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E Rees, D Ritsema
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W Dacey
Sat 1 Dec 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West Full time

Battling Crows edged out in Harrow


The Crows delivered another performance with several pleasing aspects but still left Harrow pointless as their battle in London 3NW rumbles on

The Crows travelled to Harrow this weekend to face a team also adjusted to London 3NW after their relegation the previous season, but who would provide a stern test to yet another much changed Royston side. The Crows were keen to put their slow start against Tabard in the previous game behind them, and they did this with aplomb as youngster Euan Rees scored within the first ten minutes, suitably converted by Will Dacey for a 7-0 lead. However, Harrow hit back almost immediately to level the score, and that’s how it stayed for almost the entire remainder of the half. A few handbags at dawn after 30 minutes resulted in Ollie London and Jason Turkington being given ten minutes to cool off, along with a Harrow player, with Royston now looking to close out the half with their inferior numbers. Unfortunately, Harrow managed to score before the break to lead 12-7 at half time.

This was quickly extended to 19-7 upon the resumption of festivities, before London and Turkington returned to the fold. Royston continued to battle hard but found themselves further adrift after 60 minutes, as Harrow extended their lead to 24-7. Royston gave their all in a final flourish that resulted in Dan Ritsema crossing the whitewash for an unconverted try, but as they pushed further for a losing bonus point, Harrow broke away and scored their fifth try of the afternoon, resulting in a final score of 29-12 in their favour.

Royston finish the calendar year with two home games in succession against formidable opposition in the form of 2nd placed Old Streetonians and currently 5th placed Stevenage, looking to pick up as many points as possible to set them up for the crucial run in in 2019. With the injury list mounting, good performances in these two fixtures, coupled with much needed rest over the Christmas period, will hopefully result in a refreshed squad to face this 2019 challenge head on.

Harrow vs. Royston - 01/12/18
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Quilter Kids First Champions winner – March: Minehead Barbarians RFC

Key moments

Try Euan Rees scores for Royston
Conversion Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
Try Try for Harrow
Conversion Conversion for Harrow
Try Try for Harrow
Try Try for Harrow
Conversion Conversion for Harrow
Try Try for Harrow
Try Dan Ritsema scores for Royston
Try Try for Harrow

Videos and photos

Harrow vs. Royston - 01/12/18
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78:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Harrow
78:00 Try 29 - 12
Try for Harrow
73:30 Missed Conversion
Will Dacey misses a conversion for Royston
73:00 Try 24 - 12
Dan Ritsema scores for Royston
65:00 Sub On
Jack Nicol is substituted on for Royston
60:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Harrow
60:00 Try 24 - 7
Try for Harrow
50:00 Sub On
Stuart Habergham is substituted on for Royston
45:00 Sub On
Jamie Green is substituted on for Royston
41:30 Conversion 19 - 7
Conversion for Harrow
41:00 Try 17 - 7
Try for Harrow
End of period 1
38:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Harrow
38:00 Try 12 - 7
Try for Harrow
31:30 Yellow Card
London is yellow carded for Royston
31:30 Yellow Card
Jason Turkington is yellow carded for Royston
31:30 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Harrow
10:30 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Harrow
10:00 Try 5 - 7
Try for Harrow
7:30 Conversion 0 - 7
Will Dacey kicks a conversion for Royston
7:00 Try 0 - 5
Euan Rees scores for Royston
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Harrow
  • Royston
  • 0
  • Euan Rees Try 7:00'
  • Will Dacey Conversion 7:30'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Conversion 10:30'
  • London Yellow Card 31:30'
  • Jason Turkington Yellow Card 31:30'
  • Yellow Card 31:30'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Conversion 41:30'
  • Jamie Green Sub On 45:00'
  • Stuart Habergham Sub On 50:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Jack Nicol Sub On 65:00'
  • Dan Ritsema Try 73:00'
  • Try 78:00'

Team selection

Dacey, Will Dacey, Will
Rees, Euan Rees, Euan
Ayliffe, Max Ayliffe, Max
Ellis, Chris Ellis, Chris
Ritsema, Dan Ritsema, Dan
Cottrell, Will Cottrell, Will
Smith, Adam Smith, Adam
Butcher, Joe Butcher, Joe
Meecham, J Meecham, J
Rabbetts, Daniel Rabbetts, Daniel
Finney, Max Finney, Max
Braino Braino
Sparkes, Charles Sparkes, Charles
Turkington, Jason Turkington, Jason
London London

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Merchant Taylors' 22 57
7. Harrow 22 56
8. Cheshunt 22 51
9. Kilburn Cosmos 22 39
10. Finchley 22 35
11. Royston 22 34
12. Verulamians 22 10

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