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J Borthwick, D Guy
D Norton
D Norton (3)
Sat 25 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 West (North) Full time

Agony For Tamworth

87th minute try deflates Town

Tamworth fell behind early in this Mids 2 west north fixture Veseyans being rewarded for their impressive start with a penalty just 3 minutes in.
The visitors extended their lead just a few minutes later with a nice try that was converted by the fly half 0-10.
Tamworth finally sparked into life and narrowed the gap with a Danny Norton penalty after 13 minutes 3-10.
The home side got back on level terms when Jon Arnold beat three players on the outside before being hauled up but John Borthwick was on hand to take the offload and dive over the line. Norton converted well 10-10.
Veseyans went back into the lead on 25 minutes touching down under the posts 10-17.
Norton kicked 2 penalty’s before the break to make the half time score 16-17.
Veseyans came out strongly for the second period but Tamworth defended well and managed to restrict them to a 54th minute penalty 16-20.
It was on a rare visit to the visitors 22 that Tamworth got their nose in front for the first time in the game some strong work from Jamie Lawrence allowing Dean Guy to get the final touch 21-20.
Another twist was yet to come as it looked that Tamworth had just to see out the last couple of minutes the referee seemed to find far more stoppage time than anyone could remember and played a Wayne Barnes style 7 minutes extra and the visitors took full advantage and scored a last ditch converted try to take the points at the death. No one would argue it was probably a fair result but it was still heartbreaking for the Tamworth players to lose in such a manner.
Final Score
Tamworth 21
Veseyans 27

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Key moments

Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
Try John Borthwick scores for Tamworth
Conversion Danny Norton kicks a conversion for Tamworth
Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
Try Dean Guy scores for Tamworth


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70:00 Try 21 - 0
Dean Guy scores for Tamworth
40:00 Penalty 16 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
End of period 1
36:00 Penalty 13 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
17:00 Conversion 10 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a conversion for Tamworth
16:00 Try 8 - 0
John Borthwick scores for Tamworth
13:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
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As it happened

  • Tamworth
  • Veseyans
  • 0
  • Danny Norton Penalty 13:00'
  • John Borthwick Try 16:00'
  • Danny Norton Conversion 17:00'
  • Danny Norton Penalty 36:00'
  • Danny Norton Penalty 40:00'
  • Dean Guy Try 70:00'

Team selection

Carroll, Jimmy Carroll, Jimmy
Gemmell, Rob Gemmell, Rob
Norton, Danny Norton, Danny
Shorthouse, Ben Shorthouse, Ben
Arnold, Jon Arnold, Jon
Render, Callum Render, Callum
Borthwick, John Borthwick, John
Dearne, Martin Dearne, Martin
Hough, Rob Hough, Rob
Green, Macauley Green, Macauley
Lawrence, Jamie Lawrence, Jamie
McGreevy, Liam McGreevy, Liam
White, Stephen White, Stephen
Norton, Jason Norton, Jason
Egan, Stuart Egan, Stuart

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Stourbridge Lions 22 92
2. Camp Hill 22 90
3. Leek 22 84
4. Walsall 22 73
5. Tamworth 22 62
6. Kidderminster 22 54
7. Veseyans 22 42

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