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2nd XV - Match centre

Long Eaton 2nd XV
Moderns 2nd XV
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - League Full time

Long Eaton 2's v Nottingham Moderns 2's

Long Eaton 2's v Nottingham Moderns 2's

A day that will live long in the memory for a number of Long Eaton rugby clubs senior players....for the 1st time in years the 2nd XV were playing and representing the club at a competitive level. The message for the day....repay the faith shown in us by the club with a resounding win and that's just what we did.
The game started with Long Eaton immediately piling on the pressure. With hard strong running and big first up tackles from the forwards the moderns defence unable to settle. Strong rucking allowed little Jimmy Jowett to give good quick ball to the backs eventually ending up in the arms of our own tank Luke Daft who ran the ball in for the first score. More of the same followed throughout the first half with further tries being added through Ryan Bigbrows Holden, Hamish Blair and Luke Brookes, Oliver Quail adding the extras. The half time score 22 - 3 to Long Eaton.
The second half required exactly the same performance as the 1st as not too allow Moderns a way back into the game. Long Eatons only score in the half saw a textbook lineout and maul from the forwards lead to Tom Jowett going over the line.
Although not as score filled as the first half a great showing of courage and heart on our own try line saw Moderns have to run half the pitch sideward to score in the corner (somewhat dubiously).
All in all I must say it was a huge honour to lead the lads out into this seasons league campaign and just as promised I believe we went someway to repay some of that faith shown in us. But its a long hard season and everybody will now be looking to stop us. In the famous words of Evs "Steely focus" going into next weeks game.
FINAL SCORE - Lon Eaton 2nd XV 29 - Notingham Moderns 2nd XV 8
MOM - Luke Brookes - For an outstanding all round performance
DOD - Arron Duggan - For the butchery of a perfectly set up pepsi max.

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