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1st XV 17 v 25 Datchworth RFC - Away League on 27 Jan 2018

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

During the first 20 minutes both sides were getting to grips with the weather and play moved between the respective 22s.

 Hitchin lost a player to a yellow card for a high tackle and Datchworth capitalised with a rolling maul from the resulting penalty line out, going over the line for an unconverted try.


Hitchin’s injury list grew, as first  Jack Peachey and then Alistair   Southward were replaced


On the half hour mark Datchworth scored again with an incisive curving run by their winger who although tackled was able to offload to the supporting player who scored under the posts to make the conversion a certainty.


Back to fulll numbers, Hitchin fought back  up the slope with  a kick and chase  from Harry Cartwright, and were awarded with a successful penalty .


Half time score 12 - 3 to the hosts.



Minutes after the break Datchworth were on the offensive and a perfectly judged kick by the outside half was gathered by the winger to cross in the corner.


Hitchin went further behind when they were penalised in front of the posts and were further punished when the Datchworth winger broke through several tackles to score wide out.


Hitchin , back on the attack  having gained a better understanding of how each other played, following the disruption of losing now three players through injury , scored a converted try , with their player of the match Adam Baird  touching down


Just before the final whistle another new cap Tom Spratt  at no.8 at  went over after a period of considerable pressure on the Datchworth line,  ben Wiggins adding the extra points.

Team Harry Elleston, William sale, James Akrill, Nick Panton, Samuel Underwood, Adam Baird, Lewis Pettinger, Dale Baines, Elliot Gibson, Ben Wiggins, William Rooney, Carwyn Morgan, Harry Cartwright, Alistair Southward, Jack Peachey

Subs Tom Ramsay, Thomas Spratt, Tom Harries

Scores T: Adam Baird (1), Thomas Spratt (1) C: Ben Wiggins (2) P: Ben Wiggins (1)

Player(s) of Match 1. Adam BairdLondon North West 3 The league: London North West 3



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