The UK's fastest-growing regional news network
21°C | 12°C
20°C | 10°C
21°C | 13°C
See the full forecast for your area.
Sponsored by Britelite.
Home Gravesend News Article
Gravesend finished their National League 3 London & South East campaign in disappointing style when they were beaten 36-21 at London Irish Amateur on Saturday.
Having narrowly lost the previous week to relegated Bracknell, Gravesend also picked up a number of injuries that forced changes for the last game of the season at Sudbury.
This was compounded after just six minutes - Gary Gray limped off which forced a reshuffle of the back line that brought Dave Dorton up to fly-half, Sam Hall to full-back and Jamie Harris on to the wing.
LIA opened the scoring with an unconverted try in the 18th minute and then scored a further 17 points in the next 10 minutes - two convetrted tries and a penalty giving the hosts a 22-0 advantage.
Gravesend responded before half-time when Jamie Forsyth drove over and Dorton added the extras for a 22-7 scoreline at the interval.
After the break Gravesend pulled back another seven points when Jon Clement went over and Dorton again converted.
On 65 minutes LIA scored a try from a move involving both pack and backs, with the conversion added to stretch their lead to 29-14.
Tempers started to fray and Dave Irvine was shown a red card and a home player a yellow. The sides then traded converted tries, Gravesend's coming from Tony Nolan, to finish off the scoring.
Click here for more news from Gravesend.
Click here for more news from around the county.