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1st XV - Match centre

Doncaster Phoenix
Bridgnorth
Tries
T Parker, J Cave
Conversions
L Williams
Penalties
L Williams
Sat 9 Feb 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands Premier Full time

Doncaster 47 Bridgnorth 15

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Bridgnorth slip to loss and down in the table

The Yorkshire town of Doncaster, population 300,000 is a real hotbed of Sport and on a Saturday the influx of supporters of Rugby,football, racing and shoppers put a strain on the traffic and parking.
The splendid Castle Park Stadium home to Doncaster Knights, the Senior Club, with facilities shared with Doncaster Phoenix, Bridgnorth's opponents in the Premier League.
The stadium carpetted wall to wall with 4G artificial grass, lazer sharp white lines and enough high security fencing to solve Mr Trump's border problem. The Club also hosts the England v France Ladies International this Sunday. Fantastic set up!.
When Doncaster visited Bridgnorth in October the All-Blacks with virtually the same team won 43-5 Today with their tail feathers on fire the Phoenix rose from the embers of the league table to gain revenge by 47-15.
Bridgnorth in black and Phoenix in navy, with a white chest stripe, did seem to have a colour clash but the referee didn't intervene and Bridgnorth went ahead with a penalty from Llew Williams,who a few minutes later added the points to a try from Ted Parker.
Doncaster hit back with some energetic bursts from their backline, and two breakaways in quick succession put Phoenix in the lead 14-10.
Another breakaway with a clever chip from the Phoenix scrum half gave the right winger a try in the corner. A wonderful kick from the narrowest of margins made the half time score 21-10
Playing some good rugby against some indifferent defence Phoenix made the length of the field to score under the posts with the simple kick
increasing their lead 26-10 . An injury to Luis Evitts didn't help the Bridgnorth cause, who with three robust props in the front row Bridgnorth gained enough ground for Joe Cave to touch down. The Barnes Wallis type conversion attempt barely left the ground.Once again the home attack covered most of the pitch for another goal
Conor Nicholls made good ground to get to within 5 metres but again the home side broke clear for a long run home to clinch the game 47-15.
Next week Bridgnorth host Lichfield and must hope that they can make a miraculous recovery from recent loss of form. Bridgnorth lost to Lichfield away 34-31

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Gareth Bladen

Player of the Match

Gareth Bladen

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Llew Williams kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
15:00
Try Teddy Parker scores for Bridgnorth
15:00
Conversion Llew Williams kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth
60:00
Try Joe Cave scores for Bridgnorth

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Gareth Bladen is awarded player of the match for Bridgnorth
60:00 Try 0 - 15
Joe Cave scores for Bridgnorth
End of period 1
15:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Llew Williams kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth
15:00 Try 0 - 8
Teddy Parker scores for Bridgnorth
5:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Llew Williams kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
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As it happened

  • Doncaster Phoenix
  • Bridgnorth
  • 0
  • Llew Williams Penalty 5:00'
  • Teddy Parker Try 15:00'
  • Llew Williams Conversion 15:00'
  • Joe Cave Try 60:00'

Team selection

Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe
Lowe, Jack Lowe, Jack
Parker, Teddy Parker, Teddy
Williams, Llew Williams, Llew
Gittings, Adam Gittings, Adam
Bladen, Gareth Bladen, Gareth
Molitika, Haloti Molitika, Haloti
Nicholls, Connor Nicholls, Connor
Rochelle, Ben Rochelle, Ben
Goulson, Jake Goulson, Jake
Hooper, Richard Hooper, Richard
Cave, Joe Cave, Joe
Evitt, Luis Evitt, Luis
Boyce, Jonah Boyce, Jonah

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Scunthorpe 20 81
2. Newport (Salop) 20 74
3. Luctonians 20 71
4. Broadstreet 20 70
5. Bridgnorth 20 68
6. Sheffield 20 61
7. Bournville 20 47

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