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1st XV - Match centre

Reading
Drifters
F Koefman, C Greig-Jenkins (4), J Clarke, W Proctor-Searle (2), J Mitchell (2), Unknown, P Czernuszka, S King, B Mitchell
Tries
Unknown, Unknown
S Bowers (12)
Conversions
Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties North Full time

READING 94 DRIFTERS 10 S COUNTIES NORTH 07 04 2018

READING 94 DRIFTERS 10 S COUNTIES NORTH 07 04 2018

Reading were able to fill their boots with fourteen tries against a game but outclassed Drifters team. Towards the end Reading were trying to save time by taking conversions quickly so that they might attempt to reach 100 points. Ironically this gave the visitors the time to score a try themselves to complete the day’s scores.
This was a try Drifters deserved for the efforts they had put in by making sure they competed and completed the fixture during what has been a hard season for them. Several of the star players who won them promotion last season have moved away this year and they have had a hard time, losing all 20 matches so far and gaining just two bonus points.
Reading, of course, have had their troubles too and can be forgiven for enjoying the opportunity to put together in a match the kind of rugby they have been practising in training. The pattern was set right from the beginning as Reading drove the first scrum. Hooker Steve King looked to have scored but the excellent referee, Julian Rainford, decreed he had been held up. No matter, a lineout drive and maul two minutes later set up a try for Fraser Koefman.
Reading began to move the ball among the backs, with the speed of Chris Greig and James Mitchell looking particularly threatening. Good passing down the line still gave Chris Greig work to do but his elusive footwork took him over for a try, Sam Bowers converting. Reading continued to dominate and by half time tries had been scored by James Mitchell, after a break by Ryan Smith, and Will Proctor-Searle (2). His first came after good handling in the backs and the second followed an astute kick from fly half Alex Murray-Smith.
31-0 down at half time Drifters came out strongly in the second half, scoring their first try from a driving maul. Within just a few minutes, however, they were on the receiving end again. First, Chris Greig got away for a try in the corner. Then fellow speedster James Mitchell raced in from distance. Five minutes later Greig scored again and then Ashley Chapman set off on a long run determined to make the line himself, ignoring all support. His self-confidence was justified as he touched down for the try.
The scores kept coming and it was pleasing that Peter Czernuszka was the next to score. Czernuszka has played nearly 150 games for the 1st XV but has been unable to play since the fourth game of the season. He clearly has been missing it because he came on and enjoyed himself, running hard and driving through players at will. Hooker Steve King, another long-term player (131 games) deservedly touched down next, followed by a Ben Mitchell try. Alex Dorliac missed out on a try because of a couple of fumbles but it was his run and link with James Mitchell that set up the last Reading try for Chris Greig.
Bowers put over twelve conversions in all as Reading ran up their highest score since they beat Bletchley 100-7 in 2009.
Tries: Greig (4), Proctor-Searle (2), J Mitchell (2), Koefman, Clarke, Chapman, Czernuszka, King, B Mitchell. Cons: Bowers (12)
READING: James Mitchell; Ben Mitchell, Will Proctor-Searle, Jos Clarke, Chris Greig; Alex Murray-Smith, Sam Bowers; Patrick Johnson, Steve King, Josh Nicol, Ryan Smith, Fraser Keofman, Josh Pallett, Grant Spears, Ashley Chapman. Replacements: Ollie O’Toole, Alex Dorliac, Peter Czernuszka
Ted Goodhew


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Key moments

5:00
Try Fraser Koefman scores for Reading
11:00
Try Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
12:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
19:00
Try Jos Clarke scores for Reading
19:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
25:00
Try William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
36:00
Try William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
37:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
44:00
Try Try for Drifters
46:00
Try Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
47:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
49:00
Try James Mitchell scores for Reading
49:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
52:00
Try Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
52:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
53:00
Try Try for Reading
54:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
57:00
Try James Mitchell scores for Reading
58:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
60:00
Try Pete Czernuszka scores for Reading
61:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
64:00
Try Steve King scores for Reading
65:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
72:00
Try Ben Mitchell scores for Reading
72:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
73:00
Try Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
74:00
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
79:00
Try Try for Drifters

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79:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Drifters
79:00 Try 94 - 10
Try for Drifters
74:00 Conversion 94 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
73:00 Try 92 - 5
Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
72:00 Conversion 87 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
72:00 Try 85 - 5
Ben Mitchell scores for Reading
65:00 Conversion 80 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
64:00 Try 78 - 5
Steve King scores for Reading
61:00 Conversion 73 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
60:00 Try 71 - 5
Pete Czernuszka scores for Reading
58:00 Conversion 66 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
57:00 Try 64 - 5
James Mitchell scores for Reading
54:00 Conversion 59 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
53:00 Try 57 - 5
Try for Reading
52:00 Try 52 - 5
Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
52:00 Conversion 47 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
49:00 Conversion 40 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
49:00 Try 45 - 5
James Mitchell scores for Reading
47:00 Conversion 38 - 5
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
46:00 Try 36 - 5
Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
44:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Drifters
44:00 Try 31 - 5
Try for Drifters
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 31 - 0
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
36:00 Try 29 - 0
William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
35:00 Sub On
Alexander Dorliac is substituted on for Reading
34:00 Sub Off
Jos Clarke is substituted off for Reading
26:00 Missed Conversion
Sam Bowers misses a conversion for Reading
25:00 Try 24 - 0
William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
19:00 Try 17 - 0
Jos Clarke scores for Reading
19:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
12:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
11:00 Try 10 - 0
Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
6:00 Missed Conversion
Sam Bowers misses a conversion for Reading
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Fraser Koefman scores for Reading
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As it happened

  • Reading
  • Drifters
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  • Fraser Koefman Try 5:00'
  • Chris Greig-Jenkins Try 11:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 12:00'
  • Jos Clarke Try 19:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 19:00'
  • William Proctor-Searle Try 25:00'
  • Jos Clarke Sub Off 34:00'
  • Alexander Dorliac Sub On 35:00'
  • William Proctor-Searle Try 36:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 37:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Chris Greig-Jenkins Try 46:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 47:00'
  • James Mitchell Try 49:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 49:00'
  • Chris Greig-Jenkins Try 52:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 52:00'
  • Try 53:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 54:00'
  • James Mitchell Try 57:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 58:00'
  • Pete Czernuszka Try 60:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 61:00'
  • Steve King Try 64:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 65:00'
  • Ben Mitchell Try 72:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 72:00'
  • Chris Greig-Jenkins Try 73:00'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 74:00'
  • Try 79:00'

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2. Windsor 22 90
3. Buckingham 22 88
4. Aylesbury 22 72
5. Thatcham 22 68
6. Wallingford 22 61
7. Reading 22 57

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