Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Petersfield RFC

View

2nd XV - Match centre

Petersfield 2nd XV
Havant 'A' XV
E Matthews (4), R Munro
Full time
Unknown
N Blumlein (2)
Unknown
Sat 6 Jan 14:00 - Hampshire Merit Table - Solent League 2

2s Start 2018 at a Canter

Field's 2nd XV hand Havant A their only loss so far this season with a comfortable win in the relocated Solent 2 fixture.

The recent damp weather impacted the opening rugby fixtures of 2018 with Field’s 1st XV match postponed due to flooding at New Milton and the 2nd XV relocated from Havant to Penns Place, the 3s match at Gosport & Fareham was unaffected.

With the Club flag flying at half-mast, the home fixture provided the Field players and support an earlier than expected opportunity to pay their respects to former Club Chairman and President, Cliff Fairley who passed away in the early hours of New Year’s Day – both teams and their supporters held a minute’s silence before kick-off.

From their kick off, Petersfield established home in Havant territory where they stayed for the bulk of the game, barring a few occasions in both halves.

2018-01-06 2nd XV v Havant 'A'
31 photos

Within three minutes, Field had opened their account through wing, Eddie Mathews, the ball passed simply through the hands from a scrum. The difficult kick from wide on the left was missed by Nick Blumlein but the young stand-off made up for it just five-minutes later with the conversion of yet another Mathews try. This time the winger was first to a ball chipped into the try zone by Blumlein, taking advantage of a quick penalty to flat-foot the Havant defence.

At 12-0 up within the first 10-minutes and seemingly no attacking threat from the opposition, Field appeared to abandon some of their structure and a few rash decisions crept into their play as they attempted to rush the next scores. With possession coughed up through poor passing, handling and one-up runners taking quick penalties, Field continually let the league leaders off the hook, rather than grind them down.

It wasn’t until the final minute of the half that Mathews racked up his hat-trick, once again pouncing on a kick through by Blumlein, who knocked over the conversion. The move began with yet another penalty, as Havant were reduced to 14 following a cynical late hit on the outstanding standoff.

Field made the most of their man advantage within the first minute of Havant’s restart. It was the Blumlein / Mathews axis once more as the former chipped a delicate cross-field kick for the later to chase. Four minutes later it was déjà vu but this time as Blumlein kicked in to the wide-open space on the opposite wing for Rory Munro to collect and cross. Blumlein was unable to add to the tries with either conversion.

Match won, Field had to work hard to maintain their concentration and stifle the visitors when they had possession. However, as Havant regained their fifteenth man, Field lost one – a ‘team’ card for persistent slowing of the ball at the breakdown.

Havant finally made their limited time in Field’s half pay with a few forward drives from a tap and go penalty – not trusting their scrum to provide a stable enough base for their attack.

Having been evenly matched in the first half, Field’s scrum returned to ‘business as usual’ in the second, with the pack driving their opposite numbers off their own ball at times. Field Inaccuracies and the visitor’s desperate defence prevented the home side from scoring again and the game ended at 29-7, Havant kicking dead from a penalty prolong the game with an unlikely attempt at the Field line from deep inside their own 22.

Development Coach, Steve Woolcombe declared himself delighted with the commitment from everyone on what was a heavy pitch, “Haslett played outstandingly at 9, keeping energy and movement in our phase play and Orr was solid at 8 carrying well and putting in massive hits when we most needed it. Our joint men-of-the-match were Blumlein and flanker Ryan Morse – Nick for his great awareness and kicking accuracy and Ryan for his tenacious play showing boundless energy in multiple carries, tackles and turn overs.

Weather permitting, all three of Field’s senior teams will be at home next Saturday and Coach Woolcombe will hope that his side can improve on their performance to beat third-placed Millbrook.

Win a share of £250k for your club

Key moments

3:00
Try Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
9:00
Try Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
10:00
Conversion Nick Blumlein kicks a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
39:00
Try Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
39:30
Conversion Nick Blumlein kicks a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
41:00
Try Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
45:00
Try Rory Munro scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
54:00
Try Try for Havant 'A' XV
55:00
Conversion Conversion for Havant 'A' XV

Videos and photos

2018-01-06 2nd XV v Havant 'A'
31 photos

Highlights

View 0 new events
55:00 Conversion 29 - 7
Conversion for Havant 'A' XV
54:00 Try 29 - 5
Try for Havant 'A' XV
49:00 Yellow Card
Dan Luff is yellow carded for Petersfield 2nd XV
46:00 Missed Conversion
Nick Blumlein misses a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
45:00 Try 29 - 0
Rory Munro scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
42:00 Missed Conversion
Nick Blumlein misses a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
41:00 Try 24 - 0
Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
End of period 1
39:30 Conversion 19 - 0
Nick Blumlein kicks a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
39:00 Try 17 - 0
Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
38:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Havant 'A' XV
10:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Nick Blumlein kicks a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
9:00 Try 10 - 0
Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
4:00 Missed Conversion
Nick Blumlein misses a conversion for Petersfield 2nd XV
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Eddie Matthews scores for Petersfield 2nd XV
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Petersfield 2nd XV
  • Havant 'A' XV
  • 0
  • Eddie Matthews Try 3:00'
  • Eddie Matthews Try 9:00'
  • Nick Blumlein Conversion 10:00'
  • Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Eddie Matthews Try 39:00'
  • Nick Blumlein Conversion 39:30'
  • Eddie Matthews Try 41:00'
  • Rory Munro Try 45:00'
  • Dan Luff Yellow Card 49:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Conversion 55:00'

Team selection

Only authorised club members can view team selection.

League round up

Other Solent League 2 results

Alresford 2nd XV
28
32
Overton 2nd XV
Millbrook 2nd XV
P
P
Portsmouth 3rd XV
Tottonians 3rd XV
27
5
Stoneham

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Petersfield 2nd XV 18 41
2. Overton 2nd XV 14 39
3. Havant 'A' XV 10 37
4. Stoneham 14 35
5. Lymington Mariners 11 33
6. Millbrook 2nd XV 11 31
7. Fareham Heathens 2nd XV 13 30

Affiliations

Club sponsors