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1st XV - Match centre

Ilkeston
Dronfield
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Full time
J Steade, M Hale
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J Farrell
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J Farrell (2)
Sat 10 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (North)

1st XV Match Report - Ilkeston vs Dronfield

STAGS OUT RUTT (or RUCK) ELKS!


A Derbyshire derby as Dronfield Stags went head to head with Ilkeston Elks in this Midlands 2 East (North) encounter. The fixture at Gosfroth Fields saw Dronfield win by a point after being 14 points and a man down from 20 minutes in.

Dronfield started brightly and were first to score with a try 3 minutes into the game. There was a good break from the back by full back Joe Farrell, taking Dronfield wide and slick passing by Joe Cooke, Luke Cocking, Matt Hale and Alex Arch took Dronfield through the defence with Alex giving scrum half Jake Steade the decisive pass, who ran the ball in. 0-5

Dronfield’s bright start faded though, and Ilkeston pressure led to a series of penalties conceded, two of which were scored on 8 and 20 minutes. 6-5

On 24 minutes good passing by Ilkeston opened up a big overlap and they scored a try to extend their lead. 13-5

Dronfield recovered and pressed hard for the latter part of the first half. A series of solid scrums put Ilkeston under pressure and secure ball from one of these enabled Jon Hunt to find Captain Matt Hale on a great running line to score our second try. 13-12

Just before the break a penalty for offside enabled Ilkeston to extend their lead. 16-12

HALF TIME 16-12

The second half was a real head to head for the packs and Dronfield gained the upper hand. The Stags were dominant in the scrum and the lineout was rock solid with Andy Chambers filling in the Hooker role with a masterclass in throwing, finding Sam Lowery on numerous occasions.

No tries in this half but Dronfield scored three penalties from the pressure they exerted on 45, 70 and 78 minutes which included some great breakdown work from captain Matt Hale. 16-21

FINAL SCORE 16-21
Man of the Match - Matt Hale

Great to see Hugo Ross coming off the bench to return from injury on 55 minutes and showing he is still a thorn in an opponent’s side.
Overall a good team performance and back to winning ways before the big game away at West Bridgford next week.

Key moments

4:00
Try Jake Steade scores for Dronfield
9:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
20:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
25:00
Try Try for Ilkeston
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Ilkeston
37:00
Try Matt Hale scores for Dronfield
38:00
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
39:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
45:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
70:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield

Highlights

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70:00 Penalty 16 - 18
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
65:00 Sub On
Nick Scheinkonig is substituted on for Dronfield
65:00 Sub Off
Jake Steade is substituted off for Dronfield
55:00 Sub Off
Alex Allen is substituted off for Dronfield
55:00 Sub On
Hugo Ross is substituted on for Dronfield
45:00 Penalty 16 - 15
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
40:00 Sub Off
Joe Cooke is substituted off for Dronfield
40:00 Sub On
Mike Wetherill is substituted on for Dronfield
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 16 - 12
Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
38:00 Conversion 13 - 12
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
37:00 Try 13 - 10
Matt Hale scores for Dronfield
26:00 Conversion 13 - 5
Conversion for Ilkeston
25:00 Try 11 - 5
Try for Ilkeston
20:00 Penalty 6 - 5
Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
9:00 Penalty 3 - 5
Penalty kicked for Ilkeston
5:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Farrell misses a conversion for Dronfield
4:00 Try 0 - 5
Jake Steade scores for Dronfield
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Ilkeston
  • Dronfield
  • 0
  • Jake Steade Try 4:00'
  • Penalty 9:00'
  • Penalty 20:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Matt Hale Try 37:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 38:00'
  • Penalty 39:00'
  • Joe Cooke Sub Off 40:00'
  • Mike Wetherill Sub On 40:00'
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 45:00'
  • Alex Allen Sub Off 55:00'
  • Hugo Ross Sub On 55:00'
  • Jake Steade Sub Off 65:00'
  • Nick Scheinkonig Sub On 65:00'
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 70:00'

Team selection

Farrell, Joe Farrell, Joe
Marshall, James Marshall, James
Hills, Alistair Hills, Alistair
Hale, Matt Hale, Matt
Cocking, Luke Cocking, Luke
Arch, Alex Arch, Alex
Steade, Jake Steade, Jake
Hunt, Jon Hunt, Jon
Lowery, Sam Lowery, Sam
Hale, Chris Hale, Chris
Allen, Alex Allen, Alex
Cooke, Gregory Cooke, Gregory
Cooke, Joe Cooke, Joe
Chambers, Andy Chambers, Andy
Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Charlie

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. West Bridgford 20 88
2. Matlock 20 70
3. Coalville 19 58
4. Newark 20 55
5. Dronfield 20 52
6. Lincoln 20 47
7. Ashbourne 20 39

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