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1st XV - Match centre

Beckenham
Haywards Heath
G Hixson, J Smith, H Laud-Anderson (2)
Tries
M Ashley
L Richards (3)
Penalties
J Lucas, C Best, C Best
Sat 17 Nov TBC - London & SE Division - London 2 South East Full time

Laud-Anderson scores in final play to secure bonus point victory

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Saturday 17th of November saw the visit of Haywards Heath to the mighty fortress Balmoral. Previously a hotly contested match-up which has guaranteed good quality rugby. With both teams sharing the best defensive record in the league, Haywards Heath were out to retain their title as giant-killers and Beckenham keen to level up yet again.

Haywards Heath started the game strongly, showing no signs of travel fatigue, captain no.8 Sam Drage leading from the front with a number of strong line-breaks . Beckenham succumbed to early pressure, with an offside offence, which resulted in a penalty being kicked over by opposing fly half Jack Lucas.

This was the wake up call Beckenham needed as they started to get their hands on the ball and asserting early dominance in the scrum. With Beckenham in the ascendancy, an attacking move was caught short, with the Haywards Heath Centre spear tackling centre Louis Richards. Although not intentional, the referee had no choice but to award a red card. Leaving Haywards Heath down to 14 men after 13 minutes. The resulting penalty was knocked over by Louis Richards, breaking 100 points this season. 3-3.

1st XV - Hayward’s Heath (H) 17/11/18
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Down to 14, most would think the game would swing in Beckenham's favour, given Beckenham's form at home,but as always Heath made it a tough game for the blue and gold. Haywards Heath rallied and pushed on hard. The remainder of the first half was a cagey test match like affair, with chances missed for both sides. However another Penalty from Louis Richards, left it 6 -3 to Beckenham at half time.

After rallying the troops, Beckenham came out for the second half rejuvenated. Beckenham started quickly. An initial steal by Alex Jones from the Kick off set up a platform for the backs to attack. With the Haywards Heath defence initially penetrated by James Curr, the space allowed Keita Orelaja to break free, who in turn released George Hixson to slide in for the first try of the game. Louis Richards missed the conversion, leaving the score 11-3.

Haywards Heath did not let up and begun to put on some pressure their own. Pouncing upon Beckenham's ill-discipline, Haywards Heath played their way up the pitch well and set up a driving maul 5 meters out from the Beckenham line. Sucking in the defence, winger Matt Ashley, sneakily darted round the narrow blindside to score. The conversion was missed, making it a 3 point game once again. 11-8

Not wanting to be undone by the will of Haywards Heath. Beckeham flicked the switch and started to impose themselves in the game. Good lineout work from Andrew Knowles unleashed the ever-dominant rolling maul. Josh Smith was the lucky beneficiary this time out, who finished well in the corner. 16-8

Next passage of play followed the same pattern as the first half, with each team wrestling for dominance. Fresh blood off the bench for Haywards Heath momentarily swung it in their favour, with replacement debutant Casey Calder knocking over a penalty. However Louis Richards quickly responded, after great work from the front row, winning the penalty. 19-11.

Beckenham began to put the phases together. Strong carries from stalwarts James Cleverly and Alex Jones put Haywards Heath on the back foot. Beckenham now finally dictating the game by controlling it at their own pace. After keeping the ball for several phases, Hans Laud-Anderson sniped from the breakdown to go over in the corner for 24-11 lead.

Hats off to Haywards Heath for their resilience and not going down without a fight. Chasing the losing bonus point, Casey Calder knocksed over a penalty to create an exciting finish. 24-14

As the game wound down into the last few mintutes, excellent play by Louis Richards kept Haywards Heath pinned down in their own in their own 5m. Looking to attack from deep, the line out was overthrown by the number 6 , which fell fortunately into the hands of Hans Laud-Anderson who dived over to score his second and secure the bonus point score with the final play of the game, leaving the score 29-14 at full time.

Tough battle for all, but Beckenham's class eventually shining through. Next Beckenham travel to Horn Park, to face local rivals Old Colfeians, which is sure to be a great game of rugby, given both teams high scoring attack this season. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Man of the match goes to prop Graham Murray! Excellent around the park and destructive at the scrum which put Beckenham on the front foot throughout the second half.

