Search

East London blow Canvey Island away with comfortable win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 30 October 2018

East London face the camera after their match against Kings Cross Steelers

East London face the camera after their match against Kings Cross Steelers

Archant

Seven tries by seven different East London players blew away Canvey Island by 49-19 on Saturday.

The home side couldn’t live with the pace of the visitors who had the points effectively wrapped up by half-time.

East London had the lead on six minutes as a good play from the forwards set up inside centre Lachlan McKenzie on the burst to score under the posts.

Full back Alex Pearmain converted.

The lead was extended on 15 minutes as right winger Sean Cooper chipped over the Canvey defence and outpaced them to score as the ball rolled over the try line.

Pearmain converted from wide with a low floated kick.

Flanker Ed Brown added another six minutes later as a pass out of the side of the hand by fly half Ryan Billinghurst set left wing Andrew Little away.

He sidestepped two tackles and fed Brown who scored. Pearmain converted.

The bonus point for four tries was wrapped up three minutes later.

Scrum half Will Brown, not to be outdone by brother Ed, brushed off a Canvey defender to score under the posts.

On 31 minutes Little stole possession in his own ten metre area, before running

50 metres unchallenged and creating an opportunity for Kevin O’Donoghue to score. Pearmain converted.

East London conceded late on to lead 7-35 at the break..

Canvey came out fighting and they added another try on 45 minutes before East London had Mantas Urbonavicius yellow carded on 50 minutes.

The home side failed to take advantage and replacement forward Ben Stern scored his debut try for the visitors on 65 minutes with Pearmain keeping up his perfect conversion record.

Canvey scored a consolation unconverted try two minutes later but Pearmain scored with his hands rather than his right boot with two minutes remaining and then added the conversion.

Head coach Eddie Gooby said: “We knew we had to start fast if we were to negate Canvey using the advantage of the pitch and conditions first.

“We deserved this win and all credit to the players.”

Latest Newham Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Behind closed doors friendly: Leyton Orient 1 Bristol City 2

Dan Happe
Yesterday, 19:00

Pupils at a junior school in Forest Gate created a garden of Remembrance to mark Armistice Day.

Forest Gate
Yesterday, 15:57

Pupils in Manor Park unveiled a garden of handmade poppies on Monday to mark a century since the end of the First World War.

Yesterday, 14:00

Campaigners face a delay in discovering the fate of their beloved Manor Park pub, after a planning committee deferred approving the redevelopment application.

Stephen Timms
Yesterday, 13:00

Veteran manager signs up for stint on reality TV show

Yesterday, 12:00

A woman from East Ham whose cat went missing is offering a holiday as reward for information.

Yesterday, 12:00

The 66-year-old, who helped produce ‘The Greater Game’ play, praised the work of Justin Edinburgh

Josh Koroma

PROMOTED CONTENT

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

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