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2nd XV - Match centre

Frome II
Devizes II
S Elliott, G Taylor, S Morris, S Randall
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
B Eley (4)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown
B Eley
Penalties
Sat 1 Dec 14:15 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 2 North Full time

Frome RFC 2nd 31 - 29 Devizes RFC 2nd

Frome RFC looked to continue their great run of form when they welcomed a tough Devizes RFC 2nd on Saturday...

On Saturday Frome RFC 2nd welcomed Devizes RFC 2nd to Gypsy Lane looking to maintain their fantastic start to the season having won all games so far in league competition and sitting top of Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 2 North.

From kick off Frome started positively and implemented their usual game plan. After a number of excellent forwards phases with solid structure No.8 Stuart Elliott crashed over. The home side had an early lead. Frome Fly Half Ben Eley, who was excellent with the boot all day, duly converted.

Devizes threatened with their backline well and this resulted in a well worked try in the corner, the conversion missed. Frome didn’t panic and knew they needed to hit back.

Frome RFC 2nd v Devizes RFC 2nd
17 photos

Birthday boy Hooker, Geoff Taylor replied with a try of his own. Excellent lines from the Frome backline gave the Forwards field position in the Devizes 22. A series of well supported plays saw Taylor run it in, under pressure, from 5 meters out. Try converted.

Devizes responded well and took the game to Frome pinning the side back with kicks with similar quick try’s scored out wide from counter attacks, trys scored on the 30th and 35th minute. This meant Frome went into half time behind for the first time this season.

Half Time Score: Frome RFC 2nd 14 - 17 Devizes RFC 2nd

Frome responded well after the break and Devizes struggled to hold back the attacking play. Sheer pace of Frome’s play pinned Devizes back into their 22 and produced some desperate defence. After giving away a number of penalties Scrum Half Steven Morris reacted quickest to snipe and score, try converted to take the lead.

Frome kicked into good field position for the next try and MOTM Flanker, Stevan Randall held off a number of tackles to dot down to extend the lead, try converted. Frome were beginning to break away and added to the score with a well taken penalty by Ben Eley, 31-17.

After a great start to the half Devizes hit back. Frome defended well for 10 minutes and thought the job was done when they had won the ball back over their try line. However a Devizes player was quick to act and dotted the ball down through the ruck.

Frome found themselves under pressure and camped inside their own 22 for the final 10 minutes of the game the defence held well in the centre of the park and forced Devizes to play wide and they found a gap in the corner to score bringing the score to 31-29, a successful conversion would level the game but the hard angle saw the Devizes Fly Half kick wide and Frome won the game with the small margin.

Final score: Frome RFC 2nd 31 - 29 Devizes RFC 2nd

Captain Dean Marshall commented "Devizes ran us close. This was by far the most difficult challenge we have had this season. The team did well to come back after half time and defended well to prevent Devizes from snatching the draw. This Devizes team had a large number of first team players coming back from injury, so this was an excellent result. Frome welcome 3rd place Westbury next Saturday which will be another “season defining” test.

Man of the Match: Steven Randall

Frome RFC 2nd continue their unbeaten season sitting top of Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 2 North 6pts of 2nd place Marlborough RFC 2nd.

pictures by Mark & Morgan Sangster.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Stevan Randall

Player of the Match

Stevan Randall

Key moments

9:00
Try Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
9:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
13:00
Try Try for Devizes II
25:00
Try Geoff Taylor scores for Frome II
25:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
30:00
Try Try for Devizes II
30:00
Conversion Conversion for Devizes II
35:00
Try Try for Devizes II
45:00
Try Steven Morris scores for Frome II
45:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
53:00
Try Stevan Randall scores for Frome II
53:00
Conversion Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
62:00
Penalty Ben Eley kicks a penalty for Frome II
68:00
Try Try for Devizes II
68:00
Conversion Conversion for Devizes II
80:00
Try Try for Devizes II

Videos and photos

Frome RFC 2nd v Devizes RFC 2nd
17 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Try 31 - 29
Try for Devizes II
80:00 Player of the Match
Stevan Randall is awarded player of the match for Frome II
80:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Devizes II
68:00 Try 31 - 24
Try for Devizes II
68:00 Conversion 31 - 19
Conversion for Devizes II
62:00 Penalty 31 - 17
Ben Eley kicks a penalty for Frome II
53:00 Conversion 23 - 17
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
53:00 Try 28 - 17
Stevan Randall scores for Frome II
45:00 Try 19 - 17
Steven Morris scores for Frome II
45:00 Conversion 21 - 17
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
End of period 1
35:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Devizes II
35:00 Try 14 - 17
Try for Devizes II
30:00 Try 14 - 10
Try for Devizes II
30:00 Conversion 14 - 12
Conversion for Devizes II
25:00 Try 12 - 5
Geoff Taylor scores for Frome II
25:00 Conversion 14 - 5
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
13:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Devizes II
13:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Devizes II
9:00 Try 5 - 0
Stuart Elliott scores for Frome II
9:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Ben Eley kicks a conversion for Frome II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Frome II
  • Devizes II
  • 0
  • Stuart Elliott Try 9:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 9:00'
  • Try 13:00'
  • Geoff Taylor Try 25:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 25:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Conversion 30:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Steven Morris Try 45:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 45:00'
  • Stevan Randall Try 53:00'
  • Ben Eley Conversion 53:00'
  • Ben Eley Penalty 62:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Conversion 68:00'
  • Try 80:00'

Team selection

Spencer, John Spencer, John
Williamson, Kyle Williamson, Kyle
Eckard, Kurt Eckard, Kurt
Warnock, Matt Warnock, Matt
Tiley, Ben Tiley, Ben
Eley, Ben Eley, Ben
Morris, Steven Morris, Steven
Elliott, Stuart Elliott, Stuart
Randall, Stevan Randall, Stevan
Marshall, Dean Marshall, Dean
Davies, Owen Davies, Owen
McCarthy, Matt McCarthy, Matt
Ives, Loukas Ives, Loukas
Taylor, Geoff Taylor, Geoff
Barraclough , Jason Barraclough , Jason

League round up

Other Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts 2 North results

Colerne
22
14
Royal Wootton Bassett III
17
31
Corsham II
Swindon College Old Boys II
57
17
Swindon II
15
24

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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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