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Casuals 2nds
Long Buckby RFC
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Full time
Unknown (3), D Roberts, N Twigg
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N Twigg, D Roberts
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - League

What a difference a week makes!

Bucks go off to play into the lions den with just 14 players

Morale was high for the Bucks this week with the expectation of a full team and even a reserve! Unfortunately one didn't show and another was needed to bolster the 1sts bench but the remaining 14 were up to the challenge.

Casual 2nds were a big, physical pack with a full bench. From the first whistle Casual's dominance in the game was apparent and without a kicker for Bucks it would be difficult for them to alleviate pressure on their try line. The first 10 mins saw Casuals turn the advantage of the extra man into 2 tries. But as Bucks started to get hold of the ball and put some good interplay together this led to two tries scored by Scott Bayes and Adam Foster plus a conversion by Nick Twigg. However Casuals managed to regain their dominance to score their 4th try on 28 minutes. There followed some good defensive work by Bucks as the scratch team started to gel together, which culminated in the 10 minutes before half time Casuals receiving 2 yellow cards for separate incidents and unfortunately another try.

The second half saw Bucks come out and put pressure on Casuals and it looked as if Bucks would score however a turn over by Casuals in their 22 saw them exploit the extra man advantage to score their 6th try of the afternoon. In the 7th minute Casuals received their 3rd yellow of the day. With the numbers now even Scott Bayes was able to go over for his 2nd try on the 9th minute. Unfortunately the 10th minute saw Fred Saunders leave the field of play with an AC joint injury. Casuals lent Bucks a player so they didn't have to drop further to 13 but he couldn't match the strength of play that Fred was bringing to the game. Casuals were the next to score on 18 minutes, but Bucks came up with a try by Dave Roberts. At this stage a number of players were feeling the worse for wear and Callum Evans, Man of the Match last week, was feeling the pressure more than most. Scott Bayes stepped up to relieve Callum in the front row of the scrum. Casuals began better exploiting their extra man by quickly moving the ball out wide which gave them two tries in rapid succession. Callum came off on 35 minutes. Nick Twigg managed to intercept a pass and ran in a try which was converted by Dave Roberts. In the dying seconds of the game Bucks put one last effort in which saw Scott Bayes being stopped millimeters short of the line.

Every single player put their body on the line, but ultimately man of the match was awarded to Jamie Clarke who led from the front with fabulous interlink play both in attack and support helping Bucks mask their lower numbers. If 14 can perform like this, just imagine what it would be like with a full team and bench. Come on lads get in the mix!!

Despite being unable to play, Will Howells and Ross McPhillips came and supported the team.

Tries :Scott Bayes (2), Adam Foster , Dave Roberts, Nick Twigg
Conversion: Nick Twigg, Dave Roberts
Team Oliver Sitch, Dave Roberts, Callum Evans,Jamie Clarke, Andrew Tarplee,Robert Cantrill, Scott Bayes, Adam Foster, Fred Saunders, Joel Marshall, Nick Twigg, -, C Pullen, Steve Cantrill, Jacob Draper.

Key moments

2:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
2:00
Conversion Conversion for Casuals 2nds
10:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
15:00
Conversion Nick Twigg kicks a conversion for Long Buckby RFC
15:00
Try Try for Long Buckby RFC
16:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
25:00
Try Try for Long Buckby RFC
28:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
4:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
9:00
Try Try for Long Buckby RFC
18:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
25:00
Try Dave Roberts scores for Long Buckby RFC
27:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
30:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
37:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds
38:00
Try Nick Twigg scores for Long Buckby RFC
38:00
Conversion Dave Roberts kicks a conversion for Long Buckby RFC
39:00
Try Try for Casuals 2nds

Highlights

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39:00 Try 52 - 29
Try for Casuals 2nds
38:00 Try 47 - 29
Nick Twigg scores for Long Buckby RFC
38:00 Conversion 47 - 24
Dave Roberts kicks a conversion for Long Buckby RFC
37:00 Try 47 - 22
Try for Casuals 2nds
35:00 Sub Off
Callum Evans is substituted off for Long Buckby RFC
30:00 Try 42 - 22
Try for Casuals 2nds
27:00 Try 32 - 22
Try for Casuals 2nds
25:00 Try 27 - 22
Dave Roberts scores for Long Buckby RFC
18:00 Try 27 - 12
Try for Casuals 2nds
10:00 Sub Off
Substitution off for Long Buckby RFC
9:00 Try 12 - 5
Try for Long Buckby RFC
7:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Casuals 2nds
4:00 Try 12 - 0
Try for Casuals 2nds
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Casuals 2nds
38:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Casuals 2nds
30:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Casuals 2nds
28:00 Try 37 - 22
Try for Casuals 2nds
25:00 Try 27 - 17
Try for Long Buckby RFC
16:00 Try 22 - 12
Try for Casuals 2nds
15:00 Try 17 - 10
Try for Long Buckby RFC
15:00 Conversion 17 - 12
Nick Twigg kicks a conversion for Long Buckby RFC
10:00 Try 17 - 5
Try for Casuals 2nds
2:00 Try 7 - 0
Try for Casuals 2nds
2:00 Conversion 2 - 0
Conversion for Casuals 2nds
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Casuals 2nds
  • Long Buckby RFC
  • 0
  • Try 2:00'
  • Conversion 2:00'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Nick Twigg Conversion 15:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Try 28:00'
  • Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Try 4:00'
  • Yellow Card 7:00'
  • Try 9:00'
  • Sub Off 10:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Dave Roberts Try 25:00'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Callum Evans Sub Off 35:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Nick Twigg Try 38:00'
  • Dave Roberts Conversion 38:00'
  • Try 39:00'

Team selection

Cantrill, Steve Cantrill, Steve
Cantrill, Robert Cantrill, Robert
Draper, Jacob Draper, Jacob
Twigg, Nick Twigg, Nick
Marshall, Joel Marshall, Joel
Tarplee, Andrew Tarplee, Andrew
Evans, Callum Evans, Callum
Roberts, Dave Roberts, Dave
Sitch, Oliver Sitch, Oliver

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