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1st XV - Match centre

Hartlepool
Sedgefield
A Lawrence, T Hall, A Ainley (4), P Wilson
Tries
A Lawrence (5)
Conversions
A Lawrence
Penalties
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 2 Full time

Pool remain in 4th after 51-12 win over Sedgefield

Adam Ainley was "on fire" for Pool with four tries as they secure bonus point win to keep the pressure on Whitley Bay Rockliffe and Whitby.

Stand in captain Patrick Wilson won the toss and Pool played down the Mayfield Park bank. Pool took the lead after three minutes when Sedgefield were penalised for being off side at the ruck and winger Anthony Lawrence trusty right foot , secured the first points with a kick from 30 metres. 3-0

Five minutes later, Pool scored the first try of the game , following a scrum on the half way line, Tom Johnson picked up and drew in a few defenders before passing to full back Adam Ainley who joined the attacking line at pace and beat one player before linking up with winger Anthony Lawrence who bounced off the last defender to score in the corner. Lawrence conversion made the score 10-0.

Sedgefield came into the game and had a period of five minutes worth of pressure but Pool defence was excellent.

Hartlepool vs Sedgefield
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With thirteen minutes gone in a repeat of the first try , number 8 Tom Johnson picked up and made 10 metres with a strong run , John Carney cleared the ruck and Patrick Wilson released the backs which saw the ball passed along the backs division before Adam Ainley cut inside and changed the direction of play , then he shipped the ball to winger Tyler Hall who beat the last man to score in the corner . 15-0.

Pool were putting together some superb passage of plays and on one such move, Adam Ainley went on a jinky run which saw him beat three players to score under the penalty posts . Lawrence’s conversion was missed but the score increased to 20-0.

On the stroke of half time, a long clearance kick was caught by Adam Ainley who went on an allusive run which saw him side stepping past two players to score under posts for his second and Pool's 4th try. 27-0.

The second half saw Pool continue to dominant and a great break from stand off Tom Lister saw him beat two players and as he looked to score, he was stopped by a cracking covering tackle , however Jon Carney was in support and he flipped ball to Patrick Wilson who touched down in the corner for Pool's 5th try. Lawrence conversion increased the score to 34-0.

Pool expansive play was paying dividends and an impressive move which saw the direction of play go first on the left hand side and then attack the open side with Neil, Tom Stead and Sam Kitching heavily involved. Jon Carney was again on hand to pass to Adam Ainley to score in corner for Pool's 6th try 39-0. Lawrence superb conversion touch line kick saw the score extend to 41-0.

Sedgefield got a deserved try following an impressive series of forwards drives which made 20 metres, the ball was then passed along the backs, before a missed pass to centre saw him score from close range 41-7.

Pool came back into the game , a clearance kick from the away side was caught by substitute winger Dean Ryan passed to centre Keagen Thomas who went on a storming 40 metre run leaving several players in his wake. Thomas looked like he was going to score but unselfishly passed to Adam Ainley who touch down in the corner 46-7. Anthony Lawrence was having a fine afternoon with the boot and his conversion made the score 48-7 and a personal tally of 25 points.

With minutes remaining Sedgefield scored their second try , following a line out catch and drive , the ball was driven over from close range to make the final score 48-12.

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Adam Ainley

Player of the Match

Adam Ainley

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Antony Lawrence kicks a penalty for Hartlepool
10:00
Try Antony Lawrence scores for Hartlepool
10:00
Conversion Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
13:00
Try Tyler Hall scores for Hartlepool
20:00
Try Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
39:00
Conversion Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
39:00
Try Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
50:00
Try Patrick Wilson scores for Hartlepool
50:00
Conversion Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
60:00
Try Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
60:00
Conversion Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
70:00
Try Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
70:00
Conversion Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool

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Hartlepool vs Sedgefield
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Hartlepool vs Sedgefield

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Adam Ainley is awarded player of the match for Hartlepool
70:00 Conversion 48 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
70:00 Try 46 - 0
Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
60:00 Conversion 41 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
60:00 Try 39 - 0
Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
50:00 Try 32 - 0
Patrick Wilson scores for Hartlepool
50:00 Conversion 34 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
40:00 Sub On
John Osborne is substituted on for Hartlepool
40:00 Sub On
Liam Pape is substituted on for Hartlepool
40:00 Sub On
Dean Ryan is substituted on for Hartlepool
End of period 1
39:00 Try 27 - 0
Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
39:00 Conversion 22 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
20:00 Try 20 - 0
Adam Ainley scores for Hartlepool
13:00 Try 15 - 0
Tyler Hall scores for Hartlepool
10:00 Conversion 5 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a conversion for Hartlepool
10:00 Try 10 - 0
Antony Lawrence scores for Hartlepool
5:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Antony Lawrence kicks a penalty for Hartlepool
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As it happened

  • Hartlepool
  • Sedgefield
  • 0
  • Antony Lawrence Penalty 5:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Try 10:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Conversion 10:00'
  • Tyler Hall Try 13:00'
  • Adam Ainley Try 20:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Conversion 39:00'
  • Adam Ainley Try 39:00'
  • John Osborne Sub On 40:00'
  • Liam Pape Sub On 40:00'
  • Dean Ryan Sub On 40:00'
  • Patrick Wilson Try 50:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Conversion 50:00'
  • Adam Ainley Try 60:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Conversion 60:00'
  • Adam Ainley Try 70:00'
  • Antony Lawrence Conversion 70:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Acklam 26 123
2. Whitley Bay Rockcliff 25 87
3. Hartlepool 26 84
4. North Shields 26 82
5. Whitby 23 81
6. Ryton 24 73
7. Sunderland 24 59

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