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1st XV - Match centre

Bridgnorth
Sandbach
J Goulson, A Haisila Lokotui
Tries
L Williams
Conversions
L Williams
Penalties
Sat 30 Mar 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands Premier Full time

Bridgnorth 15 Sandbach 21

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All Blacks Lose Tough Game

They say a week in politics is a long time.It also seems that a week in Premier League Rugby is longer still where the Bridgnorth pack with Props Cave and Boyce featuring strongly as joint Men of the Match last week, could turn a victory over 7th placed Nuneaton by 47 point to 10 into a defeat by 8th placed Sandbach by 15 points to 21.
I suppose 5 yellow cards 15 scrummage offences,a penalty try and ending up with unopposed set scrums had something to do with it. Taking say 2 minutes for an offence doesn't leave much proper rugby playing time.!
The game started with Llew Williams landing a penalty in the first two minutes. Sandbach responded and as Bridgnorth pack twice offended the referee awarded Sandbach a penalty try and Ben Rochelle got ten minutes in the cooler.
Sandbach then scored an unconverted try to lead 3-15. Another yellow card for Jonah Boyce closely followed off the field by Joe Cave and the penalty put Sandbach 3-18 at the break.
A yellow card this time for Sandbach equalled things up a bit,but with hardly any front row left unopposed scrums were played. At least getting the ball on your own put in, gave Gareth Bladen more possession at last..From a short Lineout Jake Goulson scored but yet another penalty made the score 8-21 Coming back on, Joe Cave had a good run and a good kick ahead by Afeeafe Lokotui followed by some deft handling, the Bridgnorth full back scored. Llew Williams converted to put Bridgnorth back in touch.15-21. At last in the dying embers the ball reached Jordan Burgess who got within 5metres of the line, but Sandbach escaped.
Bridgnorth gained a losing bonus point at 15-21 but will have to play much better, more disciplined Rugby, on their long trip to Scunthorpe, who are current leaders, next week.The teams drew 21-21 on their visit to the EDG in December.

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Key moments

10:00
Penalty Llew Williams kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
60:00
Try Jake Goulson scores for Bridgnorth
70:00
Try Afeafe Haisila Lokotui scores for Bridgnorth
70:00
Conversion Llew Williams kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth

Highlights

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70:00 Conversion 15 - 0
Llew Williams kicks a conversion for Bridgnorth
70:00 Try 13 - 0
Afeafe Haisila Lokotui scores for Bridgnorth
60:00 Try 8 - 0
Jake Goulson scores for Bridgnorth
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Joe Cave is yellow carded for Bridgnorth
25:00 Yellow Card
Jonah Boyce is yellow carded for Bridgnorth
15:00 Yellow Card
Ben Rochelle is yellow carded for Bridgnorth
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Llew Williams kicks a penalty for Bridgnorth
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As it happened

  • Bridgnorth
  • Sandbach
  • 0
  • Llew Williams Penalty 10:00'
  • Ben Rochelle Yellow Card 15:00'
  • Jonah Boyce Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Joe Cave Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Jake Goulson Try 60:00'
  • Afeafe Haisila Lokotui Try 70:00'
  • Llew Williams Conversion 70:00'

Team selection

Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, Afeafe
Addison, Richard Addison, Richard
Williams, Llew Williams, Llew
Parker, Teddy Parker, Teddy
Burgess, Jordan Burgess, Jordan
Bishop, Will Bishop, Will
Bladen, Gareth Bladen, Gareth
Nicholls, Connor Nicholls, Connor
Breakwell, Tim Breakwell, Tim
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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# Team Pl Pts
1. Scunthorpe 26 102
2. Luctonians 26 101
3. Newport (Salop) 26 95
4. Broadstreet 26 84
5. Bridgnorth 26 83
6. Sheffield 26 66
7. Burton 26 62

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