Tabard beaten by Brentwood

Tabard scored three tries against Brentwood on Saturday but their opponents managed to penetrate the defence too many times and ended up winning 49-22.

Playing with the wind and slope it was important for Tabard to get points on the board in the first half but a succession of penalties against them meant that hard gained territory was lost time after time.

Tabard did open the scoring, however, with a well taken try after 15 minutes. The move was started off by No 8. Scott Stoba, who surged upfield through the Brentwood defence. When he was stopped on the Brentwood 10m line the ball was re-cycled quickly and passed to fullback Elliot Hurrell, coming into the line at pace, and he outflanked the cover defence to score.

Reilly then increased Tabard’s lead with a penalty goal from a long way out but right at the end of the half Brentwood got two scores of their own. Both tries were converted and Tabard turned round losing by 14 points to eight.

Midway through the third quarter Brentwood stretched their lead with another push over try and a scything run through the defence, both were converted.

Tabard did not wilt under this barrage and they scored next. This time they ran a penalty as wing Tom King scampered through the first line of defence before a kick ahead was chased and touched down by flanker Tom Davies.

Reilly added the conversion and then Tabard worked their magic again. This time Tabard turned the Brentwood ball over in their own hal; Reilly started the move and a powerful run up the wing by King completed it. Reilly converted and Tabard were within six points of Brentwood.

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However, the Tabard resurgence was negated as Brentwood scored three late converted.

This Saturday Tabard are home to Ruislip, kick off 2:15 pm.

Team: Elliot Hurrell, John Aguila, Joe Calnan, George Stevens, Tom King, Jack Reilly, Harry Gough, Bill Lake, Jack Girdlestone, Wilf Lake, Sam Barrow, Dan Calnan, Brad Webber, Tom Davies and Scott Stoba. Replacements: James Thornton, Jermaine Ijieh and Nick Westaway.