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2nd XV Development Squad - Match centre

Towcestrians 2nd XV
Banbury II
R Tustian, C Jones, R Balfe, D Armstrong
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
B Roe (2)
Conversions
Penalties
Unknown, Unknown
Penalty Try
Sat 24 Nov TBC - Midlands Reserve Leagues - Division 1 Full time

Pushed by Banbury To The Final Whistle

With guys playing Friday night for the first team the colts stepped up to fill the void.

Banbury's visit to Greens Norton road was everything we expected of them as they have started
to get the hang of this league with very impressive results so far.
Due to the lack of bodies again it was again a very changed squad from the previous week and not only did the colts turn up to fill the void but we had to call on an extra prop Sam Hughes form University Northampton to come along with Will Dendow but also Billy Jones at home for his parents 30th wedding anniversary to come along filling in at full back after a call from brother Callum Jones.
Our game plan for the season is again keep things simple, communicate and listen and work for each other.
Form the kick off Tows put Banbury straight under pressure.
The forward picked and drove through a couple of phases with Richard Tustain securing the first points of the game. Benjamin Roe converted the extras .
This ignited Banbury into attack. Their game plan as usual is the one out runner and smash it through the middle till they suck in the defence opening up space for the backs to attack.
The first score from a scrum went up the blindside singling out a 2 on 1 against the winger. scoring out wide they couldn't convert the extras.
The first half followed with Banbury sucking in the defence and the number out wide couldn't cope and the scored twice more in the half.
At the half time break Banbury lead by 8 points which Tows believed was still beatable.
A couple of changes at half time and straight from the kick off Banbury scored a very soft try.
Behind the posts the talk was still positive and to stick to the game plan.
From the kick off Tows crashed into the Banbury defence and over turned the ball. From the ensuing attack and an off load from Billy to Callum Jones , Tows were back onto the score board. Ben Roe again took the extra points.
Tails up and putting Banbury under constant pressure Tows started to see the rewards. Banbury falling foul of the ref had a man sent to the bin for 10 minutes and Tows punished them with another score.
Rhys Balfe playing his first senior game manage to get onto the end of numerous pick and drives from the forwards to punish Banbury previous indiscretion.
Banbury felling that they were under pressure and seeing the score come back towards Tows opted to kick penalties rather than the norm of kicking to touch extending the lead to more than two scores in front.
Tom Kibbs having a very controlled game at 9 grubber-ed the ball behind the defence for Dave Armstrong to out pace the wing scoring out wide.
With the game being so close either side in the last few minutes needed to keep hold of the ball and secure the wing.
Tows infringed and Banbury again kicked the penalty putting them 2 points back in front with seven minutes to go.
From the restart Banbury drove into the Tows 22 but the ball was stolen and Rob Russel made a bullocking run 30 metres up the field. With the defence all over the place holes started to appear. The ball was spun out into the centred and Dave Tilen made a break for the line . The Banbury defence came across and hit him very high a metre fro the try line. The referee had no other option to award a penalty and the lead back to Towcester.
The final play and the ball kicked to touch and a win for Tows.
Banbury made this a great game to watch as both sides came to play rugby.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

3:00
Try Richard Tustian scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
4:00
Conversion Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians 2nd XV
25:00
Try Try for Banbury II
30:00
Try Try for Banbury II
38:00
Try Try for Banbury II
42:00
Try Try for Banbury II
50:00
Try Callum Jones scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
51:00
Conversion Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians 2nd XV
60:00
Try Rhys Balfe scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
65:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Banbury II
70:00
Try David Armstrong scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
73:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Banbury II

Highlights

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76:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Towcestrians 2nd XV
73:00 Penalty 24 - 26
Penalty kicked for Banbury II
70:00 Try 24 - 23
David Armstrong scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
65:00 Penalty 19 - 23
Penalty kicked for Banbury II
60:00 Try 19 - 20
Rhys Balfe scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
53:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Banbury II
51:00 Conversion 14 - 20
Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians 2nd XV
50:00 Sub On
Will Denbow is substituted on for Towcestrians 2nd XV
50:00 Try 12 - 20
Callum Jones scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
42:00 Try 7 - 20
Try for Banbury II
40:00 Sub Off
Phillip Culwick is substituted off for Towcestrians 2nd XV
40:00 Sub On
David Armstrong is substituted on for Towcestrians 2nd XV
40:00 Sub Off
Tom May is substituted off for Towcestrians 2nd XV
40:00 Sub On
Rob Russell is substituted on for Towcestrians 2nd XV
End of period 1
38:00 Try 7 - 15
Try for Banbury II
30:00 Try 7 - 10
Try for Banbury II
25:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Banbury II
20:00 Sub Off
Will Denbow is substituted off for Towcestrians 2nd XV
20:00 Sub On
Rhys Balfe is substituted on for Towcestrians 2nd XV
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Benjamin Roe kicks a conversion for Towcestrians 2nd XV
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Richard Tustian scores for Towcestrians 2nd XV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Towcestrians 2nd XV
  • Banbury II
  • 0
  • Richard Tustian Try 3:00'
  • Benjamin Roe Conversion 4:00'
  • Rhys Balfe Sub On 20:00'
  • Will Denbow Sub Off 20:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Try 38:00'
  • Rob Russell Sub On 40:00'
  • Tom May Sub Off 40:00'
  • David Armstrong Sub On 40:00'
  • Phillip Culwick Sub Off 40:00'
  • Try 42:00'
  • Will Denbow Sub On 50:00'
  • Callum Jones Try 50:00'
  • Benjamin Roe Conversion 51:00'
  • Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Rhys Balfe Try 60:00'
  • Penalty 65:00'
  • David Armstrong Try 70:00'
  • Penalty 73:00'
  • Penalty Try 76:00'

Team selection

Jones, Billy Jones, Billy
Ball, James Ball, James
Gibbings, Kyle Gibbings, Kyle
Tilen, Dave Tilen, Dave
May, Tom May, Tom
Roe, Benjamin Roe, Benjamin
Knibbs, Tom Knibbs, Tom
Jones, Callum Jones, Callum
Collins, Gareth Collins, Gareth
Denbow, Will Denbow, Will
Culwick, Phillip Culwick, Phillip
Garratt, James Garratt, James
Donkor, Alistair Donkor, Alistair
Tustian, Richard Tustian, Richard
Hughes, Sam Hughes, Sam

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Derby 2nd XV 0 0
7. Hinckley 2nd XV 0 0
8. Luctonians 2nd XV 0 0
9. Newport (Salop) 2nd XV 0 0
10. Nuneaton 2nd XV 0 0
11. Syston II 0 0
12. Towcestrians 2nd XV 0 0

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