Search

Rugby Preview

14:19 22 March 2012

Romford & Gidea Park Under-7s

Romford & Gidea Park Under-7s

Archant

Romford return to title bid

Saturday (3pm)

London Division 2NE

Romford & GP (17-0-1) v Canvey (2-1-16)

Table-topping Park return to action after a weekend off with a home meeting against relegation-threatened Canvey.

Park produced some of their “best-ever rugby” in a 59-21 win at Lowestoft a fortnight ago, which left them eight points clear of Basildon.

And they notched up a half-century when these two sides met in early December in a performance coach Mark Collins called their “best-ever win at Canvey”.

Park fell 9-0 down that day, but hit back with 52 unanswered points as Joe Howard (4), Rhys Davies (2), Pete O’Brien, Iain Semain and Ross Inwood all ran in tries.

They have passed the 50-point mark in six matches already this season and, if in full flight this weekend, you would not bet against them extending that impressive sequence.

London Division 3NE

Campion (5-1-13) v Harlow (12-1-6)

Campion climbed off the bottom of the table with a tense 17-15 win over Norwich last weekend.

Their rescheduled fixture was the only game to be played and tries from James Dupree and Dan Bolton, converted by Matt Buchan who also added a penalty, proved just enough.

The much-needed victory will have given the old boys hope of a great escape in the final weeks of the campaign, but they will need to produce another good performance to defeat high-flying Harlow.

They went close in the earlier meeting between the sides, losing 17-16 in somewhat controversial fashion.

London Division 3NE

Newmarket (5-0-13) v Upminster (10-0-9)

Upminster could do local rivals Campion a big favour with victory this weekend.

Newmarket slipped to the bottom of the table as a result of Campion’s triumph last Saturday, but only one point separates the bottom three, with East London also in the relegation mix.

Upminster edged out Harlow in their last outing, with Chris Davie and Tom Simpson touching down and Jamie Pavitt slotting a decisive penalty in an 18-15 success.

And they were convincing 40-25 winners when Newmarket visited Hall Lane in early December, so Upminster should be confident of completing a double over the new basement boys.

Essex Division 1

Old Brentwoods (14-0-1) v Old Cooperians (6-2-7)

Coopers face a tough trip to table-topping Brentwoods on their return to action following the “international break”.

They lost 23-15 when these sides met at St Mary’s Lane in December, despite five penalties from the boot of the since departed Adam Kain.

But Coopers came out on top in a topsy-turvy meeting with Bancroft two weeks ago and should have the services of bulldozing prop Nathaniel John, following his recent exploits at indoor rowing and 5-a-side football.

0 comments

Latest Romford Sports News

20:08
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge and Scott Davies of Tranmere Rovers (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager content, but notes hosts had chances to win

19:50
Hornchurch lost to Maldon at Park Drive

Maldon 3 Hornchurch 0

Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge and Steve McNulty of Tranmere Rovers (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Tranmere Rovers 0

West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Premier League match at London Stadium.

The Hammers had to come from behind against Middlesbrough to salvage a point at the London Stadium

07:00
Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss John Still to stick with winning team

Yesterday, 17:30
Romford manager Paul Martin (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ship Lane club have only lost four times in the division this season, but find themselves in the bottom three

Yesterday, 17:20
Essex under-18s face the camera at Stanway (pic: essexfa.com)

Essex 3 Suffolk 1

Yesterday, 17:00
London Raiders defenceman Matt France (pic John Scott)

Defenceman ready for tough weekend

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now