1st XV - Match centre

Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
Buckfastleigh Ramblers
L Spurdel, G Rooney, J Gibbs, T Clark, M Dei
Full time
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L Chase (2)
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L Chase
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Sat 25 Mar 14:30 - Cup

Dartmouth RFC 32 Buckfastleigh Ramblers RFC 29

Dartmouth fight back to win with a late Michael Dei try

Dartmouth RFC v Buckfastleigh Ramblers RFC 25-03-17
Devon Junior Cup 1st Round

Dartmouth RFC 32 - 29 Buckfastleigh Ramblers RFC

Devon 2 Champions Dartmouth welcomed Buckfastleigh to Norton knowing that the previous encounter between the teams at Norton ended in a late converted Dartmouth try which earned them victory by just a single point so they were not taking anything for granted this time.
With a strong wind blowing towards the Stoke Fleming end, Captain John Dingle won the toss and opted to play with the wind advantage for the first half. Both teams settled into the match quickly and were evenly matched until The Ramblers spotted a gap and managed to run through and score with relative ease. With the wind blowing against them the conversion was missed so it stood at 0-5. Dartmouth soon responded with a try from Scrum Half Lorien Spurdel but Luke Chase couldn’t get the angle on the conversion so all level at 5-5. Dartmouth really trying to make the most of the wind advantage tried to run at The Ramblers defence but they stood firm every time until 3 minutes before half time when the ball broke free just past the half way line and Gary Rooney with pace to burn kicked the ball clear, chased and managed to just get the ball down over the line before the dead ball area ran out. Chase missed the conversion leaving Dartmouth with a narrow 10-5 half time lead.

Dartmouth v Buckfastleigh Devon Cup 25-03-2017
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Dartmouth preparing to face the wind decided to act at half time and bought on a couple of their Finishers. Dec Hammond replacing John Dingle at 3 and Karl Caunter replacing Will Lockerbie at 7. Within minutes of the restart Dartmouth went over the try line again with Vice-captain Jason Gibbs scoring and Luke Chase converting to make it 17-5. Any ideas about Dartmouth running away with it was soon squashed however as two quick converted tries from The Ramblers proved they were very much up for this cup match and took the score to 17-19 with 30 minutes to play.
Dartmouth made two further changes with Head Coach Tom Clark replacing Michael Dei and Jack Clark replacing Lorien Spurdel. The next 10 minutes saw both teams kick a penalty a piece to make it 20-22 but it was The Ramblers who again broke away and managed to score another converted try to leave Dartmouth trailing 20-29 with 10 minutes left to play. Alex Parrott then went off with cramp and was replaced by Will Lockerbie.

With a difficult wind and a very tough Ramblers defence against them, Dartmouth threw everything they had in the last 10 minutes and on 75 minutes Tom Clark managed to keep driving all the way over the line to touch the ball down and score to make it 25-29 with Chase just off target with the conversion. Tom Clark then took himself off and bought back on Michael Dei and Jack Stirk was replaced by Alex Parrott for the last few minutes. With Dartmouth now camped on the Buckfastleigh line and constantly pushing forward they were awarded a penalty and as a result The Ramblers were reduced to 14 men when Number 7 received a yellow card. From the resulting tap and go it was Michael Dei who had enough power left to drive over and score for Dartmouth in the last minute. Luke Chase made no mistake from the conversion and the match ended 32-29. Dartmouth man of the match going to Second row Dominic Calvert.

Dartmouth will now face Ilfracombe in the Quarter finals this Saturday 1st April at Norton.

