Hove RFC v Guernsey RFC - Promontional Playoff for London Division 1

24th April 2010
Hove 17 v Guernsey 14

A lovely setting bathed in glorious sunshine, more suited for playing cricket than rugby, saw Hove take the honours, winning promontion to London 1 Division for next season.

The close score line was a fair reflection of the match and the result could of quite eaisly gone Guernsey's way in what was a fiercely contested match with some stout defensive play by both teams.

Guernsey dominated the first 10 minutes but were unable to break through, probably costing them the game.
Hove, led at half-time by 3 points, but a strong motivating speech from Jordan Reynolds, had the Greens fired up and running in the first Try of the game which was quickly converted.
However Guernsey's momementum was stopped in its tracks by a lengthy injury delay to a Hove player and the re-start saw Hove take the initiative back with their own Try and conversion.

Guernsey fought back again to within 3 points,but the added injury time was not enough to secure extra time or a winning Try.

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