Search

East London aim to hit back at Campion

PUBLISHED: 11:31 13 December 2018

East London head coach Eddie Gooby (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

East London head coach Eddie Gooby (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Eddie Gooby's men lost at home to Kings Cross Steelers last weekend

East London will hope to end the calendar year on a high when they visit Campion on London Three Essex on Saturday.

The Memorial Park outfit head to Cottons Park on Saturday for their last game before the league takes a break over Christmas.

Director of rugby Eddie Gooby will hope his side respond at Campion after a disappointing outing at home to Kings Cross Steelers last weekend.

Under the Friday night lights, Gooby’s men suffered a surprise defeat as they went down 17-3 to Steelers.

The home team’s solitary score came from the boot of fly-half Ryan Billinghurst, who kicked a first-half penalty.

Despite plenty of effort, neither side were able to register a single point in the second half of a match that was played in testing conditions.

But East London director of rugby Gooby was magnanimous in defeat and praised Kings Cross for their performance.

“Congratulations to the Steelers,” he said. “They defended very well and despite a lot of pressure we just couldn’t take the opportunities we created.”

The director of rugby will hope to see East London bounce back on Saturday when they visit Campion.

However, East London will be aware of the difficult nature of the game with their hosts one point and one place better off in third.

When the sides met earlier in the season, Gooby’s men recorded a 36-29 success at home to Campion in September.

And East London will be looking for a repeat of that result this weekend as they bid to end 2018 on a high.

Latest East London Sports News

The Hammers grabbed the lead through Diop but were quickly pegged back

Yesterday, 16:58

Leyton Orient slipped to another narrow loss on their travels on Saturday.

Yesterday, 16:40

London Lions remain top of the BBL table after scoring a huge 38 points in the first quarter en-route to beating Surrey Scorchers.

Fri, 15:00

Leyton Orient has announced the signing of midfielder Ousseynou Cisse from League One outfit Gillingham on loan until the end of the season.

Fri, 15:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton feels he is now ready to make big decisions at the helm of the club.

Fri, 13:00

Jacob Ranson is joined by Dan Bennett and Dave Evans to discuss West Ham, Leyton Orient, Dagenham & Redbridge and east London non-league football.

Fri, 11:30

East London Vixens ran in 11 tries in a 65-0 romp against Southwold in National Challenge One East at West Ham's Memorial Ground.

Fri, 10:30

Wapping's women made a great start to 2020 with back-to-back wins at the weekend.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists