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1st XV - Match centre

Swindon College Old Boys
Frome
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R James, A Mallon, A Blaney
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J Howard (2)
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J Howard
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

SCOB RFC 1st 17 - 22 Frome RFC 1st

Frome RFC 1st made the trip to Swindon for the first game of the new year on Saturday...

The Frome RFC 1st XV travelled to Swindon on Saturday looking to return to winning ways after a disappointing loss to North Dorset RFC just before Christmas and kick off the New Year in style.

Frome had a great build up to this fixture and started the game positively although it was the home side who scored first when the visitors were adjudged to have infringed at the breakdown and the Swindon College Old Boys kicker was able to slot
the penalty and give the home side a 3 point lead.

The visitors continued to assert pressure on the home line and pulled level when home team were deemed to infringe at the breakdown, James Howard converting the penalty.

The Swindon College Old Boys Captain was shown a Yellow Card for further infringements and sent to the sin bin, Frome made the numerical advantage pay when Flanker Rob James crashed over from close range for a try, Howard adding the conversion.

The Frome RFC pack, lead by joint MOTM Elliott Bowler were now in total control of their opposition pack and from a 5 metre scrum Captain Alex Mallon picked up and bulldozed his way over the try line and extend Frome’s lead to 15 -3 at half time.

Half Time: SCOB RFC 1st 3 - 15 Frome RFC 1st

Frome’s we’re confident heading into the second half knowing they’d missed some chances in the first and look to continue the pressure in both defence and attack in the second half.

Superb carries from joint MOTM Ross Toten, Fullback Daniel Arbury and Outside Calum Bonallo kept the momentum. The visitors efforts were finally rewarded when Prop Aaron Blaney crashed over from close range to score a try, converted by Howard.

Frome retained the 22- 3 lead until the closing minutes when 2 quick try’s by the home side resulted in a final score of 22-17 and saw Frome return to winning ways.

Head Coach Toby Culff commented “After a dire performance and a painful loss against North Dorset before Christmas, it was crucial for us to get back on track against SCOB. We've had three weeks off since that awful defeat so a bit of rust was inevitable but, actually, this was a very accomplished and accurate performance. We wasted a few opportunities and we should have scored more - the failure to secure the bonus point was disappointing - but, fair's fair, the players did a terrific job and they completely dominated a rugged opposition. Two late SCOB scores made for a nerve wracking last few minutes and meant that they were flattered by the final scoreline, but we were utterly in control throughout the first 70 minutes, during which some excellent officiating rewarded us for our discipline and determination to play a clean and attacking game. Huge credit goes to our players and I'm hopeful they're confidence and belief will have been fully restored“.

Final Score: SCOB RFC 1st 17 - 22 Frome RFC 1st

After the weekends win the Frome RFC 1st continue to hold 2nd place in Wadworth Southern Counties South, with a home fixture this Saturday against 8th place Thatcham RFC 1st.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: 1x1 rip

Ross Toten

Player of the Match

Ross Toten
Elliott Bowler

Player of the Match

Elliott Bowler

Key moments

10:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Swindon College Old Boys
15:00
Penalty James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
20:00
Try Robert James scores for Frome
20:00
Conversion James Howard kicks a conversion for Frome
30:00
Try Alex Mallon scores for Frome
65:00
Try Aaron Blaney scores for Frome
65:00
Conversion James Howard kicks a conversion for Frome
70:00
Try Try for Swindon College Old Boys
70:00
Conversion Conversion for Swindon College Old Boys
75:00
Try Try for Swindon College Old Boys
75:00
Conversion Conversion for Swindon College Old Boys

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Ross Toten is awarded player of the match for Frome
80:00 Player of the Match
Elliott Bowler is awarded player of the match for Frome
75:00 Conversion 17 - 22
Conversion for Swindon College Old Boys
75:00 Try 15 - 22
Try for Swindon College Old Boys
70:00 Sub On
Matt Smith is substituted on for Frome
70:00 Conversion 5 - 22
Conversion for Swindon College Old Boys
70:00 Try 10 - 22
Try for Swindon College Old Boys
65:00 Try 3 - 20
Aaron Blaney scores for Frome
65:00 Conversion 3 - 22
James Howard kicks a conversion for Frome
60:00 Sub On
Cameron Hastie is substituted on for Frome
40:00 Sub On
Aaron Blaney is substituted on for Frome
End of period 1
30:00 Missed Conversion
James Howard misses a conversion for Frome
30:00 Try 3 - 15
Alex Mallon scores for Frome
20:00 Try 3 - 8
Robert James scores for Frome
20:00 Conversion 3 - 10
James Howard kicks a conversion for Frome
17:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Swindon College Old Boys
15:00 Penalty 3 - 3
James Howard kicks a penalty for Frome
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Swindon College Old Boys
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Swindon College Old Boys
  • Frome
  • 0
  • Penalty 10:00'
  • James Howard Penalty 15:00'
  • Yellow Card 17:00'
  • Robert James Try 20:00'
  • James Howard Conversion 20:00'
  • Alex Mallon Try 30:00'
  • Aaron Blaney Sub On 40:00'
  • Cameron Hastie Sub On 60:00'
  • Aaron Blaney Try 65:00'
  • James Howard Conversion 65:00'
  • Matt Smith Sub On 70:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Conversion 70:00'
  • Try 75:00'
  • Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Arbury, Daniel Arbury, Daniel
Warnock, Matt Warnock, Matt
Bonallo, Calum Bonallo, Calum
Frost, Alistair Frost, Alistair
Sully, Rob Sully, Rob
Westlake, Simon Westlake, Simon
Thomas, Luc Thomas, Luc
Mallon, Alex Mallon, Alex
James, Robert James, Robert
Toten, Ross Toten, Ross
Meenan, Phil Meenan, Phil
Howard, James Howard, James
Bowler, Elliott Bowler, Elliott
King, Matt King, Matt
Benstead, George Benstead, George

League round up

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Sherborne
Grove
Devizes
Yeovil
North Dorset
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20
Dorchester

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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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