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1st XV - Match centre

Yeovil
Frome
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Tries
M King, R Sully
Penalties
J Howard (2)
Sat 1 Dec 14:30 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

Yeovil RFC 1st 5 - 16 Frome RFC 1st

The Frome RFC 1st travelled to Yeovil RFC 1st on Saturday looking to continue their successful run of games....

The Frome RFC 1st travelled to Yeovil RFC 1st on Saturday looking to continue their successful run of games having won all games since the season opener where they lost narrowly against league leaders Sherborne RFC.

Frome started strongly and after a period of pressure in the Yeovil half were awarded a penalty for an infringement at the breakdown by the home side, James Howard was able to slot the kick easily between the posts. Yeovil's only points of the day came shortly after following a spell of pressure on the visitors line. Having lost a man to the sin bin for pulling down a maul Yeovil were able to capitalise on the extra man advantage to drive over for a try.

Unfortunately Frome RFC Captain John Benstead had to leave the field due to an injury to his shoulder and a move around in the backline saw Fullback and MOTM Daniel Arbury come into Scrum Half. The visitors were able to build on phase play and got themselves back into the opposition 22 before another penalty was awarded to Frome which was duly converted to give them a slender 6 -5 lead at half time.

Yeovil RFC 1st v Frome RFC 1st (by Martin Edwards)
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Half Time Score: Yeovil RFC 1st 5 - 6 Frome RFC

Frome started strongly in the Second Half and with the Centre combination of Mike Rutt and Ali Frost causing all kinds of problems up the middle of the park. This allowed the Forwards to dominate and after a 20 phase move a fantastic tip off by Frome's Prop put Hooker Matt King in to score in the corner, the kick going just wide.

The Frome forwards continued to create chances and after another multi phase move Winger Rob Sully touched down in the corner, again the wind making the kick difficult and it went wide. A hard fought win which keeps Frome hard on the heels of league leaders Sherborne RFC who now sit just 6 points adrift.


Final Score: Yeovil RFC 1st 5 - 16 Frome RFC 1st

Head Coach Toby Culff commented "It feels as though we've been looking ahead to this game for a very long time. We were embarrassed by our 2nd performance against Yeovil last season and, with their strong start to the 2018/19 campaign, we were extremely motivated for this match between the 2nd and 3rd best teams in our league."

"We travelled with masses of confidence and a belief that, if we could execute our game plan, we would come home with the win. The team played with massive energy, intensity and commitment, and I felt that we were the better side throughout. We have unfortunately developed a worrying tendency to cough up possession, either through misjudged passes or ill-discipline, which interrupted our rhythm and, in my view, kept the match closer than it should have been. We could and should be scored at least 4 tries and come away with the bonus point."

"This is something which we must urgently attend to. When we looked after the ball and demonstrated some patience, however, we were outstanding from 1-18, and the players deserve enormous credit for once again rising to the big occasion. The pack were utterly dominant in the set piece and around the park, and our backs regularly went through or around the Yeovil defence with sharp hands and feet. This was a tremendous team performance which should further build our confidence, but tough challenges still lie ahead. We are fully focused on securing another victory this coming weekend against Grove. "

On Saturday Frome RFC 1st travel to Grove RFC 1st who sit in 8th in Wadwoth 6X Southern Counties South, a position that doesn't just there home performances however so Frome will have to be on point coming into this game.

Pictures by Martin Edwards (totallyfocused.co.uk)

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Daniel Arbury

Player of the Match

Daniel Arbury

Key moments

10:00
Penalty James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
15:00
Try Try for Yeovil
30:00
Penalty James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
50:00
Try Matt King scores for Frome
65:00
Try Rob Sully scores for Frome

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80:00 Player of the Match
Daniel Arbury is awarded player of the match for Frome
65:00 Try 5 - 16
Rob Sully scores for Frome
65:00 Missed Conversion
James Howard misses a conversion for Frome
50:00 Try 5 - 11
Matt King scores for Frome
50:00 Missed Conversion
James Howard misses a conversion for Frome
40:00 Sub On
Cameron Hastie is substituted on for Frome
40:00 Sub On
George Benstead is substituted on for Frome
End of period 1
30:00 Penalty 5 - 6
James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
20:00 Sub On
Ross Toten is substituted on for Frome
15:00 Try 5 - 3
Try for Yeovil
12:00 Yellow Card
James Howard is yellow carded for Frome
10:00 Penalty 0 - 3
James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Yeovil
  • Frome
  • 0
  • James Howard Penalty 10:00'
  • James Howard Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Ross Toten Sub On 20:00'
  • James Howard Penalty 30:00'
  • Cameron Hastie Sub On 40:00'
  • George Benstead Sub On 40:00'
  • Matt King Try 50:00'
  • Rob Sully Try 65:00'

Team selection

Arbury, Daniel Arbury, Daniel
Sully, Rob Sully, Rob
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Rutt, Mike Rutt, Mike
Bonallo, Calum Bonallo, Calum
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
Roper, D Roper, D
King, Matt King, Matt
Blaney, Aaron Blaney, Aaron

League round up

Other Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South results

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

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome 9 32
2. Sherborne 3 12
3. Thatcham 9 10
4. Grove 3 8
5. Corsham 3 8
6. Swindon College Old Boys 3 8
7. Yeovil 4 8

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