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First XV - Match centre

Thornensians
Leeds Modernians
T Holt, M Moffatt, T Ambler, R Pilley, R Haley, S Berry, J Fenwick
Tries
T Holt (7)
Conversions
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Three Full time

Convincing home win on return to Yorkshire 3.

Match Report from President, Kevin Bull

An excellent start by Thorne. Having finished in 4th place in the two previous seasons Old Modernians were expected to provide stiff opposition for Thorne's opening game back in Yorkshire 3. Right from kick off Thornensians showed their intent of playing hard running 15 man rugby and looked really up for the game. It took just 2 minutes for Thorne to get their first points on the scoreboard when after several phases of forwards power play captain James Fenwick scored a try under the posts, leaving Thorne's number 10 Tom Holt with a simple conversion. It took just a further 3 minutes for Thorne to get their second try. Receiving the ball on the oppositions 10 metre line Holt burst through two tackles, side stepped a further 2 players to score a superb individual try. With a successful conversion to follow Thorne were 14 - 0 up after just 6 minutes. On just 9 minutes of play Thornes 3rd try came from number 8 Ryan Pilley, Holts conversion making it 21 - 0.

To their credit a shell shocked Old Modernians did gather themselves and for the next 15 minutes stepped up their game. Competing well in the breakdown they secured much more ball and managed to get points on the board through a successful penalty kick. It wasn't long however before Thorne stamped their authority back on the game and with tries coming for hooker Scott Berry and fullback Tom Ambler and 2 further conversions by Tom Holt Thorne would finish the 1st half 35 - 3 up.

Whether it was a case of Thorne taking the 'foot of the pedal' or fitness levels not quite there yet the second half turned out to be a bit more of a sedate affair. Old Mods had the lions share of the first 20 minutes of play putting the home side firmly on the back foot. However, Thorne did defend their lines very well and gradually got a firm grip back on the game. A try from prop Martin Moffat on 60 minutes and one from winger Ross Haley following a superbly measured kick from Rob Brown sealed the win. Two further conversions from Tom Holt added 4 more points, giving a final score of 49 - 3 and giving the number 10 a 100% kicking rate.

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Key moments

2:00
Try James Fenwick scores for Thornensians
3:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
6:00
Try Tom Holt scores for Thornensians
7:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
9:00
Try Ryan Pilley scores for Thornensians
10:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
30:00
Try Tom Ambler scores for Thornensians
31:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
35:00
Try Scott Berry scores for Thornensians
36:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
60:00
Try Martin Moffatt scores for Thornensians
61:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
67:00
Try Ross Haley scores for Thornensians
68:00
Conversion Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians

Highlights

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68:00 Conversion 49 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
67:00 Try 47 - 0
Ross Haley scores for Thornensians
61:00 Conversion 42 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
60:00 Try 40 - 0
Martin Moffatt scores for Thornensians
End of period 1
36:00 Conversion 35 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
35:00 Try 33 - 0
Scott Berry scores for Thornensians
31:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
30:00 Try 26 - 0
Tom Ambler scores for Thornensians
10:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
9:00 Try 19 - 0
Ryan Pilley scores for Thornensians
7:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
6:00 Try 12 - 0
Tom Holt scores for Thornensians
3:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Tom Holt kicks a conversion for Thornensians
2:00 Try 5 - 0
James Fenwick scores for Thornensians
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As it happened

  • Thornensians
  • Leeds Modernians
  • 0
  • James Fenwick Try 2:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 3:00'
  • Tom Holt Try 6:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 7:00'
  • Ryan Pilley Try 9:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 10:00'
  • Tom Ambler Try 30:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 31:00'
  • Scott Berry Try 35:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 36:00'
  • Martin Moffatt Try 60:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 61:00'
  • Ross Haley Try 67:00'
  • Tom Holt Conversion 68:00'

Team selection

Ambler, Tom Ambler, Tom
Haley, Ross Haley, Ross
Marsden, Luke Marsden, Luke
Holgate, Zak Holgate, Zak
Beal, Nathan Beal, Nathan
Holt, Tom Holt, Tom
Martindale, Dave Martindale, Dave
Fenwick, James Fenwick, James
Moffatt, Martin Moffatt, Martin
Moffatt, Rob Moffatt, Rob
Hargreaves, Thomas Hargreaves, Thomas
Raper, Rob Raper, Rob
Connell, Neil Connell, Neil
Berry, Scott Berry, Scott
ellis, andrew ellis, andrew

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rotherham Phoenix 9 35
2. Harrogate Pythons 9 34
3. Thornensians 8 33
4. Castleford 9 33
5. Leeds Corinthians 9 31
6. Wensleydale 9 30
7. Hemsworth 9 23

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