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2nd XV - Match centre

Kendal 2nd XV
Wilmslow 2nd XV
A Thompson, T Slater, M Carruthers (2), J Chaplow, D Shorrock, J Johnson
Tries
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M Carruthers (6)
Conversions
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M Carruthers
Penalties
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - Halbro North West Leagues - Championship Full time

Kendal 2 v Wilmslow 2

Great team performance

With a shortage of second rowers currently available at the club and other last minute unavailabilities, a re-shuffled pack so Kendal starting with 5 front rowers in the pack and only one replacement! However; good work in the pre-match build up meant that Kendal were still able to get a functioning line-out sorted, which against a big Wilmslow pack who scrummage very well, this was vitally important.
Despite all of the pre-match talk of ensuring we shake of the Xmas hangover and hit the ground running it was Wilmslow who started the stronger and weak tackling in midfield allowed their strong running centre to burst through for a converted try on 4 minutes. A few strong words under the posts served to fire up the Kendal team and they managed to put some sustained pressure together and keep Wilmslow pinned back without ever quite getting the scoring pass away. This sustained pressure eventually led to a 5 metre penalty after 14mins. This was taken by Billy Coxon who set up his trade mark maul which quickly gained momentum and allowed Alistair Thompson to crash over for a try, converted by Mark Carruthers for a 7-7 scoreline. Although under pressure at scrum time, Kendal continued to enjoy the majority of the possession and it was only ill-discipline that allowed Wilmslow to gain territory, such was the tenacity of the Kendal defence. Kendal’s second try came on 29mins, after good phase play, an overlap was worked outside, for Tom Slater to exploit and burst through for a try out on the right, again converted by Carruthers; 14-7. Shortly after Kendal were forced into a change with a nasty looking ankle injury to flanker Shaun Tipping following a bad fall at the line-out; Jake Chaplow came into the centre with Anthony Gage moving into the back row. The final score of the half came with the last play as Carruthers opted to go for goal when a penalty was awarded for offside, giving a half time score of 17-7.
The talk at half time was for Kendal to minimise the ill-discipline and rely on their aggressive defence and quick rucking to tire the big Wilmslow pack. This worked perfectly as Kendal became stronger as the game went on and scored 5 good team tries in the second half. The first of which came on 46 mins when Mark Carruthers spotted a gap on the 22 and dummied his way through for a try which he converted; 24-7. More gaps appeared on 56mins for Josh Chaplow to burst through from the back of a scrum before shrugging of a few tackles to score under the posts, the conversion making it 31-7. At this point Kendal were reduced to 14 men when Dan Reid, who had answered a last minute call to play had to depart to get back to work. Even with a man less, the move to uncontested scrums helped Kendal, and the best try of the day came on 67 mins; from a scrum just outside the Kendal 22, the ball was moved well to the left wing, where full back Dan Wilson picked a good line and timed his pass well to send winger Dan Shorrock on an arcing run in from the half way line for another try under the posts. 38-7. Five minutes later, Jordan Johnson finished off another great team try, the ball being shifted right, then left through a lot of the Kendal players before being touched down in the corner; 43-7. The final try, came just a few minutes later, with Kendal finding it easy to retain possession and burst through tackles against a tired looking Wilmslow defence, and Mark Carruthers was the beneficiary of a great burst by Alistair Thompson, popping up on his shoulder to score out to the right, the conversion gave a final score of 50-7 as the ref blew up 5mins early.
Man of the Match: Jordan Johnson, who controlled the pack extremely well in defence and attack.

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Jordan Johnson

Player of the Match

Jordan Johnson

Key moments

4:00
Try Try for Wilmslow 2nd XV
4:00
Conversion Conversion for Wilmslow 2nd XV
14:00
Try Alistair Thompson scores for Kendal 2nd XV
14:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
28:00
Try Tom Slater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
28:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
40:00
Penalty Mark Carruthers kicks a penalty for Kendal 2nd XV
46:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
46:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
56:00
Try Josh Chaplow scores for Kendal 2nd XV
56:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
67:00
Try Dan Shorrock scores for Kendal 2nd XV
67:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
72:00
Try Jordan Johnson scores for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00
Try Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00
Conversion Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV

Highlights

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75:00 Conversion 50 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
75:00 Try 48 - 7
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
72:00 Missed Conversion
Mark Carruthers misses a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
72:00 Try 43 - 7
Jordan Johnson scores for Kendal 2nd XV
67:00 Conversion 38 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
67:00 Try 36 - 7
Dan Shorrock scores for Kendal 2nd XV
56:00 Try 29 - 7
Josh Chaplow scores for Kendal 2nd XV
56:00 Sub Off
Dan Reid is substituted off for Kendal 2nd XV
56:00 Conversion 31 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
46:00 Try 22 - 7
Mark Carruthers scores for Kendal 2nd XV
46:00 Conversion 24 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
End of period 1
40:00 Penalty 17 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a penalty for Kendal 2nd XV
30:00 Sub On
Jake Chaplow is substituted on for Kendal 2nd XV
30:00 Sub Off
Shaun Tipping is substituted off for Kendal 2nd XV
28:00 Try 12 - 7
Tom Slater scores for Kendal 2nd XV
28:00 Conversion 14 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
14:00 Conversion 2 - 7
Mark Carruthers kicks a conversion for Kendal 2nd XV
14:00 Try 7 - 7
Alistair Thompson scores for Kendal 2nd XV
4:00 Conversion 0 - 2
Conversion for Wilmslow 2nd XV
4:00 Try 0 - 7
Try for Wilmslow 2nd XV
End of period
Player of the Match
Jordan Johnson is awarded player of the match for Kendal 2nd XV
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kendal 2nd XV
  • Wilmslow 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Conversion 4:00'
  • Try 4:00'
  • Alistair Thompson Try 14:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 14:00'
  • Tom Slater Try 28:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 28:00'
  • Shaun Tipping Sub Off 30:00'
  • Jake Chaplow Sub On 30:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Penalty 40:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 46:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 46:00'
  • Josh Chaplow Try 56:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 56:00'
  • Dan Reid Sub Off 56:00'
  • Dan Shorrock Try 67:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 67:00'
  • Jordan Johnson Try 72:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Try 75:00'
  • Mark Carruthers Conversion 75:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rossendale 2nd XV 15 52
2. Blackburn 2nd XV 15 51
3. Firwood Waterloo 2nd XV 15 50
4. Wilmslow 2nd XV 15 40
5. Kendal 2nd XV 15 36
6. Wirral 2nd XV 15 32
7. Rochdale 2nd XV 15 32

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