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Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1

Medicals 31v 15 Gosforth

Medicals too strong for Gosforth

written by Peter Skevington
Slight amendment “THOMAS RICKARDS”,regards, Peter S
 
 
Saturday 6th October 2017 Medicals 31 Gosforth 15
 
CRAIC; always look forward to games against Medicals, often good, running, open rugby played. Unfortunately, we lost out on Saturday, and, sadly, stalwart prop Joe Woodhams suffered a painful leg injury, but the good news is that nothing was broken, we all wish him a speedy and full recovery.

TEAM NEWS; 15 Matt Marshall  14 Paddy Smith  13 Peter Gillespie  12 Ollie Stephenson  11 Liam Hawthorn  10 Mark Anderson  9 John Rooney  1 Joe Woodhams  2 Chris Morris  3 Ben Vening  4 Andy Scott 5 Andy Black (Captain)  6 Mark Cumiskey  7 Richard Gavin  Kieron Locke    Replacements (all used) David Robinson, Marc Burton, Angus Miller

MATCH REPORT;  Medics kicked off on a breezy, sunny afternoon. Within 3 minutes, they were 3-0 up courtesy of a successful penalty by Henry Parkinson. That lead increased when winger Thomas Rickards sped upfield and crossed the line for a try that gave them an 8-0 lead. Liam Hawthorn effectively tackled his opposite number stopping another threatening run. A second successful Parkinson penalty from long range increased the Medicals score to 11 points. A Gosforth rally saw the ball get into the large hands of giant lock Andy Scott who drove over the Medics’ line for a try that Mark Anderson converted. So the points difference narrowed to 11-7 with 22 minutes played. Matt Marshall dropped a goal to narrow the difference to 11-10, and that is how the first half ended, so the game was finely balanced.
The visitors kicked off the second half, within 5 minutes a scrummage win, coupled with a slick passing movement led to a try for Medics’ winger Jack Oddie. Medics added another 7 points with a Tom Witter try that Parkinson converted, at 23-10. The game was slipping away from Gosforth, then another successful penalty kick by Parkinson made the scoreline 26-10. The bonus point fourth, but unconverted, try came courtesy of Ed Hayter, who capitalised on a superb move down the left touchline to score. So with the final quarter left to play Gosforth were 31-10 down.
During that final 20 minute period Gosforth managed to contain the home side’s attack. In the dying minutes of the half Gosforth ran a penalty and showed their attacking skills setting up the speedy Peter Gillespie for a try that was unconverted.
This Saturday is a “free week”; on the 21st we face a powerful Consett squad to Broadway West, they lowered South Shields Westoe’s colours this week with a significant home victory, so the game will be a test, but the team can rise to it, as we showed against Guisborough.
 

Medicals 31 v 15 Gosforth
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Key moments

4:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
8:00
Conversion Conversion for Medicals
13:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
21:00
Try Andrew Scott scores for Gosforth
22:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
29:00
Drop Goal Matthew Marshall scores a drop goal for Gosforth
43:00
Try Try for Medicals
54:00
Try Try for Medicals
55:00
Conversion Conversion for Medicals
58:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
60:00
Try Try for Medicals
76:00
Try Peter Gillespie scores for Gosforth

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Medicals 31 v 15 Gosforth
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Highlights

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76:00 Try 28 - 15
Peter Gillespie scores for Gosforth
60:00 Try 28 - 10
Try for Medicals
58:00 Penalty 23 - 10
Penalty kicked for Medicals
55:00 Conversion 20 - 10
Conversion for Medicals
54:00 Try 18 - 10
Try for Medicals
43:00 Try 13 - 10
Try for Medicals
End of period 1
29:00 Drop Goal 8 - 10
Matthew Marshall scores a drop goal for Gosforth
22:00 Conversion 8 - 7
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
21:00 Try 8 - 5
Andrew Scott scores for Gosforth
13:00 Penalty 8 - 0
Penalty kicked for Medicals
8:00 Conversion 5 - 0
Conversion for Medicals
4:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Medicals
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Medicals
  • Gosforth
  • 0
  • Penalty 4:00'
  • Conversion 8:00'
  • Penalty 13:00'
  • Andrew Scott Try 21:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 22:00'
  • Matthew Marshall Drop Goal 29:00'
  • Try 43:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Conversion 55:00'
  • Penalty 58:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Peter Gillespie Try 76:00'

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9. Stockton 6 14
10. Ponteland 6 7
11. Horden and Peterlee 6 6
12. Gosforth 6 6
13. Novocastrians 6 6
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