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Sheffield
Bridgnorth
Tries
A Haisila Lokotui
Conversions
A Haisila Lokotui
Penalties
A Haisila Lokotui (2)
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands Premier Full time

Sheffield 18 Bridgnorth 13

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All Blacks lose opening league fixture

When these two teams met in Sheffield last year, Bridgnorth with six changes to todays side, lost
24-3in an error strewn game , with two key players getting sent off for an early bath.
Sheffield made good use of the wind and slope of the pitch to keep Bridgnorth in their own 22.
Todays report was an almost exact re-run.
Sheffield with an accurate clearing kick created the opening score with a great conversion putting them 7-0 clear.The Bridgnorth pack with Boyce and Cave back in harness, seemed to have the upper hand but infringements continued to let Sheffield off the hook.A penalty under the posts by Sheffields Hodgson put them further ahead. A powerful shunt by the All-Blacks led to a lineout for Jake Goulson, rising magnificently, to gain possession and leading to a penalty under the posts, converted by Afe. Smeilus came on for Joe Cave and although Sheffield kept using the wind and slope very sensibly to keep Bridgnorth at bay, another good scrum yielded yet another chance for Afe to make the halftime score 10-6
The second half followed with a yellow card for Charley Wright and depite the wind behind them Bridgnorth failed to find touch, going for the extra few yards, but again the pack created good possession for Afe to score and his conversion put Bridgnorth in front 10-13.
The referee missed an obvious knock on in the act of scoring, to put Sheffield back in the lead with an unconverted try 15-13.
As last time when Bridgnorth had two players sent off, Calum Madden added to his collection of yellows, yielding a penalty for Sheffield and victory by 18 points to 13.
Playing twenty minutes with a player short is not the best way to win matches.
Sheffield with their winning points in the bag, sportingly kicked the ball out of play but allowing Bridgnorth to go home with a losing bonus point.
Not one of Bridgnorth's best performances but with new boy Afe the obvious Man of the match scoring all the points himself.

Bob Turner

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Hide the Attacker

Afeafe Haisila Lokotui

Player of the Match

Afeafe Haisila Lokotui

Key moments

20:00
Penalty Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
35:00
Penalty Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
60:00
Try Afeafe Haisila Lokotui scores for Bridgnorth
60:00
Conversion Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui is awarded player of the match for Bridgnorth
65:00 Yellow Card
Calum Madden is yellow carded for Bridgnorth
60:00 Conversion 0 - 13
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth
60:00 Try 0 - 11
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui scores for Bridgnorth
55:00 Yellow Card
Charley Wright is yellow carded for Bridgnorth
End of period 1
35:00 Penalty 0 - 6
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
20:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sheffield
  • Bridgnorth
  • 0
  • Afeafe Haisila Lokotui Penalty 20:00'
  • Afeafe Haisila Lokotui Penalty 35:00'
  • Charley Wright Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Afeafe Haisila Lokotui Try 60:00'
  • Afeafe Haisila Lokotui Conversion 60:00'
  • Calum Madden Yellow Card 65:00'

Team selection

Lowe, Jack Lowe, Jack
Burgess, Jordan Burgess, Jordan
Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe
Williams, Llew Williams, Llew
Addison, Richard Addison, Richard
Bishop, Will Bishop, Will
Bladen, Gareth Bladen, Gareth
Wright, Charley Wright, Charley
Evitt, Luis Evitt, Luis
Stirk, William Stirk, William
Goulson, Jake Goulson, Jake
Madden, Calum Madden, Calum
Cave, Joe Cave, Joe
Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Dan
Boyce, Jonah Boyce, Jonah

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Scunthorpe 7 29
2. Bridgnorth 7 28
3. Newport (Salop) 7 26
4. Luctonians 7 22
5. Broadstreet 7 21
6. Nuneaton 7 20
7. Bournville 7 19

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