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1st XV - Match centre

Buckfastleigh Ramblers
D Hammond, K Britton
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D Champion
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Sat 15 Sep 15:00 - South West Division - Tribute Devon 1 Full time

Dartmouth RFC 12 Buckfastleigh Ramblers RFC 16

Dartmouth beaten at home by Ramblers 12-16

Dartmouth RFC v Buckfastleigh Ramblers RFC 15-09-18
Tribute Devon 1

Dartmouth 12 Buckfastleigh 16

Dartmouth welcomed Buckfastleigh Ramblers to Norton for their first home league match of the season in Devon 1. Recent meetings between these two sides have always been close with usually only a few points in it so Dartmouth knew they would be up for a tough match.
It was Buckfastleigh that kicked the match off and Dartmouth were soon forced into an early change with Alex Parrott being replaced by Fred Bancroft whilst he received treatment. The early stages of the match were even with both teams not giving much away. Dartmouth were awarded a penalty on 23 minutes but failed to take advantage with David Champion kicking just wide. 5 minutes later and it was 0-3 to the Ramblers as they made no mistake from a penalty given. That seemed to spur Buckfastleigh on and with a long clearance kicked towards the Dartmouth line the Ramblers applied the pressure on the Dartmouth fullback. The ball did not bounce favourably for Josh Bruckner and the Ramblers were able to pounce on the loose ball for the first try of the match. The conversion was missed and Buckfastleigh were 0-8 in front. With half time looming Dartmouth gave away another cheap penalty and Buckfastleigh put another 3 points onto the score to make it 0-11 before the whistle went for half time.

Dartmouth v Buckfastleigh 15-09-2018
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Two changes at half time saw Karl Caunter and Dec Hammond make way for Tom Clark and Koree Britton. The start of the second half was very much the same as the first with both sides cancelling each other out until the 58th minute when Buckfastleigh found another gap in the Dartmouth defence and scored another unconverted try to make it 0-16. There was then a long delay in the match as Buckfastleigh had a player treated and carried off as an ambulance was called for a suspected broken ankle. All of Dartmouth RFC wish him a speedy recovery. With Dartmouth starring at defeat they threw everything they had at the Ramblers and Dec Hammond and Piers Benjamin were brought on to replace Jaime Kearney and Myles Churchill for the last 20 minutes. With Dartmouth now camped on the Buckfastleigh 5 meter line it was just a matter of time and on 68 minutes Dec Hammond scored a pack try when he managed to get the ball down over the line. David Champion made it 7-16 with the conversion and Dartmouth went again. Koree Britton scored another try on 76 minutes as Dartmouth kept up the pressure but with the conversion going wide it left the score at 12-16 which is how the match ended.
Dartmouth need to improve on their discipline if they are to make an impact on the league this season and they have a lot to work on in training but with several young players being integrated into the team they will only get better and the training ground will be key for this season.

Dartmouth would like to thank everyone at Platform 1 Bar and Restaurant for making both teams feel so welcome in the new clubhouse after the match and a big thank you to Hermitage Plastering for sponsoring the match.

Dartmouth will now play Kingsbridge A XV this Saturday 22nd September in a development match at Norton Playing Fields with a 15.00 kick off. All support is much appreciated.

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Myles Churchill

Player of the Match

Myles Churchill

Key moments

Penalty Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
Penalty Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
Try Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
Try Dec Hammond scores for Dartmouth
Conversion Dave Champion kicks a conversion for Dartmouth
Try Koree Britton scores for Dartmouth

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Dartmouth v Buckfastleigh 15-09-2018
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80:00 Player of the Match
Myles Churchill is awarded player of the match for Dartmouth
76:00 Try 12 - 16
Koree Britton scores for Dartmouth
76:00 Missed Conversion
Dave Champion misses a conversion for Dartmouth
68:00 Try 5 - 16
Dec Hammond scores for Dartmouth
68:00 Conversion 7 - 16
Dave Champion kicks a conversion for Dartmouth
58:00 Try 0 - 16
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
58:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 0 - 11
Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
30:00 Try 0 - 8
Try for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
30:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
28:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for Buckfastleigh Ramblers
23:00 Missed Penalty
Dave Champion misses a penalty for Dartmouth
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Dartmouth
  • Buckfastleigh Ramblers
  • 0
  • Penalty 28:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Penalty 39:00'
  • Try 58:00'
  • Dec Hammond Try 68:00'
  • Dave Champion Conversion 68:00'
  • Koree Britton Try 76:00'

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Team selection

Bruckner, Josh Bruckner, Josh
Picot, Xavier Picot, Xavier
Pearson, Sam Pearson, Sam
Lobb, Richard Lobb, Richard
Hawkins, Matt Hawkins, Matt
Chase, Luke Chase, Luke
Champion, Dave Champion, Dave
Dingle, John Dingle, John
Lockerbie, Will Lockerbie, Will
Churchill, Myles Churchill, Myles
Parrott, Alex Parrott, Alex
Burrows, Ryan Burrows, Ryan
Hammond, Dec Hammond, Dec
Caunter, Karl Caunter, Karl
Kearney, Jamie Kearney, Jamie

League round up

Other Tribute Devon 1 results

Exeter Athletic
New Cross
Old Plymothian & Mannamedian
To be arranged 9


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Tamar Saracens 11 22
7. Totnes 11 21
8. Torrington 10 19
9. Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 11 19
10. Dartmouth 10 17
11. New Cross 11 5
12. To be arranged 9 0 0

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