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2nd XV - Match centre

Nottingham Corsairs 1
East Retford RUFC
Full time
l dove, P Barrett, M Rose
Sat 17 Feb 14:15 - League

Nottingham Corsairs XV 70 Pts V East Retford 2nd XV 15 Pts

Retford travelled away with only twelve players to Notts Corsairs, even though Retford were under manned and had many players playing out of position they were determined to play to the best of their ability.

As the game kicked off it was apparent that it was going to be a tough day as the pitch was very heavy underfoot making it difficult for Retford's forwards to get up any momentum and with the weather also being slightly wet, ball retention was also very difficult. However it did not dampen Retford spirits as the game flowed and the opposition ran in try after try up until the last ten minutes when suddenly Retford threw caution to the wind and went on the attack from a line out. As the ball was collected and recycled it true style a little handling of the ball found liam dove rumbling through four players and scoring Retford's first try, try unconverted.
As the first half ended even though the score line looked grim the team's spirit was high and was looking forward to the second half and with the arrival of a super substitution Retford took their positions and fired up for the second half.
Now gathering momentum and power the forwards worked hard powering through the defence time and time again with Martin Galloway feeling fresh from his half time arrival running through the defence like a hot knife through butter. He just paved the way for the nine and ten duo to cause havoc and disruption to spread through the opposition, when Paul Barrett found himself with ball in hand after receiving an offload from Jeff Hopkinson to run through five defenders and run nearly half the length of the pitch to score under the posts, try unconverted.
Retford were going from strength to strength breaking tackles running effective and aggressive lines and ruling the half when some fancy footwork and some good strength found Ian Lavin offloading to Mitchell Rose who falling over his own feet fell over the try line to score in the corner, try unconverted.
After this there were no further points scored ending the game. The man of the match was awarded to all that went to the game as the team played well and never once let their heads drop and kept going to the end, donkey of the match went to Andy Daniels as he was unable to keep hold of the ball many times throughout the game.

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Key moments

1:00
Try liam dove scores for East Retford RUFC
2:00
Try Paul Barrett scores for East Retford RUFC
3:00
Try Mitchell Rose scores for East Retford RUFC

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3:00 Try 0 - 15
Mitchell Rose scores for East Retford RUFC
2:00 Try 0 - 10
Paul Barrett scores for East Retford RUFC
1:00 Try 0 - 5
liam dove scores for East Retford RUFC
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  • Nottingham Corsairs 1
  • East Retford RUFC
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  • liam dove Try 1:00'
  • Paul Barrett Try 2:00'
  • Mitchell Rose Try 3:00'

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