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1st XV - Match centre

Frome
Corsham
A Mallon (3)
Tries
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D Arbury
Conversions
D Arbury
Penalties
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Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

Frome RFC 1st 20 - 8 Corsham RFC 1st

Frome welcomed Corsham RFC 1st in joint League & Cup fixture on Saturday....

Frome welcomed Corsham to Gypsy Lane hoping to continue their winning run and maintain their position in the league. The home side started strongly and were unlucky not to score when the ball was held up over the line. However they got on the score sheet when No.8 Alex Mallon turned the ball over at the breakdown and galloped 40 metres to score, unfortunately the conversion just falling short.

Frome continued to control proceedings but Corsham got back into the game just before half time when after a number of passages of play they found the Winger free out wide to score an equalising try, the angle to difficult for the kicker and the teams turned around all square at half time 5 points a piece.

Half Time: Frome RFC 1st 5 - 5 Corsham RFC 1st

Frome RFC 1st v Corsham RFC 1st
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Frome took the game by the scruff of the neck at the beginning of the second half and were dominating all aspects of the game. The home side were rewarded when from a 5 metre scrum joint Man of the match Mallon drove over for his second try converted by Fullback Daniel Arbury.

Frome continued to build pressure with Inside Centre (and joint Man of the Match) Alistair Frost punching holes in the visitors defence. The home side were on the scorecard once again when Arbury increased Frome’s lead with a penalty after the visitors had offended at the breakdown.

However the visitors never let up and always looked to threaten and got on the score board with a penalty after a rare visit to Frome’s 22. The home side completed the scoring when Mallon completed his hat trick from the base of another 5 metre scrum. Cheered on by the home support there were opportunities for the lead to be extended but the dogged Corsham defence managed to hold up multiple attempts on the try line.

Final Score: Frome RFC 1st 20 - 8 Corsham RFC 1st

Head Coach Toby Culff commented " We knew Corsham would be a tough challenge and it was therefore no surprise to encounter a physical team with a solid set piece, a well organised defence, and a tenacious competitiveness at the breakdown. Though we enjoyed the lion's share of first half territory and possession, we were unable to convert this dominance into clear points-scoring opportunities. We perhaps lacked the necessary physicality and tempo to really stretch the Corsham defence. In the second half, however, we found these missing ingredients and we were able to gradually build an advantage".

he continued "In the end, we were disappointed not to secure a fifth consecutive four-try bonus point, but the victory was reward enough after an extremely bruising and intense 80 minutes. Our joint men of the match - Ali Frost and Alex Mallon - lead from the front and exemplified the Frome spirit with their fearless carrying and tireless work rate, but they weren't alone: the whole 18-man squad played courageously and determinedly. The win was again made even sweeter by the news of another emphatic victory for our 2nd XV and we're looking forward to another difficult test next weekend at Devizes."

The Frome RFC 1st XV now sit 2nd in the Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South league with another tough fixture coming up as they travel to Devizes RFC 1st who currently sit in 4th. The fixture was also played as a joint Cup fixture which now sees the side through to the Semi Finals of the Bath Combination Cup.

photos by Mark & Morgan Sangster.

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Alex Mallon

Player of the Match

Alex Mallon
Alistair Frost

Player of the Match

Alistair Frost

Key moments

20:00
Try Alex Mallon scores for Frome
38:00
Try Try for Corsham
50:00
Try Alex Mallon scores for Frome
50:00
Conversion Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
60:00
Penalty Daniel Arbury kicks a penalty for Frome
65:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Corsham
70:00
Try Alex Mallon scores for Frome

Videos and photos

Frome RFC 1st v Corsham RFC 1st
29 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Alex Mallon is awarded player of the match for Frome
80:00 Player of the Match
Alistair Frost is awarded player of the match for Frome
70:00 Try 20 - 8
Alex Mallon scores for Frome
70:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
65:00 Penalty 15 - 8
Penalty kicked for Corsham
60:00 Penalty 15 - 5
Daniel Arbury kicks a penalty for Frome
60:00 Sub On
Cameron Hastie is substituted on for Frome
50:00 Try 10 - 5
Alex Mallon scores for Frome
50:00 Conversion 12 - 5
Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
40:00 Sub On
Matt King is substituted on for Frome
End of period 1
38:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Corsham
38:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Corsham
30:00 Sub On
Aaron Blaney is substituted on for Frome
20:00 Try 5 - 0
Alex Mallon scores for Frome
20:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Frome
  • Corsham
  • 0
  • Alex Mallon Try 20:00'
  • Aaron Blaney Sub On 30:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Matt King Sub On 40:00'
  • Alex Mallon Try 50:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Conversion 50:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Penalty 60:00'
  • Cameron Hastie Sub On 60:00'
  • Penalty 65:00'
  • Alex Mallon Try 70:00'

Team selection

Arbury, Daniel Arbury, Daniel
Sully, Rob Sully, Rob
Bonallo, Calum Bonallo, Calum
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Thomas, Luc Thomas, Luc
Westlake, Simon Westlake, Simon
Benstead, John Benstead, John
Mallon, Alex Mallon, Alex
Smith, Matt Smith, Matt
James, Robert James, Robert
Meenan, Phil Meenan, Phil
Howard, James Howard, James
Roper, D Roper, D
Button, William Button, William
Taylor, Geoff Taylor, Geoff

League round up

Other Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South results

Grove
Bradford-on-Avon
North Dorset
Sherborne
52
0
Swindon College Old Boys
Yeovil
Dorchester
Devizes

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome 7 24
2. Sherborne 3 12
3. Grove 3 8
4. Yeovil 2 8
5. Corsham 3 8
6. Swindon College Old Boys 3 8
7. Thatcham 7 6

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