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Newbury Blues
Stratford Upon Avon
A Bancroft, C Atkinson, J BARTLETT (3), J WINFIELD (3), T THORNE, H North (2), D Craigen, R JONES, M Hayman, T ERSKINE
Tries
D THORNE (14)
Conversions
Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X South West 1 East Full time

Blues sign off with a century

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Newbury Blues score 15 tries against relegated Stratford Upon Avon and keep them scoreless to end the season in style

NEWBURY BLUES 103 v 00 STRATFORD UPON AVON

Blues sign off with a century
Saturday 13th April 2019, 3pm KO South West 1 East

Newbury Blues score 15 tries against relegated Stratford Upon Avon and keep them scoreless to end the season in style

Blues make 4 changes from last week’s squad due to injury and unavailability, Stratford travel with a much-changed squad after enduring a tough season

Blues kick off the final league game of the 2018/2019 season on a cold but dry afternoon in front of a large Blues crowd, Stratford return the kick allowing Blues to run back getting a penalty at the tackle, Blues tap and go taking play across the pitch, Alex Bancroft darts through the Stratford defence to score Dan THORNE adds the conversion, 7-0 2 mins

Stratford take the restart kick Blues gather and run the ball, again the ball is spread wide through hands Josh BARTLETT releases Christian Atkinson who out paces the Stratford defence to score, Dan THORNE adds the conversion, 14-0 4 mins

Stratford kick off and a good chase is rewarded when Blues knock on giving Stratford a scrum on half way, the next 10 mins are spent in midfield both sides making errors and handing over possession, Blues make the breakthrough when after winning a lineout they attack getting into Stratford’s 22 win a penalty which is taken quickly and spread through hands to Josh BARTLETT who breaks through the Stratford defence to score a good team try Dan THORNE converts 21-0 14 mins

Blues are well on top is this game and go further ahead when they get a penalty which is kicked to touch in Stratford’s 22 lineout won Blues maul making ground a getting a penalty scrum, from the scrum which Blues are dominating Josh WINFIELD picks up at the base and bursts over to score the bonus point try, the conversion is strangely charged down 26-0 20 mins

Stratford kick off and a good chase is rewarded when they tackle Blues into touch, lineout won Stratford attack getting a penalty which is kicked to touch in Blues 22, lineout won they take play up to the Blues try line but cannot get over instead they concede a penalty

Christian Atkinson off Kyle DOEL on and a reshuffle 23 mins

Blues kick their penalty to touch win the lineout and some good rugby takes play deep into Stratford’s 22 getting a penalty which is kicked to touch, from the lineout Blues attack but cough up possession, Stratford do the same allowing Blues to put through a grubber kick and chase, Stratford get a penalty which is cleared to touch, they run the ball from the lineout but knock on, Blues win the scrum and another good attack results in Toby THORNE breaking through the Stratford defence to score close to the posts Dan THORNE adds the conversion 33-0 32 mins

Toby THORNE off Jamie FUTCHER on

Blues dominance is soon rewarded when they take play back into Stratford’s 22 and get a penalty which they tap and go allowing Josh WINFIELD to break through and score Dan THORNE converts 40 -0 35 mins

A few minutes later Blues are further in front when the ball is spread wide and Harvey North breaks through the Stratford tackles to score, Dan THORNE adds the conversion 47-0 37 mins

On the stroke of half time Blues score again, after a couple of minutes camped in Stratford’s 22 Blues take a quick penalty and Duncan Craigen shrugs off the defenders to score Dan THORNE adds the conversion making the half time score 54-0

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Harry Waye-Branch on Rob DRYSDALE off

Stratford kick off and the Blues machine is soon further in front when a sweeping move is rounded off with Harvey North going over to score his second try, Dan THORNE converts 61-0 42 mins

Stratford kick off and Blues pile further misery on Stratford when some good rugby is rewarded with Rory JONES touching down under the posts Dan THORNE converts 68-0 46 mins

Stratford kick off and get hold of the ball but soon have handed possession back to Blues, both teams make mistakes but Blues are first to put a sweeping move together, from a scrum deep in Stratford’s half Blues spread the ball wide Dan THORNE to Alex Bancroft to Jamie FUTCHER to Josh BARTLETT who is over to score a great team try, Dan THORNE converts, 75-0 52 mins

Blues run straight back at Stratford from their kick off a good run from Harry Waye-Branch takes play well into Stratford’s half, Stratford usher Blues into touch, Blues steal the lineout and soon have a penalty which they take quickly taking play across the pitch and Josh BARTLETT is over to score his hatrick try, Dan THORNE converts 82-0 58 mins

Stratford’s kick off rolls into touch, Blues win the lineout and attack, Stratford win a penalty which is kicked to touch, Blues steal the lineout and soon have a penalty which is kicked to touch in Stratford’s 22, Blues keep up the pressure and from a scrum take play across the pitch and back Max Hayman scores, Dan THORNE adds the conversion, 89-0 66 mins

Max Hayman off Rob DRYSDALE on

Stratford restart and get the ball back from Blues chip kick, they get a scrum just in Blues half which they win, Blues manage to steal the ball at the tackle and Josh WINFIELD scores Dan THORNE adds the conversion 96-0 72 mins

Blues score one more try when after a couple of phases of play Blues steal a Stratford scrum and play the ball through hands Tom ERSKINE takes a pass and rounds the defenders to score a great try, Dan THORNE adds the conversion,103-0 75 mins

The remaining few minutes pass without any further points

Good luck to Stratford Upon Avon in your new division next year, and fair play for never giving up at Blues with a very changed squad, a credit to you and your club

MOM Josh BARTLETT
DOD Dan THORNE

Newbury Squad
Max Hayman, Rob DRYSDALE, Ben HICKS, Tom ERSKINE, Duncan Craigen, Rory JONES,
Joseff Terry-Brown, Josh WINFIELD,
Tom Hunt, Alex Bancroft, Harvey North, Dan THORNE, Josh BARTLETT, Christian Atkinson,
Toby THORNE,
Harry Waye-Branch, Kyle DOEL, Jamie FUTCHER

Thanks to the ref Kalvin Withers

Special thanks to the great Blues support who turned out in numbers for the final game of the season and witnessed the most points scored at Monks Lane for a long time

Here’s the off-season poser when did Blues last score 100 points????

