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1st XV - Match centre

Gosforth
Guisborough
M Struthers
Full time
A Ruff, A Ruff
M Anderson
J Clark
M Anderson (2)
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1

Gosforth 13 v 12 Guisborough

A win at last

written by Peter Skevington
CRAIC; the success of The Newcastle Falcons is welcomed, hopefully it will benefit local rugby as well as the local economy as they gain more fans, and visiting fans travel to the area in force. Welcome back “Godfather Column”, straight from the shoulder content that I agree with; the new programme is excellent and attractive.

TEAM NEWS;  15 Peter Gillespie  14 Matt Struthers  13 Liam Hawthorn  12 Ollie Stephenson  11 Tom Jones  10 Mark Anderson  9 Matt Marshall  1 Joe Woodhams  2 Dave Robinson (welcome back!)  3 Ben Vening  4 Andrew Camplejohn  5 Angus Miller  6 Mark Cumiskey  7 Richard Gavin  8 Kieron Locke   Replacements (all used)  Ryan Gillespie, Chris Morris, Marc Burton

MATCH REPORT; Within 5 minutes of kicking off, Gosforth had two longish range penalty kicks at goal, the second of which was successful, Mark Anderson securing 3 points for the home side. With 10 minutes played the visitors secured lineout ball close to the Gosforth line,then set up a maul from which their prop Rob Berriman drove over for a try, converted by their centre James Clark, giving them a 7-3 lead. Gosforth looked strong and positive behind the scrum; powerhouse winger Matt Struthers showed his strength with a bruising try scoring run over the line, Mark Anderson’s conversion put Gosforth 10-7 ahead with 30 minutes on the clock.
Liam Hawthorn went close to scoring a try, then Mark Anderson slotted over a penalty increasing Gosforth’s lead to 13-7 with 30 minutes on the clock. A firm Matt Struthers tackle halted a Guisborough attack, but their pacey outside centre Alex Ruff made a lengthy superb break, outpaced the home defence and scored an unconverted try, narrowing the score to a nailbiting 13-12, as rain showers dampened Broadway West, and that was how the half ended Gosforth enjoying a one point lead.
The visitors kicked off the second half. Liam Hawthorn and Ryan Gillespie combined and threatened the visitor’s defence with their pace. Both sides put their opponents under pressure, but there was no scoring breakthrough. Marc Burton drove hard into the opposition, but their defence held firm.
The rain cleared, the sky brightened and a rainbow appeared, but neither side found that elusive pot of points. Prop Joe Woodhams made a positive battering run down the touchline, but the score remained at 13-12 in Gosforth’s favour, so we secured our first win of the season and that lifted both club morale and our league position. This Saturday a repeat of the attitude and endeavour shown should stand us in good stead when we visit Medicals, who will be keen to bounce back from a 44-15 defeat by South Shields Westoe.
 

Gosforth 13 v 12 Guisborough
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Key moments

6:00
Penalty Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
9:00
Try Alex Ruff scores for Guisborough
10:00
Conversion James Clark kicks a conversion for Guisborough
12:00
Try Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
13:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
28:00
Penalty Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
37:00
Try Alex Ruff scores for Guisborough

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Gosforth 13 v 12 Guisborough
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Highlights

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37:00 Try 13 - 12
Alex Ruff scores for Guisborough
28:00 Penalty 13 - 7
Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
13:00 Conversion 10 - 7
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
12:00 Try 8 - 7
Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
10:00 Conversion 3 - 7
James Clark kicks a conversion for Guisborough
9:00 Try 3 - 5
Alex Ruff scores for Guisborough
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
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  • Gosforth
  • Guisborough
  • 0
  • Mark Anderson Penalty 6:00'
  • Alex Ruff Try 9:00'
  • James Clark Conversion 10:00'
  • Mathew Struthers Try 12:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 13:00'
  • Mark Anderson Penalty 28:00'
  • Alex Ruff Try 37:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Horden and Peterlee 11 25
9. Novocastrians 12 25
10. Stockton 12 25
11. Medicals 12 19
12. Gosforth 11 16
13. Redcar 12 13
14. Ponteland 12 9

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