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Rochdale 2nd XV
Kendal 2nd XV
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Tries
J Chaplow, J Lashley, M Carruthers (3), K Chettleburgh, B Dixon (3), S Tipping, C Hetherington (2)
Conversions
A Boardley (5)
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Penalties
A Boardley
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - Halbro North West Leagues - Championship Full time

Rochdale 2 v Kendal 2

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Great away performance

The first game of the new season; an away trip to Rochdale, looked on the face of it to be a difficult start to the season, not helped by several player unavailabilities meaning the team travelled with a bare minimum of 15 players. This however; proved to be anything but the case as a patched together team united superbly on the pitch with impressive performances from all players resulting in a 75-8 victory.
The young development team that won promotion last year have been disrupted by other commitments for the early part of the season, and so were looking at having to travel without a recognised front row and therefore only able to compete for a maximum two points. Up stepped Kendal’s newly elected President, Arthur Perie - willing to forego his first official league game as president in favour of shoring up one corner of the scrum for the development team. In fact he went a little further than just shoring up the scrum; popping up in advanced positions to show good hands to assist in a try or two. The average age of the development team was further increased by James Mackereth’s inclusion, also stepping up to cover for the lack of numbers, as well as the returning Andrew Boardley and Tom Whitehead, both looking to restart previous successful stints at the club.
The game plan was devised to take advantage of a young and speedy back row by moving the breakdown point out wide and recycle the ball quickly.
This proved a successful tactic throughout the game and after taking an early 3-0 lead through a Boardley penalty, the first try came on 6mins when three quick phases of play allowed fly half and captain Mark Carruthers to exploit a gap and put Jake Chaplow away for a try on the left wing. The second try came just four mins later, when after good strong driving from the pack Jack Lashley popped up to force his way over for a try that was converted by Boardley. A penalty in front of the sticks for Rochdale brought the score back to 3-15, before good interplay between Perie and Mackereth put Carruthers through for a converted try on 24mins. A good bust up the middle of the park by Lashley set up a good position for Carruthers to pull the strings in midfield to set new boy Kirk Chettleburgh through for a debut try on 31mins. Shortly afterwards, following good interplay from the restart a good box kick from Boardley was recovered by the Kendal pack and allowed Carruthers to force his way over for his second try. The final try of the first half came on the stroke of half time, good sustained pressure and excellent rucking from Shaun Tipping and Joe Cook provided quick ball to allow Ben Dixon to stand his man up and touch down in the corner. Half time score 46-3.
The second half continued in much the same way as the first with Kendal looking to build the phases out wide and take advantage of quick ruck ball to exploit gaps in a tiring defence. The first try of the second half came on 43mins when Jack Gater found space around a ruck and following an outrageous dummy that created more space put Shaun Tipping away for a sprint to the line. An even more outrageous piece of skill brought about the next try as prop Jack Lashley took a quick tap penalty under his own sticks before commencing a 60-70 yard dash down the left wing and the recycled ball eventually ended with Dixon crossing for his second try. Almost immediately from the restart, good work again from the forwards disrupting the Rochdale scrum allowed Carruthers to find a gap to score his hat-trick try on 53mins converted by Boardley. Four mins later the second hat-trick of the game was scored when Ben Dixon got on the end of a strong run by Chettleburgh to score on the right, again converted by Boardley. A few injuries to both teams brought about a period of calm, with Kendal going down to 14 men when Tom Whitehead who had a strong game both in the scrum and around the park went off injured. Shortly afterwards Rochdale scored their only try after good work from a quick tap penalty. Kendal finished the stronger however with two tries in the final five minutes for debutant Cameron Hetherington who had carried strongly and tackled hard all game. The first try followed great work at the ruck by Anthony Gage allowing quick ball for Hetherington to charge onto brushing off a few tackles to go over under the posts where Boardley knocked over his 6th conversion. The final try came immediately from the restart, following a great break from Jordan Johnson who passed to Hetherington to score out on the right. Final score 75-8.

