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Men's 1st XV - Match centre

Hove
Deal & Betteshanger
R Pavlides (2), P Dugard (3), C Casanova Galindo, R Ward, P Andrews
Full time
C Casanova Galindo (7)
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 2 South East

8 try Hove secure home play-off

A win and a try bonus point ensure Hove will finish second in London 2 South East, and host Old Reigatians in the play-off

Hove came into the game knowing that a bonus point win would secure a playoff spot, a win without a bonus point would mean that Hove would have to hope Charlton Park didn't close a 120-odd points difference gap and failing to win would take the play-off completely out of our hands. Deal started the day in 10th knowing that they were well out of reach of the relegation zone, but a win could see them leapfrog Heathfield into 9th.

Hove kicked off the first half playing west-to-east and Deal started off the stronger side, taking an early 3-0 lead. Hove eventually settled down and started playing better patterns, scoring 4 tries in a first half. Rene Pavlides scoring 2 and setting up one had a strong impact on the left wing, and outside centre Phil Dugard also finished the half with 2. Carles kicked 3 of his 4 conversions, and 2 more penalties for Deal meant that the teams swapped ends at 26-9.

The second half started in forgettable fashion for Hove as Gibraltarian international Luke Torres saw yellow for leading with his forearm into contact and making contact with the neck of the would be tackler. The sin-bin period did not prove costly for Hove, as the defence held firm and Carles managed to score and convert his own try in this 10 minute period.

With a comfortable 24-point lead, Hove started to ring the changes with Jack Silcocks, Adi Shergold and Ryan Morlen all getting on early in the second half. Hove finished the game with a further 3 tries, Phil Dugard completing his hattrick and Rob Ward and Pat Andrews getting on the board for the forwards. All 3 tries were converted by Carles to give him 7 from 8 and 19 points on the day, and Hove a 54-9 win.

Our thanks to Deal for playing their part in a good game of rugby. They voted Rene Pavlides as our man of the match - his two tries and an assist in a 10 minute spell in the first half putting Hove firmly in the driving seat on the day.

Elsewhere, Charlton Park picked up a try bonus point win of their own away at Old Alleynians, so Hove's win preserved our 6 point advantage and kept us out of reach in second, with Charlton Park still to play Deal in a rearranged fixture.

The play-off game has been confirmed with Hove hosting Old Reigatians at 3pm on 21 April for a place in London 1 South. Hove host the game by way of a marginally superior record over the 22 league games. Both teams finished on 82 points, but Hove had a higher number of wins and a better points difference.

The team and the club would love to see as many fans as possible down to cheer on the boys one more time. The weather is set fair for the weekend, the bar will be open and we will have what promises to be a fantastically competitive game of rugby on the pitch.

Win a share of £250k for your club

Key moments

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Try Rene Pavlides scores for Hove
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Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
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Penalty Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
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Penalty Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
0:00
Try Rene Pavlides scores for Hove
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Penalty Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
0:00
Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
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Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
0:00
Try Phil Dugard scores for Hove
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Try Phil Dugard scores for Hove
40:00
Try Phil Dugard scores for Hove
40:00
Try Carles Casanova Galindo scores for Hove
40:00
Try Patrick Andrews scores for Hove
40:00
Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00
Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00
Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00
Conversion Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00
Try Rob Ward scores for Hove

Highlights

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40:00 Sub Off
Rene Pavlides is substituted off for Hove
40:00 Sub On
Ryan Morlen is substituted on for Hove
40:00 Sub On
Adrian Shergold is substituted on for Hove
40:00 Sub On
Jack Silcocks is substituted on for Hove
40:00 Sub Off
Ryan Storer is substituted off for Hove
40:00 Yellow Card
Luke Torres is yellow carded for Hove
40:00 Sub Off
Luke Torres is substituted off for Hove
40:00 Conversion 52 - 9
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00 Conversion 28 - 9
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00 Conversion 50 - 9
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
40:00 Try 48 - 9
Patrick Andrews scores for Hove
40:00 Try 43 - 9
Rob Ward scores for Hove
40:00 Try 38 - 9
Carles Casanova Galindo scores for Hove
40:00 Try 33 - 9
Phil Dugard scores for Hove
40:00 Conversion 54 - 9
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
End of period 1
0:00 Try 5 - 0
Rene Pavlides scores for Hove
0:00 Missed Conversion
Carles Casanova Galindo misses a conversion for Hove
0:00 Penalty 26 - 9
Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
0:00 Penalty 26 - 6
Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
0:00 Try 26 - 3
Rene Pavlides scores for Hove
0:00 Penalty 21 - 3
Penalty kicked for Deal & Betteshanger
0:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
0:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
0:00 Try 19 - 0
Phil Dugard scores for Hove
0:00 Try 14 - 0
Phil Dugard scores for Hove
0:00 Conversion 9 - 0
Carles Casanova Galindo kicks a conversion for Hove
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As it happened

  • Hove
  • Deal & Betteshanger
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  • Rene Pavlides Try 0:00'
  • Rene Pavlides Try 0:00'
  • Phil Dugard Try 0:00'
  • Phil Dugard Try 0:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 0:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 0:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 0:00'
  • Penalty 0:00'
  • Penalty 0:00'
  • Penalty 0:00'
  • Phil Dugard Try 40:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Try 40:00'
  • Rob Ward Try 40:00'
  • Patrick Andrews Try 40:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 40:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 40:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 40:00'
  • Carles Casanova Galindo Conversion 40:00'
  • Luke Torres Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Luke Torres Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ryan Storer Sub Off 40:00'
  • Jack Silcocks Sub On 40:00'
  • Adrian Shergold Sub On 40:00'
  • Ryan Morlen Sub On 40:00'
  • Rene Pavlides Sub Off 40:00'

Team selection

Biggs, Rob Biggs, Rob
Patton, Guy Patton, Guy
Dugard, Phil Dugard, Phil
Macdonald, Martin Macdonald, Martin
Pavlides, Rene Pavlides, Rene
Casanova Galindo, Carles Casanova Galindo, Carles
PYE, Jerome PYE, Jerome
Torres, Luke Torres, Luke
Ward, Rob Ward, Rob
Woollard, Kyle Woollard, Kyle
Buckland, Carl Buckland, Carl
Saunders, Ian Saunders, Ian
Storer, Ryan Storer, Ryan
Andrews, Patrick Andrews, Patrick
Peake, Declan Peake, Declan

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Dartfordians 22 98
2. Hove 22 77
3. Charlton Park 21 74
4. Horsham 22 69
5. Haywards Heath 22 62
6. Dover 21 60
7. Beckenham 21 56

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