Sat 12
Firwood Waterloo
6
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6
League
1st XV
L Reeve (2)
Penalties
J Cribley (2)
Firwood Waterloo  6  -  6  Sheffield RUFC

Firwood Waterloo 6 - 6 Sheffield RUFC

By Roger Keegan
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Sheffield battle the weather to come away from second placed Waterloo with a draw.


Firwood Waterloo RUFC 6 - 6 Sheffield RUFC

WATERLOO PHOTO ALBUM

Team Selection for Saturday, 12th December 2015

15. Joe Cribley
14. Rupert Broadley
13. Owen Smith
12. Leigh Sanders
11. Gareth Morley
10. Jimmy Pearson
9. Josh Bird

1. Tobi Amemakin
2. Sam Whitworth
3. Tommy Marples
4. Dave Clayden
5. Dom Parsons (Capt)
6. Ryan Seabright
7. Tom Womack
8. Alex Fawdry
Replacements
16. Dan Rylance
17. George
18. Rob Conville

Following the bonus point win at home to Rossendale last week, Sheffield travelled to second placed Waterloo, now called Firwood Waterloo, Firwood being their sponsor. The weather was less than favourable to Sheffield, their had been heavy rain overnight and throughout the whole morning before the match and running rugby looked a dim and distant prospect.

The early exchanges saw Waterloo's larger pack of forwards giving the Sheffield pack quite a hard time, but Sheffield responded well and when Waterloo encroached into Sheffield territory and a line resulted from the pressure, Sheffield consistently secured the ball and cleared their lines well. Both teams suffered from numerous and copious handling errors and with both teams defending well opportunities to score were almost nonexistent. Sheffield however, made the initial break through when Sheffield were awarded a penalty and full back Joe Cribley put the visitors ahead on 18 minutes, 3 points to nil. However, Waterloo were to attain parity on 29 minutes with a penalty through their fly half, Liam Reeve. Waterloo had a further opportunity to go ahead on 34 minutes, but the attempt as missed and the half petered out without any further score.

As the game wore on Sheffield came much more into prominence as the Waterloo pack tired and were rewarded on 50 minutes with a second penalty to Joe Cribley to move Sheffield into a 6 point to 3 lead. Sheffield's backs were now getting much more clean ball, but Waterloo's defence held firm and Sheffield could just not get that score which would break the home side's resistance. Sheffield were however, given a further opportunity on 59 minutes, as Waterloo's loose head prop was despatched to the sin bin. Unfortunately, Joe Cribley missed the kick from only 22 metres out and the gap between the teams remained just 3 points. Then as is oft the case when the vital break through has not been made, Sheffield erred with but 4 minutes to go and Waterloo's fly half made no mistake to tie the scores at 6 points each. Sheffield managed to work their way back up into Waterloo's 22 zone but were unable to persuade Waterloo to give them another scoring opportunity and the referee called time on the event.

Scoring:-

TeamScorerType of ScoreScoreTime
SheffieldJoe Cribley (15)Penalty (1)
0
-
3
-
18
Minutes
WaterlooLiam Reeve (10)Penalty (1)
3
-
3
-
29
Minutes
WaterlooLiam Reeve (10)Missed Penalty
3
-
3
-
34
Minutes
HALF TIME
3
-
3
SheffieldJoe Cribley (15)Penalty (2)
3
-
6
-
50
Minutes
SheffieldJoe Cribley (15)Missed Penalty
3
-
6
-
59
Minutes
WaterlooLiam Reeve (10)Penalty (2)
6
-
6
-
76
Minutes
FULL TIME
6
-
6

League Table:-

TeamPWDLFADiffTry BPLosing BPPtsAdj
1Sheffield Tigers13 12 0 1 531 147 384 8 1 57 0
2Firwood Waterloo13 9 1 3 316 267 49 6 1 45 0
3Sheffield13 8 1 4 339 240 99 6 3 43 0
4Wirral12 8 0 4 294 232 62 6 2 40 0
5Hull12 7 0 5 342 205 137 5 4 37 0
6Rossendale12 6 1 5 402 299 103 6 2 34 0
7Lymm12 6 1 5 255 241 14 5 2 33 0
8Billingham13 6 0 7 282 282 0 4 4 32 0
9Stockport13 5 1 7 294 356 -62 5 2 29 0
10Birkenhead Park12 4 0 8 265 311 -46 5 5 26 0
11Ilkley12 5 0 7 218 332 -114 2 2 24 0
12Huddersfield YMCA12 3 1 8 261 418 -157 5 2 21 0
13Cleckheaton12 3 0 9 233 347 -114 2 3 17 0
14Burnage13 2 0 11 166 521 -355 0 1 9 0

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Match details

Match date

Sat 12, Dec 2015

Kickoff

14:15

Meet time

10:00

Competition

National League Three North