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2nd XV - Match centre

Frome II
Swindon II
P Clarke (2), M Smith, D Arbury, S Elliott (2), L Ives, K Williamson, J Milton, S Morris
Tries
B Eley (7)
Conversions
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 2 North Full time

Frome RFC 2nd 64 - 0 Swindon RFC 2nd

Frome RFC 2nd welcomed Swindon RFC 2nd on Saturday....

Frome began the strongest of the two teams, with the game plan evidently carried over from training. Good pressure led to a penalty kick early on which Frome Fly Half Ben Eley kicking into the corner. A well worked catch and drive by Flanker Matt Smith led to Hooker Phil Clarke going over from close range.

At 10 minutes Swindon were struggling to get into the game and couldn’t contain the hard running and pace of the Frome attack. This resulted in Swindon conceding a penalty for a high tackle on Fullback Daniel Arbury. Phil Clarke thought quickest and tapped to go, but he was stopped just short of the line, however Smith was on hand to collect the ball and powered over with two defenders on him under the posts.

Good phase play, led by strong midfield carries by Centre Kurt Eckard resulted in quick thinking by Winger Steve Morris, who chipped the ball over the unsuspecting Swindon defence allowing Arbury to collect and go over in the corner.

Frome RFC 2nd v Swindon RFC 2nd
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The next try was a carbon copy of the first, with Swindon allowing Frome to kick into the corner and set and drive well. Prop Ricky Reeves led the charge at the lineout with Hooker Clarke breaking from the driving maul and dot down.

Just before half time a poor lineout by the visitors allowed the ball to fumble its way back to their fullback who, under intense pressure from the Frome defence, dotted the ball down over his own try line to allow Frome a 5 metre scrum. From the scrum No.8 Stuart Elliott scored his first try of the day and dotted down from the back of a dominant scrum.

Half Time: Frome RFC 2nd 33 - 0 Swindon RFC 2nd

The first 20 minutes of the second half saw Swindon resolutely defend. Pressure on a good clearance kick saw a Swindon player knock on and a scrum on their 5 meter line. Frome continued their forwards dominance and this saw No.8 Elliott pick up his second try of the match with an excellent pick and go.

The 58th minute saw Prop Loukas Ives score, who was outstanding all game, taking a crash ball off from the Scrum Half after a well worked lineout.

The next try came after some good forwards play taking the ball up the pitch in a controlled manner. The home side switched the play and went blind with a number of forwards producing great handling skills to allow Winger Kyle Williamson the time to outpace his opposite winger to score.

Flanker James Milton managed to outfox the opposition team next by picking from the base of the ruck and sniping round the edge. Good footwork led to a 30 meter sprint to the line, only to be caught by the fullback and place the ball down at the most awkward of angles.

The final try came from an excellent push on a defensive scrum by the Frome forwards, this forced the ball to bounce out of the scrum for Morris to think quickest, scoop the ball up and score under the posts.

Final Score: Frome RFC 2nd 64 - 0 Swindon RFC 2nd

Captain Dean Marshall was understandably pleased by that win, the team looked hungry and wanted to make yet another statement to the league. The biggest statement was not conceding to a very good Swindon side who hadn’t lost until this meeting. Its onwards and upward for Frome who will look to continue their good form next week vs Trowbridge 3’s who have yet to win a game.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Stuart Elliott

Player of the Match

Stuart Elliott

Key moments

2:00
Try Phil Clarke scores for Frome II
2:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
10:00
Try Matt Smith scores for Frome II
14:00
Try Daniel Arbury scores for Frome II
14:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
25:00
Try Phil Clarke scores for Frome II
25:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
38:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
38:00
Try Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
50:00
Try Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
50:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
58:00
Try Loukas Ives scores for Frome II
61:00
Try Kyle Williamson scores for Frome II
61:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
70:00
Try James Milton scores for Frome II
76:00
Try Steven Morris scores for Frome II
76:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II

Videos and photos

Frome RFC 2nd v Swindon RFC 2nd
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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Stuart Elliott is awarded player of the match for Frome II
76:00 Try 62 - 0
Steven Morris scores for Frome II
76:00 Conversion 64 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
70:00 Try 57 - 0
James Milton scores for Frome II
70:00 Missed Conversion
Ben Eley misses a conversion for Frome II
61:00 Try 50 - 0
Kyle Williamson scores for Frome II
61:00 Conversion 52 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
60:00 Sub On
James Milton is substituted on for Frome II
58:00 Missed Conversion
Ben Eley misses a conversion for Frome II
58:00 Try 45 - 0
Loukas Ives scores for Frome II
55:00 Sub On
Mark Regler is substituted on for Frome II
50:00 Try 38 - 0
Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
50:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
End of period 1
38:00 Try 33 - 0
Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
38:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
30:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Swindon II
25:00 Try 24 - 0
Phil Clarke scores for Frome II
25:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
20:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Swindon II
20:00 Sub On
Jason Barraclough is substituted on for Frome II
14:00 Try 17 - 0
Daniel Arbury scores for Frome II
14:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
10:00 Try 12 - 0
Matt Smith scores for Frome II
10:00 Missed Conversion
Ben Eley misses a conversion for Frome II
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Phil Clarke scores for Frome II
2:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Frome II
  • Swindon II
  • 0
  • Phil Clarke Try 2:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 2:00'
  • Matt Smith Try 10:00'
  • Daniel Arbury Try 14:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 14:00'
  • Jason Barraclough Sub On 20:00'
  • Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Phil Clarke Try 25:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 25:00'
  • Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Stuart Elliott Try 38:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 38:00'
  • Stuart Elliott Try 50:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 50:00'
  • Mark Regler Sub On 55:00'
  • Loukas Ives Try 58:00'
  • James Milton Sub On 60:00'
  • Kyle Williamson Try 61:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 61:00'
  • James Milton Try 70:00'
  • Steven Morris Try 76:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 76:00'

Team selection

Arbury, Daniel Arbury, Daniel
Williamson, Kyle Williamson, Kyle
Eckard, Kurt Eckard, Kurt
Warnock, Matt Warnock, Matt
Morris, Steven Morris, Steven
Eley, Ben Eley, Ben
Talbot, Jordon Talbot, Jordon
Elliott, Stuart Elliott, Stuart
Marshall, Dean Marshall, Dean
Smith, Matt Smith, Matt
Davies, Owen Davies, Owen
McCarthy, Matt McCarthy, Matt
Ives, Loukas Ives, Loukas
Clarke, Phil Clarke, Phil
Reeves, Ricky Reeves, Ricky

League round up

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Corsham II
21
22
Devizes II
43
21
36
19
Royal Wootton Bassett III
Colerne
15
46
Swindon College Old Boys II

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome II 10 49
2. Marlborough II 10 44
3. Westbury 10 36
4. Swindon College Old Boys II 10 30
5. Corsham II 10 30
6. Swindon II 10 28
7. Melksham II 9 23

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