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April 2019

Sat 13 Apr, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 19 Old Elthamians 28

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 19 Old Elthamians 28

By John Allanson

Not the result we had hoped for, with four stalwarts with over 40 years' first team contributions between them playing their last home game, but OEs just a bit too strong.

Sat 6 Apr, 14:00, League
Rotherham Titans 41 Bishop's Stortford First XV 35

Rotherham Titans 41 Bishop's Stortford First XV 35

By John Allanson

Stortford edged out at 5th placed Rotherham in an unusually loose game, with attacks dominating defences.

March 2019

Sat 30 Mar, 15:00, League
Blackheath 12 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 21

Blackheath 12 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 21

By John Allanson

Magnificent Stortford defence brings a hard-earned win against a strong Blackheath side who are firmly in 4th place in the League and, until today, were only 3 points from the top.

Sat 23 Mar, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 37 Cinderford 17

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 37 Cinderford 17

By John Allanson

Eat your heart out, Steve McQueen! Eighth win out of nine fixtures since Stortford were rock bottom in the league in January is a colossal achievement by coaches and players and must surely ensure National One rugby again next season.

Sat 9 Mar, 15:00, League
Caldy 14 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 16

Caldy 14 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 16

By John Allanson

Stortford show great character to snatch crucial win at the death for their7th victory out of the last 8 outings.

Sat 2 Mar, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 24  Cambridge 6

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 24 Cambridge 6

By John Allanson

Stortford battle to a well-deserved win in this huge local derby between two sides sitting alongside one another on the fringes of the Nat 1 relegation zone.

February 2019

Sat 16 Feb, 14:15, League
Ampthill 34 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 24

Ampthill 34 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 24

By John Allanson

Stortford's winning run brought to a juddering halt by a powerful Ampthill side.

Sat 9 Feb, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 57 Plymouth Albion 24

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 57 Plymouth Albion 24

By John Allanson

For their fifth bonus point win in a row since being firmly in the relegation zone, Stortford produce their best 80 minutes to date to sweep aside 7th placed Plymouth.

Sat 2 Feb, 15:00, League
Esher 14 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 27

Esher 14 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 27

By John Allanson

Fourth win in a row for the fighting Stortford squad - and another convincing one at that!

January 2019

Sat 26 Jan, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 47 Chinnor 10

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 47 Chinnor 10

By John Allanson

Third crucial win in a row for battling Stortford and, even more impressively, each has been more convincing and stylish than the previous one.

Sat 19 Jan, 15:00, League
Loughborough Students 26 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 41

Loughborough Students 26 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 41

By John Allanson

Upbeat Stortford get the better of Loughborough in a fast, free-flowing game on the artificial surface, with a second impressive team performance in successive matches.

Sat 12 Jan, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 29 Sale FC 15

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 29 Sale FC 15

By John Allanson

A hard-fought win against a dogged Sale side, that battled hard, despite being down to 14 men for all of the second half.

Sat 5 Jan, 15:00, League
Moseley 41 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 31

Moseley 41 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 31

By John Allanson

Scrum dominance proves to be the difference in this battle between two relegation-threatened sides which Stortford, otherwise largely dominated.

December 2018

Sat 22 Dec, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 25 Rosslyn Park 27

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 25 Rosslyn Park 27

By John Allanson

Another last gasp defeat by the narrowest of margins.

Sat 15 Dec, 14:00, League
Old Elthamians 17 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 3

Old Elthamians 17 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 3

By John Allanson

Stortford battle bravely in horrendous conditions against a powerful and generally well-organised OEs side

Sat 8 Dec, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 20 Rotherham Titans 22

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 20 Rotherham Titans 22

By John Allanson

Another narrow loss to a strong visiting team, who surely couldn't have grumbled, had the final conversion gone over for a draw.

Sat 1 Dec, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 15 Blackheath 16

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 15 Blackheath 16

By John Allanson

Hard to tell which team are league leaders and which are battling at the other end of the table, but Blackheath deservedly just edge the tightest of games

November 2018

Sat 24 Nov, 14:00, League
Cinderford 0 Bishop's Stortford First XV 11

Cinderford 0 Bishop's Stortford First XV 11

By John Allanson

What a difference a week makes!

