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1st XV - Match centre

Gosforth
Hartlepool Rovers
L Hawthorn, O Stephenson, D Kelly, A Miller, M Struthers, A McCall Hagan
Tries
Unknown
M Anderson (4)
Conversions
M Anderson
Penalties
Sat 13 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1 Full time

Gosfroth 42 v 5 Hartlepool Rov

Gosforth in 6 try romp

Written by Malcolm Bell
Match Report - 13 January 2018
Gosforth 42-5 Hartlepool Rovers
Gosforth welcomed in the new year at Broadway West with an emphatic 6 tries to 1 win over Hartlepool Rovers.
An early Mark Anderson penalty set the home side on their way and after 5 minutes the first try was scored when Kieron Locke broke through the Rovers’ back line and handed on to Liam Hawthorn who won the race to the line. There was almost another try for Gosforth when a line out was won just outside the visitors’ 22 and a huge rolling maul took play to the goal line but Rovers held out. Eventually a second try did come when a sliced kick by Rovers found skipper Andy Black who set off down the right wing. He was tackled close to the line but Ollie Stephenson was on hand to pick up and score. Anderson’s conversion made it 15-0. Minutes later a rampant Gosforth scored again when Matty Marshall took a quick penalty and fed Locke who in turn popped it up to Darren Kelly to score. 22-0 courtesy of Anderson’s conversion.
As half-time approached, Gosforth made sure of a 4-try bonus point. The ball went through a number of phases and hands before the second rows combined as Dan Tucker passed to Gus Miller who straightened and touched down to take the score to 27-0.
Rovers started the second half strongly but the home defence kept them at bay. Gosforth counter-attacked and Anderson attempted a drop goal which missed but the ref was playing advantage and the fly-half made amends by kicking the penalty. 30-0. After 15 minutes of mainly scrappy play and a lot of handling errors on a cold afternoon, a strong run by flanker, Aidan McCall-Hagan saw him combine with fellow debutant Chris Voss who set up Matty Struthers to score a 5th try. 35-0.
As the game went into the last quarter, Darren Kelly was yellow carded and Rovers took advantage of the extra man by scoring a try after much pressure on the Gosforth line. The conversion failed and the score was 35-5. Gosforth weren’t finished however and, restored to a full complement, a cross kick from Anderson found McCall-Hagan who crossed and Anderson’s conversion took the final score to 42-5.
TEAM: 15 Matty Struthers; 14 Tom Jones; 13 Kieron Locke; 12 Ollie Stephenson; 11 Liam Hawthorn; 10 Mark Anderson; 9 Matty Marshall; 1 Dave Robinson, Richard Gavin; 3 Ben Vening; 4 Dan Tucker; 5 Angus Miller; 6 Aidan McCall-Hagan; 7 Darren Kelly; 8 Andy Black (capt). Reps (all used) Tom Kelly; John Rooney; Chris Voss.

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Key moments

3:00
Penalty Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
8:00
Try Liam Hawthorn scores for Gosforth
25:00
Try Olly Stephenson scores for Gosforth
26:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
30:00
Try Darren Kelly scores for Gosforth
31:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
38:00
Try Angus Miller scores for Gosforth
49:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
59:00
Try Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
66:00
Try Try for Hartlepool Rovers
75:00
Try Aidan McCall Hagan scores for Gosforth
76:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth

Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 41 - 5
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
75:00 Try 39 - 5
Aidan McCall Hagan scores for Gosforth
66:00 Try 34 - 5
Try for Hartlepool Rovers
64:00 Yellow Card
Darren Kelly is yellow carded for Gosforth
59:00 Try 34 - 0
Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
49:00 Conversion 29 - 0
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
End of period 1
38:00 Try 27 - 0
Angus Miller scores for Gosforth
31:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
30:00 Try 20 - 0
Darren Kelly scores for Gosforth
26:00 Conversion 15 - 0
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
25:00 Try 13 - 0
Olly Stephenson scores for Gosforth
8:00 Try 8 - 0
Liam Hawthorn scores for Gosforth
3:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
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  • Gosforth
  • Hartlepool Rovers
  • 0
  • Mark Anderson Penalty 3:00'
  • Liam Hawthorn Try 8:00'
  • Olly Stephenson Try 25:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 26:00'
  • Darren Kelly Try 30:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 31:00'
  • Angus Miller Try 38:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 49:00'
  • Mathew Struthers Try 59:00'
  • Darren Kelly Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Try 66:00'
  • Aidan McCall Hagan Try 75:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 76:00'

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# 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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