This weekend we welcome Rosslyn Park, one of the pre-season favourites for promotion and currently lying 5th in the table with 35 points putting them 7 points behind the current leaders, Hartpury College. However, there is a further 19 games to go so a lot can happen between now and the end of April.
Their current record shows 8 wins and 3 defeats, the defeats being against Blackheath 31 – 18, Fylde 36 – 20 and possibly surprisingly last week they lost at home 32 – 10 against Loughborough Students. Today therefore they will be looking to get back to winning ways whilst we will be looking to get a double over London clubs having beaten Esher 14 – 8 last week.
Last season our visitors gained the double over us winning here 38 – 29 in a high scoring game and again at The Rock 20 – 15 when a last minute tackle saw Tom Jeffrey denied a try.
Our victory last week over Esher took us up and out of the bottom three and was achieved through hard work and a fluid team display. Rhodri Adamson scored an early try when he was put over by Tom Grimes after good work by Tom Bramwell and Shaun English. This lead was never relinquished and the boot of Brett Connon kept us in front till the end thus recording a valuable victory.
Other club sides last week continued their winning ways with the Georgians defeating West Hartlepool 2nds 71 – 3 in the County Cup and there were victories for both the Development side 46 – 15 over Houghton Boars and the Bricks 36 – 24 against Winlaton 2nds.
A reminder to members and supporters that the PRESIDENT’S CHRISTMAS LUNCH WILL BE ON SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER prior to our match against Henley. Tickets for the 2 course meal are priced at £20 with members £17 and season ticket holders £15. This of course includes match entry and programme. The theme for the lunch this year is ‘Christmas Ganzies!’ Names to STEVE GUSTARD/JIM HUXLEY.
NATIONAL LEAGUE ONE – BLAYDON v ROSSLYN PARK – SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2015 – kick off 2.00.p.m.
MATCH SPONSOR AND MATCH BALL SPONSOR TO BE CONFIRMED.
REFEREE : LLYR APERAINT-ROBERTS
ASSISTANT REFEREES : BRENDAN FITZMAURICE/FRAZER GILL
LAST WEEK’S CLUB GAMES:
BLAYDON GEORGIANS 71 – 3 WEST HARTLEPOOL 2nds
HOUGHTON BOARS 15 – 46 BLAYDON DEVELOPMENT
WINLATON 2nds 24 – 36 BLAYDON BRICKS
THIS WEEK’S MATCHES:
TYNEDALE RAIDERS v BLAYDON GEORGIANS
BLAYDON DEVELOPMENT v WESTOE 2nds
BLAYDON BRICKS – Free week