Graham Murray

Player of the Match

Graham Murray

Key moments

2:00
Penalty Jack Lucas kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
13:00
Penalty Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
20:00
Penalty Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
41:00
Try George Hixson scores for Beckenham
50:00
Try Matt Ashley scores for Haywards Heath
58:00
Try Josh Smith scores for Beckenham
60:00
Penalty Charlie Best kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
65:00
Penalty Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
71:00
Try Hans Laud-Anderson scores for Beckenham
77:00
Penalty Charlie Best kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
80:00
Try Hans Laud-Anderson scores for Beckenham

Videos and photos

1st XV - Hayward’s Heath (H) 17/11/18
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Highlights

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80:00 Try 29 - 14
Hans Laud-Anderson scores for Beckenham
80:00 Missed Conversion
Louis Richards misses a conversion for Beckenham
80:00 Player of the Match
Graham Murray is awarded player of the match for Beckenham
77:00 Penalty 24 - 14
Charlie Best kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
71:00 Try 24 - 11
Hans Laud-Anderson scores for Beckenham
71:00 Missed Conversion
Louis Richards misses a conversion for Beckenham
65:00 Penalty 19 - 11
Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
60:00 Penalty 16 - 11
Charlie Best kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
58:00 Try 16 - 8
Josh Smith scores for Beckenham
51:00 Sub Off
Graham Murray is substituted off for Beckenham
51:00 Sub On
Sam Forrest is substituted on for Beckenham
50:00 Try 11 - 8
Matt Ashley scores for Haywards Heath
50:00 Missed Conversion
Jack Lucas misses a conversion for Haywards Heath
41:00 Try 11 - 3
George Hixson scores for Beckenham
41:00 Missed Conversion
Louis Richards misses a conversion for Beckenham
41:00 Try Assist
Keita Orelaja makes an assist for Beckenham
40:00 Missed Penalty
Jack Lucas misses a penalty for Haywards Heath
End of period 1
33:00 Sub Off
JP Santamaria is substituted off for Beckenham
33:00 Sub On
George Hixson is substituted on for Beckenham
20:00 Penalty 6 - 3
Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
13:00 Penalty 3 - 3
Louis Richards kicks a penalty for Beckenham
12:00 Yellow Card
Owain Mcloughchlain is yellow carded for Haywards Heath
6:00 Sub Off
Steven Brown is substituted off for Beckenham
6:00 Sub On
Alex Jones is substituted on for Beckenham
2:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Jack Lucas kicks a penalty for Haywards Heath
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Beckenham
  • Haywards Heath
  • 0
  • Jack Lucas Penalty 2:00'
  • Steven Brown Sub Off 6:00'
  • Alex Jones Sub On 6:00'
  • Owain Mcloughchlain Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Louis Richards Penalty 13:00'
  • Louis Richards Penalty 20:00'
  • George Hixson Sub On 33:00'
  • JP Santamaria Sub Off 33:00'
  • George Hixson Try 41:00'
  • Keita Orelaja Try Assist 41:00'
  • Matt Ashley Try 50:00'
  • Sam Forrest Sub On 51:00'
  • Graham Murray Sub Off 51:00'
  • Josh Smith Try 58:00'
  • Charlie Best Penalty 60:00'
  • Louis Richards Penalty 65:00'
  • Hans Laud-Anderson Try 71:00'
  • Charlie Best Penalty 77:00'
  • Hans Laud-Anderson Try 80:00'

Team selection

Orelaja, Keita Orelaja, Keita
Santamaria, JP Santamaria, JP
Curr, James Curr, James
Richards, Louis Richards, Louis
Furness, Mike Furness, Mike
McDowall, Jamie McDowall, Jamie
Thomson, Craig Thomson, Craig
Knowles, Andrew Knowles, Andrew
Laud-Anderson, Hans Laud-Anderson, Hans
Brown, Steven Brown, Steven
Blackmore, James Blackmore, James
Smith, Josh Smith, Josh
Murray, Graham Murray, Graham
Markey, Liam Markey, Liam
Cleverly, James Cleverly, James
Haywards Heath
  • 1. Duncan Liddell
  • 2. Wilf Bridges
  • 3. Greg Palmer
  • 4. Hugo Mcpherson
  • 5. Gareth Ferguson
  • 6. Steve Doku
  • 7. Josh Sailsbury
  • 8. Same Drage
  • 9. Matt Ashley
  • 10. Jack Lucas
  • 11. Roscoe Atkins
  • 12. Owain Mcloughchlain
  • 13. Max Drage
  • 14. Jamie Diggle
  • 15. Charlie Best
  • 16. Charles Newey
  • 17. Robbie Fotheringham
  • 18. Brett Menefy

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Beckenham 22 96
2. Horsham 22 90
3. Charlton Park 22 87
4. Haywards Heath 22 66
5. Old Colfeians 22 66
6. Gravesend 22 57
7. Deal & Betteshanger 22 50

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