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Taunton Titans - Match centre

Redruth
Taunton Titans
Tries
J Claydon, D Frost, B Oliphant-Thompson
Conversions
G Kingdom (2)
Penalties
G Kingdom
Sat 20 Jan 14:00 - RFU National - National League 2 South Full time Attendance 825

Titans Loose the Lead and Loose their Way

Taunton taught a harsh lesson and get burnt in Hell Fire Corner

Taunton headed south for a change as they took on Redruth at the famous Rec with Hell Fire Corner. On a wet and greasy day with it heavy going under foot it was testament to both teams that they still tried to play rugby in tough conditions.

The opening exchanges were quite heated with Cornish Man Lewis Webb coming in for some attention from the home pack and the passionate crowd as the Titans played towards Hell Fire Corner in the first half. It was Taunton that scored first when winger Jack Claydon was given some space which he capitalised on racing away to score. Full back Gary Kingdom converted to give Taunton a 7 point lead.
As was the story of the game and the story of Taunton’s season they were once again their own worst enemy and knocked on from the kick off. A scrum out wide was passed out and Taunton conceded a penalty which Redruth kicked to the corner. From the resulting lineout the home pack powered forward with Captain Rich Brown at the bottom to claim the score and close the gap.

Again both teams tried to get a foothold on the game. The home side were under pressure as Taunton, when they kept hold of the ball, manged to go through the phases. Kingdom kicked a penalty before converting hooker Dan Frost’s try a couple minutes later. With the conversion out wide successful the Titans had a deserved 5 – 17 lead with just 8 minutes to go of the first half. This time Taunton managed to clear their lines and work their way up the field. With the ball in the Redruth 22 and putting the home side under pressure with just a couple minutes left Taunton once again shot themselves in the foot as they went on the attack they threw a loopy pass that was easily read by winger Rob Coote who raced nearly the length of the pitch to score. The conversion was missed but gave the home team a life line making the score 10 – 17 at half time.

The visitors started the half best and from a penalty kicked to the corner. From the lineout the Titans pack rumbled forward and back rower Ben Oliphant-Thompson emerged from the pile of bodies to claim the try. Kingdom’s kick into the wind missed and this was the last chance Taunton had to trouble the score board as they made silly mistakes, playing the game in the wrong areas of the field and allowing the home pack to gain confidence and the upper hand. With Taunton playing like they were losing by 12 and not leading by 12 they gave possession away to easily from poor options and Redruth capitalised after Taunton were reduced to 14 when winger Ollie Rice was yellow carded after the team had given too many penalties. It was fitting that to lead the fight back number 8 Kyle Marriott scored under the posts on his 100th appearance for Redruth. Fly Half Rich Kevern converted to make the score 17 – 22.

Taunton still had the lead but again, gave field position away from poor discipline. Taunton had a lineout just outside the Redruth 22 but were taken back to their own 22 with Redruth gaining a penalty for blocking. Redruth kicked to the corner. The Titans pack held the initial drive but with Redruth now I full control it wasn’t long until full back AJ Cant scored a try with Kevern converting to give the home side the lead for the first time in the game.

With the home pack on the front foot and now pushing the lighter Taunton pack around it wasn’t a surprise that Marriott claimed his second from a push over try. Kevern converted the simple kick and did so again on the stroke of full time as Mark Grubb drove through close to the posts to give Redruth a well deserved win and Taunton a harsh lesson on how to control the game.

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Key moments

13:00
Try Jack Claydon scores for Taunton Titans
14:00
Conversion Gary Kingdom kicks a conversion for Taunton Titans
29:00
Penalty Gary Kingdom kicks a penalty for Taunton Titans
32:00
Try Dan Frost scores for Taunton Titans
32:00
Conversion Gary Kingdom kicks a conversion for Taunton Titans
43:00
Try Ben Oliphant-Thompson scores for Taunton Titans

Highlights

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77:00 Yellow Card
Gary Kingdom is yellow carded for Taunton Titans
70:00 Sub On
Connor Banks is substituted on for Taunton Titans
70:00 Sub Off
Toby East is substituted off for Taunton Titans
68:00 Sub On
Blake Lugg is substituted on for Taunton Titans
68:00 Sub Off
Stuart Persey is substituted off for Taunton Titans
68:00 Sub On
Chris Francis is substituted on for Taunton Titans
68:00 Sub Off
Watisoni Vakalutukali is substituted off for Taunton Titans
62:00 Sub On
Sam Prior is substituted on for Taunton Titans
62:00 Sub Off
Ben Oliphant-Thompson is substituted off for Taunton Titans
47:00 Yellow Card
Ollie Rice is yellow carded for Taunton Titans
43:00 Try 0 - 22
Ben Oliphant-Thompson scores for Taunton Titans
End of period 1
32:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Gary Kingdom kicks a conversion for Taunton Titans
32:00 Try 0 - 15
Dan Frost scores for Taunton Titans
29:00 Penalty 0 - 10
Gary Kingdom kicks a penalty for Taunton Titans
21:00 Sub Off
Sam Prior is substituted off for Taunton Titans
21:00 Sub On
Ben Oliphant-Thompson is substituted on for Taunton Titans
14:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Gary Kingdom kicks a conversion for Taunton Titans
13:00 Try 0 - 5
Jack Claydon scores for Taunton Titans
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Redruth
  • Taunton Titans
  • 0
  • Jack Claydon Try 13:00'
  • Gary Kingdom Conversion 14:00'
  • Ben Oliphant-Thompson Sub On 21:00'
  • Sam Prior Sub Off 21:00'
  • Gary Kingdom Penalty 29:00'
  • Dan Frost Try 32:00'
  • Gary Kingdom Conversion 32:00'
  • Ben Oliphant-Thompson Try 43:00'
  • Ollie Rice Yellow Card 47:00'
  • Ben Oliphant-Thompson Sub Off 62:00'
  • Sam Prior Sub On 62:00'
  • Blake Lugg Sub On 68:00'
  • Stuart Persey Sub Off 68:00'
  • Chris Francis Sub On 68:00'
  • Watisoni Vakalutukali Sub Off 68:00'
  • Connor Banks Sub On 70:00'
  • Toby East Sub Off 70:00'
  • Gary Kingdom Yellow Card 77:00'

Team selection

Kingdom, Gary Kingdom, Gary
Rice, Ollie Rice, Ollie
Mason, Nick Mason, Nick
Fraser, Freddie Fraser, Freddie
Claydon, Jack Claydon, Jack
East, Toby East, Toby
Webb, Lewis Webb, Lewis
Prior, Sam Prior, Sam
Fleming, Jamie Fleming, Jamie
Vakalutukali, Watisoni Vakalutukali, Watisoni
Persey, Stuart Persey, Stuart
Harvey, Brett Harvey, Brett
Dalton, Isaac Dalton, Isaac
Frost, Dan Frost, Dan
Baker, Connor Baker, Connor

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Cinderford 30 143
2. Chinnor 30 131
3. Redingensians Rams 30 112
4. Taunton Titans 30 101
5. Redruth 30 89
6. Tonbridge Juddians 30 86
7. Worthing Raiders 30 81

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