Key moments

15:00
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
21:00
Try Lorien Spurdel scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
37:00
Try Gary Rooney scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
43:00
Try Jason Gibbs scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
43:00
Conversion Luke Chase kicks a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
45:00
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
45:00
Conversion Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
49:00
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
49:00
Conversion Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
62:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
67:00
Penalty Luke Chase kicks a penalty for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
69:00
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
69:00
Conversion Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
75:00
Try Tom Clark scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
79:00
Try Michael Dei scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
79:00
Conversion Luke Chase kicks a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club

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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Dominic Calvert is awarded player of the match for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
79:00 Conversion 27 - 29
Luke Chase kicks a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
79:00 Try 32 - 29
Michael Dei scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
78:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
78:00 Sub On
Alex Parrott is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
78:00 Sub Off
Jack Stirk is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
75:30 Sub On
Michael Dei is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
75:30 Sub Off
Tom Clark is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
75:00 Missed Conversion
Luke Chase misses a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
75:00 Try 25 - 29
Tom Clark scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
69:00 Conversion 20 - 24
Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
69:00 Try 20 - 29
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
67:00 Sub Off
Alex Parrott is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
67:00 Sub On
Will Lockerbie is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
67:00 Penalty 20 - 22
Luke Chase kicks a penalty for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
62:00 Penalty 17 - 22
Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
50:00 Sub Off
Lorien Spurdel is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
50:00 Sub On
Tom Clark is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
50:00 Sub Off
Michael Dei is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
50:00 Sub On
Jack Clark is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
49:00 Try 17 - 17
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
49:00 Conversion 17 - 19
Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
45:00 Try 17 - 10
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
45:00 Conversion 17 - 12
Conversion for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
43:00 Try 15 - 5
Jason Gibbs scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
43:00 Conversion 17 - 5
Luke Chase kicks a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub Off
Will Lockerbie is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Karl Caunter is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub On
Dec Hammond is substituted on for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
40:00 Sub Off
John Dingle is substituted off for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
End of period 1
37:00 Try 10 - 5
Gary Rooney scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
37:00 Missed Conversion
Luke Chase misses a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
21:00 Try 5 - 5
Lorien Spurdel scores for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
21:00 Missed Conversion
Luke Chase misses a conversion for Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
15:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Dartmouth Rugby Football Club
  • Buckfastleigh Ramblers
  • 0
  • Try 15:00'
  • Lorien Spurdel Try 21:00'
  • Gary Rooney Try 37:00'
  • John Dingle Sub Off 40:00'
  • Will Lockerbie Sub Off 40:00'
  • Karl Caunter Sub On 40:00'
  • Dec Hammond Sub On 40:00'
  • Jason Gibbs Try 43:00'
  • Luke Chase Conversion 43:00'
  • Try 45:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'
  • Conversion 49:00'
  • Try 49:00'
  • Lorien Spurdel Sub Off 50:00'
  • Jack Clark Sub On 50:00'
  • Tom Clark Sub On 50:00'
  • Michael Dei Sub Off 50:00'
  • Penalty 62:00'
  • Will Lockerbie Sub On 67:00'
  • Luke Chase Penalty 67:00'
  • Alex Parrott Sub Off 67:00'
  • Conversion 69:00'
  • Try 69:00'
  • Tom Clark Try 75:00'
  • Tom Clark Sub Off 75:30'
  • Michael Dei Sub On 75:30'
  • Alex Parrott Sub On 78:00'
  • Jack Stirk Sub Off 78:00'
  • Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Luke Chase Conversion 79:00'
  • Michael Dei Try 79:00'
  • Dominic Calvert Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Bruckner, Josh Bruckner, Josh
Gordon, Jack(Flash) Gordon, Jack(Flash)
Rooney, Gary Rooney, Gary
Lobb, Richard Lobb, Richard
Picot, Xavier Picot, Xavier
Chase, Luke Chase, Luke
Spurdel, Lorien Spurdel, Lorien
Gibbs, Jason Gibbs, Jason
Lockerbie, Will Lockerbie, Will
Stirk, Jack Stirk, Jack
Parrott, Alex Parrott, Alex
Calvert, Dominic Calvert, Dominic
Dingle, John Dingle, John
Shillabeer, Nick Shillabeer, Nick
Dei, Michael Dei, Michael

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