Search

Hendon are in seventh heaven with victory in Chess match

14:35 24 March 2014

Toby Ikeweke (left) scored two tries against Chess Valley. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Toby Ikeweke (left) scored two tries against Chess Valley. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Archant

Toby Ikeweke, Elliott Brown and JP Cremin all touched down twice as Hendon ran in seven tries to triumph 41-26 away against basement boys Chess Valley in Herts/Middlesex Division Two.

Visiting Hendon went behind to a converted try after just three minutes, but they then scored four scores without reply to establish a commanding position.

Ikeweke ran in from the 22 to dot down out wide, and Mike Evans-Jones converted to level the scores in the 10th minute.

It took 20 minutes for the away team to take the lead, with Adam Johnson and Brian O’Regan both being stopped short – but after half an hour’s play Ikeweke received the ball 10 metres out to put them 12-7 up.

Hendon showed off the speed in their back line again as man of the match Brown raced from the halfway line, breaking several tackles to score in the corner to establish a 17-7 lead at the break.

And, after the interval, Brown collected a kick into the Hendon half and advanced all the way to the Valley five-metre line before freeing Cremin, who made it 22-7.

The home side hit back with a try of their own from a line-out, but the visitors took a quick penalty and fed the ball down the line to Brown, who scored again, while Evans-Jones added the extras.

When Cremin touched down for a second time, Hendon were 36-14 ahead, but they then took their foot off the gas and allowed their hosts to run in two tries, gifting them a bonus point and narrowing the gap to 10 points at 36-26.

However, Hendon had the final word as second row Dave Connell won a line-out and crashed over the line.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 14:59
Jaron Semper was part of a tail-end resistance that added 51 runs to North Middlesex's total but that effort proved to be in vain. Pic: Max Flego

Overseas recruit Mitch Murray hit his first half-century for North Middlesex and was the top scorer in Saturday’s clash with Richmond - but the Crouch End club slumped to their third successive defeat in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League.

Yesterday, 14:29
Liam Hughes was Hampstead's best performer with the bat and ball but his efforts were not enough to save his side from defeat. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead suffered another setback in their title defence, losing for the third time in their opening four Premier Division matches after falling 99 runs short in their chase against Teddington.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Middlesex's Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan celebrated his first game as Middlesex’s T20 skipper with a classy knock of 93 as his side hammered Hampshire by 69 runs.

Friday, May 27, 2016
New Zealand's Brendon McCullum hits out against England in 2015

James Franklin has warned that Middlesex cannot expect his former New Zealand team-mate Brendon McCullum to single-handedly transform their fortunes in one-day cricket.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Saracens' Chris Wyles scores his second try in Saturday's Premiership semi-final against Leicester

Saracens are aiming to complete an historic European and domestic double as they gear up for Saturday’s Premiership final at Twickenham.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

While it may be a cliché, to get a first-class hundred for the first time at Lord’s – the home of cricket – was an absolute dream come true.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Henry Collier bats for Hampstead. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead captain Steve Clark feels his side have shown what they are capable of after the reigning champions kickstarted their title defence with a comprehensive home win.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Left to right: Camden Swiss Cottage's Ally Dill, Amir Castronovo, Lauren Brantley, Alexis Lambropoulos, Marliese Rittenhouse, Brandon Biss, Ella McEver, Lyelle Kahaner, Alexander Chen and Clementine Butler Brown

A contingent of Camden Swiss Cottage’s youngsters faced their biggest challenge of the season so far at the London Regional Age Group Championships, held over two weekends at Crystal Palace.

PROMOTED CONTENT

There are no rules when it comes to buying studio pottery beyond choosing what you love

With The Great Pottery Throwdown captivating viewers across the nation, pottery courses at capacity, and hipsters snapping up vintage studio pieces to display their succulents in and post on Instagram, studio pottery and ceramics are definitely having a moment.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe