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1st XV - Match centre

Old Tiffinians
Petersfield
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F Tomic
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S Kay
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - London & SE Division - London 3 South West Full time

1s still looking to turn the clock back

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Field in the fight but once again come up short in what is already threatening to become a season to forget.

When Field travelled to Old Tiffinians last season they let a healthy lead slip in the final quarter, allowing their hosts to draw the match. This time, the fates were decidedly in the camp of the home side and, as the match progressed, the visitors never looked likely to change their destiny.

One of the few teams to match Field in the set-piece last season, Old Tiffinians showed that they had lost none of their strength in these areas on Saturday. Both sides had work to do when feeding their own scrums, but it was the hosts who benefitted most. In one case even achieving that rarest of things – a try from a Field defensive 5m scrum. With the usually reliable platform of the set piece unavailable, Field struggled to get their backs flying and the three-quarters were well marshalled by their opposite numbers.

The error-strewn opening 10-minutes of the match must have given Field some encouragement as both teams coughed up scoring opportunities when in the opposition 22. However, the home side appeared to steady the ship more quickly than their guests and fired a broadside with two converted and, crucially, unanswered tries in the remainder of the first quarter.

2018-10-27 1st XV @ Old Tiffinians
18 photos

Field continued to battle away and enjoyed the lion’s share of both possession and territory, in the second quarter but to no avail, even succumbing to the indignity of losing an attacking scrum on the OT 5m line – the set piece courtesy of a series of penalties awarded for infringements by the home defence.

The second half continued in the same vein as Field went through phase after phase to break down the home defence only to come up short. The OT, meanwhile, scored again to take the match out of Field’s grasp. The game won, the home side went looking for a bonus-point try, whilst Field first target remained their elusive opening score.

Opportunity knocked for the visitors halfway through the third quarter as they laid siege to the OT try line, setting up several 1m drives in their attempt to cross the whitewash. OT’s defence held strong until they were adjudged to have transgressed once too many times and received a yellow card. Scenting blood in the water, Field put the penalty in to touch on the 5m line only to cough up possession on the put in and allow OT to clear their lines.

Halfway through the sin-binning, Field finally managed to score what was to be their consolation try. Lanky lock, Franko Tomić wrestling himself around while in the grip of the defence to reach out backwards and dot the ball down. Seb Kay quickly knocked over the extras and the Red Team reset to, hopefully, do the same again.

Unfortunately for the visitors, there was to be no repeat. Their hosts, however, put a further pair of tries past them to make sure of their try-bonus. Both were converted.

Field’s Head Coach, James Alder - unavoidably absent for this game – has a difficult task on his hands to keep his players from descending into the doldrums after the first two winless months of the season.

Next up for the side is another away match, this time against fellow league strugglers, Trojans, who have only one of their seven matches so far this season.

Key moments

15:00
Try Try for Old Tiffinians
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Tiffinians
20:00
Try Try for Old Tiffinians
21:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Tiffinians
47:00
Try Try for Old Tiffinians
48:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Tiffinians
57:00
Try Franko Tomic scores for Petersfield
57:00
Conversion Seb Kay kicks a conversion for Petersfield
64:00
Try Try for Old Tiffinians
65:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Tiffinians
71:00
Try Try for Old Tiffinians
72:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Tiffinians

Videos and photos

2018-10-27 1st XV @ Old Tiffinians
18 photos

Highlights

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72:00 Conversion 35 - 7
Conversion for Old Tiffinians
71:00 Try 33 - 7
Try for Old Tiffinians
65:00 Conversion 28 - 7
Conversion for Old Tiffinians
64:00 Try 26 - 7
Try for Old Tiffinians
57:00 Try 21 - 5
Franko Tomic scores for Petersfield
57:00 Conversion 21 - 7
Seb Kay kicks a conversion for Petersfield
52:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Old Tiffinians
48:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Conversion for Old Tiffinians
47:00 Try 19 - 0
Try for Old Tiffinians
End of period 1
29:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Old Tiffinians
21:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Conversion for Old Tiffinians
20:00 Try 12 - 0
Try for Old Tiffinians
16:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Old Tiffinians
15:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Old Tiffinians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Old Tiffinians
  • Petersfield
  • 0
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • Conversion 21:00'
  • Try 47:00'
  • Conversion 48:00'
  • Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Franko Tomic Try 57:00'
  • Seb Kay Conversion 57:00'
  • Try 64:00'
  • Conversion 65:00'
  • Try 71:00'
  • Conversion 72:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Georgians 22 56
7. Trojans 22 56
8. Andover 22 52
9. Warlingham 22 50
10. Old Whitgiftian 22 41
11. Petersfield 22 26
12. Teddington 22 22

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