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1st XV - Match centre

Hertford
Barnes
M Allan, B Creasey
Full time
F Carlisle, A Hind, T O'Toole, M Cornish, J Franklin
S Taylor (2)
A Hind
S Taylor
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - London & SE Division - London & SE Premier

Hertford 1stXV 17 V Barnes 1stXV 23

Hertford fell to their first defeat of the season on Saturday at Hoe Lane against a composed well organised Barnes side that were comfortable in possession of the ball and determined in defence without it.

Both sides showed an admirable resolve to play running rugby and the spectacle, despite the result for home supporters was worth the admission fee, with Hertford putting in a performance that on another day may have yielded a victory.

Both teams contested the early stages well but on eight minutes a high clearance went unchallenged by the home side, two passes and missed tackles later Barnes were in for the first five pointer which would have been seven but for the intervention of the woodwork.

With this wake up call Hertford began to work to get a foothold in the game and after a period of possession did so when Sean Taylor was on the mark with a penalty to reduce the deficit to two points.

Hertford -v- Barnes
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Two minutes later the home side were reduced to fourteen as winger Jack Mitchell received Hertford’s first yellow of the season for a tackle offence. Despite Barnes having the numerical advantage it was Hertford that were pressing for the majority of the ten minutes punishment and indeed they may well have scored as hooker Luke Ellis nearly crowned his debut game with a try but was tripped with a flailing leg as he endeavoured to do so. With no sanction from the official the injustice was compounded as a loose carry was seized upon by the visitors and they broke downfield, the pressure engendered eventually told as they made the extra man count for a converted score.

With Hertford restored to a full contingent Barnes stretched their lead further when the Hertford scrum coughed up a penalty on their 22, not deterred the hosts continued to take the game to their opponents and from a scrum deep in the Barnes red zone the ball found its way to fly half Ben Lloyd whose well weighted long miss pass allowed wing Michael Allen to scoot in for the score. Taylor was on the money with a difficult conversion as he banked the extras. 10-15 H.T.

On resumption of the contest Hertford had their best spell of the game in terms of ownership of the ball and territory but were unable to find the clinical edge to break through the visitors defence until on sixty five minutes scrum half Ben Creasey won a high kick well just into the Barnes half, good presentation saw lock Matt Perks take it on before sublime passing skills from Torran McDougall and Michael Allen put Creasey into finish just to the left of the posts for a converted score.

Hertford needed to remain composed as they led for the first time in the game, but a galvanised Barnes drew another penalty minutes later to restore their precedence. With Hertford still well in the game some perhaps unwise game management then took place as the Hoe side desperately tried to get on terms, this allied with loose handling putting the brakes on any momentum generated. The task of rescuing the game was then made more difficult as an unconverted interception try took the visitors lead out to six points and despite great efforts by the home side that remained the arrears when the final whistle blew.

Key moments

6:00
Try Fraser Carlisle scores for Barnes
14:00
Penalty Sean Taylor kicks a penalty for Hertford
26:00
Try Alexander Hind scores for Barnes
27:00
Conversion Alexander Hind kicks a conversion for Barnes
37:00
Try Michael Allan scores for Hertford
38:00
Conversion Sean Taylor kicks a conversion for Hertford
54:00
Try Ben Creasey scores for Hertford
55:00
Conversion Sean Taylor kicks a conversion for Hertford
56:00
Try Jack Franklin scores for Barnes
58:00
Try Tom O'Toole scores for Barnes
68:00
Try Matt Cornish scores for Barnes

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Hertford -v- Barnes
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Hertford -v- Barnes

