Rugby Results - 2nd November Ellesmere College 35 Telford College 0 5th November Ellesmere College 50 Bishop's Heber 0

Wednesday 2nd November 2005

Ellesmere College 35 Telford College 0

A good physical fixture after a half term break against a big strong side. Initially we were under pressure from a powerful scrummage and had to clear our line a few times. The game was a bit scrappy with little good ball for either side. Eventually we managed to apply some pressure and Will Blackwell went over from a five metre scrum. From a scrum against the head we moved the ball quickly from inside our own ten metre line and Dan Bowden made ground quickly from full back to run an excellent line and put Rob Kellett away in the corner. We went on to score further tries from Dan Bowden and a forwards pushover from the lineout for Matt Hinks. The scoring was finished off with a rare try from Ollie Platt after finding himself at outside centre he managed not to drop the ball and sprint over.

Saturday 5th November 2005

Ellesmere College 50 Bishop's Heber 0

It was the first time we played Bishop's Heber at senior level and it was good to welcome over a number of friends from Whitchurch Rugby Club. Ellesmere made a very strong start to the game - similar to other matches but this time they converted into points. After 15 minutes we were 21 points up. Bishop Heber then fought back and with a big set of forwards held on to the ball well and retained possession. There were no further scores before half time. In the second half the game began to open up and some sweeping moves led to some fine tries. The forwards supported and rucked quickly through leaving the backs to open up some gaps and allow Dan Bowden to score a total of 4 tries. New players were showing their talents - Jamie Dunn and Danny Matthews played well at half back, as did Charles Cooper at second row who also scored an excellent try. Amongst other scores there was the lineout drive for Matt Hinks, one in the corner from Steve Bannister after going around Robert Carll, and the other score was from Jake Asplin. A very good perforamnce efficiently and professionally delivered.

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