Depleted London fall to a first defeat

ESSEX ONE Campion 41 East London 17 MISSING players cost East London dear after they were comfortably beaten by Campion at the weekend. Some lacklustre tackling on the fringes of the breakdown and in midfield allowed Campion two early tries. East London

ESSEX ONE

Campion 41

East London 17

MISSING players cost East London dear after they were comfortably beaten by Campion at the weekend.


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Some lacklustre tackling on the fringes of the breakdown and in midfield allowed Campion two early tries.

East London fought back with a try from prop Dennis Bulai, who broke free and scored under the posts.

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The score failed to rejuvenate the visitors and Campion scored two more tries by shipping the ball wide quickly.

London winger Darren Salmon missed a golden opportunity to score as some strong tackling denying him the chance.

In the second half, Campion kept up the pressure scoring more tries, while East London had to settle for a consolation from centre Kyle Petrie, who drove over the line.

Despite the loss East London looked creative in parts and it's important that they return to winning ways when they enter the cup competition next week against Teddington.

Brentwood III 31

East London III 14

East London thirds suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Brentwood thirds.

The match had started so well when flanker Matthew Buxton beat five men to score, with Parshav Banger adding the extras.

However, Brentwood seized the initiative scoring three tries before half time.

After the break, some resolute defending, most notably from man of the match Vadim Feklistous kept Brentwood down to just one try as they piled the pressure on.

Despite creating little, East London pulled a try back six minutes from time, when Ed Hoyle rounded two players to score, with Banger again converting.

With time running out, hooker John Barrett limped off, leaving London with 14 men and Brentwood scored with the last touch of the match to make it 31-14.

The thirds play Wanstead in a friendly this weekend.

East London Wyverns 78

Old Brentwoods II 0

A HAT-TRICK of tries from Felipe Ramirez helped East London Wyverns to a crushing victory over Brentwood at the weekend.

Wyverns scored 12 tries in an emphatic performance where the opposition had no answer to the power and pace of the home side.

Inside centre John Walker generated much of the early momentum with some pacy runs, causing Old Brentwoods to chase shadows and by half-time, East London had scored seven tries.

Wyvern's left-winger Ramirez claimed three of these, with Nick Dashti, Ed Stockbridge, Doug Lawrence and Kwesi Scantlebury notching the others.

The Wyverns continued to dominate in the second period, and Walker stormed through the defence for the eighth try.

Despite a number of substitutions, East London continued to press.

Props Liam Smith and Haidar Kamuss both finished off sweeping moves, and replacement centre Pedro Da Silva also cantered in.

Man of the match Walker finished off the rout with the Wyverns 12th try and the referee brought the game to a close 10-minutes early on the advice of the Old Brentwoods captain.

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