00 Try 31 - 0
Ryan Chandler scores for Dartfordians
28:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
27:00 Try 24 - 0
Alex Vousden scores for Dartfordians
18:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
17:00 Try 17 - 0
Simon Briggs scores for Dartfordians
12:00 Try 12 - 0
Sam Allen scores for Dartfordians
8:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jonny Regnier kicks a conversion for Dartfordians
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Thomas Ball scores for Dartfordians
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As it happened

  • Dartfordians
  • Hove
  • 0
  • Thomas Ball Try 7:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 8:00'
  • Sam Allen Try 12:00'
  • Simon Briggs Try 17:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 18:00'
  • Alex Vousden Try 27:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 28:00'
  • Ryan Chandler Try 32:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 33:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Try 37:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 38:00'
  • Kenny Lee Sub On 41:00'
  • Paddy Briggs Sub On 41:00'
  • Tom Selley Sub On 41:00'
  • Sam Allen Try 45:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 46:00'
  • Mike Briggs Try 55:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 56:00'
  • Sam Allen Try 63:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 64:00'
  • Liam Brencher Try 70:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 71:00'
  • Mike Briggs Try 76:00'
  • Jonny Regnier Conversion 77:00'

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Tottonians
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Chobham
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# Team Pl Pts
8. London Cornish 26 65
9. Chichester 26 59
10. Cobham 26 56
11. Dartfordians 26 50
12. Tottonians 26 45
13. Chobham 26 24
14. Hove 26 13

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