1st XV - Report
|Northampton Mens Own||0||vs||85||Towcestrians|
Lewis Shield Semi Final exit for Mens Own
Despite the adverse weather conditions a good crowd of supporters from both clubs turned up at Ashton to watch the Lewis Shield semi final game between Mens Own and Towcester.
The three league gap between the two teams soon became apparent when within 2min Towcester won the first line-out of the game and proceeded with a strong well controlled drive resulting in the first try of the day, the conversion making it 0-7.
The Mens Own squad missing several first team players through injury and being cup-tied gave their all but were no match for a young, strong, well drilled Towcester team that play in Midlands 1 East.
Despite committed efforts from all and in particular John Wootton, Tom Frost, Rob Bloye, Gaareth Hughes and Rob Huckle who came on as replacement Mens Own had no answer to Towcester who controlled the game throughout.
8 tries with 7 conversions made the score at half time 0-54.
Towcester continued scoring in the second half with a further 5 tries with 3 converted for a final score of 0-85.
Report by John Wilson.
Lewis Shield XV: Marc Simmons, Danny Golden, Stuart Brown, Nigel Jones, Gareth Hughes, Matt Brace, John Wootton, Matt Manifold, Craig Wilson, Ian Evans (Capt), Ian Percival, Barry Watts, Tom Frost, Matt Fowler, Rob Bloye.
Replacements Used: Alan Cooney, Rob Huckle, Nick Brown & Lee Kitchen.
Yellow Card: Ian Evans.
Man of the Match: Rob Bloye.