Sat 16
Cheltenham
17
-
31
League
1st XV
Tries
L Hemming (2), L May, B Slatter, R Pinkney
Conversions
L Hemming (3)
A case of after the Lord Mayors show for Old Cents

A case of after the Lord Mayors show for Old Cents

By steve preece
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Old Cents were not at their best this weekend.


To score 31 points and win a game away from home and collect 5 points would normally be a great result, but Cents were slightly disappointed with their overall performance against Cheltenham at the Prince of Wales stadium on saturday.
Try scorers Liam Hemming 2, 3 con. Lewis May, Rich Pinkney, Ben Slatter.

Report by Steve Preece

Padded out report this week as Steve had trouble with his computer,details taken from the Citizen for a change as they use our reports mostly any way.

Old Cents proved too strong for county rival Cheltenham at the Prince of Wales stadium this saturday.
Cents opened the scoring after 13 mins when Liam Hemming scored and converted his own try.Conversion made from near the touchline.Cheltenham scored after 24 mins when their young winger sprinted in from 60 metres,score went unconverted.
The game was played at a frantic pace as both sides searched for an opening.However Cents extended their lead when Fullback Lewis May scored a try converted by Liam Hemming,score 14-5 to Cents.Just Before half time Ben Slatter scored a try from a charged down kick and the try went unconverted.
Score at half time 19-5 to Old Cents.
Old Cents got their bonus point just after half time when Richard Pinkney scored an unconverted try,score 24-5 to Old Cents.Then in the 66th Minute Liam Hemming scored and converted his second try of the match to complete the away sides scoring,score going into the final 10 mins 31-5 to Cents.
To their credit Cheltenham stuck at their task even though they had lost this match,they ran in two tries,one an interception and one converted to make the score look respectable.Final score 31-17 to Cents.
This was a match to forget for Old Cents,their game was riddled with mistakes and a certain amount of casualness in their play.However nothing can be taken away from Cheltenham who showed the fighting qualities that have moved them away from the relegation zone.Even Bracknell struggled here a few weeks ago beating Cheltenham by a similar score.
Cents now move on to a couple of home fixtures against improved Windsor and Local Neighbours Coney Hill in the next two weekends.Cents know they will have to improve on this performance to get the right results against two dangerous sides.
Old Cents man of the match went to young Connor Gwilliam our new fly half recruit from Old Pats.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 16, Feb 2013

Kickoff

14:30

Meet time

12:30

Competition

South West 1 East
Conner Gwilliam

Player of the match

Conner Gwilliam