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Tamworth
Crewe & Nantwich
D Norton, K Jackson
Tries
D Norton
Conversions
D Norton (3)
Penalties
Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 2 West (North) Full time

Tamworth Battle Hard But Lose Out

Tamworth 21 Crewe & Nantwich 25

Tamworth took on second placed Crewe & Nantwich on Saturday and started the game well with the forward pack carrying strongly and the back line moving the ball well and took the lead in the sixth minute with a penalty from Danny Norton.
Crewe settled into the game and started playing some of the rugby that has seen them hold a top 2 position form most of the season and eased into the lead with a well worked try around the outside.
Their lead was short lived as Tamworth put the visitors under pressure the referee awarded a penalty and the ever reliable Norton boot did the rest 6-5
Again Crewe came back with a try this time on the opposite wing to move into a 4 point lead.
Tamworth would go into the break just a single point adrift as Norton bagged another penalty right on half time 9-10
The second period didn’t start brilliantly for Tamworth as Crewe firstly extended their lead with a penalty and then Conor Banham was sent to the sin bin for a miss timed tackle from a kick off.
Crewe moved further ahead with a try five minutes later and at that point appeared to be cruising to victory 9-18
Tamworth had other ideas though and built good pressure on the Crewe try line and Norton scored after being forced over by his forwards 14-18.
Crewe again reacted well and scored another try with a rolling maul after Liam McGreevy saw yellow after being adjudged to have infringed at the previous maul 14-25
It would be the hosts that would complete the scoring though Keiren Jackson diving over after some slick passing through the back line. Norton converted to set up a nervous finish for high flying Crewe but the visitors held on for a narrow 21-25 victory.
Tamworth can take much heart from the way they played this game and look forward to this Saturday’s trip to Kidderminster.


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Key moments

6:00
Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
15:00
Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
39:00
Penalty Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
53:00
Try Danny Norton scores for Tamworth
75:00
Try Kieran Jackson scores for Tamworth
76:00
Conversion Danny Norton kicks a conversion for Tamworth

Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a conversion for Tamworth
75:00 Try 19 - 0
Kieran Jackson scores for Tamworth
53:00 Try 14 - 0
Danny Norton scores for Tamworth
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 9 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
15:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Danny Norton kicks a penalty for Tamworth
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As it happened

  • Tamworth
  • Crewe & Nantwich
  • 0
  • Danny Norton Penalty 6:00'
  • Danny Norton Penalty 15:00'
  • Danny Norton Penalty 39:00'
  • Danny Norton Try 53:00'
  • Kieran Jackson Try 75:00'
  • Danny Norton Conversion 76:00'

Team selection

Borthwick, John Borthwick, John
Jackson, Kieran Jackson, Kieran
Render, Callum Render, Callum
Shorthouse, Ben Shorthouse, Ben
Carroll, Jimmy Carroll, Jimmy
Norton, Danny Norton, Danny
Wood, Sid Wood, Sid
Norton, Leighton Norton, Leighton
Cukrowski, Rhys Cukrowski, Rhys
Banham, Conor Banham, Conor
McEntee, Connor McEntee, Connor
McGreevy, Liam McGreevy, Liam
Scott, Tom Scott, Tom
Pickett, Sean Pickett, Sean
Norton, Jason Norton, Jason

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Veseyans 22 57
7. Walsall 22 53
8. Tamworth 22 43
9. Kidderminster 22 34
10. Newcastle (Staffs) 22 33
11. Old Saltleians 22 25
12. Cleobury Mortimer 22 23

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