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Skipton 1st XV - Match centre

Skipton
Leeds Modernians
A Oldfield (2), G Smithson, L Jordan, T Neha (2), H Maltby
Tries
T Neha (4)
Conversions
Sat 17 Mar TBC - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Three Full time

Skipton 43 Leeds Modernians 7

Skipton go old school to teach Leeds Modernians seven try lesson

SKIPTON were back to full strength for their latest Yorkshire 3 encounter and secured an emphatic seven try victory over Leeds Modernians in blizzard conditions at Sandylands.
They included Malcolm Willsher in their line up. The second row had played earlier in the day, in a memorial game for his wife Jodie, who was murdered in Aldi last December. His brothers Rick and John also took part in this league clash.
The home side kicked off with the wind behind them and their forward dominance was soon evident as they pushed Modernians off the first scrum. A Harry McEneaney drive put the ball down the back line, but the last pass went astray.

Skipton then suffered their only setback of the game when a recurring ankle injury forced scrum-half Jonathan Kulik to leave the field. He was replaced by Shaun Barraclough.
From a scrum five metres out, flanker John Willsher was adjudged to have been held up. However, Skipton made no mistake with the re-set scrum and another McEneaney drive put stand-off Adam Oldfield over for an unconverted try.
Skipton gained a penalty in the next phase of play and they tapped and ran. A great forward drive by skipper Chris Wright and McEneaney put winger George Smithson clear for try number two. Full-back Lee Neha added the extra points.
Mal Willsher stole the ball at the next line-out and quick hands in the back line put stalwart centre Liam Jordan over for Skipton's third try, Neha again adding the extra points.

As the half drew to a close, an interception by Modernians put their outside-centre clear, with only a last-gasp tap tackle by Smithson preventing a try. The sides therefore turned round at 19-0 in Skipton's favour.
As the blizzard swept in again during the second half, Oldfield went over for his second try. The conversion attempt went wide in the strong wind but Skipton had secured the bonus league point.
Coach Craig Bartlett then brought Jordan Wilson into the pack and James Akers onto the wing. A quick tap penalty by the home side saw the ball move swiftly across the field, with Jordan feeding full-back Neha for try number five.

Forwards Harry Maltby and Ryan Binner came on and helped the Skipton pack to take three successive scrums against the head, before Modernians countered with a late try under the posts.
A break by McEneaney from the re-start put Neha clear for his second try, which he converted himself. Maltby rounded off Skipton's tally with their seventh try from another McEneaney break, with Neha again adding the extra points.
Skipton are set for another home league clash against Sheffield Medicals this Saturday.

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Key moments

10:00
Try Adam Oldfield scores for Skipton
10:00
Conversion Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
15:00
Try George Smithson scores for Skipton
25:00
Try Liam Jordan scores for Skipton
25:00
Conversion Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
50:00
Try Adam Oldfield scores for Skipton
50:00
Conversion Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
55:00
Try Te Rasmussen Neha scores for Skipton
65:00
Try Harry Maltby scores for Skipton
76:00
Try Te Rasmussen Neha scores for Skipton
76:00
Conversion Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton

Highlights

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76:00 Try 41 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha scores for Skipton
76:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
65:00 Try 36 - 0
Harry Maltby scores for Skipton
55:00 Try 31 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha scores for Skipton
50:00 Try 24 - 0
Adam Oldfield scores for Skipton
50:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
End of period 1
25:00 Try 17 - 0
Liam Jordan scores for Skipton
25:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
15:00 Try 12 - 0
George Smithson scores for Skipton
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Adam Oldfield scores for Skipton
10:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Te Rasmussen Neha kicks a conversion for Skipton
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As it happened

  • Skipton
  • Leeds Modernians
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  • Adam Oldfield Try 10:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Conversion 10:00'
  • George Smithson Try 15:00'
  • Liam Jordan Try 25:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Conversion 25:00'
  • Adam Oldfield Try 50:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Conversion 50:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Try 55:00'
  • Harry Maltby Try 65:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Try 76:00'
  • Te Rasmussen Neha Conversion 76:00'

Team selection

Neha, Te Rasmussen Neha, Te Rasmussen
Smithson, George Smithson, George
Jordan, Liam Jordan, Liam
Currie, Jon Currie, Jon
Munro, Hamish Munro, Hamish
Oldfield, Adam Oldfield, Adam
Kulik, Jonny Kulik, Jonny
McEneaney, Harry McEneaney, Harry
Willsher, John Willsher, John
Brown, Charlie Brown, Charlie
Willsher, Malcolm Willsher, Malcolm
Willsher, Richard Willsher, Richard
Wright, Chris Wright, Chris
Chafer, Ryan Chafer, Ryan
Currie, Luke Currie, Luke

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Knottingley 24 60
9. Sheffield Medicals 26 53
10. Harrogate Pythons 25 51
11. Skipton 26 47
12. Leeds Medics And Dentists 26 46
13. Baildon 26 40
14. Stocksbridge 26 33

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