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

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

Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
Conversion Conversion for Medicals
Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
Try Andrew Scott scores for Gosforth
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Drop Goal Matthew Marshall scores a drop goal for Gosforth
Try Try for Medicals
Try Try for Medicals
Conversion Conversion for Medicals
Penalty Penalty kicked for Medicals
Try Try for Medicals
Try Peter Gillespie scores for Gosforth

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Medicals 31 v 15 Gosforth
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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
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As it happened

  • Medicals
  • Gosforth
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  • 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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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Stockton 25 51
9. Novocastrians 24 50
10. Guisborough 24 49
11. Medicals 26 44
12. Ponteland 26 43
13. Gosforth 26 40
14. Redcar 26 23

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