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Charlton Park 29 Cobham 14

Report: Saturday March 21st 2015, London South 1

With just three more games remaining after this match Cobham travelled to Charlton Park knowing how important it would be to bring home some points to avoid the relegation zone.  Under 18 Matt Cornish made his debut as hooker and despite the score line will take away many positives from his performance in the scrum and in the line out.
 
It didnt start well for Charlton Park when they lost one of their players in the warm up and Cobham came out the blocks despite playing against the slope.
 
The first fifteen minutes were played wholly in the Charlton Park half, if not their 22 and Mobbs was feeding the backline incessantly. Offloads and soft hands were the order of the day as Cobham dominanted the game. The pressure culminated in a Cowell try, following a short tap kick ahead from Watkinson that bounced off the CP posts,  0-5 soon became 0-7 as Watkinson easily converted.
 
Unfortunately the score did more to galvanise CP than it did develop Cobham and for the next 20 minutes CP took the game to Cobham requiring some strong defence and big tackles from Fleming and Soucasse. Letting CP back into the game proved expensive and a CP rolling maul lead to a Amzaleg converted try 7-7.
 
That should have been the half time score but Cobham were snared by a CP perfectly timed pass to Ade Aderiye and a touchline conversion saw the score line 14-7
 
Cobham had the slope and wind advantage for the second half but couldnt have started the fight back in a worse way  by allowing CP's  Boyns to crash over .19-7 and it didnt get any better when CP winger Raybe collected a clearance kick and weaved and darted his way down the touchline evading defenders to score in the corner.
With Neil Collins adding a fifth try for CP 29-7 Captain Goddard and Cobham did well to secure a consolation try from their trademark rolling maul.  Watkinson converting 29-14.
 
There is a feel of the Six Nations table but this time at the bottom end of the London South 1 table where Twickenham and Cobham both have 35 points and exactly the same differential on game points difference -248 
 
With Cobham playing Twickenham at home in the last game of the Season lets hope matters are resolved by the results of the next two games lest that match will be a nail biter
 
Cobham are at home to Hove next Saturday who are also fighting for survival so DOR Mike Cudmore and the boys will welcome your support.
 
 
Charlton
Cornish
Joyce
Godard
McVey
Fleming
Stout
Trepant
Mobbs
Watkinson
Macdonald
Cowell
Soucasse
Jones
Gravier
 
Subs
Rodman
Brown
Flower
 
Tries Cowell, Goddard
Conversion Watkinson ( 2)