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2nd XV - Match centre

Tottonians III
Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
Tries
G Dean (4), S Buckingham (3), L Little, C King, J Sothcott, D Sayers, R Newton Jr (2)
Conversions
M Farrant (11)
Sat 12 Jan 14:30 - Hampshire Merit Tables - Hampshire 4 Full time

The 2nd's Win in Style to set up League Title Decider

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Tottonians RFC Vets 0 - 87 Sandown & Shanklin RFC 2nd XV

The penultimate fixture of the season saw Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV romp to victory and secure promotion to Hampshire 3 for the 2019/20 season, with a game to spare, which could decide who wins the Hampshire 4 division title, on the final day.

The match started well for the travelling team with an easy but well-earned try from the kick-off. A deep kick from Mitchell Farrant set up a good defensive line by the Hurricanes who managed to pin the home side down in their territory. After managing to turn over possession at the breakdown, by veteran Jon Miselbach, who was excellent in the loose all day, the away side moved the ball, and it made it's way to Greg Dean who trundled in from the 22 with numerous handoffs to would-be tacklers, 0 - 7.
Three further tries followed in quick succession. Winger Sam Buckingham showing great speed and strength to glide past the last defender on the outside for two scores, helped put the Hurricanes in a commanding position, 0 - 21. The scoring remained constant throughout the game and with no real let up the Hurricanes constantly piled on the pressure. This included at scrum time where they had the Tottonians scrum backpedalling and this allowed Dean to pick up from the base of the scrum and barrel his way through for his second score, 0 - 28.

With the visitors in the ascendancy further tries followed, this time with 2nd XV captain, Liam Little on the end of a well-worked team try. The extras again added, 0 - 35. With every player running great lines off the 9 and 10 it seemed inevitable to score off every attack for the travelling team. Next to score was young, Connor King cutting an incisive line off standoff Jack Sothcott, to slice through the defence and then using his power to bounce off the fullback, 0 - 42. The forwards dominating the carries were creating holes in the defensive lines, with the like of Henry Bagnall, Martin Richomme and Zac Davis carrying well upfront, and creating quick ball for the team. Then the away side began to show their flair, an out-the-back offload from Captain Little to Sothcott set up him to sprint home for a try of his own, 0 - 49.

Half time was called and without wanting to waste a minute the Hurries were set to receive the kick. Two further tries followed for Dean, the third midway through the second half when he ran through four players to score. Then his fourth moments later with another out wide, 0 - 59. A special mention to Mitch Farrant’s kicking, which was incredible all game, as he kicked 11 of the 13 goals, with some very challenging kicks from the touchline. Perennial try scorers Dan Sayers and Rob Newton Jnr then got in on the act, with Sayers providing momentum for a lot of the earlier tries, he found a hole in the defensive line and sprinted clear, 0 - 66. Newton Jnr then got two for himself, both quite similar, dissecting the defence in half and then dummying to dot down over the try line, 0 - 80.

Man of the Match, Jack Winter, who carried well all day and put in a massive shift in defence, got the ball moving for Sandown's final try. Hurricanes fullback, Charles Little, joined the attacking line, creating an overlap and using it to find Sam Buckingham, who brushed past his opponents and was almost stopped on the line. However, he managed to step over the whitewash to dot down, 0 - 87.

The Hurricanes showed great skill and poise in attack but the defence effort needs recognition too stopping a spirited Tottonians team. Incredible work all around the field from everyone. The last game of the season is the showdown for the title against Eastleigh RFC 3rd team, away on Saturday 13th April.

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Key moments

7:00
Try Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
8:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
11:00
Try Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
12:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
16:00
Try Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
17:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
21:00
Try Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
22:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
27:00
Try Liam Little scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
28:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
33:00
Try Connor King scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
34:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
38:00
Try Jack Sothcott scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
42:00
Try Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
43:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
46:00
Try Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
49:00
Try Dan Sayers scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
50:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
53:00
Try Rob Newton Jr scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
54:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
56:00
Try Rob Newton Jr scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
57:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
60:00
Try Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
61:00
Conversion Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV

Highlights

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61:00 Conversion 0 - 87
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
60:00 Try 0 - 85
Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
57:00 Conversion 0 - 80
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
56:00 Try 0 - 78
Rob Newton Jr scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
54:00 Conversion 0 - 73
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
53:00 Try 0 - 71
Rob Newton Jr scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
50:00 Conversion 0 - 66
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
49:00 Try 0 - 64
Dan Sayers scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
47:00 Missed Conversion
Mitch Farrant misses a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
46:00 Try 0 - 59
Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
43:00 Conversion 0 - 54
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
42:00 Try 0 - 52
Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
End of period 1
39:00 Missed Conversion
Mitch Farrant misses a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
38:00 Try 0 - 47
Jack Sothcott scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
34:00 Conversion 0 - 42
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
33:00 Try 0 - 40
Connor King scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
28:00 Conversion 0 - 35
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
27:00 Try 0 - 33
Liam Little scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
22:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
21:00 Try 0 - 26
Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
17:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
16:00 Try 0 - 19
Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
12:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
11:00 Try 0 - 12
Sam Buckingham scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
8:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mitch Farrant kicks a conversion for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
7:00 Try 0 - 5
Greg Dean scores for Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
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As it happened

  • Tottonians III
  • Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Greg Dean Try 7:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 8:00'
  • Sam Buckingham Try 11:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 12:00'
  • Sam Buckingham Try 16:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 17:00'
  • Greg Dean Try 21:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 22:00'
  • Liam Little Try 27:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 28:00'
  • Connor King Try 33:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 34:00'
  • Jack Sothcott Try 38:00'
  • Greg Dean Try 42:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 43:00'
  • Greg Dean Try 46:00'
  • Dan Sayers Try 49:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 50:00'
  • Rob Newton Jr Try 53:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 54:00'
  • Rob Newton Jr Try 56:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 57:00'
  • Sam Buckingham Try 60:00'
  • Mitch Farrant Conversion 61:00'

Team selection

Little, Charles Little, Charles
Buckingham, Sam Buckingham, Sam
King, Connor King, Connor
Newton Jr, Rob Newton Jr, Rob
Farrant, Mitch Farrant, Mitch
Sothcott, Jack Sothcott, Jack
Little, Liam Little, Liam
Dean, Greg Dean, Greg
Sayers, Dan Sayers, Dan
Woody, A Woody, A
Winter, Jack Winter, Jack
Miselbach, John Miselbach, John
Richomme, Martin Richomme, Martin
Davis, Zac Davis, Zac
Bagnall, Henry Bagnall, Henry

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Eastleigh 3rd XV 17 78
2. Fordingbridge II 17 71
3. Locksheath Pumas 2nd XV 17 68
4. Sandown & Shanklin 2nd XV 17 65
5. Farnham 4th XV 17 50
6. Southampton 2nd XV 19 49
7. Tottonians III 17 44

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