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1st XV - Match centre

Reading
High Wycombe
J Mitchell, A Dorliac, C Greig-Jenkins, W Proctor-Searle
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
S Bowers (2), Unknown
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
S Bowers
Penalties
Unknown
Penalty Try
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties North Full time

READING 34 HIGH WYCOMBE 24 S COUNTIES NORTH 21 04 18

READING 34 HIGH WYCOMBE 24 S COUNTIES NORTH 21 04 18

Reading finished the season with their fourth bonus point win in a row in an open and entertaining game against local rivals High Wycombe. Reading achieved the double over their Bucks’ opponents by scoring five tries to three, in stark contrast to the away game when only nine points were scored.
The Reading scrummage which has looked very solid in recent weeks was again to the fore giving their backs a good supply of ball and disrupting the Wycombe possession. As early as the first ten minutes this dominance told as from a solid scrum No 8 Ashley Chapman who had a storming game, made a clean break and a good pass by Bowers put full back James Mitchell in for a try.
Wycombe who were offloading well came back into the game and their outside half jinked through the Reading lines for a good individual try which he converted to give his team the lead.
Reading slowly got on top using Chapman, Ryan Smith and Charlie Davies to punch holes in the Wycombe defence and regained the lead when the Wycombe defence were unable to stop a Davies break from halfway. He slipped the ball to Dorliac close to the line who ran in for a try which Bowers converted.
Reading quickly extended their lead when after multiple phases they moved the ball wide to winger Chris Greig who beat his man to score near the posts for Bowers to convert and give Reading a 19-7 half time lead.
Wycombe started the second half with a well worked converted try down the narrow side from a short penalty. But Reading hit back almost at once and again their scrum dominance told when they disrupted a Wycombe scrum close to the line and worked the ball out to Will Proctor-Searle who scored an unconverted try in the corner.
Wycombe then reduced the Reading lead with a penalty but Bowers immediately responded for Reading to make the score 27-17. Reading were on top at this stage but were knocked back when a promising passing move was intercepted by one of the Wycombe centres for a breakaway try which was converted to make the score 27-24.
This led to a nervous ten minutes for the hosts but eventually their forward dominance told as they drove a line out close to the Wycombe line which Wycombe brought down and the referee had no hesitation in giving a penalty try.
This was a good Reading win on the basis of another strong forward display. The front row of Pallett. King and Nichol achieved dominance at scrum time. James Mitchell and Greig in the backs always posed threats and skipper Charlie Davies with an all action performance led by example.
An upbeat Ben Wills, the Reading coach. congratulated his team on another good performance and saw the end of season run as a good base to take off from for next season.
Scorers: Tries: James Mitchell, Alex Dorliac, Chris Greig, Will Proctor-Searle, Penalty
Cons: Sam Bowers (2) Pen: Bowers (1)
READING: James Mitchell; Will Proctor-Searle, Alex Dorliac, Grant Spears, Chris Greig; Alex Murray-Smith, Sam Bowers; Josh Pallett, Steve King, Josh Nicol, Ryan Smith, Steve Orwin, Fraser Koefman, Charlie Davies, Ashley Chapman. Replacements: Sam Taylor, Seb Assefuah, Ben Mitchell
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Key moments

9:34
Try James Mitchell scores for Reading
19:37
Try Try for High Wycombe
20:42
Conversion Conversion for High Wycombe
34:03
Try Alexander Dorliac scores for Reading
34:46
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
38:28
Try Chris Greig-Jenkins scores for Reading
39:37
Conversion Sam Bowers kicks a conversion for Reading
42:49
Try Try for High Wycombe
43:32
Conversion Conversion for High Wycombe
48:26
Try William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
57:19
Penalty Penalty kicked for High Wycombe
58:44
Penalty Sam Bowers kicks a penalty for Reading
65:58
Try Try for High Wycombe
66:41
Conversion Conversion for High Wycombe
78:22
Conversion Conversion for Reading

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80:00 +0:37 Sub Off
Alex Murray-Smith is substituted off for Reading
79:58 Sub On
Ben Mitchell is substituted on for Reading
78:22 Conversion 34 - 24
Conversion for Reading
77:48 Sub Off
William Proctor-Searle is substituted off for Reading
77:39 Sub On
Sam Taylor is substituted on for Reading
72:57 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Reading
66:41 Conversion 27 - 24
Conversion for High Wycombe
66:15 Sub Off
Stephen Orwin is substituted off for Reading
66:09 Sub On
Sebastian Assefuah is substituted on for Reading
65:58 Try 27 - 22
Try for High Wycombe
58:44 Penalty 27 - 17
Sam Bowers kicks a penalty for Reading
57:19 Penalty 24 - 17
Penalty kicked for High Wycombe
49:37 Missed Conversion
Sam Bowers misses a conversion for Reading
48:26 Try 24 - 14
William Proctor-Searle scores for Reading
43:32 Conversion 19 - 14
Conversion for High Wycombe
42:49 Try 19 - 12
Try for High Wycombe
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39:37 Conversion 19 - 7
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38:28 Try 17 - 7
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34:46 Conversion 12 - 7
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34:03 Try 10 - 7
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20:42 Conversion 5 - 7
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19:37 Try 5 - 5
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10:26 Missed Conversion
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9:34 Try 5 - 0
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As it happened

  • Reading
  • High Wycombe
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  • James Mitchell Try 9:34'
  • Try 19:37'
  • Conversion 20:42'
  • Alexander Dorliac Try 34:03'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 34:46'
  • Chris Greig-Jenkins Try 38:28'
  • Sam Bowers Conversion 39:37'
  • Try 42:49'
  • Conversion 43:32'
  • William Proctor-Searle Try 48:26'
  • Penalty 57:19'
  • Sam Bowers Penalty 58:44'
  • Try 65:58'
  • Sebastian Assefuah Sub On 66:09'
  • Stephen Orwin Sub Off 66:15'
  • Conversion 66:41'
  • Penalty Try 72:57'
  • Sam Taylor Sub On 77:39'
  • William Proctor-Searle Sub Off 77:48'
  • Conversion 78:22'
  • Ben Mitchell Sub On 79:58'
  • Alex Murray-Smith Sub Off 80:00 +0:37'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Beaconsfield 22 104
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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