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1st XV - Match centre

Skegness
East Retford
Tries
B Wilson, E Driver, D Preece (2), J Freeman, M Phillips, R Purdew, S Phillips, R Mellins
Conversions
D Preece (5)
Sat 12 Jan 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 4 East (North) Full time

Continued success on the road for 1st Team!

Skegness 26 East Retford 1st 55

Retford blew Skegness away in a dominant opening 10 minutes. From turnover ball and a solid set piece Ryan Mellins showed great footwork to open the scoring with the first converted try. Simon Phillips was next to spot a gap and beat multiple defenders to score and take Retford 12-0 up. With no let off, all 15 players contributed to positive attacking play, with great handling from forwards Howard and Driver putting Ben Wilson in for the third. It was then Mikey Philips’s turn to take advantage of great handling by the back line to score the bonus point try, converted by Preece. Mellins was unfortunate to be denied a second over the line, but Retford were persistent with platform built by the forwards, this time to allow Ed Driver to power over for yet another converted try. Following a Retford yellow card, a consolation Skegness try left the score at 5-29 at half time.

Skegness started brightly after the break with a second try, but Retford’s stronger territorial gains allowed them to convert Skegness mistakes into points. Captain Preece gathered loose lineout ball to stroll in for his first try and soon scored a second when Jordan Mee cleverly popped up out of contact to Preece in support, going on to convert his own try. 41-12 to Retford. Josh Freeman then proved wingers can actually catch as he hung on out wide to add to his growing try tally. Retford’s final try came from Rob Purdew who started brilliantly at 9 and in switching positions to centre, showed of his pace as he seemed to breeze past the defence to run 50 meters to score. Skegness earned a try bonus point and made the most of a debatable yellow card to Retford’s Wilson in the late stages. Man of the Match was Dave Howard for another fine performance as the Green Army make it 16 wins in a row!

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David Howard

Player of the Match

David Howard

Key moments

1:00
Try Ben Wilson scores for East Retford
2:00
Try Ed Driver scores for East Retford
3:00
Try Danny Preece scores for East Retford
4:00
Try Danny Preece scores for East Retford
5:00
Try Josh Freeman scores for East Retford
6:00
Try Mike Phillips scores for East Retford
7:00
Try Rob Purdew scores for East Retford
8:00
Try Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
9:00
Try Ryan Mellins scores for East Retford
41:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
42:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
43:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
44:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
45:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford

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80:00 Player of the Match
David Howard is awarded player of the match for East Retford
45:00 Conversion 0 - 55
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
44:00 Conversion 0 - 53
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
43:00 Conversion 0 - 51
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
42:00 Conversion 0 - 49
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
41:00 Conversion 0 - 47
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
End of period 1
9:00 Try 0 - 45
Ryan Mellins scores for East Retford
8:00 Try 0 - 40
Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
7:00 Try 0 - 35
Rob Purdew scores for East Retford
6:00 Try 0 - 30
Mike Phillips scores for East Retford
5:00 Try 0 - 25
Josh Freeman scores for East Retford
4:00 Try 0 - 20
Danny Preece scores for East Retford
3:00 Try 0 - 15
Danny Preece scores for East Retford
2:00 Try 0 - 10
Ed Driver scores for East Retford
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Ben Wilson scores for East Retford
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As it happened

  • Skegness
  • East Retford
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  • Ben Wilson Try 1:00'
  • Ed Driver Try 2:00'
  • Danny Preece Try 3:00'
  • Danny Preece Try 4:00'
  • Josh Freeman Try 5:00'
  • Mike Phillips Try 6:00'
  • Rob Purdew Try 7:00'
  • Simon Phillips Try 8:00'
  • Ryan Mellins Try 9:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 41:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 42:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 43:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 44:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 45:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. East Retford 17 78
2. Grimsby 16 46
3. Boston 17 46
4. Chesterfield Panthers 17 32
5. North Hykeham 6 21
6. Cleethorpes 7 18
7. Mellish 6 18

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