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1st XV - Match centre

Tottonians II
Sandown & Shanklin
Unknown, Unknown
Tries
M Miselbach (2), O Williams, B Sanderson, B Shannon
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Conversions
S Flux (3)
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Penalties
S Flux
Sat 23 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - Hampshire Premier Full time

Hurricanes Pick Up Victory in Re-arranged Fixture

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Tottonians RFC 2nd XV 17 - 34 Sandown & Shanklin RFC

Sandown & Shanklin RFC travelled across the Solent to play Tottonians in their re-arranged fixture, after the original game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and the weather conditions a couple of weeks ago.

The Hurricanes didn't get off to the best of starts, with the home side starting the brighter of the two teams. This was summed up by the visitors making a few errors and the Totts forwards then obtaining momentum as a consequence. Then with the defence caught cold, the host's scrum-half sniped through and scored the opening try of the game. The try converted the home side had earned themselves an early 7 - 0 lead. Sandown & Shanklin looked to fight back and were finding success with their forward patterns, yet, silly errors were creating penalties against them and preventing the away side from building meaningful territory and possession. When the Hurricanes managed to string a few phases together, they had the Totts defence going backward, as strong running and footwork from Damian Seder and Harry Hopper was starting to cause the bigger Totts forwards issues. With the Sandown & Shanklin midfield starting to dictate the attack, the home sides defence started to stretch. The ball was then spun down the line to Flux, who then superbly offloaded to the onrushing Matt Miselbach who then finished the opportunity well, despite several defenders trying to stop him. The conversion slid wide, but the Hurricanes were back into the game, 7 - 5.
However, the home side struck back moments later, slotting a penalty kick over to extend the margin, 10 - 5, as the Sandown penalties were again starting to hurt the momentum they were trying to generate.
As the first half wore, the Hurricanes were able to pick holes in the Totts defence and use their stamina and handling ability to out manoeuvre the host's defensive line. Another attack down the blindside and quick handling from centres Tyson and Miselbach got the ball into Ben Sanderson's hands, who then finished off the move by barging his way over the try line, in his obscenely coloured new boots. Flux again missed the conversion, as the kick pushed across the face of the goal, but the Hurricanes were back on level terms, 10 - 10.
The visitors finished the half with a flourish, following some great work by the forwards up front, the ball was spun wide and this time on the edge of the defence another Flux offload found winger, Owen Williams, who flirted with the touchline and last-ditch tackles sprinted away and then under the posts for the third Hurricanes try of the game. Flux converted and this put the Hurricanes into the lead at the half time break, 10 - 17.

The second half began with the Hurricanes looking to increase their margin and the half-backs Jordan and Mitchell were directing traffic, as the visitors got themselves up to the opposition 5-metre line. With a penalty in their favour, the Hurricanes took the option of the scrum, however, a number of errors compounded on another and the possession was turned over to the hosts. Then moments later Totts had broken free and scored a breakaway try under the posts, and levelled the scores with the successful conversion, 17 - 17.
With play taking place between the teams 22's both sides were trying to find a way to crack each other's defences. The ill-discipline from the Hurricanes was still hurting their advances, as it allowed the home side the ability to clear their lines. Moments later, following some strong running from Martin Richomme and Sam Rees, the away side had accrued a penalty just outside the Totts 22. Flux elected to kick the penalty, and Sandown & Shanklin had edged themselves back into the lead, 17 - 20.

With the Hurricanes nudging ahead, they were soon threatening the Totts 22 again, and with the sustained pressure was putting the Totts defence under increased stress. This time the carrying of Ben Shannon and Sam Flux, helping to keep the defence honest. This created space out wide, and when the ball found its way to, Man of the Match, Matt Miselbach's hands, he went over for his second score of the game. The conversion successful, the margin was extended, 17 - 27.
With bonus point try secured, the away side set about trying to find another score to secure the result and make the final moments of the game a much calmer period for the away side. In the dying moments of the game, a well-claimed line out by Damian Seder saw the Hurricanes work their way up to the Tottonians five-metre line. The ball was moved wide into the centres, and a quick phase and switch back to the blindside which found prop Ben Shannon in acres of space, for him then to barge his way over the line. Flux converted to end the game 17 - 34. The Hurricanes now regain the 2nd spot in the Hampshire Premier table, following last week's defeat to Bognor RFC who had overtaken them.

