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1st XV - Match centre

Frome
Dorchester
A Mallon, D Arbury (2), M King, J Howard, G Taylor, C Hastie, A Frost
Tries
Unknown
D Arbury (4)
Conversions
Sat 17 Nov 14:30 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

Frome RFC 1st 48 - 5 Dorchester RFC 1st

In front of a large crowd Frome welcomed Dorchester RFC 1st to Gypsy Lane on Saturday...

Frome RFC 1st welcomed Dorchester RFC 1st to Gypsy Lane on Saturday hoping to continue there winning run in front a of a large crowd which included this seasons Sponsors. Frome started positively and were the first on the scoreboard with a try from No. 8 Alex Mallon who, from a 5 metre scrum was able to pick and carry strongly over the line to score, the conversion being added by Winger Daniel Arbury.

The next score came after a flowing move involving all 15 players which created space for Arbury to score in the corner. Frome continued to dominate and after more pressure Man of the Match, Hooker Matt King cut a great line to score under the posts for another converted try.

The next score for the home side came after a great break by Outside Centre Calum Bonallo who created the opportunity for Second Row James Howard to score a try, converted by Arbury. The scoring in the first half was completed when another passage of play involving all the team created an opening for Arbury to score in the corner.

Frome RFC 1st v Dorchester RFC 1st
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Half Time: Frome RFC 1st 31 - 0 Dorchester RFC 1st

The home side started the second half determined to continue to dominate and after a penalty was kicked to the corner Hooker King hit his jumper and from the resultant driving maul replacement Prop Geoff Taylor scored, unfortunately the kick going just wide.

Dorchester continued to defend doggedly and gained some reward when the visiting Scrum Half intercepted a misplaced pass in midfield to score an unconverted try.

A wake up call to some degree which realigned the sides game plan, hard work from the forwards got the home side back into good territory and following a penalty 10 metres out from the visitors line replacement flanker Cameron Hastie was quick to play the ball and caught the defence napping, he was held close to the line but was able to twist his way out to do the ball down over the line, the conversion being added.

The final try for the home side came after a number of phases through a combination of the Backs && Forwards space was created for Inside Centre Ali Frost to crash over. Another win for the home side which cemented there position in the league.

Final Score: Frome RFC 1st 48 - 5 Dorchester RFC 1st

Frome RFC Head Coach Toby Culff commented "Like Devizes in our last fixture, Dorchester are an old and familiar foe, and we've shared in dozens of tough encounters over the last couple of decades. We're pleased they're back in our league so that the rivalry can be revived. The Frome performance was a pretty underwhelming one, despite the grand scoreline. We threw away as many opportunities as we took, and the substantial half time lead seemed to sap us of any urgency and ambition. When we were good, we were incredibly good, but unfortunately we weren't good very often. To their credit, and exactly as we'd expected, Dorchester kept playing and kept defending until the very end, and the game was played in very good spirits."

He continued "We'll learn a lot from this game and it'll be a springboard for better performances in the crucial weeks ahead. This is a phenomenal group of players who have set themselves very high standards this season. It's hard to live up to them all the time but a 48-5 victory should always be enjoyed and celebrated. Huge congratulations to all three Frome teams for another 'full house' of victories and another brilliant afternoon."

Frome are back in action on December 1st when they travel to 3rd place Yeovil RFC 1st, and with Frome sat in 2nd place 6 points ahead this is certainly set to be an anticipated battle between the two Somerset sides.

All pictures by Morgan Sangster.

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Matt King

Player of the Match

Matt King

Key moments

5:00
Try Alex Mallon scores for Frome
5:00
Conversion Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
15:00
Try Daniel Arbury scores for Frome
20:00
Try Matt King scores for Frome
20:00
Conversion Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
30:00
Try James Howard scores for Frome
30:00
Conversion Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
35:00
Try Daniel Arbury scores for Frome
45:00
Try Geoff Taylor scores for Frome
50:00
Try Try for Dorchester
65:00
Try Cameron Hastie scores for Frome
65:00
Conversion Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
75:00
Try Alistair Frost scores for Frome

Videos and photos

Frome RFC 1st v Dorchester RFC 1st
41 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Matt King is awarded player of the match for Frome
75:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
75:00 Try 48 - 5
Alistair Frost scores for Frome
65:00 Conversion 43 - 5
Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
65:00 Try 41 - 5
Cameron Hastie scores for Frome
55:00 Sub On
Matt Warnock is substituted on for Frome
50:00 Try 36 - 5
Try for Dorchester
50:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Dorchester
45:00 Try 36 - 0
Geoff Taylor scores for Frome
45:00 Sub On
Cameron Hastie is substituted on for Frome
45:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
40:00 Sub On
Geoff Taylor is substituted on for Frome
End of period 1
35:00 Try 31 - 0
Daniel Arbury scores for Frome
35:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
30:00 Try 24 - 0
James Howard scores for Frome
30:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
20:00 Try 17 - 0
Matt King scores for Frome
20:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
15:00 Try 12 - 0
Daniel Arbury scores for Frome
15:00 Missed Conversion
Daniel Arbury misses a conversion for Frome
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Alex Mallon scores for Frome
5:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Daniel Arbury kicks a conversion for Frome
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Frome
  • Dorchester
  • 0
  • Alex Mallon Try 5:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Conversion 5:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Try 15:00'
  • Matt King Try 20:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Conversion 20:00'
  • James Howard Try 30:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Conversion 30:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Try 35:00'
  • Geoff Taylor Sub On 40:00'
  • Geoff Taylor Try 45:00'
  • Cameron Hastie Sub On 45:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Matt Warnock Sub On 55:00'
  • Cameron Hastie Try 65:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Conversion 65:00'
  • Alistair Frost Try 75:00'

Team selection

Westlake, Simon Westlake, Simon
Arbury, Daniel Arbury, Daniel
Bonallo, Calum Bonallo, Calum
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Sully, Rob Sully, Rob
Jones, Dominic Jones, Dominic
Benstead, John Benstead, John
Mallon, Alex Mallon, Alex
Smith, Matt Smith, Matt
James, Robert James, Robert
Howard, James Howard, James
Meenan, Phil Meenan, Phil
Benstead, George Benstead, George
King, Matt King, Matt
Blaney, Aaron Blaney, Aaron

League round up

Other Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South results

Grove
Devizes
North Dorset
Corsham
Sherborne
Bradford-on-Avon
Swindon College Old Boys
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12
Yeovil

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome 13 44
2. Thatcham 13 22
3. Sherborne 3 12
4. Corsham 4 8
5. Grove 4 8
6. Swindon College Old Boys 4 8
7. Yeovil 4 8

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