Sat 04 May 2024
Kingsbridge Rugby Club
Kingsbridge 29 v 19 Frome

Kingsbridge 29 v 19 Frome

Dale Jefferies6 May - 14:35
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Kings March On to win the Semi Final of the Papa Johns Community Cup (27-4-24)

Kingsbridge march on to the semi-final of the PAPA JOHNS cup after a convincing win over Frome 29-19. Kings playing with probably their best squad of the season were too classy for a niggly Frome side. After the disappointment of two cancelled games in the run up to this fixture Kings displayed a composure not always seen this season. Frome a feisty side proved a difficult team to overpower, but Kings had too much quality. And with the bonus of bringing on two of their best young players Joe Thompson and Henry Rich for the second half they ran out deserved winners.

Kings started the game on the front foot, and with scrum dominance were putting down early markers. They made Frome pay when they scored the first points of the game as Merrin bulldozed his way over. Newman converting well. Frome messed up their restart and Kings were on the attack again as Ferguson made a fine break down the blindside taking them close. From the following scrum Buckle made yards and the ball was eventually fed out to Tom Winzer who touched down. Frome came back into the game when they scored a try after being awarded a penalty and breaking free to score. Frome now started to play with more confidence as a change in their front row steadied their scrum which Kings had been dominating. But the visitors failed to make it count leaving the half time score 12-7.

Kings started the second half brightly, but poor ball retention meant they failed to put points on the board. They did eventually move further Infront as Newman slotted a penalty after good breaks by centres Baldry and Buckle. Kings moved up a gear and started to play some exciting rugby resulting in Newman delivering a perfect kick for Sam Jones to gather and off load to Toby Baldry to touch down. Newman converting. The game now entered its niggly stage with the referee dishing out yellow cars regularly. At one-point Kings were down to thirteen but that didn’t stop them putting more points on the board as Stu Harris was over with Newman converting to extend their lead. Eventually the numbers counted as Frome scored and followed up with another try after a telegraphed interception. Kings held on to run out deserved 29-19 winners.

Kingsbridge will now face Eastbourne in the semi finals at High House on Saturday 4th May.

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Sat 04 May 2024


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