Highlights

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75:00 Sub On
Matthew Perks is substituted on for Hertford
75:00 Sub Off
Oliver Cain is substituted off for Hertford
69:00 Sub Off
Stuart Smart is substituted off for Hertford
69:00 Sub On
Aaron Lowe is substituted on for Hertford
68:00 Try 17 - 27
Matt Cornish scores for Barnes
64:00 Sub On
Chris Scott is substituted on for Barnes
64:00 Sub Off
Hamish Reeves is substituted off for Barnes
59:00 Sub Off
Chris Scott is substituted off for Barnes
59:00 Sub On
Jack Franklin is substituted on for Barnes
58:00 Try 17 - 22
Tom O'Toole scores for Barnes
56:00 Sub On
Hamish Reeves is substituted on for Barnes
56:00 Try 17 - 17
Jack Franklin scores for Barnes
55:00 Conversion 17 - 12
Sean Taylor kicks a conversion for Hertford
54:00 Try 15 - 12
Ben Creasey scores for Hertford
40:00 Sub On
Harry Morgan is substituted on for Hertford
40:00 Sub On
Kyle Lemon is substituted on for Hertford
40:00 Sub Off
Aaron Lowe is substituted off for Hertford
40:00 Sub On
Tim Matthews is substituted on for Hertford
40:00 Sub Off
Torran McDougall is substituted off for Hertford
40:00 Sub Off
Louis Castiglione is substituted off for Hertford
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 10 - 12
Sean Taylor kicks a conversion for Hertford
37:00 Try 8 - 12
Michael Allan scores for Hertford
30:00 Yellow Card
Russel Nimmo is yellow carded for Barnes
27:00 Conversion 3 - 12
Alexander Hind kicks a conversion for Barnes
26:00 Try 3 - 10
Alexander Hind scores for Barnes
16:00 Yellow Card
Jack Mitchell is yellow carded for Hertford
14:00 Penalty 3 - 5
Sean Taylor kicks a penalty for Hertford
10:00 Sub On
Chris Scott is substituted on for Barnes
10:00 Sub Off
Ciaran Smyth is substituted off for Barnes
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Fraser Carlisle scores for Barnes
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hertford
  • Barnes
  • 0
  • Fraser Carlisle Try 6:00'
  • Ciaran Smyth Sub Off 10:00'
  • Chris Scott Sub On 10:00'
  • Sean Taylor Penalty 14:00'
  • Jack Mitchell Yellow Card 16:00'
  • Alexander Hind Try 26:00'
  • Alexander Hind Conversion 27:00'
  • Russel Nimmo Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Michael Allan Try 37:00'
  • Sean Taylor Conversion 38:00'
  • Louis Castiglione Sub Off 40:00'
  • Harry Morgan Sub On 40:00'
  • Torran McDougall Sub Off 40:00'
  • Tim Matthews Sub On 40:00'
  • Aaron Lowe Sub Off 40:00'
  • Kyle Lemon Sub On 40:00'
  • Ben Creasey Try 54:00'
  • Sean Taylor Conversion 55:00'
  • Jack Franklin Try 56:00'
  • Hamish Reeves Sub On 56:00'
  • Tom O'Toole Try 58:00'
  • Jack Franklin Sub On 59:00'
  • Chris Scott Sub Off 59:00'
  • Hamish Reeves Sub Off 64:00'
  • Chris Scott Sub On 64:00'
  • Matt Cornish Try 68:00'
  • Aaron Lowe Sub On 69:00'
  • Stuart Smart Sub Off 69:00'
  • Matthew Perks Sub On 75:00'
  • Oliver Cain Sub Off 75:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Sean Taylor, Sean
Mitchell, Jack Mitchell, Jack
Smart, Stuart Smart, Stuart
Lowe, Aaron Lowe, Aaron
Allan, Michael Allan, Michael
Lloyd, Ben Lloyd, Ben
Creasey, Ben Creasey, Ben
Archer, David Archer, David
Cain, Oliver Cain, Oliver
Joannou, Chris Joannou, Chris
Perks, Matthew Perks, Matthew
Matthews, Tim Matthews, Tim
Prince, Jamie Prince, Jamie
Ellis, Luke Ellis, Luke
Castiglione, Louis Castiglione, Louis
Barnes
  • 1. Hugo Scott
  • 2. Will Armitage
  • 3. Alistair Ryan
  • 4. Steel Matthew
  • 5. Jamie Collins
  • 6. Russel Nimmo
  • 7. Ciaran Smyth
  • 8. Alexander Hind
  • 9. Jack Franklin
  • 10. Charlie Wicks
  • 11. Marty Martey
  • 12. Danny Holmes
  • 13. Matt Cornish
  • 14. Fraser Carlisle
  • 15. Tom O'Toole
  • 16. TOM McArthur
  • 17. Chris Scott
  • 18. Hamish Reeves

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Tring 10 43
2. Barnes 10 42
3. Hertford 10 42
4. Guernsey 10 40
5. Westcliff 10 32
6. Sutton & Epsom 10 29
7. Sidcup 10 27

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