Brighton Blues 1st XV - Match centre

Brighton
Maidstone
R Fogerty, B Herbe, J Emmerson
Full time
L Evans
L Evans
Sat 1 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 1 South

Blues make it 6 Wins from 7 Games

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The Blues got off to a good start when Rob Fogerty crashed over in the 11th minute. Lewis Evans added the extras to put the home side ahead 7-0. Maidstone got on the score sheet through the blues ill-discipline and kicked a penalty, 7-3. Evans stepped up again minutes later to slot a penalty and neutralise the previous kick from the visitors 10-3.
Brighton went into the break ahead and knew there was work to do to close the game out. This was not helped when Jack Emmerson was sent to the sin bin reducing Brighton to 14 men. Brighton put in a huge defensive effort spending sustained periods under pressure from Maidstone. Blues were able to hold on to the ball long enough to mount and attack and gain territory into the Maidstone 22. Blues were awarded a penalty and Ben Herbe reacted quickest to snipe over from close range 15-3. Maidstone did come at The Blues and crashed through under the posts to make the score 15-10 with the conversion. The Blues went back into the Maidstone half from kick off. Great hands from Rob Fogerty and Simon Lilley allowed Jack Emmerson to pirouette on his tip toes and touch down in the corner. This put The Blues ahead 20-15. Maidstone got another try in the 74th minute to make it a 5 point ball game at 20-15. Brighton’s mind set changed from going for the bonus point to closing out the game and controlling possession. The Blues did this successfully to get the 4 points and take an 8 point lead into the final 2 games over relegation rivals Chiswick. Brighton have shown remarkable form over the past few months to put themselves in control of their destiny with a trip to Sevenoaks and a visit from Tottonians left to come.
Supporters Man of the Match
Joe Hoare 3 points
Onke Nesi 2 points
Lewis Evans 1 point

Match Photos taken by Dave Beech and Martin Finch

Key moments

11:00
Try Rob Fogerty scores for Brighton
12:00
Conversion Lewis Evans kicks a conversion for Brighton
17:00
Penalty Lewis Evans kicks a penalty for Brighton
66:00
Try Ben Herbe scores for Brighton
72:00
Try Jack Emmerson scores for Brighton

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BRIGHTON BLUES 20-15 MAIDSTONE
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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Joe Hoare is awarded player of the match for Brighton
72:00 Try 20 - 0
Jack Emmerson scores for Brighton
69:00 Sub On
Ollie Davis-Smith is substituted on for Brighton
69:00 Sub Off
Ross James is substituted off for Brighton
66:00 Try 15 - 0
Ben Herbe scores for Brighton
59:00 Sub Off
William Hoare is substituted off for Brighton
59:00 Sub On
Ashley Heward is substituted on for Brighton
47:00 Sub Off
Wez Barrett is substituted off for Brighton
47:00 Sub On
Adam Salvage is substituted on for Brighton
45:00 Yellow Card
Jack Emmerson is yellow carded for Brighton
End of period 1
17:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Lewis Evans kicks a penalty for Brighton
12:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Lewis Evans kicks a conversion for Brighton
11:00 Try 5 - 0
Rob Fogerty scores for Brighton
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As it happened

  • Brighton
  • Maidstone
  • 0
  • Rob Fogerty Try 11:00'
  • Lewis Evans Conversion 12:00'
  • Lewis Evans Penalty 17:00'
  • Jack Emmerson Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Wez Barrett Sub Off 47:00'
  • Adam Salvage Sub On 47:00'
  • William Hoare Sub Off 59:00'
  • Ashley Heward Sub On 59:00'
  • Ben Herbe Try 66:00'
  • Ollie Davis-Smith Sub On 69:00'
  • Ross James Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jack Emmerson Try 72:00'
  • Joe Hoare Player of the Match 80:00'

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Other London 1 South results

Chobham
19
26
Tottonians
Cobham
33
31
24
50
Chiswick
Gosport & Fareham
5
52
27
12
Sevenoaks

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Gravesend 26 66
9. Maidstone 26 61
10. Chobham 26 54
11. Brighton 26 43
12. Chiswick 26 32
13. Dover 26 12
14. Gosport & Fareham 26 10

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