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4th XV - Match centre

Ely 2nd XV
Shelford 4th XV
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Full time
Unknown (4), A Smith
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
K Hatter (3)
Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - Eastern Counties Greene King League - Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two West Attendance 12

Shelford 4th team eventual winners

Early exchanges for both sides before Shelford open up.

In a game between two evenly matched sides it was always going to be the team that stretched their backs that would come out winners and so it proved. Shelford got off the mark first as a series of turnovers and loose balls allowed Hamish to break free and cross the whitewash. The earlier euphoria was dispelled as Ely forwards started to dominate and in a period of sustained pressure they moved into a 14-5 lead. After a prolonged period of Ely pressure in the Shelford 22, Shelford managed to stretch their legs and close in on the Ely line. Once the loose ball came to Kevin Kanda he crashed it over the line to pull the score back to 14-12. Shelford started the 2nd half much brighter and started to use their pacy backline, in addition a couple of substitutions saw some of the newer players tried and reduced the average age by about 30 years (Sorry Sir Les, you played a gallant first half). Once the ball was opened up Shelford started to find space either through the backs or with clever balls kicked into space, Cherrington found himself the recipient of one such breakout and finished off under the posts, with Kieran Hatter converting the try. 14-19. Ely were not quite finished yet and started to find their own back line and their mazy little centre weaved some space to offload for them to score a converted try 21-19. The turning point of the game when Ely's excellent kicker went for posts to open up a 5 point gap and missed his first chance of the day, Shelford came straight backhand Adam Smith crashed through to make it 21-24. The final score of the game came when Josh Barnes whipped around the Ely defence, converted by Kieran Hater. 21-31. Ely heads dropped and there was no coming back. An Ely player summed up their feelings when he said "that was embarrassing", actually the more this group plays together the harder they are going to become to beat. My man of the match was Connor Wells, he harassed the opposition all afternoon and forced them on the back foot on a number of occasions.

p.s. I missed a photo opportunity when the 7 stone wing drove our captain back 10 yards!
p.p.s. Damien made a very professional line judge and Crispy was a first rate water boy.

Key moments

7:00
Try Try for Shelford 4th XV
25:00
Try Try for Ely 2nd XV
26:00
Conversion Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
32:00
Try Try for Ely 2nd XV
33:00
Conversion Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
38:00
Try Try for Shelford 4th XV
39:00
Conversion Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV
50:00
Try Try for Shelford 4th XV
51:00
Conversion Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV
53:00
Try Try for Ely 2nd XV
54:00
Conversion Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
70:00
Try Try for Shelford 4th XV
70:00
Try Adam Smith scores for Shelford 4th XV
73:00
Conversion Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV

Videos and photos

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Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Connor Wells is awarded player of the match for Shelford 4th XV
73:00 Conversion 21 - 31
Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV
70:00 Try 21 - 24
Try for Shelford 4th XV
70:00 Try 21 - 29
Adam Smith scores for Shelford 4th XV
54:00 Conversion 21 - 19
Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
53:00 Try 19 - 19
Try for Ely 2nd XV
51:00 Conversion 14 - 19
Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV
50:00 Try 14 - 17
Try for Shelford 4th XV
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 14 - 12
Kieran Hatter kicks a conversion for Shelford 4th XV
38:00 Try 14 - 10
Try for Shelford 4th XV
33:00 Conversion 14 - 5
Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
32:00 Try 12 - 5
Try for Ely 2nd XV
26:00 Conversion 7 - 5
Conversion for Ely 2nd XV
25:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Ely 2nd XV
7:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for Shelford 4th XV
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As it happened

  • Ely 2nd XV
  • Shelford 4th XV
  • 0
  • Try 7:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Conversion 26:00'
  • Try 32:00'
  • Conversion 33:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Kieran Hatter Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Kieran Hatter Conversion 51:00'
  • Try 53:00'
  • Conversion 54:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Adam Smith Try 70:00'
  • Kieran Hatter Conversion 73:00'
  • Connor Wells Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Thomson, Damien Thomson, Damien
Smith, Adam Smith, Adam
Quegan, Tom Quegan, Tom
Cooke, Stephen Cooke, Stephen
Lawrenson, Guy Lawrenson, Guy
Hatter, Kieran Hatter, Kieran
Riches, Edward Riches, Edward
Wells, Connor Wells, Connor
Hylton, Les Hylton, Les
Berry, Tom Berry, Tom
Arnold, Tom Arnold, Tom

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Shelford 4th XV 3 15
2. March Bears 3 15
3. Ely 2nd XV 3 6
4. Sawston 3 5
5. Mildenhall Red Lodge 2 1
6. West Norfolk III 2 0
7. St Ives (Midlands) 2nd XV 2 0

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