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1st XV - Match centre

Cleethorpes
Keyworth
J Barker, J Grant, O Nance
Full time
Unknown, Unknown
P Hughes, J Barker
Unknown
P Hughes (2)
Sat 18 Feb 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 5 East (North)

First Win of the Year for Meggies

Winning Start at New Ground for Meggies

This game against Keyworth looked to be a difficult fixture with the opposition currently second in the league and Meggies looking for their first win in the league since November. After a late pitch inspection the game was moved to Cleethorpes new ground King George V playing fields on Taylor's Avenue. The players were excited to be playing at the new home for the first time on the excellent playing surface and with bright sunshine it was going to be a good day. Meggies started the better and came close to scoring but after conceding several penalties they found themselves under pressure. Just before the 20 minute mark the most experience man on the pitch Sean Ward gave away a penalty which cost him ten minute in the sin bin. This changed the game and sparked Clee into life and some excellent running and off loading the home side advanced into the danger zone. A great break and pass from Oli Nance to Joe Baker who opened the scoring running in for a try under posts. Patrick Hughes converted the try and this was the first kick of many from the full back who had and excellent day with the boot. Neither team looked to be in control of the game but then a yellow card for Keyworth and a penalty for Meggies put them 10-0 in front and looking good for the win. On the stroke of half time the referee is believed to have given a penalty try for decent which all player and spectator were shocked at as this is not in the laws of the game. This decision could have unsettled the home side but they respected the refs decision and came out fighting for the win in the second half. John Wools who was having a good game in the second row made way for player coach Richard Hyde. The first 10 minutes of the second half was uneventful until Clee started to mount some pressure and a Keyworth player gave away a penalty costing him 10 minutes in the bin. Shortly after Meggies extended their lead to 13-7 and with them now having the man advantage they started to play some good rugby with ball in hand. Luke Wood in the centre who had a great game in defence was now starting to get some ball and putting Matthew Searle into space several times which could have finished in a score. Finally a move which started from Andy Carruthers and went down the whole back line was finished brilliantly in the corner by Joff Grant. At 18-7 this was still anyone's game but with about 15 minutes left to play a loose kick from Keyworth was caught by Patrick Hughes who made a excellent run down the left wing and manged to off load the ball to the slowly retreating Oli Nance who found himself in clear space and was not going to be stopped from 10 metres out. Joe Barker converted the try to make the score 25-7 to Meggies. This was looking like it was going to be a comfortable Cleethorpes win but Keyworth still had time to get back in the game and in desperation they started to run everything and they got their reward 10 minutes from the end with a try. With time running out Keyworth still had chance to get a losing bonus point from the game and continued to threaten Cleethorpes line and just before the final whistle they scored a try but failed with the conversion. A win for Cleethorpes picking up 3 point and Keyworth failing in the last minute to salavge a point. A good start for Clee at their new ground and a win which will hopefully be the first of many.

Key moments

22:00
Try Joe Barker scores for Cleethorpes
23:00
Conversion Patrick Hughes kicks a conversion for Cleethorpes
30:00
Penalty Patrick Hughes kicks a penalty for Cleethorpes
39:00
Conversion Conversion for Keyworth
51:00
Penalty Patrick Hughes kicks a penalty for Cleethorpes
62:00
Try Joff Grant scores for Cleethorpes
65:00
Try Oli Nance scores for Cleethorpes
65:00
Conversion Joe Barker kicks a conversion for Cleethorpes
69:00
Try Try for Keyworth
80:00
Try Try for Keyworth

Highlights

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80:00 Try 25 - 17
Try for Keyworth
69:00 Try 25 - 12
Try for Keyworth
69:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Keyworth
65:00 Conversion 20 - 7
Joe Barker kicks a conversion for Cleethorpes
65:00 Try 25 - 7
Oli Nance scores for Cleethorpes
62:00 Try 18 - 7
Joff Grant scores for Cleethorpes
53:00 Missed Penalty
Patrick Hughes misses a penalty for Cleethorpes
51:00 Penalty 13 - 7
Patrick Hughes kicks a penalty for Cleethorpes
50:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Keyworth
40:00 Sub Off
John Wools is substituted off for Cleethorpes
40:00 Sub On
Richard Hyde is substituted on for Cleethorpes
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 10 - 2
Conversion for Keyworth
39:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Keyworth
30:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Patrick Hughes kicks a penalty for Cleethorpes
26:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Keyworth
23:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Patrick Hughes kicks a conversion for Cleethorpes
22:00 Try Assist
Oli Nance makes an assist for Cleethorpes
22:00 Try 5 - 0
Joe Barker scores for Cleethorpes
18:00 Yellow Card
Sean Ward is yellow carded for Cleethorpes
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Cleethorpes
  • Keyworth
  • 0
  • Sean Ward Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Joe Barker Try 22:00'
  • Oli Nance Try Assist 22:00'
  • Patrick Hughes Conversion 23:00'
  • Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Patrick Hughes Penalty 30:00'
  • Penalty Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 39:00'
  • John Wools Sub Off 40:00'
  • Richard Hyde Sub On 40:00'
  • Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Patrick Hughes Penalty 51:00'
  • Joff Grant Try 62:00'
  • Oli Nance Try 65:00'
  • Joe Barker Conversion 65:00'
  • Try 69:00'
  • Try 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Skegness 14 61
2. Keyworth 14 45
3. Cleethorpes 14 40
4. North Hykeham 14 39
5. Gainsborough 13 37
6. Nottinghamians 14 22
7. Bingham 14 21

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