December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
Rugby club enjoy share of success
Romford & Gidea Park’s youth section enjoyed their share of success in a series of matches last weekend.
The under-17s edged past Cheshunt by a 23-19 margin, while the under-16s romped to a 79-0 win over Coalville.
And although the under-14s slipped to a 29-5 defeat against Sudbury, the under-13s enjoyed a 22-12 derby win over Brentwood.
Paddy Tighe shone at scrum-half and Rian Horsman sent Lamar Douglas under the posts to open the scoring, before adding the conversion.
Brentwood levelled in the second of three 20-minute periods, after good work from their forwards created an overlap, but Douglas went over again in the final session before Henry Attridge bulldozed his way over.
Douglas completed his hat-trick before Brentwood grabbed a late consolation.
Squad: Stevens, C Petrie, Madden, Broomfield, Fahy, Donald, Robinson, Shalabrass, Milne, Tighe, Horsman, Attridge, Douglas, Chergui, Trickett, Picknell, Tewkesbury, Walters.
The under-12s began their campaign with a 20-10 loss to Burnham, where Bobby Watts made his debut.
Thayne Henwood and Owen Flower touched down to put Park on top, but Burnham hit back either side of the break to claim victory.
Henwood, Lewis Potter and Callum Rutherford scored tries in a 15-15 draw with hosts Basildon, as Dinethera Fernando returned to action.
Squad: Hunte, Slatford, Potter, Walton, Mifsud-Bonnici, Courtney, Henwood, Rice, Chuter, Rutherford, Pooley, Donohoe, Flower, Tarrant, Chapman, Metcalf, Daltry, Watts, Monnie, Page, Fernando.
The under-11 Sharks were edged out 14-12 by Basildon in their first meeting, conceding a converted try early on.
Harry Wright hit back with a try in the corner before half time, but Basildon moved nine points clear after the restart.
Debutant Aaron Still dominated at the lineout and Park cut the gap when Wright went over for his second try, which Ronnie Brooks converted.
But it was not enough to avert defeat and a second meeting ended in a scoreless draw as defences dominated.
Squad: Tully, Walker, Crowhurst, Nolan, Still, Sykes, Brooks, Sweeney, Ridley, Wright, Burke, Walters, Courtney, Wilson.
The under-10 Cobras celebrated a 40-10 win over their Burnham rivals, with Billy Costa claiming their first try of the new season.
Lee Walton added a second try, before debutant Kyle went on to score four times and Haydn Jelliss and Charley also went over.
Billy Watts opened the scoring for the Rhinos in their 25-10 success, with Logan Petrie adding a second try.
Debutant Kennedy got in on the act before Petrie claimed his second and after Burnham hit back with a brace, Watts completed the scoring.
Squad: Petrie, Pearman, Brindley, Watts, Bytyqi, Mennear, Stevens, Murphy, Walton, Shawyer, Cole, Jelliss, Wright, Costa, Henman, Kyle, Adam, Kennedy, Charley.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.