Rugby - 15th October 2005 Ellesmere -v- Newcastle

Ellesmere 19 Newcastle 13

This match versus Newcastle was always going to be a tough game and this certainly was. In the first half we started with the breeze in our favour and we found field position well. Due to mistakes in the opposition 22 we failed to hold them there and capitalize on the advantage in full. After a period of pressure we released the ball wide on the right for Steve Bannister to run over unopposed.

A further period of pressure led to a lineout and a drive over the line. The referee was unsighted and did not give the decision our way. Minutes later with Newcastle expecting the same move, we released the ball quickly for Dab Bowden to slice through the outside centre channel and score.

14 0 at half time, we made a good start to the second half by catching our kick off. We attempted to drop a goal and lost the momentum, and further mistakes set us back in our own half. As we lost our cool and our concentration Newcastle mounted pressure and two penalties followed by a try left us staring at possible defeat. At a critical moment the Newcastle fly half chipped possession away in our 22m and we cleared our lines. We managed to win ball and move it quickly wide after a break from Nick James that led to a second from Dan Bowden.

We wound the clock down and finished the game in some sort of control to enjoy a well deserved victory. We had the edge and should have finished the game off earlier. Hitting half term unbeaten is a tremendous achievement so well done everyone involved. Enjoy the break and come back refreshed.


Bannister 5

James N 2

Bowden 5

James N 2

Bowden 5

1st XV won 19 -13

2nd XV won 39 - 0

U15 lost 18-30

U14 Lost 12-13

U13A Won 27- 0

U13B Lost 26 - 17

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