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1st XV - Match centre

Thatcham
Frome
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Tries
L Thomas (2), R Sully, C Bonallo, B Tiley
Conversions
J Benstead
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Penalties
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

Thatcham RFC 1st 18 - 27 Frome RFC 1st

Frome made the long trip to league new comers Thatcham on Saturday....

On Saturday the Frome RFC 1st XV travelled to meet league new boys Thatcham RFC looking to build on the win against Swindon College Old Boys RFC early in the month.

The visitors started strongly with the Frome pack dominating the early exchanges with the Front Row combination of Will Button, Matt King and George Benstead and were able to build a platform for Scrum Half and Man of the Match Luc Thomas to dart over for the opening try.

The home side responded and reduced the deficit through a penalty after Frome were judged to have offended at the breakdown. Frome continued to press through the forwards and increased the lead when Winger Calum Bonallo broke through to touch down. With the end of the first half approaching Rob Sully broke through 3 tacklers to score in the corner.

Frome were happy to turn around 15-3 to the good however the home side started strongly and scored 2 tries to level the scores. However Frome regained the initiative with the forwards carrying hard and a break by Second Row James Howard set up a position under the posts and with a opportunity to cross over Scum Half Thomas sniped around the edge to score under the posts, the try duly converted by Captain John Benstead. A further penalty by the home side reduced the deficit but Frome completed the scoring when after slick handling by Centres Rutt and Frost put Winger Ben Tiley for an easy score in the corner.

Final Score: Thatcham RFC 1st 18 - 27 Frome RFC 1st

Frome RFC Head Coach Tony Culff commented “In my time working with the squad, we've not before strung two performances of this quality together in consecutive weeks. The team played with great composure, intensity and efficiency. Every player fulfilled his role with excellence. We allowed Thatcham back into the game during a brief slack period in the second half, but we created dozens of scoring opportunities and, as last week, the only disappointment is that we could and should have converted more. The challenge before the team now is to maintain the momentum and these high standards, and not to become at all complacent. Though we've a good recent record against Walcot, I'm expecting our fixture against them next Saturday to be an extremely demanding one. We can't afford to relax. Enormous credit goes to everyone who represented Frome RFC this weekend, and to the management and coaching staff who offer such critical support.”

On Saturday the 1st XV welcome Bath based Walcot RFC 1st to Gypsy Lane looking to continue this great run of form.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Hide the Attacker

Luc Thomas

Player of the Match

Luc Thomas

Key moments

10:00
Try Luc Thomas scores for Frome
20:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Thatcham
25:00
Try Calum Bonallo scores for Frome
38:00
Try Rob Sully scores for Frome
50:00
Try Try for Thatcham
60:00
Try Try for Thatcham
65:00
Try Luc Thomas scores for Frome
65:00
Conversion John Benstead kicks a conversion for Frome
75:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Thatcham
78:00
Try Ben Tiley scores for Frome

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Luc Thomas is awarded player of the match for Frome
78:00 Try 16 - 27
Ben Tiley scores for Frome
75:00 Penalty 16 - 22
Penalty kicked for Thatcham
65:00 Try 13 - 20
Luc Thomas scores for Frome
65:00 Conversion 13 - 22
John Benstead kicks a conversion for Frome
65:00 Sub On
Gordon Grierson is substituted on for Frome
60:00 Try 13 - 15
Try for Thatcham
55:00 Sub On
Geoff Taylor is substituted on for Frome
50:00 Try 8 - 15
Try for Thatcham
End of period 1
38:00 Try 3 - 15
Rob Sully scores for Frome
25:00 Try 3 - 10
Calum Bonallo scores for Frome
20:00 Penalty 3 - 5
Penalty kicked for Thatcham
15:00 Sub On
Simon Travers is substituted on for Frome
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Luc Thomas scores for Frome
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Thatcham
  • Frome
  • 0
  • Luc Thomas Try 10:00'
  • Simon Travers Sub On 15:00'
  • Penalty 20:00'
  • Calum Bonallo Try 25:00'
  • Rob Sully Try 38:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Geoff Taylor Sub On 55:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Luc Thomas Try 65:00'
  • John Benstead Conversion 65:00'
  • Gordon Grierson Sub On 65:00'
  • Penalty 75:00'
  • Ben Tiley Try 78:00'

Team selection

Sully, Rob Sully, Rob
Bonallo, Calum Bonallo, Calum
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Rutt, Mike Rutt, Mike
Tiley, Ben Tiley, Ben
Benstead, John Benstead, John
Thomas, Luc Thomas, Luc
Mallon, Alex Mallon, Alex
Toten, Ross Toten, Ross
James, Robert James, Robert
Meenan, Phil Meenan, Phil
Howard, James Howard, James
Benstead, George Benstead, George
King, Matt King, Matt
Button, William Button, William

League round up

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North Dorset
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Swindon College Old Boys
Grove
Dorchester
Yeovil
Corsham

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome 4 12
2. Grove 3 8
3. Sherborne 2 8
4. Corsham 2 8
5. Yeovil 2 8
6. Devizes 2 4
7. Swindon College Old Boys 2 4

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