Hope you will all be there supporting the Blues next season in SW Premier

Josh BARTLETT

Player of the Match

Josh BARTLETT

Key moments

2:00
Try Alex Bancroft scores for Newbury Blues
2:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
4:00
Try Christian Atkinson scores for Newbury Blues
4:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
14:00
Try Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
14:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
20:00
Try Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
32:00
Try Toby THORNE scores for Newbury Blues
32:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
35:00
Try Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
35:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
37:00
Try Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
37:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
39:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
39:00
Try Duncan Craigen scores for Newbury Blues
42:00
Try Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
42:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
46:00
Try Rory JONES scores for Newbury Blues
46:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
52:00
Try Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
52:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
58:00
Try Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
58:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
66:00
Try Max Hayman scores for Newbury Blues
66:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
72:00
Try Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
72:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
75:00
Try Tom ERSKINE scores for Newbury Blues
75:00
Conversion Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Josh BARTLETT is awarded player of the match for Newbury Blues
75:00 Conversion 103 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
75:00 Try 101 - 0
Tom ERSKINE scores for Newbury Blues
72:00 Conversion 96 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
72:00 Try 94 - 0
Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
66:00 Sub Off
Max Hayman is substituted off for Newbury Blues
66:00 Conversion 84 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
66:00 Sub On
Rob DRYSDALE is substituted on for Newbury Blues
66:00 Try 89 - 0
Max Hayman scores for Newbury Blues
58:00 Conversion 82 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
58:00 Try 80 - 0
Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
52:00 Conversion 75 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
52:00 Try 73 - 0
Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
46:00 Conversion 68 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
46:00 Try 66 - 0
Rory JONES scores for Newbury Blues
42:00 Try 59 - 0
Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
42:00 Conversion 61 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
40:00 Sub Off
Rob DRYSDALE is substituted off for Newbury Blues
40:00 Sub On
Harry Waye-Branch is substituted on for Newbury Blues
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 54 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
39:00 Try 52 - 0
Duncan Craigen scores for Newbury Blues
37:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
37:00 Try 45 - 0
Harvey North scores for Newbury Blues
35:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
35:00 Try 38 - 0
Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
32:00 Try 33 - 0
Toby THORNE scores for Newbury Blues
32:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
32:00 Sub On
Jamie FUTCHER is substituted on for Newbury Blues
32:00 Sub Off
Toby THORNE is substituted off for Newbury Blues
23:00 Sub Off
Christian Atkinson is substituted off for Newbury Blues
23:00 Sub On
Kyle DOEL is substituted on for Newbury Blues
20:00 Try 26 - 0
Josh WINFIELD scores for Newbury Blues
14:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
14:00 Try 19 - 0
Josh BARTLETT scores for Newbury Blues
4:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
4:00 Try 12 - 0
Christian Atkinson scores for Newbury Blues
2:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Dan THORNE kicks a conversion for Newbury Blues
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Alex Bancroft scores for Newbury Blues
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As it happened

  • Newbury Blues
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • 0
  • Alex Bancroft Try 2:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 2:00'
  • Christian Atkinson Try 4:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 4:00'
  • Josh BARTLETT Try 14:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 14:00'
  • Josh WINFIELD Try 20:00'
  • Kyle DOEL Sub On 23:00'
  • Christian Atkinson Sub Off 23:00'
  • Toby THORNE Sub Off 32:00'
  • Toby THORNE Try 32:00'
  • Jamie FUTCHER Sub On 32:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 32:00'
  • Josh WINFIELD Try 35:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 35:00'
  • Harvey North Try 37:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 37:00'
  • Duncan Craigen Try 39:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 39:00'
  • Harry Waye-Branch Sub On 40:00'
  • Rob DRYSDALE Sub Off 40:00'
  • Harvey North Try 42:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 42:00'
  • Rory JONES Try 46:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 46:00'
  • Josh BARTLETT Try 52:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 52:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 58:00'
  • Josh BARTLETT Try 58:00'
  • Max Hayman Try 66:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 66:00'
  • Rob DRYSDALE Sub On 66:00'
  • Max Hayman Sub Off 66:00'
  • Josh WINFIELD Try 72:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 72:00'
  • Tom ERSKINE Try 75:00'
  • Dan THORNE Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

THORNE, Toby THORNE, Toby
Atkinson, Christian Atkinson, Christian
BARTLETT, Josh BARTLETT, Josh
THORNE, Dan THORNE, Dan
North, Harvey North, Harvey
Bancroft, Alex Bancroft, Alex
Hunt, Tom Hunt, Tom
WINFIELD, Josh WINFIELD, Josh
Brown, Joseff Brown, Joseff
JONES, Rory JONES, Rory
ERSKINE, Tom ERSKINE, Tom
Craigen, Duncan Craigen, Duncan
Hayman, Max Hayman, Max
DRYSDALE, Rob DRYSDALE, Rob
HICKS, Ben HICKS, Ben

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Newbury Blues 26 123
2. Old Centralians 26 101
3. Banbury 26 98
4. Marlborough 26 97
5. Royal Wootton Bassett 26 79
6. Beaconsfield 26 65
7. Salisbury 26 62

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