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2nds / Trinnovantes - Match centre

Witham II
Kings Cross Steelers III
R Ward (2), L Bywater, P Cole, Unknown (4), D Hollick
Full time
Unknown, Unknown
J Cox (3), A Coombs
Unknown
Sat 25 Nov 14:30 - The Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table - Division 6 East

Victory well earned

The scoreline does not reflect how much effort it took to beat a very good Steelers team.

From the kick off, Witham had some cold cobwebs to clear. A forward pass, a kick direct into touch and other handling errors saw us penned in our own half. When we finally got it togethet, the pack bossed the scrums and when the ball was released to the backs, quick hands gave Rich Ward the chance to score in the corner. From the restart, we were building momentum when a dropped pass allowed their fly half to steal the ball and escape. The conversion put the Steelers ahead and we knew we had to get going. Before long we were back on the attack. When we got a 5 meter scrum, the pack forced they way over for Lee Bywater to ground. For the remainder of the half, we exerted relentless pressure resulting in tries for Paul Cole and Steve Clements.
The scond half saw Marley Valentine on the scoresheet and we finally slotted a conversion. Then came Dave Hollick's curtain call. Fron 20 meters out he held off 2 defenders to score. Aaron decided that as I'd hit a conversion, so would he- with the help of the crossbar and tailwind lol. Steelers managed another try before Alex Beer managed to score a brace. Late on, i managed a breakaway but as my old legs tired, i thought I'd let Aaron finish it off but he needed the pitch to be about 2 meters wider as he allowed the full back to take him out. Rich Ward got his second try of the game to complete a fulfilling win. The Steelers were well organised and battle for every ball. Mr Hollick can head to NZ with memories of a really good game of rugby. Man of the match was...... Me (not my decision- honest)

John Cox

Player of the Match

John Cox

Key moments

10:00
Try Richard Ward scores for Witham II
12:00
Try Try for Kings Cross Steelers III
12:00
Conversion Conversion for Kings Cross Steelers III
15:00
Try Lee Bywater scores for Witham II
21:00
Try Paul Cole scores for Witham II
35:00
Try Try for Witham II
45:00
Try Try for Witham II
45:00
Conversion John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II
55:00
Try Dave Hollick scores for Witham II
56:00
Conversion Aaron Coombs kicks a conversion for Witham II
60:00
Try Try for Kings Cross Steelers III
65:00
Try Try for Witham II
65:00
Conversion John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II
70:00
Try Try for Witham II
76:00
Try Richard Ward scores for Witham II
77:00
Conversion John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
John Cox is awarded player of the match for Witham II
77:00 Conversion 53 - 12
John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II
76:00 Try 51 - 12
Richard Ward scores for Witham II
70:00 Try 46 - 12
Try for Witham II
65:00 Try 41 - 12
Try for Witham II
65:00 Conversion 36 - 12
John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II
60:00 Try 34 - 12
Try for Kings Cross Steelers III
56:00 Conversion 34 - 7
Aaron Coombs kicks a conversion for Witham II
55:00 Try 32 - 7
Dave Hollick scores for Witham II
45:00 Try 25 - 7
Try for Witham II
45:00 Conversion 27 - 7
John Cox kicks a conversion for Witham II
End of period 1
35:00 Try 20 - 7
Try for Witham II
21:00 Try 15 - 7
Paul Cole scores for Witham II
15:00 Try 10 - 7
Lee Bywater scores for Witham II
12:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Kings Cross Steelers III
12:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Conversion for Kings Cross Steelers III
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Richard Ward scores for Witham II
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As it happened

  • Witham II
  • Kings Cross Steelers III
  • 0
  • Richard Ward Try 10:00'
  • Try 12:00'
  • Conversion 12:00'
  • Lee Bywater Try 15:00'
  • Paul Cole Try 21:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Try 45:00'
  • John Cox Conversion 45:00'
  • Dave Hollick Try 55:00'
  • Aaron Coombs Conversion 56:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Try 65:00'
  • John Cox Conversion 65:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Richard Ward Try 76:00'
  • John Cox Conversion 77:00'

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