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1st XV - Match centre

A Scott, A Camplejohn, L Hawthorn, M Marshall
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A Black (3)
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Sat 25 Nov 14:15 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1

Gosforth 26 v 17 Redcar

vital bonus point win for Gosforth

written by Peter Skevington
  Saturday 25th November 2017 Gosforth 26 Redcar 17
CRAIC; England defeat Australia 30-6, hardly a “skin of teeth” victory, yet still there is sniping and griping. As for Scotland, drawing upon a small pool of players, an international team has been created that destroyed Australia and pushed the mighty All Blacks. We head for an “interesting” RBS 6 Nations competition with Wales and Ireland both fielding strong squads, good for the health of the British game. Meanwhile, GSSA is targeted by a fast running, undisciplined and destructive force known as the vandal, of course there is “nothing for these youngsters to do*, try telling that to the mainly “youngsters” who give up hours  each week to train and practise their sporting skills at Broadway West...
Team News:  15  James Weaver  14 Paddy Smith  13 Ryan Gillespie  12 Kieron Locke  11 Liam Hawthorn  10 Matty Marshall  9 Mark Anderson  1 Dave Robinson  2 Chris Morris  3 Ben Vening  4 Andrew Camplejohn  5 Andy Scott 6 Domenic Manfredi  7 Darren Kelly  8 Andy Black (Captain0  Replacements ( all used)  Marc Burton, Angus Miller, Black
THE MATCH;  Broadway West was a very chilly and grey venue when Gosforth kicked off. Redcar made a confident start with a couple of early breaks that were stifled by effective Gosforth tackling. The visitors missed an early penalty, Gosforth’s Kieron Locke was well tackled. Redcar ran a penalty, threatening the Gosforth line, then the focus moved downfield with Gosforth pressuring the Redcar line.
Redcar struck first, a simple direct move saw their lock Steve Johnson cross the line and score a try that full back Danny Addison converted to give them a 7-0 lead. Soon a line out win near to the Redcar line paved the way for a try by the long reaching Gosforth lock Andy Scott, who forced his way over the line from close range, skipper Andy Black’s conversion equalising the score at 7-7. Redcar drove upfield, Gosforth centre. Kieron Locke, made a 20 metre break. Then the pace of Ryan Gillespie made a telling impact, as he made an arcing break, lock Andrew Camplejohn, supporting him, made a surgical strike, scoring a try that Andy Black converted giving Gosforth a 14-7 lead with 32 minutes played. A third Gosforth converted try scored by winger Liam Hawthorn, who “ghosted” through the Redcar defence, increased Gosforth’s lead to a comfortable 21-7 at halftime.
Redcar kicked off the second half, Liam Hawthorn made a show of early intent with a break, but it was Redcar scrumhalf Nathan Williams, who scored a try, converted by Danny Addison ,who narrowed the points gap to 21-14, then, a Danny Addison penalty success closed the gap even further to 21-17. Redcar missed two penalties, to quote one of the Gosforth faithful “it was too close for comfort” in a game where the result was so vital to both sides, and, during which, Gosforth had suffered some worrying injury problems. Redcar missed another penalty kick.
A forceful Gosforth attack was thwarted by determined Redcar defence. Gosforth won a scrum close to the Redcar line, Matthew Marshall found a gap and darted over to score a fourth Gosforth try that was unconverted giving Gosforth a 26-17 lead which they held for the remaining 10 minutes, thus depriving Redcar of a vital losing bonus point. Hardworking prop Dave Robinson, put his head down and drove at Redcar; the visitors missed a penalty at the death, rewarding Gosforth’s chilly, but cheerful band of supporters with a 5 league points victory.
This Saturday we travel down the A19 to face those “big, and even bigger lads” at Horden and Peterlee, their 23-10 win at South Shields Westoe giving some indication of the task that faces us.


OMW Skills Series: Evasion

Key moments

Try Try for Redcar
Conversion Conversion for Redcar
Try Andrew Scott scores for Gosforth
Conversion Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Try Andrew Camplejohn scores for Gosforth
Conversion Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Try Liam Hawthorn scores for Gosforth
Conversion Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
Try Try for Redcar
Conversion Conversion for Redcar
Penalty Penalty kicked for Redcar
Try Matthew Marshall scores for Gosforth

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Gosforth 26 v 17 Redcar   25.11.17
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70:00 Try 26 - 17
Matthew Marshall scores for Gosforth
50:00 Penalty 21 - 17
Penalty kicked for Redcar
48:00 Conversion 21 - 14
Conversion for Redcar
47:00 Try 21 - 12
Try for Redcar
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 21 - 7
Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
36:00 Try 19 - 7
Liam Hawthorn scores for Gosforth
33:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
32:00 Try 12 - 7
Andrew Camplejohn scores for Gosforth
29:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Andy Black kicks a conversion for Gosforth
28:00 Try 5 - 7
Andrew Scott scores for Gosforth
21:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for Redcar
20:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Redcar
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  • Try 20:00'
  • Conversion 21:00'
  • Andrew Scott Try 28:00'
  • Andy Black Conversion 29:00'
  • Andrew Camplejohn Try 32:00'
  • Andy Black Conversion 33:00'
  • Liam Hawthorn Try 36:00'
  • Andy Black Conversion 37:00'
  • Try 47:00'
  • Conversion 48:00'
  • Penalty 50:00'
  • Matthew Marshall Try 70:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Hartlepool Rovers 21 42
9. Stockton 20 40
10. Novocastrians 19 37
11. Medicals 21 33
12. Gosforth 20 28
13. Ponteland 20 26
14. Redcar 21 17

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