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1st XV - Match centre

Melton Mowbray
Towcestrians
Unknown
Tries
M Yuill (3), Z Osborne, G Hopewell
Conversions
B Roe (2)
Unknown, Unknown
Penalties
Sat 8 Sep 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East Full time

Match Report: Melton Mowbray 13 - 29 Towcestrians

Matt Yuill Hat-trick gives Tows great away win

Towcestrians travelled to Pie Country this Saturday to face Melton Mowbray, in this first away League match of the season, looking to build on their opening day win.

Tows early pressure soon paid dividends as full-back Matt Yuill scored wide out for an early lead, the try going unconverted, Melton hit back soon afterwards with a penalty to open their account from fly-half Harvey Green, and then from the Tows kick off, Melton returned the ball back into the grateful arms of no.8 Craig Holton, who quickly made ground upfield and fed the supporting Yuill to go over for his second try.

With Tows now dominant a line out drive saw skipper Zac Osborne driven over for his first try of the season, Ben Roe converting from the touch to take Tows out to a 3 - 17 lead and then a quickly taken penalty by Gus Hopewell gave Tows the four try bonus point, Roe again adding the extras, before Melton got their only try of the game, their Prop bundling over for a converted try to bring the half to an end at 10 - 24.

The second half belonged to the home side, who applied huge pressure, especially at scrum time, leaving Tows little ball to play with, but with Melton fly-half choosing to play the kicking game and outstanding defence from Tows led by Holton and Tom Threlfall the home side were limited to just a solitary penalty, Tows did put together one real attack resulting in the Hat-trick try for Yuill.

After the game Tows head coach, Chris Parr, shared his thoughts "it was really pleasing to get the 5 points, especially on the road, that will help to build confidence, we still have work to do, especially in the second half of games and the players recognised that today and are keen to improve" The coach was also keen to recognise some new faces to the 1st XV "Fantastic for Michael Fagan to make his first start for the 1's and also to Lewis Bodily and Ryan Blackwell on their first selections, it's great to see players forcing their way through from the 2's"

Next week Tows face old rivals Northampton Old Scouts in one of two FRIDAY NIGHT matches at Greens Norton Road, 7:30pm Kick Off

Elsewhere around the club it was a clean sweep for all teams, Tows 2nd XV winning away at ON's 2's 10 - 36, while at home Tows 3rd XV saw off Old Scouts 2's 29 - 7 and Tows Colts also got in on the action with a 43 - 17 win away at Scouts

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Key moments

15:00
Try Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
26:00
Try Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
28:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Melton Mowbray
30:00
Try Zac Osborne scores for Towcestrians
31:00
Conversion Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
35:00
Try Gus Hopewell scores for Towcestrians
36:00
Conversion Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
38:00
Try Try for Melton Mowbray
51:00
Try Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
65:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Melton Mowbray

Highlights

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65:00 Penalty 11 - 29
Penalty kicked for Melton Mowbray
60:00 Sub Off
Michael Fagan is substituted off for Towcestrians
60:00 Sub On
Lewis Bodily is substituted on for Towcestrians
55:00 Sub On
Ryan Blackwell is substituted on for Towcestrians
55:00 Sub Off
Tom Hunt is substituted off for Towcestrians
51:00 Try 8 - 29
Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
50:00 Sub On
Scott Howkins is substituted on for Towcestrians
50:00 Sub Off
Zac Osborne is substituted off for Towcestrians
End of period 1
38:00 Try 8 - 24
Try for Melton Mowbray
36:00 Conversion 3 - 24
Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
35:00 Try 3 - 22
Gus Hopewell scores for Towcestrians
31:00 Conversion 3 - 17
Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians
30:00 Try 3 - 15
Zac Osborne scores for Towcestrians
28:00 Penalty 3 - 10
Penalty kicked for Melton Mowbray
26:00 Try 0 - 10
Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
15:00 Try 0 - 5
Matt Yuill scores for Towcestrians
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As it happened

  • Melton Mowbray
  • Towcestrians
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  • Matt Yuill Try 15:00'
  • Matt Yuill Try 26:00'
  • Penalty 28:00'
  • Zac Osborne Try 30:00'
  • Benjamin Roe Conversion 31:00'
  • Gus Hopewell Try 35:00'
  • Benjamin Roe Conversion 36:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Scott Howkins Sub On 50:00'
  • Zac Osborne Sub Off 50:00'
  • Matt Yuill Try 51:00'
  • Ryan Blackwell Sub On 55:00'
  • Tom Hunt Sub Off 55:00'
  • Lewis Bodily Sub On 60:00'
  • Michael Fagan Sub Off 60:00'
  • Penalty 65:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Peterborough 9 26
7. Lutterworth 9 26
8. Towcestrians 9 25
9. Wellingborough 9 22
10. Old Northamptonians 9 20
11. Rugby Lions 9 15
12. Northampton Old Scouts 9 10

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