Hellingly 44, Heathfield II 5: With Hellingly continuing to depend on near neighbours Seaford for a place to play whilst their home pitch remains underwater this game against similarly placed Heathfield looked likely to be a tricky contest.
Playing into a howling gale did nothing to improve the assembled crowds confidence but over the next 30 minutes that was all forgotten as Hellingly put on a masterclass of how to play into the elements. Driving mauls from the forwards linked with close interchanges from the backs as Hellingly drove Heathfield into their own 22. Tries came at quick intervals with James Grey releasing Sam Davies for the first of his brace. Followed by tries for steve Gower, Ian Padgett and a wonderfully executed intercept try from inside his own half by Ben Trevarrow. James Grey created his own try by spinning the opposition into confusion as they failed to stop his side to side movement before stretching to score a virtuoso try.
It was a shame the half had to come to an end as Hellingly led by a breathtaking 34-0. The second half was something of an anti climax as HEllingly failed to match the intensity of the first half and credit to for Heathfield who came back into the game and after Davies and Grey completed their brace’s then a consolation try was well deserved by the hard working Heathfield team.
Final score 44-5 and Hellingly move up to fourth with games coming up against all the teams above them.
This week see’s attention turn to Cup action as Hellingly face St Francis in the semi final of the cup, kick off 1.45 at Home.