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1st XV - Match centre

Pirates Amateurs
Withycombe
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Tries
J Staley
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Conversions
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Penalties
Sat 8 Dec 14:30 - South West Division - Tribute Cornwall/Devon Abandoned

Withies show improved performance in Penzance

A much improved withies performance shows promise for the upcoming matches...

It was another tough day at the office for the Withies, although this was one of those games where the score line at the final whistle wasn’t reflective of the game on the pitch.
Kicking off against the strong wind, the ball went high and boomeranged back towards the half way line! The resulting scrum gave the home side the advantage as they slowly made their way towards the withy try line. The much improved Withies defence proved effective as a turnover ball near the try line gave the boys some breathing room and kept the ball in the middle of the pitch. It was Pirates that marked the scoreboard first with a penalty in front of the posts on 11min.
The restart went well and it was now the visitors chance to put the pressure on. With plenty of recycled ball, the withies worked through the phases but never exploited the empty left channel, eventually drawing the knock-on. This relieved the pressure once again but not for the boys in green and black as a well taken cross-field kick landed perfectly inside the hands of the winger who ran the ball over the line. With the conversion kicked, the score was 10-0 after 20min.
In a carbon copy of the previous restart, the Withies worked well to build a pressure but were denied a try with a try saving tackle yards out, with the Pirates player earning himself a yellow for his troubles for the tackle being high. The boys opted for a scrum and as the ball was cleared, the home side saw themselves down to 13-men for a late tackle on captain Dave Richards. The second scrum was turned over the the pressure relaxed once again. Midfield play dominated the next 10min with a Pirates penalty increasing the gap to 13-0 after 36min. There was still plenty of time for more action as shorty after, Doug Wibberly was shown yellow.
Despite being a man down, the Withies found a bit of fire and speed and some well worked running rugby saw Withies’ Joe Staley cross the line on 40min. The difficult kick went wide and the gap closed down to 13-5.
With there still being time left on the clock there was time for the home side to widen the gap again as another cross-field kick was executed perfectly for a second try. With the extras kicked, the teams reached half time at 20-5.

The second half continued very much in the same fashion as the first, with good play from both sides keeping the ball around the middle of the pitch. Two quick penalties for Pirates lead onto what must’ve been at least 18 phases of pressure play before the Withies defensive line was finally broken and the ball dotted down next to the posts. With the score now at 27-5, it would’ve been easy to drop the heads but the boys continued on as they had before and still managed to get some good passages of play. Just before the 60min mark, some heated exchanges saw Withycombe see yellow again, but Pirates faced the rest of the game with 14 men as they were shown red. However, the lack of the extra man didn’t seem to matter as it would be the home side who would get the last score of the game on 65min as a penalty was taken quickly, catching the green and black defence sleeping.
The game had an unexpected twist as the final whistle was blown shortly after, bringing it to an end following a nasty injury. With the final score being 32-5.
A special mention needs to be made at this point to all those at Pirates Amateurs whose help, support and hospitality following the injury was second to none and a real display of what rugby is about. Thank you.

Next week, the Withies will be looking to end the year on a high note as they welcome Plymouth Argaum to Raleigh Park. Kick off 2:30pm.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

11:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Pirates Amateurs
19:00
Try Try for Pirates Amateurs
19:15
Conversion Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
35:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Pirates Amateurs
40:00
Try Joe Staley scores for Withycombe
40:00 +2:00
Try Try for Pirates Amateurs
40:00 +2:01
Conversion Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
48:00
Try Try for Pirates Amateurs
48:09
Conversion Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
60:00
Try Try for Pirates Amateurs

Highlights

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60:09 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Pirates Amateurs
60:00 Try 32 - 5
Try for Pirates Amateurs
58:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Withycombe
58:00 Red Card
A player is sent off for Pirates Amateurs
48:09 Conversion 27 - 5
Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
48:00 Try 25 - 5
Try for Pirates Amateurs
End of period 1
40:00 +2:01 Conversion 20 - 5
Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
40:00 +2:00 Try 18 - 5
Try for Pirates Amateurs
40:00 +0:01 Missed Conversion
Alex Taylor misses a conversion for Withycombe
40:00 Try 13 - 5
Joe Staley scores for Withycombe
36:00 Yellow Card
Doug Wibberley is yellow carded for Withycombe
35:00 Penalty 13 - 0
Penalty kicked for Pirates Amateurs
26:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Pirates Amateurs
25:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Pirates Amateurs
19:15 Conversion 10 - 0
Conversion for Pirates Amateurs
19:00 Try 8 - 0
Try for Pirates Amateurs
11:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Pirates Amateurs
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Pirates Amateurs
  • Withycombe
  • 0
  • Penalty 11:00'
  • Try 19:00'
  • Conversion 19:15'
  • Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Yellow Card 26:00'
  • Penalty 35:00'
  • Doug Wibberley Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Joe Staley Try 40:00'
  • Try 40:00 +2:00'
  • Conversion 40:00 +2:01'
  • Try 48:00'
  • Conversion 48:09'
  • Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Red Card 58:00'
  • Try 60:00'

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Hayle
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# Team Pl Pts
8. Liskeard-Looe 13 26
9. Lanner 12 24
10. Plymouth Argaum 13 19
11. Tavistock 13 18
12. Pirates Amateurs 13 16
13. Hayle 13 14
14. Withycombe 13 12

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