1st XV - Match centre

Marlborough
North Dorset
S Gouldbourn (2), J Williams, R Vuira, J Lynd (2)
Full time
J Williams (4)
Sat 22 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South

Marlborough 38 - 28 North Dorset

Another exciting game and a great way to finish off the season

Marlborough completed their season with an excellent 5th place finish after an exciting game. The visitors this time were North Dorset on another sunny afternoon. The home team made a great start to the game with some fast and flowing rugby. Carrying on the display from the win against Wimborne the team were soon on the attack and moving the ball at every opportunity. Scrum half Jake Williams was able to give quick ball to outside half Moree Nailago, who was then able to call the moves and set up the backs. Maika Qiolevu and Ratu Vuira were showing some great skills and always looking to link up with some exciting play. The quick ruck ball was causing the visitors problems and early tries were taken by Sam Gouldbourn, Jake Williams and Ratu Vuira. Williams converting 2 of the tries. At 19-0 the team were looking for an early bonus point, but North Dorset came charging back into the game. Their pacy winger was always a threat and the visitors grabbed a couple of tries and converted both for a half time score of 19-14.
A good team talk at half time and Marlborough started the second half as they started the first and back to the flowing rugby. Number 8 Inosi Laqekoro, who caused problems all day with his powerful running, was constantly looking to break through the defensive line.
His fellow back rower Sam Gouldbourn was usually in support. Gouldbourn scored his second try to cap off a great season for him. Also there were two tries for Jack Lynd. Williams converted 2 of the second half tries. As with the first half, North Dorset did come back at the home team and again scored 2 converted tries of their own, so that the first and half second half scores mirrored each other, to give a final score of 38-28.

The game was followed by a great celebration of the season with the Players Awards night.
Marlborough 1sts Player of the Year : Garth Bari and Semisi Rasivo
Alfreds Nomads Player of the Year : Jake Horwood
Marlborough Most Improved Player of the Year : Curtis Dawkins
Marlborough RFC Core Values Award : Adam Whatley

Congratulations to all on organising a great evening and well done to everyone this season

Key moments

7:00
Try Sam Gouldbourn scores for Marlborough
8:00
Conversion Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
15:00
Try Jake Williams scores for Marlborough
23:00
Try Ratu Vuira scores for Marlborough
24:00
Conversion Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
50:00
Try Sam Gouldbourn scores for Marlborough
51:00
Conversion Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
65:00
Try Jack Lynd scores for Marlborough
66:00
Conversion Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
77:00
Try Jack Lynd scores for Marlborough

Highlights

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77:00 Try 38 - 0
Jack Lynd scores for Marlborough
66:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
65:00 Try 31 - 0
Jack Lynd scores for Marlborough
51:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
50:00 Try 24 - 0
Sam Gouldbourn scores for Marlborough
End of period 1
24:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
23:00 Try 17 - 0
Ratu Vuira scores for Marlborough
15:00 Try 12 - 0
Jake Williams scores for Marlborough
8:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jake Williams kicks a conversion for Marlborough
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Sam Gouldbourn scores for Marlborough
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As it happened

  • Marlborough
  • North Dorset
  • 0
  • Sam Gouldbourn Try 7:00'
  • Jake Williams Conversion 8:00'
  • Jake Williams Try 15:00'
  • Ratu Vuira Try 23:00'
  • Jake Williams Conversion 24:00'
  • Sam Gouldbourn Try 50:00'
  • Jake Williams Conversion 51:00'
  • Jack Lynd Try 65:00'
  • Jake Williams Conversion 66:00'
  • Jack Lynd Try 77:00'

Team selection

Westcott, Russell Westcott, Russell
Vuira, Ratu Vuira, Ratu
Qiolevu, Maika Qiolevu, Maika
Ranatora, Jimione Ranatora, Jimione
Grant, Will Grant, Will
Nailago, Moree Nailago, Moree
Williams, Jake Williams, Jake
Laqekoro, Inosi Laqekoro, Inosi
Gouldbourn, Sam Gouldbourn, Sam
TAVAGA, Josaia TAVAGA, Josaia
Lynd, Jack Lynd, Jack
Pittams, Jamie Pittams, Jamie
Robanakadavu, Wilden Robanakadavu, Wilden
Kotobalavu, Epeli Kotobalavu, Epeli
Moala, Lemeki Moala, Lemeki

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Wimborne 22 93
2. Trowbridge 22 81
3. Sherborne 22 81
4. Swanage & Wareham 22 79
5. Marlborough 22 78
6. Devizes 22 50
7. North Dorset 22 47

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