1st XV Match Report - Dronfield v Bakewell
THE DIRTY DOZEN!
Dronfield ran in 12 tries on a muddy pitch to push up the table after this re-arranged match.
Due to problems with Bakewell's pitch, this fixture was switched to Gosforth Fields. While the teams were at different ends of the table, nothing could be taken for granted in this local derby.
Indeed it was nearly 30 minutes before the first score of the game. Dronfield gained possession when flanker Chris Hale dived on a loose ball and they moved the ball across the field well for full back Luke Cocking to run in for a try, with a nice step or two on the way. 0-5
Six minutes later and flanker Greg Cooke went over after good work by Luke and AJ. 0-10
The tries were starting to flow now and Captain Matt Hale scored next in at the corner. 0-15
On 39 minutes Jon Hunt scored after being quickest to a loose ball, and taking it all the way to the line. 0-20
Still time for one more try before the break with Luke Cocking ceasing his second with a mazy run from half way and under the posts. 0-27
Dronfield started the second half as they finished the first with good team work putting James Marshall through in the corner. 0-32
On 45 minutes Dronfield scored again, after a messy breakdown, Dronfield's determination won through with Jon Hunt in at the corner. 0-37
Ten minutes later and Fly half Alex Arch was in at the corner. 42-0
Alex got the next try too, tidying a loose ball kicked into the 22 by scoring under the posts. 49-0
First to grab the hat trick was full back Luke Cocking, (don't remember seeing a jug!), with a nice run to the line selling an outrageous dummy on the way. 56-0
Next try went to Matt Hale, with lock Alex Allen showing he has wheels in the build up. 61-0
The final try went to centre AJ Hills to make the final score 0-66
Man of the Match - Alex Allen
Next week another big LOCAL game away to 3rd place Matlock. Lets see as many people at training this week.