Search

Rugby Union: East London’s promotion hopes over after defeat at home to London Three North East leaders Wanstead

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 March 2017

East London go on the attack against Wanstead (pic: Tim Edwards)

East London go on the attack against Wanstead (pic: Tim Edwards)

Archant

London Three North East: East London 8 Wanstead 56

East London get the ball away against Wanstead (pic: Tim Edwards) East London get the ball away against Wanstead (pic: Tim Edwards)

East London’s outside hopes of promotion from London Three North East are over following a 56-8 loss at home to leaders Wanstead.

The eight player and position changes the home side had to make to the team that started the previous week’s win at Southwold took their toll against visitors intent on keeping top spot in the division in their 125th anniversary year.

Despite the score, East London began well and took the lead in the third minute with a penalty from 30 metres from outside centre Craig O’Donnell.

Wanstead scored an unconverted try two minutes later and for the next 25 minutes each side cancelled the other out.

A converted try with 10 minutes left in the half and two penalties, though, saw the Herons head into the break 18-3 ahead.

Any chance of an East London comeback was over within four minutes of the kick-off with two further Wanstead tries.

The visitors ran in four more before the game was over, with the only East London score coming on 77 minutes when Corey Griffiths, making his first team debut at right wing, won a 30-metre race to the line to score in the left corner.

With fourth-place Southwold losing away at Stowmarket, East London are still six points clear in third place in the league with three matches to play.

East London: O’Brien; Griffiths, O’Donnell, George, Cooper; Billinghurst, Brown; Pearmain, Hodgson, Samuel; Lucas, Kelly; Brown, Parrott, Bracken.

Subs: Akbar, Corbett, Yiannakou

East London’s second team, the Wyverns, rounded off their Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Division One campaign with a 65-0 win at home to Woodford seconds.

It was a win that guaranteed the Wyverns second spot in Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table division one.

Going into the game, the hosts knew a bonus-point win would see them leapfrog the four teams above them and dominated the match from the off.

The win means the Wyverns are still in the hunt for success on two fronts, with the semi-final of the Sexond XV Cup to come on March 18 against Brentwood.

The Wyverns’ secondplace in the table means they qualify for the league play-offs where their opponents on 25 March are Chingford 2s at the Memorial Ground.

East London thirds are also in the hunt for silverware as they finished fourth in Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Division Five to qualify for the play-offs.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 17:30

The 31-year-old retired from playing in the summer after accepting a coach role with Bradford City, but signed a deal with Halifax Town in December

Francesco Becchetti
Yesterday, 13:00

Saturday’s National League match wasn’t called off until 10.42am on the day when most Orient supporters were already en route to the Shay

Hammers centre half James Collins says he has heard nothing from the club about a new contract

Yesterday, 10:00

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

London

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now