Sat 17 Nov, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 3 Caldy 13

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 3 Caldy 13

By John Allanson

Disappointing Stortford lose out to a Caldy side that, after a faltering start, played well to their limited game plan, built round their powerful pack.

Sat 3 Nov, 14:00, League
Cambridge 23 Bishop's Stortford First XV 22

Cambridge 23 Bishop's Stortford First XV 22

By John Allanson

Stortford let another win slip at the death

October 2018

Sat 27 Oct, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford First XV 10 Ampthill 29

Bishop's Stortford First XV 10 Ampthill 29

By John Allanson

A Stortford side decimated by injuries and matchday illness puts in a battling performance but eventually succumbs to a typically powerful and well-drilled Ampthill side.

Sat 20 Oct, 15:00, League
Plymouth Albion 23 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 19

Plymouth Albion 23 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 19

By John Allanson

A losing bonus point gives scant reward for another battling Stortford performance against a powerful Plymouth side.

Sat 13 Oct, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 26 Esher 29

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 26 Esher 29

By John Allanson

Esher winger, Kariym Irving's dominance of the high ball makes the crucial difference in a tight game.

Sat 6 Oct, 15:00, League
Chinnor 6 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 13

Chinnor 6 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 13

By John Allanson

A tense, but deserved victory for Stortford at old rivals, Chinnor in a colossal battle, which was effectively won by a massive first half defensive effort.

September 2018

Sat 29 Sep, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford First XV 57 Loughborough Students 25

Bishop's Stortford First XV 57 Loughborough Students 25

By John Allanson

Stortford eventually wear down a committed and typically athletic Loughborough side and despite yet another crop of bad injuries bring home an important 5 league points.

Sat 22 Sep, 15:00, League
Sale FC 22 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 8

Sale FC 22 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 8

By John Allanson

Stortford rue missed opportunities, as they go down to defeat against an experienced Sale side.

Sat 15 Sep, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 52 Birmingham Moseley 8

Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 52 Birmingham Moseley 8

By John Allanson

Stortford battle through a nervy start to hit top form and run away in the second half to a notable victory

Sat 8 Sep, 15:00, League
Rosslyn Park 25 Bishop's Stortford First XV 17

Rosslyn Park 25 Bishop's Stortford First XV 17

By John Allanson

Error-prone first half leaves Stortford too much ground to make up in the second period.

Sat 1 Sep, 15:00, League
Bishop's Stortfrd First XV 23 Darlington Mowden Park 26

Bishop's Stortfrd First XV 23 Darlington Mowden Park 26

By Perry Oliver

A really hard fought match, with the scores seesawing throughout an action-packed second half just edged by last season's league runners up.

August 2018

Fri 24 Aug, 19:45, Friendly
Bedford Blues 48 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 10

Bedford Blues 48 Bishop's Stortford 1st XV 10

By John Allanson

A really gutsy performance by Stortford against heavy physical odds, with Bedford clearly determined to bounce back with their strongest team from a heavy defeat last week to Saracens.

Fixtures
Tue 23 Apr
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Training 07:00
Wed 24 Apr
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Touch Rugby - BSRFC Bishop's Stortford RFC
Friendly 19:30
Sat 27 Apr
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League 15:00
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League 15:00
Sun 28 Apr
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Friendly 09:15
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Festival 09:30
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Festival 09:30
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Friendly 09:30
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Festival 10:00
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Friendly 10:00
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U15s A Old Albanians
Cup 10:45
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Cup 11:00
h
U14s B Training
Training 11:00
h
U13 A Spalding
Training 11:00
h
U13 B Spalding RFC
Training 11:00
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U15s B Royston
Friendly 11:30
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League 12:00
h
Friendly 19:00
h
Friendly 19:00
Wed 1 May
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Touch Rugby - BSRFC Bishop's Stortford RFC
Friendly 19:30
Sat 4 May
h
Festival 09:00
h
Festival 09:00

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