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1st XV 11 v 22 Kilburn Cosmos Rugby Club - Away League on 13 Jan 2018

Published on Monday, 15 January 2018

Hitchin put in a promising first half performance against fifth placed Kilburn Cosmos, with good territorial advantage and possession, to lead at half time. However, after turning round, opportunities arose for the dangerous Kilburn backs to run in 3 tries, as possession was too easily given away

Hitchin kicked off and straight away attacked the Kilburn line, & after just 3 minutes Ben Wiggins converted a penalty in front if the posts, awarded for a dangerous tackle .    More moves saw both wingers involved as the backs moved the ball across the pitch, but failing to breach the Kilburn defence.

Kilburn at last took play deep into the visitors’ half, and opened their  score after  10 minutes  as a clearance  kick was charged down and the loose ball picked up and quickly moved for a try in the corner, unconverted

The Hitchin pack were competitive and providing good ball, and Kilburn were penalised as they defended in their  22, for Hitchin to kick to  touch. Moving the  ball across the pitch from the line out, Hitchin gained a scrum, for Wiggins  to use the resulting possession to kick deftly to the corner for winger Alistair Southward to chase, collect & and touchdown, the conversion just missing

As half time approached the home side broke through the mid field to take play to the 22, for the Hitchin defence to hold out and successfully keep their 3 point lead.


Kilburn started the second half with a converted try in the opening minutes, as Hitchin kicked the ball away and  their backs ran good lines to break through a scrambled defence to score under the posts to take a   four point lead

Hitchin moved back on the attack threatening a score, the forwards in particular exerting  considerable pressure, but although coming close to crossing the line  were unable to breach the home side’s defence , but after 10 minutes Wiggins converted a penalty to narrow the gap to just one point at 11 – 12

As the game entered the last quarter, Kilburn gained possession to break away deep in their 22 for their backs to run the ball wide to outstrip the Hitchin defence and score under the posts for 7 points

Late in the game a high kick out of defence by Hitchin bounced in midfield and Kilburn were able to gather and run it back to score another unconverted try ,to deny Hitchin a losing bonus point.


 At 11-22 the visitors attempted to close the gap, but a heavy pitch was taking its toll, and the control of the first half was no longer evident.

Team Thomas Tidey, Joshua Page, James Akrill, Ryan Arbon, Samuel Underwood, Philip Hobbs, Robert Shaw, Anthony Williams, Carwyn Morgan, Ben Wiggins, William Rooney, James Bolter, Harry Cartwright, Alistair Southward, Jack Peachey

Subs Harry Elleston, Dale Baines, Adam Shaw

Scores T: Alistair Southward (1) P: Ben Wiggins (2)

London North West 3 The league: London North West 3



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