Horsham/EG Barbars v Hove
Last play win for Hove away @ Horsham
Clearly toughest game and team so far!
Although we were playing the HEG Barbars, basically it was the Horsham B team with a few of the A Team thrown in for good measure.
HEG got off to a very strong start and had the majority of possession opening the scoring after 10 mins (5-0).
During the opening phases of play we gave away 6-7 penalties, including 4 high tackles and although we may disagree with the Referees interpretation of a high tackle we did not learn and after 12 mins Jamie received a Yellow Card for a 5th High tackle.
From the penalty and resulting phases of play, HEG scored again out wide (10-0).
We held out well during the 6 min Yellow card and finally after a long period of pressure, JJ flew through on a crash ball straight under the posts on 28 mins (10-7 HT).
We started the 2nd Half much faster and stronger and on 36 mins, Ben sidestepped a couple of defenders and also went in under the posts (10-14).
HEG made a few changes bringing on a couple of "stronger" players and scored a couple of tries 5 mins apart, the first by their 10 with some great footwork (22-14).
Ben tried a couple of deep wide kicks when their Full back kept pressing, the first collected by Jake but the Ref deemed him offside but the second to the opposite corner, also collected in by Jake was waved on and Jake went in under the posts (risking his life with an enormous dive!!!). 22-21.
We kept pressing to the end and were awarded a penalty from a line out on about half way which was taken fast and caught HEG not retreating 10.
This put Hove just inside the 22 and to the right of the posts and after a lot of shouting from the sideline, the message got through to take the 3 as time was up.
Jamie stepped up and even with HEG charging the kick!!! Slotted the points.
Final Score 22-24.
Fantastic commitment through to the end of the game, although I would also say, we have played much better and will need to against some tough teams we are yet to play.