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1st XV - Match centre

Dronfield
Lincoln
L Cocking (2), T Burn, A Hills
Tries
Unknown
J Farrell (3)
Conversions
Unknown
J Farrell (2)
Penalties
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Sat 24 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (North) Full time

1ST XV Match Report - Dronfield v Lincoln

THE DRONFIELD FUNBUS ROLLS ON!

Watching Dronfield today could be compared to waiting for a bus with no score for 35 minutes then 2 tries come at once and just in time to grab the winning bonus point!
Dronfield welcomed Lincoln to Gosforth Fields in this Midlands 2 East (North) encounter. Dronfield were looking for the win to keep their promotion ambitions alive and also to avenge the 34-17 loss in the reverse fixture.

A feisty start saw a yellow card for the Lincoln number 8 on 2 minutes.

Dronfield's scrum was strong in the early encounters though and would be throughout the match setting a strong platform.
The first score of the game came on 11 minutes with a penalty for not releasing safely slotted by full back Joe Farrell. 3-0

A second yellow card for one of the Lincoln backs came soon after.

On 25 minutes Lincoln hit back with a penalty conceded for holding on. 3-3

The first try of the game came soon after with Dronfield moving the ball well, Luke Cocking set off with a run down the wing, subtly stepping two tackles on his way into the corner for a lovely try after a well executed back’s move. 10-3

On around 33 minutes Dronfield scored the second try with the other winger Tim Burn winning the foot race from a kicked forward ball to touch down for the try. 15-3

On 36 minutes the 3rd yellow card of the game went to Dronfield's own Hugo Ross.

On 39 minutes Dronfield were awarded a kickable penalty near the posts. They turned this down going for a quick tap and instantly regretted this as a sharp intercept by the Lincoln winger enabled him to run all the way to score at the other end. A ten point turnaround.

HALF TIME 15-10

Dronfield slotted a quick penalty on 2 minutes with Joe Farrell bringing the score to 18-10 from the halfway line.

For the next 35 minutes Dronfield frustrated their supporters and themselves as time and again they built scoring opportunities only to fall short late in the move after silly offloads or dropped balls. Lincoln sensed hope and continued to be dangerous.

In the last 3 minutes Dronfield's persistence paid off. First came a quick break from scrum half Jake Steade which caught Lincoln out and he put through centre AJ Hills for the third try. 25-10

Dronfield scored the bonus point try with what must be a contender for try of the season. Breaking from the back where Joe Farrell pounced on a loose ball inches from our try line and regained his feet to get Dronfield moving, then offloading to AJ, on to Mikey, Sam, Chris H, Wayne, Andy, Alex Arch and Jon. After the ruck was set, quick scrum half work from tighthead Mike found Alex again who found Matt and then Luke who ran the ball in the opposite corner with style, beating three would be defenders in the process.
There were great passes, running and power by backs and forwards, keeping the ball alive and moving forward with Luke taking the glory for the key try.

FINAL SCORE 10-25
Man of the Match - Luke Cocking

Next tie is on Wednesday, away at Glossop in the Derbyshire cup, kick off 7.45pm.

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Key moments

10:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
24:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Lincoln
30:00
Try Luke Cocking scores for Dronfield
31:00
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
33:00
Try Tim Burn scores for Dronfield
39:00
Try Try for Lincoln
39:00
Conversion Conversion for Lincoln
42:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
75:00
Try Alistair Hills scores for Dronfield
75:00
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
79:00
Try Luke Cocking scores for Dronfield
80:00
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield

Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 32 - 10
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
79:00 Try 30 - 10
Luke Cocking scores for Dronfield
75:00 Try 25 - 10
Alistair Hills scores for Dronfield
75:00 Conversion 20 - 10
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
50:00 Sub Off
Gregory Cooke is substituted off for Dronfield
50:00 Sub Off
Mike Wetherill is substituted off for Dronfield
50:00 Sub Off
Tim Burn is substituted off for Dronfield
50:00 Sub On
Wayne Elloway is substituted on for Dronfield
50:00 Sub On
Cory Green is substituted on for Dronfield
50:00 Sub On
James Marshall is substituted on for Dronfield
42:00 Penalty 18 - 10
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
End of period 1
39:00 Try 15 - 10
Try for Lincoln
39:00 Conversion 15 - 5
Conversion for Lincoln
35:00 Yellow Card
Hugo Ross is yellow carded for Dronfield
34:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Farrell misses a conversion for Dronfield
33:00 Try 15 - 3
Tim Burn scores for Dronfield
31:00 Conversion 10 - 3
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
30:00 Try 8 - 3
Luke Cocking scores for Dronfield
24:00 Penalty 3 - 3
Penalty kicked for Lincoln
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Dronfield
  • Lincoln
  • 0
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 10:00'
  • Penalty 24:00'
  • Luke Cocking Try 30:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 31:00'
  • Tim Burn Try 33:00'
  • Hugo Ross Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 39:00'
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 42:00'
  • Gregory Cooke Sub Off 50:00'
  • Mike Wetherill Sub Off 50:00'
  • Tim Burn Sub Off 50:00'
  • Wayne Elloway Sub On 50:00'
  • Cory Green Sub On 50:00'
  • James Marshall Sub On 50:00'
  • Alistair Hills Try 75:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 75:00'
  • Luke Cocking Try 79:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Farrell, Joe Farrell, Joe
Cocking, Luke Cocking, Luke
Hills, Alistair Hills, Alistair
Hale, Matt Hale, Matt
Burn, Tim Burn, Tim
Arch, Alex Arch, Alex
Steade, Jake Steade, Jake
Hunt, Jon Hunt, Jon
Ross, Hugo Ross, Hugo
Hale, Chris Hale, Chris
Lowery, Sam Lowery, Sam
Cooke, Gregory Cooke, Gregory
Wetherill, Mike Wetherill, Mike
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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