Sandown & Shanklin return to action this Saturday (2nd March) when they welcome New Milton & District RFC to the Fairway. Kick-off is at 3.00pm and the Club is also hosting a VP's Curry Lunch prior to the game. If you wish to attend, please let our VP President, Tommy Booth know. 12.30pm meet for a 1.00pm sit-down.
The 2nd XV are on the road to Fordingbridge RFC 2nd RFC, and look to continue their good form of late and extend their good run of form.

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Key moments

7:00
Try Try for Tottonians II
7:30
Conversion Conversion for Tottonians II
15:00
Try Matt Miselbach scores for Sandown & Shanklin
22:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Tottonians II
29:00
Try Ben Sanderson scores for Sandown & Shanklin
39:00
Try Owen Williams scores for Sandown & Shanklin
40:00
Conversion Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
43:00
Try Try for Tottonians II
44:00
Conversion Conversion for Tottonians II
54:00
Penalty Sam Flux kicks a penalty for Sandown & Shanklin
65:00
Try Matt Miselbach scores for Sandown & Shanklin
66:00
Conversion Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
78:00
Try Ben Shannon scores for Sandown & Shanklin
79:00
Conversion Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin

Highlights

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79:00 Conversion 17 - 34
Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
78:00 Try 17 - 32
Ben Shannon scores for Sandown & Shanklin
66:00 Conversion 17 - 27
Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
65:00 Try 17 - 25
Matt Miselbach scores for Sandown & Shanklin
54:00 Penalty 17 - 20
Sam Flux kicks a penalty for Sandown & Shanklin
44:00 Conversion 17 - 17
Conversion for Tottonians II
43:00 Try 15 - 17
Try for Tottonians II
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 10 - 17
Sam Flux kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
39:00 Try 10 - 15
Owen Williams scores for Sandown & Shanklin
30:00 Missed Conversion
Sam Flux misses a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
29:00 Try 10 - 10
Ben Sanderson scores for Sandown & Shanklin
22:00 Penalty 10 - 5
Penalty kicked for Tottonians II
16:00 Missed Conversion
Sam Flux misses a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin
15:00 Try 7 - 5
Matt Miselbach scores for Sandown & Shanklin
7:30 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Tottonians II
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Tottonians II
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Tottonians II
  • Sandown & Shanklin
  • 0
  • Try 7:00'
  • Conversion 7:30'
  • Matt Miselbach Try 15:00'
  • Penalty 22:00'
  • Ben Sanderson Try 29:00'
  • Owen Williams Try 39:00'
  • Sam Flux Conversion 40:00'
  • Try 43:00'
  • Conversion 44:00'
  • Sam Flux Penalty 54:00'
  • Matt Miselbach Try 65:00'
  • Sam Flux Conversion 66:00'
  • Ben Shannon Try 78:00'
  • Sam Flux Conversion 79:00'

Team selection

Borrer, Tom Borrer, Tom
Williams, Owen Williams, Owen
Miselbach, Matt Miselbach, Matt
Tyson, Sam Tyson, Sam
Sanderson, Ben Sanderson, Ben
Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell, Cameron
Jordan, Jacob Jordan, Jacob
Rees, Sam Rees, Sam
Hopper, Harry Hopper, Harry
Bagnall, Henry Bagnall, Henry
Seder, Damian Seder, Damian
Flux, Sam Flux, Sam
Richomme, Martin Richomme, Martin
Tyas, Adam Tyas, Adam
Shannon, Ben Shannon, Ben

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Basingstoke 20 95
2. Sandown & Shanklin 20 85
3. Bognor 20 78
4. Millbrook 20 62
5. Fordingbridge 20 60
6. New Milton & District 20 53
7. Alresford 20 50

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