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Eton Manor RFC
Saffron Walden RFC
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Tries
F Murray (3), A Benn, R Curtis (2), O Murphy, J Shaer
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A Keys (6)
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A Keys
Sun 9 Dec 11:00 - Friendly Full time

Walden rule the Manor with 23-55 away win at Eton Manor

An eight try haul for Walden in a super game on the new 3G at Eton manor

Walden looked good in the warm up and were keen to make a strong start on the brand new 3G pitch at Eton Manor. Oh! that changed with the first minute as we gave away a silly penalty and Manor took advantage of the wind on their backs and slotted the kick to take a 3-0 lead! Back on with the game and the lads became organised and more disciplined to retain the ball. We moved upfield and scored through Fraser under the posts to take the lead. Manor were very quick to the breakdown and extremely competitive over the ball which threw the Walden players, we lost our precision and gave away too many penalties and turnovers which frustrated our attacking momentum. Manor scored after a series of good phases, but we responded very quickly in a similar way, Alex Benn driving over in the corner for a first and well-earned try; where was Gaz with the camera when he was needed?? No conversion this time, straight into the wind from the touch-line, no chance! 12-3 with 10 to go until half time but Walden were still not on top of the breakdown, Manor took advantage and won another penalty within range to take a 13-12 lead at the break. We had a well needed talk on the basic changes the team needed to make to turn the game and take the wind advantage we would have in the next half, the good news was the players knew what was required.
Another strong start resulted in a second try for Fraser but Manor came back with their own to retake the lead 20-19, they were looking fit, strong and full of desire. Walden had the better lineout and were solid in the scrum so set piece ball seemed in our favour. This helped set up the next score for Walden, Fraser again, shortly followed by a cracker from Ryan. We leaked another penalty which was kicked but that was to be the last of Manor scoring. Despite Tom coming off injured and a few struggling but no replacement options we started to get the ball wide with the expected return. A penalty kick from Alex followed by tries from Ryan, Oisin and Josh on the stroke of full time gave Walden a well-deserved win 23-55. We need to use the width more often, when we do the return is obvious to see. What was pleasing was the response from the players to coaching input and the desire to run the ball, work some moves. We need to get the ball through the midfield more often and lower the risk at key times but overall a great performance against a streetwise team who excelled in the breakdown. Many thanks to Manor for being such great hosts, we look forward to playing them again soon.
Josh’s work-rate was off the scale. Alex B looked a more seasoned player and put in some excellent carries. We should make a special note that he played at prop to cover a shortage and did a fantastic job, many thanks to Alex for this, a well-deserved MotM award. Olly look strong in the back row, working well with Hugo who adapted to the centre in the second half with aplomb. John and Finn both covered 9 after Tom came off to get them more involved in the game, a sign that the ball was not getting wide enough, often enough!! Overall a very good performance, adapting well to the pitch, wind and lack of players. Great work lads, well done!

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

1:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
5:00
Try Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
5:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
21:00
Conversion Conversion for Eton Manor RFC
21:00
Try Try for Eton Manor RFC
25:00
Try Alex Benn scores for Saffron Walden RFC
34:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
39:00
Try Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
39:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
44:00
Conversion Conversion for Eton Manor RFC
44:00
Try Try for Eton Manor RFC
48:00
Try Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
52:00
Try Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
52:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
54:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
57:00
Penalty Alex Keys kicks a penalty for Saffron Walden RFC
60:00
Try Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
60:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
67:00
Conversion Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
67:00
Try Oisin Murphy scores for Saffron Walden RFC
70:00
Try Josh Shaer scores for Saffron Walden RFC

Highlights

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70:00 Missed Conversion
Alex Keys misses a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
70:00 Try 23 - 55
Josh Shaer scores for Saffron Walden RFC
67:00 Conversion 23 - 45
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
67:00 Try 23 - 50
Oisin Murphy scores for Saffron Walden RFC
60:00 Conversion 23 - 38
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
60:00 Try 23 - 43
Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
57:00 Penalty 23 - 36
Alex Keys kicks a penalty for Saffron Walden RFC
54:00 Penalty 23 - 33
Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
52:00 Try 20 - 31
Ryan Curtis scores for Saffron Walden RFC
52:00 Conversion 20 - 33
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00 Try 20 - 24
Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
48:00 Conversion 20 - 26
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
44:00 Conversion 15 - 19
Conversion for Eton Manor RFC
44:00 Try 20 - 19
Try for Eton Manor RFC
39:00 Try 13 - 17
Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
39:00 Conversion 13 - 19
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
End of period 1
34:00 Penalty 13 - 12
Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
25:00 Try 10 - 12
Alex Benn scores for Saffron Walden RFC
25:00 Missed Conversion
Alex Keys misses a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
21:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Conversion for Eton Manor RFC
21:00 Try 10 - 7
Try for Eton Manor RFC
5:00 Conversion 3 - 2
Alex Keys kicks a conversion for Saffron Walden RFC
5:00 Try 3 - 7
Fraser Murray scores for Saffron Walden RFC
1:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Eton Manor RFC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Eton Manor RFC
  • Saffron Walden RFC
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  • Penalty 1:00'
  • Fraser Murray Try 5:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 5:00'
  • Try 21:00'
  • Conversion 21:00'
  • Alex Benn Try 25:00'
  • Penalty 34:00'
  • Fraser Murray Try 39:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Conversion 44:00'
  • Fraser Murray Try 48:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 48:00'
  • Ryan Curtis Try 52:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 52:00'
  • Penalty 54:00'
  • Alex Keys Penalty 57:00'
  • Ryan Curtis Try 60:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 60:00'
  • Oisin Murphy Try 67:00'
  • Alex Keys Conversion 67:00'
  • Josh Shaer Try 70:00'

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