H&B riding high with eight-point lead

Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club is riding high with an eight-point lead at the top of the Kent One table.

Saturday, 12th November 2016, 8:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:50 pm
Hastings & Bexhill scrap for possession during their 22-10 victory away to King's College Hospital last weekend. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

H&B have won all of their eight matches so far this season, the latest of which was a 22-10 success away to mid-table King’s College Hospital last weekend.

“The mark of where we are at the moment was that we got a bonus point win away from home and the guys are being very critical of themselves afterwards,” said head coach Chris Brooks, whose side has scored more points than anyone else in the league and conceded fewer.

“It wasn’t our best performance by a long way, but it was still confident. It was one of those days where we had a lot of the ball and failed to convert. We squandered a lot of chances.”

H&B defend their tryline against King's College. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

H&B will take a break from the league tomorrow (Saturday) and instead turn their attentions to a London & SE Junior Vase second round tie away to Ellingham & Ringwood.

Brooks doesn’t expect the 240-mile round trip to the far side of the New Forest to impact on availability against a team which lies third in Hampshire One with five wins out of six.

On the injury front, Tim Sills looks likely to be out for several weeks after sustaining a damaged foot against King’s College.

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H&B defend their tryline against King's College. Picture courtesy Karen Walker

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