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1st XV - Match centre

Frome
Walcot
A Frost (3), G Webster, G Taylor
Tries
Unknown, Unknown
S Westlake (3)
Conversions
Unknown
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Frome RFC 1st 31 - 12 Walcot RFC 1st

The 1st XV welcomed Walcot RFC to a sunny Gypsy Lane in their last home fixture of the season.

Frome welcomed Walcot RFC 1st to Gypsy Lane on Saturday, with a large crowd for the last home game of the season.

Frome has prepared well during the week and started strongly from the kick off and were able to put the visitors under pressure from the off.

An infringement at the breakdown in the mid field resulted in a home penalty which was kicked to the corner by Fly Half Simon Westlake, a superb training ground move between the Forwards from the lineout and the backline resulted in Outside Centre Ali Frost who cut a line back inside to crash over for an unconverted try. (5-0)

Frome RFC 1st v Walcot RFC 1st
48 photos

The home side continued to dominate from the restart and after a line break by Prop Elliott Bowler he was able to off load to Frost who scored his second try which was converted by Westlake. (12-0)

Some good phase play led to Frome and Frosts third try when the Centre broke the defensive line in the midfield and stormed over for a converted try. (19-0)

Frome were dealt a blow when Winger Campbell Taylor was deemed to have deliberately knocked and spent the remainder of the half in the sun bin. The Frome onslaught was briefly stalled when a ball was knocked on in front of the posts and Walcot broke away to score against the run of play with their ever threatening backline. (19-5) and the halftime whistle was blown.

Half Time: Frome RFC 1st 19-5 Walcot RFC 1st

The second half continued in a similar vein and after further pressure with Forwards Rob James, Alex Mallon and Ross Toten carrying hard an opportunity was created with Inside Centre Garrie Webster running a superb line to score under the posts to extend Frome lead and secure the bonus point. (24-5)

Walcot came into the game and reduced the arrears when they scored a converted try after some good movement and plays from the backline. (24-12)

However Frome pressed forward and the game plan that had seen them dominate earlier was back and seeing some barn storming runs from Hooker Will Button and Cameron Hastie got the side onto some good territory and the icing on the cake when Prop Geoff Taylor broke through the visitors defence and danced his way through multiple would be tacklers to score under the posts and complete the victory. Simon Westlake converting. (31-12)

Final Score: Frome RFC 1st 31 - 12 Walcot RFC 1st

Head Coach Toby Culff commented “In front of their families, a good crowd and the Frome RFC VPs, the players were eager to mark our last home fixture of the season with a win and, just as importantly, a performance which demonstrated to those in attendance, and to themselves, the vast progress they've made together and the cracking rugby they're capable of playing. Though they were frustrated with elements of their performance, they should reflect on a job well done. In patches, they were unstoppable - powerful, well organised, disciplined, efficient and aggressive - and they fully deserved their five tries and the bonus point victory. They can and will play even better in the future, and they're on the cusp of something great. They must be patient and they should be proud of themselves.”

Frome RFC 1st Play their last game of the season on Saturday when they make the short trip to Corsham RFC 1st.

Photos by Mark Sangster

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Robert James

Player of the Match

Robert James

Key moments

10:00
Try Alistair Frost scores for Frome
20:00
Try Alistair Frost scores for Frome
20:00
Conversion Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome
25:00
Try Alistair Frost scores for Frome
25:00
Conversion Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome
38:00
Try Try for Walcot
50:00
Try Garrie Webster scores for Frome
60:00
Try Try for Walcot
60:00
Conversion Conversion for Walcot
78:00
Try Geoff Taylor scores for Frome
78:00
Conversion Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome

Videos and photos

Frome RFC 1st v Walcot RFC 1st
48 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Robert James is awarded player of the match for Frome
78:00 Try 29 - 12
Geoff Taylor scores for Frome
78:00 Conversion 31 - 12
Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome
60:00 Try 24 - 10
Try for Walcot
60:00 Conversion 24 - 12
Conversion for Walcot
50:00 Try 24 - 5
Garrie Webster scores for Frome
50:00 Missed Conversion
Simon Westlake misses a conversion for Frome
End of period 1
38:00 Try 19 - 5
Try for Walcot
31:00 Yellow Card
Campbell Taylor is yellow carded for Frome
25:00 Try 17 - 0
Alistair Frost scores for Frome
25:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome
20:00 Try 10 - 0
Alistair Frost scores for Frome
20:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Simon Westlake kicks a conversion for Frome
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Alistair Frost scores for Frome
10:00 Missed Conversion
Simon Westlake misses a conversion for Frome
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As it happened

  • Frome
  • Walcot
  • 0
  • Alistair Frost Try 10:00'
  • Alistair Frost Try 20:00'
  • Simon Westlake Conversion 20:00'
  • Alistair Frost Try 25:00'
  • Simon Westlake Conversion 25:00'
  • Campbell Taylor Yellow Card 31:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Garrie Webster Try 50:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Conversion 60:00'
  • Geoff Taylor Try 78:00'
  • Simon Westlake Conversion 78:00'

Team selection

Gallop, Jimmy Gallop, Jimmy
Milton, James Milton, James
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Webster, Garrie Webster, Garrie
Taylor, Campbell Taylor, Campbell
Westlake, Simon Westlake, Simon
Benstead, John Benstead, John
Mallon, Alex Mallon, Alex
Toten, Ross Toten, Ross
Smith, Matt Smith, Matt
Lanes, Mickael Lanes, Mickael
James, Robert James, Robert
Bowler, Elliott Bowler, Elliott
Button, William Button, William
Benstead, George Benstead, George

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Trowbridge 22 96
2. Marlborough 22 83
3. Sherborne 22 81
4. Corsham 22 81
5. North Dorset 22 65
6. Frome 21 47
7. Yeovil 22 47

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