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1st XV - Match centre

Rotherham Clifton
J Drury, D Kitts
T Roberts (2)
T Roberts (4)
Sat 19 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Four Full time

Ossett Vs Rotherham Clifton

Report By Fonquernie

I think it’s safe to say that even before kick-off things were looking positive. Ossett were out and warmed up long before Rotherham had made their way up to the field and drills were going well.

Rotherham had a big pack, very big. Some being quite a few stone heavier than their opposite numbers. Ossett knew what their game plan would be. Rolling maul from one end of the field of the other. Mark and Rob had been practicing breaking this up in training due to them being the more vertically challenged members of the team. As it turned out Rotherham had come with a more open game plan but this played into Ossett’s hands quite well and the smaller and fitter Ossett pack were more mobile around the park opening up the backs with space. This space was exploited by Andy Webber in his usual wrecking ball way
Ossett started strong but were unable to get through the Rotherham defence. However, Rotherham discipline let them down and Ossett were able to capitalise through the boot of Owen Farrell who had kindly stepped in to cover at full back, but would only wear a ginger wig and wear the same ridiculous pink boots as our Michael Flattley fullback (see Stanley Rodillians match report). Albeit not as ridiculous as them f---ing blue things worn by club stalwart and second team player Drury. Tim, I mean Owen, managed to keep the score board ticking over with four penalties in total.

Jonny Karadzic stepped into the fray again with the first team and once again proved himself fan favourite with another man of the match performance at scrum half. Not afraid to take the ball in or stick a Rotherham player on his arse.

In the second half Ossett managed finally to get over the try line with Jack Drury dancing through two defenders, the conversion was added by Roberts. More strong running and hard tacking ensued, Dale Burnley being the stand out amongst the forwards with Dave Hanley not being far behind. Both using their strength and power to hold back the Rotherham forwards.

Ossett managed to keep Clifton away from the try line, they were only able to score once in the game. They tried again but White managed to stop the bigger Clifton player five meters from the Ossett line after a penalty had been given away, dislodging the ball in the process.

Ossett managed to get one more try when Kitts hit the Clifton 10 like Uini Atonio hit Dillon Hartley on Saturday evening and pounced on the resulting loose ball to break free to get over for Ossett’s second try which was duly converted by Roberts again who scored 16 of Ossett’s 26 points. A third try was on the cards as well but it was fumbled just short.

A good team performance all round and its looking promising for the upcoming games against Burley and the steam roller that is Skipton.

Tries: J Drury, Kitts
Conversions: Roberts 2
Penalties: Roberts 4

MOM Points: 5- Karadzic, 4- Burnley, 3- Hanley, 2- Roberts, 1- J Drury

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Hide the Attacker

Key moments

Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Penalty Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Try Jack Drury scores for Ossett
Conversion Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett
Try Duncan Kitts scores for Ossett
Conversion Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett


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8:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett
7:00 Try 24 - 0
Duncan Kitts scores for Ossett
6:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a conversion for Ossett
5:00 Try 17 - 0
Jack Drury scores for Ossett
4:00 Penalty 12 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
3:00 Penalty 9 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
2:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
1:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Tim Roberts kicks a penalty for Ossett
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Ossett
  • Rotherham Clifton
  • 0
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 1:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 2:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 3:00'
  • Tim Roberts Penalty 4:00'
  • Jack Drury Try 5:00'
  • Tim Roberts Conversion 6:00'
  • Duncan Kitts Try 7:00'
  • Tim Roberts Conversion 8:00'

Team selection

Roberts, Tim Roberts, Tim
Tats, Tom Tats, Tom
Kitts, Duncan Kitts, Duncan
Webber, Andy Webber, Andy
Lightfoot, Oliver Lightfoot, Oliver
Drury, Jack Drury, Jack
Karadzic, Jonny Karadzic, Jonny
Burnley, Dale Burnley, Dale
North, Clinton North, Clinton
Young, Rob Young, Rob
Hall, John Hall, John
Fonquernie, Ryan Fonquernie, Ryan
Gierula, Elliot Gierula, Elliot
Stuart, Mark Stuart, Mark
Hanley, Dave Hanley, Dave

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Halifax Vandals 22 90
2. Wensleydale 22 80
3. Skipton 22 78
4. Hessle 22 67
5. Burley 22 57
6. York Railway Institute 22 48
7. Ossett 22 46

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