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2nd XV Development Squad - Match centre

Shelford III
Towcestrians II
Full time
J Cartwright (3), C Jones, D Bennett
C Garwood (4)
C Garwood
Sat 31 Jan 14:15 - East Midlands Merit Table - Bombardier League

Good All Round Effort

Two Battles.

Towcester 2xv travelled to Shelford in Cambridgeshire but had there first battle on the Cambridgeshire border with the snow falling . Once the team arrived at the ground the Tows received a warm welcome from the opposition and the players inspected the sodden pitches and both teams decided to play and give it a go so the 2nd Battle was set to start .
It didn't take long to get Shelford on the back foot with the first try coming from Jamie Cartwright followed by the conversion from Callum Garwood . A sloppy penalty gave Tows another 3 points from Callum Garwood . Tows stepped up the pace and more try's came from Jamie Cartwright and Callum Jones normally playing 2nd row was thrown into the centres and at half time the score was 29-0 to Towcester .

The half time was reduced to 2 Minutes so that the players didn't suffer standing around in the conditions which had got worse as the temp starting dropping and the rain started coming down . Shelford took advantage of the wind in the second half and desperately tried to pin the Tows in their own 22 but with fullback Alex Chalcraft making some fantastic runs got the Tows back into the Shelford half and with another good run from 2 row Jake Bates the ball ended up in the hands of prop Bumtrix to score his first try for the Development squad .
With players on both sides suffering from the weather conditions the game was brought to a halt on the 60th minute with the Shelford scrum half starting to get hypothermia full time score 36 -0 . Thank You to the players who stepped in from the 3s and those that travelled back from uni to help out with numbers a great team effort to dig out a win in some truly horrible conditions .

Man Of The Match Alex Chalcraft .

Key moments

4:00
Try Jamie Cartwright scores for Towcestrians II
5:00
Conversion Callum Garwood kicks a conversion for Towcestrians II
10:00
Penalty Callum Garwood kicks a penalty for Towcestrians II
14:00
Try Jamie Cartwright scores for Towcestrians II
29:00
Try Callum Jones scores for Towcestrians II
36:00
Try Jamie Cartwright scores for Towcestrians II
36:00
Conversion Callum Garwood kicks a conversion for Towcestrians II
37:00
Conversion Callum Garwood kicks a conversion for Towcestrians II
46:00
Try Daniel (Bumtrix) Bennett scores for Towcestrians II
47:00
Conversion Callum Garwood kicks a conversion for Towcestrians II
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As it happened

  • Shelford III
  • Towcestrians II
  • 0
  • Jamie Cartwright Try 4:00'
  • Callum Garwood Conversion 5:00'
  • Callum Garwood Penalty 10:00'
  • Jamie Cartwright Try 14:00'
  • Callum Jones Try 29:00'
  • Jamie Cartwright Try 36:00'
  • Callum Garwood Conversion 36:00'
  • Callum Garwood Conversion 37:00'
  • Sam Aitchison Sub Off 40:00'
  • Tom Ray Sub On 40:00'
  • Joe Threlfall Sub Off 42:00'
  • Jake Bates Sub On 42:00'
  • Daniel (Bumtrix) Bennett Try 46:00'
  • Callum Garwood Conversion 47:00'
  • Jamie Cartwright Sub Off 48:00'
  • Toby Santinella Sub On 48:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Old Northamptonians II 17 60
2. Towcestrians II 18 56
3. Shelford III 20 52
4. Ampthill III 18 48
5. Wellingborough II 19 38
6. Luton II 20 38
7. Bedford Athletic II 17 28

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