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Hartlepool Rovers
A Smith, S Railton
D Fawcett
Penalty Try
Sat 17 Feb 14:15 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumberland 1 Full time

Hartlepool Rovers 19 Guisborough 48

Hartlepool Rovers blew the chance to climb above Guisborough in the table after this heavy 48-19 defeat.

The Whites trailed Guisborough by a place and a point in Durham Northumberland One but turned in a woeful display at the New Friarage against opponents who had been thrashed 35-0 at Stockton in their last match.

Rovers simply weren’t good enough and got exactly what their performance warranted.
Daz Fawcett had a fourth minute penalty but his 35 metre kick was badly struck and Guisborough scored their first try after 14 minutes when James Clark crossed in the right hand corned and also converted.

The lead was doubled on 27 minutes when Mark Ferguson picked off a Fawcett kick and ran home from halfway, Clark converting.

Adam Smith pulled a try back for Rovers on the half hour mark when he squeezed in at the Steetley Corner after good approach play by Callum Whitehead and Fawcett who kicked an excellent touchline conversion.

Clark was then allowed to break from just inside the Rovers’ half after a missed tackle and Liam Corcoran finished off the break for a 19-7 half time lead for the visitors.

The Friaragemen looked to have been handed a great chance to fightback when Sam Whyman was sent off early in the second half for a spear tackle on Chrissy Harrison who was later forced off the pitch.

Guisborough extended their lead to 26-7 when Clark kicked over the Rovers’ cover and Jack Robinson ran on to pick up and easily score, Clark adding the extra points.

Six minutes later, the Priorymen made it 33-7 when gaps appeared in the backline and number eight Rob Leggott scored in the Railway Corner, Clark again converting well from the touchline.

Steven Railton then had little space to use when he received the ball from Steven Barnfield but he broke clear and had the strength to make it to the line from 50 metres out to cut the lead to 33-12.

Within six minutes, the Tykes cancelled this score out when Phil Shields hit the line and also went in at the Railway Corner and the lead was now 38-12.

Corcoran went on to score his second try after 73 minutes to belie Guisborough having only 13 men, Clark’s conversion making the lead 45-12.

The White Shirts got a consolation try with two minutes to go when Guisborough illegally halted a drive to their line, the automatic conversion cutting the deficit to 45-19.

The closing seconds saw Clark run the clock down by kicking a 38 metre penalty for a 48-19 win for his team.

Rovers travel to play Gateshead on Saturday.

Rovers: Pelser, A Smith, S Barnfield, Gunn, C Harrison, Fawcett, Stephenson, Pinchen, Cookland, Lloyd, Langley (sin bin 44), Little, Maguire, Wood, Whitehead (c). Subs used: M Railton, S Railton, Burnside

Guisborough: Shields, Suthers, Robinson, Clark, Ferguson, Whyman (sent off 44), Conway, Berriman, Taggart, Hodgson, Henderson, Cahill, Corcoran, Muir (sin bin 72), Leggott (c). Subs used: Fincken-Hayes, Towers, Ruff

Referee: Andrew Scott (Durham Society)
Report: Ian Kelly

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Key moments

Try Adam Smith scores for Hartlepool Rovers
Conversion Dazz Fawcett kicks a conversion for Hartlepool Rovers
Try Stevie Railton scores for Hartlepool Rovers


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75:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Hartlepool Rovers
50:00 Try 12 - 0
Stevie Railton scores for Hartlepool Rovers
50:00 Missed Conversion
Dazz Fawcett misses a conversion for Hartlepool Rovers
44:00 Yellow Card
Dylan Langley is yellow carded for Hartlepool Rovers
40:00 Sub On
Stevie Railton is substituted on for Hartlepool Rovers
40:00 Sub On
Michael Railton is substituted on for Hartlepool Rovers
40:00 Sub On
Mark Burnside is substituted on for Hartlepool Rovers
End of period 1
30:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Dazz Fawcett kicks a conversion for Hartlepool Rovers
30:00 Try 5 - 0
Adam Smith scores for Hartlepool Rovers
4:00 Missed Penalty
Dazz Fawcett misses a penalty for Hartlepool Rovers
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hartlepool Rovers
  • Guisborough
  • 0
  • Adam Smith Try 30:00'
  • Dazz Fawcett Conversion 30:00'
  • Stevie Railton Sub On 40:00'
  • Michael Railton Sub On 40:00'
  • Mark Burnside Sub On 40:00'
  • Dylan Langley Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Stevie Railton Try 50:00'
  • Penalty Try 75:00'

Team selection

Pelser, Tazz Pelser, Tazz
Smith, Adam Smith, Adam
Barnfield, Steven Barnfield, Steven
Gunn, Jack Gunn, Jack
Harrison, Chrissy Harrison, Chrissy
Fawcett , Dazz Fawcett , Dazz
Stevenson, Matty Stevenson, Matty
Whitehead, Callum Whitehead, Callum
Mcquire, Squid Mcquire, Squid
Wood, Liam Wood, Liam
Little, joseph Little, joseph
Langley, Dylan Langley, Dylan
Lloyd, Billy Lloyd, Billy
Cookland, Danny Cookland, Danny
Pinchen, Ian Pinchen, Ian

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Consett 26 111
2. Durham City 26 111
3. South Shields Westoe 26 108
4. Barnard Castle 25 103
5. Horden and Peterlee 26 71
6. Gateshead 24 60
7. Hartlepool Rovers 26 57

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