Sat 01
1st XV
R Jones (2), C Ballinger, R Townsend (2)
A Cox-C (2)
A Cox-C
Windsor 22-32 cents

Windsor 22-32 cents

By steve preece
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Cents form improving!!

Cents travelled to Windsor with a strong team but left the club cupboard bare with both 2nd and 3rd team games cancelled due to many players being unavailable .
In fact with no out n out wingers available, Niall Gibbons who normally plays no 8 was the coaches choice to take the position.
Cents had total control of the first half but only went into the break 10-10.
Cents had a great start to the game, using the ball well and throwing it wide through the back line for Winger Rob Jones to score a good try with the help of Fly half Harry Preece and Flnaker Craig Balinger,
The second try went to Balinger who scored again out wide after some hard work by the cents forwards. Both second rows Kieron Blackmore and Pete Willetts contributing with good ball skills and neat offloading. Both conversions were missed.
Windsor only made 3 visits into cents half but came away with a penalty try and a penalty.
Windsor seeing space behind cleverly chipped over the top and had a sprint race to the try line but the ref thought centre Ryan Townsend used his size to much by taking the player out before they reached the ball, the ref awarded a pen try. There other visit resulted in a penalty kick in front of the posts.
The first 10 minutes of the 2nd half was all Cents, playing the game with high tempo which lead to Centre Ryan Townsend strolling over which was converted by Alex Cox and the bonus point try came from a clever kick through from Hooker Nathan Stroud which went straight to winger Rob jones to get his 2nd. Cox converted from out wide.
Cox then got 3pts from a penalty, from a dubious high tackle, but the ref thought it was a also gave out Windsors 3rd yellow card.
Ryan Jones finished of cents points with another easy run in, which Cox converted to take the score to 32-10 with 15 mins left.
Windsor enjoyed the last 15 mins scoring another 2 try's and converting one of them, to give them 22 pts.
Cents are slowly going in the right direction and this was a reasonable performance and will be happy to play away from home and get 5 points.
Great performances from second row Kieron Blackmore and flanker Craig Balinger,
Man of the match went to Fly half Harry Preece who's awareness of putting players into space assisted into most of our points.
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Match date

Sat 01, Oct 2016



Meet time





South West 1 East

League position

Old Centralians