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1st XV - Match centre

Wath Upon Dearne
Wheatley Hills
A Hamilton, J Earp
Tries
J Whitlam (3)
Conversions
J Whitlam (2)
Penalties
Penalty Try
Sat 13 Apr TBC - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Two Full time

Wath 27 Wheatley Hills 28

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Last Minute Defeat After Comeback


At home For the last game of the 2018-19 season Wath made a lively start against local rivals, Wheatley Hills. Following a few handling errors by both sides, the Wath team put together a good passage of play that resulted in one time Wheatley player, Anthony Hamilton, crossing for the opening try. Jack Whitlam’s conversion gave Wath a 7-0 lead.

With the help of a stiff breeze the visitors dominated the rest of the first half and scored three individual tries as Wath’s tackling could have been better. All three tries were near the posts and the simple conversions gave the away team a 7-21 lead at the break, much to the pleasure of the large group of travelling supporters.

Wath controlled the second half and kept Wheatley penned in their own half. Dominating the scrums, the home team forced the visitors to concede a penalty try and the gap closed to 14-21. More pressure was piled on the Wheatley defence but their tackling remained strong and held out the Wath attack. Eventually, a Wath scrum 5 metres from the Wheatley line resulted in a push over try, touched down by No. 8, Joe Earp. The successful conversion levelled the score at 21-21.

Continued territorial advantage gave Wath the opportunity to punish Wheatley infringements and take a 27 -21 lead from two Whitlam penalties with just 5 minutes to go.

From the second restart, a lapse of concentration by the home team allowed Wheatley to regain possession and, with their only attack in the second half, they beat the Wath defence and scored, once again, near the posts. The simple conversion put Wheatley ahead 27-28 and, despite Wath’s efforts, they were unable to regain the lead.

A disappointing loss in the last game should not detract from an overall successful season for Wath first team who finished a creditable third place in the league. Promotion is the aim next season and plans are being developed.

Steve Corns

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Key moments

2:00
Try Anthony Hamilton scores for Wath Upon Dearne
2:00
Conversion Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
50:00
Conversion Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
60:00
Try Joe Earp scores for Wath Upon Dearne
60:00
Conversion Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
65:00
Penalty Jack Whitlam kicks a penalty for Wath Upon Dearne
70:00
Penalty Jack Whitlam kicks a penalty for Wath Upon Dearne

Highlights

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70:00 Penalty 27 - 0
Jack Whitlam kicks a penalty for Wath Upon Dearne
65:00 Penalty 24 - 0
Jack Whitlam kicks a penalty for Wath Upon Dearne
60:00 Try 19 - 0
Joe Earp scores for Wath Upon Dearne
60:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
50:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Wath Upon Dearne
50:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
End of period 1
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Anthony Hamilton scores for Wath Upon Dearne
2:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jack Whitlam kicks a conversion for Wath Upon Dearne
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As it happened

  • Wath Upon Dearne
  • Wheatley Hills
  • 0
  • Anthony Hamilton Try 2:00'
  • Jack Whitlam Conversion 2:00'
  • Penalty Try 50:00'
  • Jack Whitlam Conversion 50:00'
  • Joe Earp Try 60:00'
  • Jack Whitlam Conversion 60:00'
  • Jack Whitlam Penalty 65:00'
  • Jack Whitlam Penalty 70:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Goole 26 104
2. Leodiensian 26 101
3. Wath Upon Dearne 26 85
4. Northallerton 26 84
5. Roundhegians 26 65
6. North Ribblesdale 26 64
7. Wheatley Hills 26 64

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