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2nd XV - Match centre

Hellingly
Lewes RFC
Tries
T Rourke
Conversions
D Billin
Penalties
D Billin (6)
Sat 19 Jan 13:30 - Cup Full time Attendance 75

MAGNIFICENT CUP WIN FOR LEWES 2nd's

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HELLINGLY II 5 LEWES II 25


Although their 1st XV are struggling to re-gain their start-of-season form, Lewes 2nd XV are still flying the flag for the Club, comfortably winning this local derby in the Sussex Bowl competition, putting them into the semi-final.
Lewes sped into an early 0 - 9 lead with 3 penalties in quick succession from outside Dan Billin after 7, 10 and 15 minutes respectively. On the half-hour, however, Lewes prop Alfie Hill was yellow-carded for offside and Hellingly took full advantage of the extra player by scoring the first try of the match some 8 minutes later from their No. 8, Harry Honeywell, the conversion missing, to narrow the margin to 5 - 9. But 14 -man Lewes hit back just before the half-time whistle , surging upfield before being awarded another penalty, in front of the posts, which Billin duly kicked over to see his side go in at the break with a 5 - 12 lead.
The opening period of the second half saw play go back and forth, Hellingly's attacks, mainly via their forward strength, being negated by disciplined - if not inspired - Lewes defence, with all players tackling to full effect. This gave the visitors confidence to continue to push forward, resulting in a fifth penalty against Hellingly for offside, Billin slotting over his fifth successful kick on the trot to see Lewes pull away at 5 - 15, and then, on 66 minutes, kicking over his sixth to go further ahead at 5 - 18.
Lewes were now playing the more controlled rugby and it was thus no surprise that 7 minutes from time, they scored an excellent try, their forwards winning the ball inside their own half before off-loading to scrum-half Tom Rourke who sprinted up the pitch for a try under the posts, Billin adding the extras, to pull away at 5 - 25. Although Lewes's Dex Vigar was yellow-carded on 76 minutes, this did not disrupt his side's dominance and they finished the match with a well-deserved victory after a magnificent, all-round display of rugby.
Of special note was the fact that scorers Tom Rourke and Dan Billin are cousins, and that the Lewes squad included two Under 20's players; three Under 19's; and two Under 18's, which augurs well for the future of one of Sussex's most loved sports Clubs.
Lewes: Hill, Cosimeti, Moore, Austin, Green, Stanger, Edmonds, Vigar, Rourke, Billin, Furlong, Whiting, Quinn, Austin, Nichols. (Reps., all used: Farr, Carr, Hutchings)

On Saturday, Lewes 1st's return to League duties with a tough away fixture at Bromley, while the 2nd's entertain Heathfield 3's at the Stanley Turner Ground, k.o. 2.00pm.

Andy Green

Player of the Match

Andy Green

Key moments

7:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
10:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
15:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
38:00
Try Try for Hellingly
48:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
59:00
Conversion Dan Billin kicks a conversion for Lewes RFC
62:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
69:00
Penalty Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
72:00
Try Tom Rourke scores for Lewes RFC

Highlights

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74:00 Yellow Card
Dexter Vigar is yellow carded for Lewes RFC
72:00 Try 5 - 25
Tom Rourke scores for Lewes RFC
69:00 Penalty 5 - 20
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
62:00 Penalty 5 - 17
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
59:00 Conversion 5 - 14
Dan Billin kicks a conversion for Lewes RFC
48:00 Penalty 5 - 12
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
End of period 1
38:00 Try 5 - 9
Try for Hellingly
33:00 Yellow Card
Alfie Hill is yellow carded for Lewes RFC
15:00 Penalty 0 - 9
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
10:00 Penalty 0 - 6
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
7:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Dan Billin kicks a penalty for Lewes RFC
End of period
Player of the Match
Andy Green is awarded player of the match for Lewes RFC
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hellingly
  • Lewes RFC
  • 0
  • Dan Billin Penalty 7:00'
  • Dan Billin Penalty 10:00'
  • Dan Billin Penalty 15:00'
  • Alfie Hill Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Dan Billin Penalty 48:00'
  • Dan Billin Conversion 59:00'
  • Dan Billin Penalty 62:00'
  • Dan Billin Penalty 69:00'
  • Tom Rourke Try 72:00'
  • Dexter Vigar Yellow Card 74:00'

Team selection

Furlong, Cian Furlong, Cian
Nichols, Jack Nichols, Jack
Quinn, Caolan Quinn, Caolan
whiting, jordan whiting, jordan
Austin, Lewis Austin, Lewis
Billin, Dan Billin, Dan
Rourke, Tom Rourke, Tom
Edmonds, Owen Edmonds, Owen
Stanger, Owen Stanger, Owen
Farr, Joshua Farr, Joshua
Vigar, Dexter Vigar, Dexter
Green, Andy Green, Andy
Hill, Alfie Hill, Alfie
Austen, Jamie Austen, Jamie
Moore, Chris Moore, Chris

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