Shaun Tipping

Player of the Match

Shaun Tipping

Key moments

3:00
Penalty Andrew Boardley kicks a penalty for Kendal 2nd XV
6:00
Try Jake Chaplow scores for Kendal 2nd XV
10:00
Try Jack Lashley scores for Kendal 2nd XV
12:00
Conversion Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
18:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Rochdale 2nd XV
24:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
26:00
Conversion Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
31:00
Try Kirk Chettleburgh scores for Kendal 2nd XV
35:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
39:00
Try Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
43:00
Try Shaun Tipping scores for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00
Try Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
55:00
Conversion Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
57:00
Try Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
59:00
Conversion Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
65:00
Try Try for Rochdale 2nd XV
70:00
Try Cameron Hetherington scores for Kendal 2nd XV
72:00
Conversion Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
78:00
Try Cameron Hetherington scores for Kendal 2nd XV

Highlights

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78:00 Try 8 - 73
Cameron Hetherington scores for Kendal 2nd XV
72:00 Conversion 8 - 68
Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
70:00 Try 8 - 66
Cameron Hetherington scores for Kendal 2nd XV
65:00 Try 8 - 61
Try for Rochdale 2nd XV
59:00 Conversion 3 - 61
Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
57:00 Try 3 - 59
Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
55:00 Conversion 3 - 54
Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
53:00 Try 3 - 52
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
48:00 Try 3 - 47
Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
43:00 Try 3 - 42
Shaun Tipping scores for Kendal 2nd XV
End of period 1
39:00 Try 3 - 37
Ben Dixon scores for Kendal 2nd XV
35:00 Try 3 - 32
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
31:00 Try 3 - 27
Kirk Chettleburgh scores for Kendal 2nd XV
26:00 Conversion 3 - 22
Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
24:00 Try 3 - 20
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
18:00 Penalty 3 - 15
Penalty kicked for Rochdale 2nd XV
12:00 Conversion 0 - 15
Andrew Boardley kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
10:00 Try 0 - 13
Jack Lashley scores for Kendal 2nd XV
6:00 Try 0 - 8
Jake Chaplow scores for Kendal 2nd XV
3:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Andrew Boardley kicks a penalty for Kendal 2nd XV
End of period
Player of the Match
Shaun Tipping is awarded player of the match for Kendal 2nd XV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Rochdale 2nd XV
  • Kendal 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Andrew Boardley Penalty 3:00'
  • Jake Chaplow Try 6:00'
  • Jack Lashley Try 10:00'
  • Andrew Boardley Conversion 12:00'
  • Penalty 18:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 24:00'
  • Andrew Boardley Conversion 26:00'
  • Kirk Chettleburgh Try 31:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 35:00'
  • Ben Dixon Try 39:00'
  • Shaun Tipping Try 43:00'
  • Ben Dixon Try 48:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 53:00'
  • Andrew Boardley Conversion 55:00'
  • Ben Dixon Try 57:00'
  • Andrew Boardley Conversion 59:00'
  • Try 65:00'
  • Cameron Hetherington Try 70:00'
  • Andrew Boardley Conversion 72:00'
  • Cameron Hetherington Try 78:00'

Team selection

Chaplow, Jake Chaplow, Jake
Cook, Joe Cook, Joe
Hetherington, Cameron Hetherington, Cameron
Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Jordan
Anthony Gage Anthony Gage
Carruthers, Mark Carruthers, Mark
Boardley, Andrew Boardley, Andrew
Dixon, Ben Dixon, Ben
Tipping, Shaun Tipping, Shaun
Chettleburgh, Kirk Chettleburgh, Kirk
Mackereth, James Mackereth, James
Gater, Jack Gater, Jack
Perie, Arthur Perie, Arthur
Whitehead, Tom Whitehead, Tom
Lashley, Jack Lashley, Jack

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rossendale 2nd XV 16 56
2. Firwood Waterloo 2nd XV 16 54
3. Blackburn 2nd XV 16 53
4. Wilmslow 2nd XV 16 44
5. Kendal 2nd XV 16 40
6. Wirral 2nd XV 16 34
7. Rochdale 2nd XV 16 33

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