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2nd XV - Match centre

Windsor III
Aylesbury II
H Majesty
Tries
M Jeffers, E Brooke, O Sayer (2), M Dennis (2), H Wigington (2), A Sale
Conversions
N Mercer (2)
Sat 18 Apr 14:00 - South West Division - Berks/Bucks & Oxon 2 Full time

A Royal Ascent for 2nd XV

Fitting end to another great season

With SW Rugby confirming the top two places in the BBO2 League will attain promotion, the 2nd XV needed the win to secure the necessary points to leave no doubt as to who the two best teams were this season.

With Windsor 2nd XV not having a game scheduled, as expected a few of these players joined the 3rd XV team mates for the last game of the season. However, despite a mediocre warm up, the metal shown by the ARFC team ensured that there was only going to be one outcome of this game.

Early tries from Mark Jeffers and Eddy Brooke got the scoreboard ticking over nicely although Nicky Mercer struggled with conversions due to a strong cross pitch wind. Further first half scores from Ollie Sayer (x2) and Matt Dennis secured the Try Bonus point. A momentary lapse of concentration allowed Windsor to avoid the 'duck' with a try right on half time.

HT 5 - 25

The second half saw Aylesbury really start to dominate in the pack, driving Windsor backwards at scrums. The best try of the game came from one such scrum in the middle of the park, with the ball being fed out left from Hugo Wigington, through the hands of the back line to Greg Vickers who ran hard up the wing to draw the winger and complete the offload to Matt Dennis supporting on the inside (take note Mark Jeffers and Tom McWilliams of how it should be done) to leave himself only a few yards to get over the line.

Hugo Wigington a 4th year Medical Student, proved he still has Black and Magenta coursing through his veins and managed to get a brace of tries for himself. The Club Captain and 2nd XV Captain Alexi Sale also got on the score sheet, finding himself in acres of space to go in under the posts. Nicky Mercer adding to his impressive tally of conversions for the season with 2 successes in the second half.

FT 5 - 49

Thanks go out to the travelling support of Dan Nottingham-Boss, Alex Inglis, Mr Vickers, Mr Dennis, Liz Bernal - great to have you along for the game.

Official confirmation of promotion to BBO 1 is eagerly awaited, where the 2nd XV will join the likes of Amersham & Chiltern II, Maidenhead II, Reading II, Chinnor III, Oxford Quins II, Readingensians II and Windsor II in season 2015/16.

Some statistics from the season

  • Beat every team in the league bar Thatcham
  • 58 unique players participated in 2nd XV squad over the season
  • Highest points difference in the league - 293
  • Lowest points conceded - 276 (apart from League leaders Thatcham - 249)
  • Four NILs/clean sheets (3 in the league) - Buzzard, Marlow, Drifters and Witney
  • Biggest win 94-0 v Witney 3s

The final senior game of the season will see 1st XV travel to Salisbury on Saturday where we hope all 2s/3s players will make the effort to sign up to the supporters bus and cheer their team mates on. #oneclub

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Key moments

5:00
Try Mark Jeffers scores for Aylesbury II
12:00
Try Eddy Brooke scores for Aylesbury II
28:00
Try Ollie Sayer scores for Aylesbury II
31:00
Try Ollie Sayer scores for Aylesbury II
33:00
Try Matt Dennis scores for Aylesbury II
39:00
Try Her Majesty scores for Windsor III
45:00
Try Matt Dennis scores for Aylesbury II
60:00
Try Hugo Wigington scores for Aylesbury II
61:00
Conversion Nicky Mercer kicks a conversion for Aylesbury II
63:00
Try Alexie (Graham) Sale scores for Aylesbury II
64:00
Conversion Nicky Mercer kicks a conversion for Aylesbury II
71:00
Try Hugo Wigington scores for Aylesbury II

Highlights

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39:59 Missed Conversion
Her Majesty misses a conversion for Windsor III
39:00 Try 5 - 25
Her Majesty scores for Windsor III
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As it happened

  • Windsor III
  • Aylesbury II
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  • Mark Jeffers Try 5:00'
  • Eddy Brooke Try 12:00'
  • Ollie Sayer Try 28:00'
  • Ollie Sayer Try 31:00'
  • Matt Dennis Try 33:00'
  • Her Majesty Try 39:00'
  • Matt Dennis Try 45:00'
  • Hugo Wigington Try 60:00'
  • Nicky Mercer Conversion 61:00'
  • Alexie (Graham) Sale Try 63:00'
  • Nicky Mercer Conversion 64:00'
  • Hugo Wigington Try 71:00'

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League round up

Other Berks/Bucks & Oxon 2 results

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32
High Wycombe II
Oxford Harlequins III
76
3

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Thatcham II 21 89
2. Aylesbury II 22 79
3. Oxford Harlequins III 22 77
4. Reading Abbey II 22 71
5. Beaconsfield II 22 55
6. Witney III 22 55
7. Newbury II 22 50

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