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Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East Full time

Match Report: Peterborough 20 - 6 Towcestrians

Boro pack too strong for Tows

Towcestrians faced a tough away test at Peterborough in this Midlands 1 East league clash, the weather didn't help either with bitterly cold and wet conditions, Tows playing into the teeth of it in the first half, the opening looked very even but in a complete reversal of Tows last league game against Paviors, where Tows pack dominated but the Paviors backs did the damage, Boro's pack took control in the scrums and began to dictate the play and create chances, this lead to converted Peterboro try as they broke down the blind side for their winger to go in, Peterborough penned Tows in for the remainder of the half but only had a penalty to show for their efforts and Tows turned around, very much in the game, 10 - 0 the deficit at half-time.

Tows started the second half brightly, James Falvey kicking a long range penalty, but this was soon answered by the Boro fly half with a kick of his own, Tows had decent periods of possession throughout the half but were unable to convert any real chances, Falvey kicking a second penalty to close the gap to 13 - 6 but Boro made the game safe when a grubber through was touched down for the decisive score and for the home side to go above Tows in the table to eighth.

Tows Director of Rugby, Robbie George, looked for positives after the game "despite the tough conditions in the first half we were pleased to turn around with a 10 - 0 scoreline, Peterborough's dominance of the set piece though really starved us of quality ball and we struggled without any quick ball, we spent long periods in the second half attacking but just couldn't turn that into tries, I absolutely can't fault the commitment or effort of our lads though and very excited by the debut of scrum-half Sam Pamment"

Tows 2nd XV fielded a very youthful side (apart from the bench) giving senior rugby playing time to 5 colts, and were narrowly beaten in a highly competitive game to Birmingham & Solihull 2's by two tries to one, 7 - 14, Dave Devlin-Jones returning from injury to score Tows try.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – December: Old Hales RFC

Key moments

Try Try for Peterborough
Conversion Conversion for Peterborough
Penalty Penalty kicked for Peterborough
Penalty James Falvey kicks a penalty for Towcestrians
Penalty Penalty kicked for Peterborough
Penalty James Falvey kicks a penalty for Towcestrians
Try Try for Peterborough
Conversion Conversion for Peterborough


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71:00 Conversion 20 - 6
Conversion for Peterborough
70:00 Try 18 - 6
Try for Peterborough
65:00 Penalty 13 - 6
James Falvey kicks a penalty for Towcestrians
60:00 Penalty 13 - 3
Penalty kicked for Peterborough
50:00 Sub On
Ed Penn is substituted on for Towcestrians
50:00 Sub Off
Ryan Blackwell is substituted off for Towcestrians
50:00 Penalty 10 - 3
James Falvey kicks a penalty for Towcestrians
45:00 Sub On
Mitchell Brown is substituted on for Towcestrians
45:00 Sub Off
Zac Osborne is substituted off for Towcestrians
40:00 Sub On
Sam Aitchison is substituted on for Towcestrians
40:00 Sub Off
Cameron Young is substituted off for Towcestrians
End of period 1
30:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Penalty kicked for Peterborough
21:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Peterborough
20:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Peterborough
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Peterborough
  • Towcestrians
  • 0
  • Try 20:00'
  • Conversion 21:00'
  • Penalty 30:00'
  • Sam Aitchison Sub On 40:00'
  • Cameron Young Sub Off 40:00'
  • Mitchell Brown Sub On 45:00'
  • Zac Osborne Sub Off 45:00'
  • Ed Penn Sub On 50:00'
  • Ryan Blackwell Sub Off 50:00'
  • James Falvey Penalty 50:00'
  • Penalty 60:00'
  • James Falvey Penalty 65:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Conversion 71:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Paviors 16 68
2. Kettering 15 64
3. Oundle 16 58
4. Peterborough 16 55
5. Towcestrians 16 51
6. Oadby Wyggestonians 16 49
7. Lutterworth 16 47

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