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1st XV - Match centre

Ashbourne
Dronfield
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Tries
P Selkirk, J Marshall, N Westerman, J Farrell, H Ross
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Conversions
J Farrell (3)
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Penalties
J Farrell (2)
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 East (North) Full time

FIVE STAR BUT NO CIGAR!

ASHBOURNE 42 - 37 DRONFIELD

It was not to be third time lucky for Dronfield in their 3rd league game of the season as they scored five tries but still came out on the wrong end of the scoreline as Ashbourne matched them in the try count but with a couple of extras kicks to edge the win. Not a wasted trip for Dronfield though as they secured 2 valuable league points with losing and try bonus points making it as good as draw, to get them off the bottom of Midlands 2 East (north).
Ashbourne away has been a lean hunting ground for Dronfield in past seasons, so a hard game was expected today.
Things didn't start too well with a penalty conceded. 3-0
A second was added by Ashbourne on 14 minutes 6-0
On 17 minutes good play by Dronfield enabled number 8 Chris Hale to break through the middle and Dronfield controlled the ball well and it was fed through to winger Pat Selkirk who ran it into the corner for the game's first try. A superb conversion from out wide by full back Joe Farrell followed to take Dronfield in front. 6-7
Dronfield lost talented fly half Alex Arch, who succumbed to an ankle injury.
On 25 minutes Dronfield opted for a scrum instead of a 22 dropout. It worked out well with scrum half Jake Steade picking a line through the middle and unloading to centre James Marshall who ran all the way in to score. 6-14
On 35 minutes Dronfield failed to clear their lines and the resultant turnover ball enabled Ashbourne to score their first try. 13-14
Just before the break there was a yellow card for one of the Ashbourne forwards and Joe Farrell safely slotted the resultant penalty. 13-17

HALF TIME 13-17

On 10 minutes Dronfield pressed hard to increase the lead, with the whole team working the Ashbourne line with prop Mike Wetherill and winger Pat Selkirk making decisive breaks. Eventually the gap opened up on the left with flanker Hugo Ross taking it in, and a good pass to lock Nige Westerman who ran it over the line. 13-22
The game was not won yet though and Ashbourne came back and put the Dronfield line under immense pressure. Big hits by Charlie Taylor, Nige Westerman and Mike Wetherill kept them out for a while but the momentum was with home team. Ashbourne suddenly gained the upperhand in the scrum and they exploited it well giving them a series of penalties, scoring a try with a yellow card also for Captain Hugo Ross. 20-22
The Ashbourne pressure continued and while Dronfield defended well eventually the extra man counted and Ashbourne took the lead with another try. 25-22
Dronfield did not fold though and attacked again with Joe Farrell showing great determination to force his way through for a try enabling Dronfield to re-take the lead. 25-27
A penalty for a high tackle enabled Ashbourne to re-take the lead 28-27
They rubbed salt into the wounds further when a harmless looking short chip kick was not dealt with and completely opened upthe Dronfield defence. 35-27
Dronfield scored again next from a penalty. 35-30
It all looked to be over when Dronfield kicked away hard fought for possession and conceded another try. 42-30
Never say die Dronfield again pressed hard in the final seconds and secured a well deserved losing bonus point after they pressed the line hard with Hugo scoring the try. 42-37
On the plus side Dronfield scored 5 tries, and on the minus side they conceded 5 tries! Plenty for coaches Sean and Colin to work on before next weeks home game against Ashby.

SPW

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

2:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
12:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
15:00
Try Pat Selkirk scores for Dronfield
16:00
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
22:00
Try James Marshall scores for Dronfield
22:30
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
31:00
Try Try for Ashbourne
31:30
Conversion Conversion for Ashbourne
39:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
48:00
Try Nigel Westerman scores for Dronfield
57:00
Try Try for Ashbourne
57:30
Conversion Conversion for Ashbourne
62:00
Try Try for Ashbourne
65:00
Try Joe Farrell scores for Dronfield
70:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
73:00
Try Try for Ashbourne
73:30
Conversion Conversion for Ashbourne
75:00
Penalty Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
76:00
Try Try for Ashbourne
76:00
Conversion Conversion for Ashbourne
79:00
Try Hugo Ross scores for Dronfield
79:30
Conversion Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield

