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1st XV - Match centre

Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 3 West (South) Full time

Dunlop vs Alcester


Alcester 1st XV narrowly lost out, 24-20, to top of the league Dunlop on Saturday.

Alcester could not have asked for a better start to the game scoring after just one
minute. From the back of a scrum, Dan Marcus drew the defence before putting
winger Alex Chiles in the clear to score the first try of the game.

Full back, Frazer Jackson, was unable to succeed with the conversion but minutes
later made amends with a penalty kick to put Alcester 8-0 up.

Dunlop fought back as the half went on, scoring two forwards tries, one as a result of
a driving maul off a line out and the other from a push over from a 5 metre scrum.

However, Alcester went in to the break at half time with a 20-17 lead after additional
tries from Jackson and centre, Jack Green.

As the rain came down heavier it was clear that Alcester needed to play a wide game
in the second half to win the match but Dunlop tightened the game, starved Alcester
of possession and scored the only try of a frustrating second half to win the match.

Fly half Josh O'Connor suffered a painful leg strain when playing his best rugby of
the season so far.

Scrum half Dan Marcus was awarded man of the match for the second time this

Despite the loss, Alcester gained a bonus point from the game for scoring four tries.

Alcester 1st team take on Harborne in the RFU Senior Vase at home next weekend.

Team selection

Jackson, Frazer Jackson, Frazer
Holland, Oscar Holland, Oscar
Green, Jack Green, Jack
Carmichael, Scott Carmichael, Scott
Chiles, Alex Chiles, Alex
O'Connor, Joshua O'Connor, Joshua
Marcus, Dan Marcus, Dan
Green, George Green, George
Walker, Lewis Walker, Lewis
Birks, Phill Birks, Phill
Ashby, Matthew Ashby, Matthew
Smith, Louis Smith, Louis
Wright, Tommy Wright, Tommy
Nason, Michael Nason, Michael
Richings, Jason Richings, Jason

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Rugby St Andrews 15 56
2. Shipston On Stour 15 51
3. Old Leamingtonians 15 49
4. Old Coventrians 15 48
5. Alcester 15 46
6. Ledbury 15 42
7. Dunlop 15 42


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