Greenies outclassed by divisional leaders

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Heathfield Rugby Club’s 1st XV lost by five tries to one against the unbeaten league leaders in London 2 South East, East Grinstead, who are clearly the best side in this league at the moment.

The Greenies scored through that solitary James Usherwood and a conversion and two penalties kicked by Sam Goatcher, but were beaten 33-13 by a team that are not only significantly larger than Heathfield overall but are also well organised and played the right game in the conditions, especially in the first half.

Heathfield did have the better of the last few minutes but by then there had been little doubt about the result for some time. Heathfield will have learnt from this encounter as they look to the second half of the league season which restarts after the Christmas break with a home game against Warlingham on January 7.