Highlights

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79:30 Conversion 42 - 37
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
79:00 Try 42 - 35
Hugo Ross scores for Dronfield
76:00 Conversion 42 - 30
Conversion for Ashbourne
76:00 Try 40 - 30
Try for Ashbourne
75:00 Penalty 35 - 30
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
73:30 Conversion 35 - 27
Conversion for Ashbourne
73:00 Try 33 - 27
Try for Ashbourne
70:00 Penalty 28 - 27
Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
66:00 Sub On
Andy Chambers is substituted on for Dronfield
66:00 Sub Off
Wayne Elloway is substituted off for Dronfield
65:30 Missed Conversion
Joe Farrell misses a conversion for Dronfield
65:00 Try 25 - 27
Joe Farrell scores for Dronfield
62:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Ashbourne
62:00 Try 25 - 22
Try for Ashbourne
57:30 Conversion 20 - 22
Conversion for Ashbourne
57:00 Try 18 - 22
Try for Ashbourne
56:00 Yellow Card
Hugo Ross is yellow carded for Dronfield
54:00 Sub Off
Mike Wetherill is substituted off for Dronfield
54:00 Sub On
Damien Pope is substituted on for Dronfield
48:30 Missed Conversion
Joe Farrell misses a conversion for Dronfield
48:00 Try 13 - 22
Nigel Westerman scores for Dronfield
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 13 - 17
Joe Farrell kicks a penalty for Dronfield
38:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Ashbourne
31:30 Conversion 13 - 14
Conversion for Ashbourne
31:00 Try 11 - 14
Try for Ashbourne
22:30 Conversion 6 - 14
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
22:00 Try 6 - 12
James Marshall scores for Dronfield
16:30 Sub On
James Marshall is substituted on for Dronfield
16:30 Sub Off
Alex Arch is substituted off for Dronfield
16:00 Conversion 6 - 7
Joe Farrell kicks a conversion for Dronfield
15:00 Try 6 - 5
Pat Selkirk scores for Dronfield
12:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
8:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Ashbourne
2:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Ashbourne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ashbourne
  • Dronfield
  • 0
  • Penalty 2:00'
  • Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Penalty 12:00'
  • Pat Selkirk Try 15:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 16:00'
  • Alex Arch Sub Off 16:30'
  • James Marshall Sub On 16:30'
  • James Marshall Try 22:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 22:30'
  • Try 31:00'
  • Conversion 31:30'
  • Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 39:00'
  • Nigel Westerman Try 48:00'
  • Damien Pope Sub On 54:00'
  • Mike Wetherill Sub Off 54:00'
  • Hugo Ross Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Try 57:00'
  • Conversion 57:30'
  • Try 62:00'
  • Joe Farrell Try 65:00'
  • Wayne Elloway Sub Off 66:00'
  • Andy Chambers Sub On 66:00'
  • Penalty 70:00'
  • Try 73:00'
  • Conversion 73:30'
  • Joe Farrell Penalty 75:00'
  • Try 76:00'
  • Conversion 76:00'
  • Hugo Ross Try 79:00'
  • Joe Farrell Conversion 79:30'

Team selection

Farrell, Joe Farrell, Joe
Longden, Jack Longden, Jack
Hills, Alistair Hills, Alistair
Cocking, Luke Cocking, Luke
Selkirk, Pat Selkirk, Pat
Arch, Alex Arch, Alex
Steade, Jake Steade, Jake
Hale, Chris Hale, Chris
Ross, Hugo Ross, Hugo
Cooke, Greg Cooke, Greg
Elloway, Wayne Elloway, Wayne
Westerman, Nigel Westerman, Nigel
Wetherill, Mike Wetherill, Mike
Joyce, Paul Joyce, Paul
Taylor, Charlie Taylor, Charlie

League round up

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22
30
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Melbourne 11 46
2. Market Rasen & Louth 11 33
3. Long Eaton 11 31
4. Ashbourne 10 30
5. Matlock 10 29
6. Loughborough 11 29
7. Dronfield 10 28

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