September


15/09/18 Tigers 1st XV  41 - 22 South Leicester

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Scorers: Tries: Packard (2), Broadley (1), O'Connor (1), Rix (1), Wallace (1), Wragg (1)
Conversions: Ireland (3)
Penalties:

Team: Bennett (Gelsthorpe), Coates (Townsend), Simmons, Symcox Al, Orton (Ellis) , Bloor, Wragg (Rix), Wallace, Holmes, Ireland, Packard, Hart, Broadley, O'Connor (Davidson), Mellor

Replacements: Gelsthorpe, Townsend, Ellis, Rix, Davidson

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08/09/18 Tigers 1st XV  24 - 11 Stourbridge

Tigers were looking to consolidate their start to the season against likely front runners Stourbridge but after only 9 minutes they found themselves facing a penalty and 3 points behind. It was the spur they needed as a Stourbridge team that seemed intent on using their big forwards and backs as a battering ram were shown the limitations of such an approach. Having defended the forward onslaught Tigers launched their own attack through Greg Mellor who slotted into the line to create a gap that Tom Hart exploited crossing the line for a try which Mark Ireland converted to make it 7 – 3 to the home side. In driving rain – described by the crowd as monsoon like - Tigers continued to press and rebuff the big forwards of the visitors. Great tackling by Liam Wallace and Hart kept the opposition at bay and with only 14 men, after a yellow card for 2nd row Lee Orton, they continued to hold out and launch their own counter offensives. From a clearance to half way Tigers comfortably won the lineout and progressed to the opponents 22. From a turnover Tigers scrum-half, Ryan Holmes, made a break and fed the ball to Henri Packard who found Peter Swatkins outside him who crossed the line for a try. A conversion by Ireland made it 14 - 3 and Tigers were looking good. The rest of the half was Tigers defending and Stourbridge trying to batter their way through. In terrible conditions it became a bit of a stalemate and Tigers went to half time deservedly ahead.
The second half was something of a repeat with the visitors using their big forwards and Tigers defending comfortably. Good lineout work by Frank Wragg was ensuring possession but penalties were conceding ground and allowing Stourbridge to feel they were still in with a chance of winning. From a kick to the corner they launched a driving maul which crossed the line for a try to hooker Jack Lea. The conversion was missed and Tigers still led by 14 - 8. From the restart Tigers earned a penalty and the ever-faithful boot of Ireland moved the home side 17 - 8 ahead. Stourbridge responded with a penalty to make it 17 - 11 but Tigers showed that they were not going to be thwarted in the pursuit of victory. From the restart Tigers attacked and Swatkins made a jinxing run that left Stourbridge flat footed. The ball went across the pitch and player coach Jamie Broadley moved the ball to the forwards where a driving maul allowed Tigers captain, Ed Simmons, to cross the line. Ireland converted and Tigers were ahead 24 - 11. The game was won and despite repeated drives from Stourbridge, Tigers held out for a well-deserved, and hard earned, win.

Scorers: Tries: Hart (1), Simmons (1), Swatkins (1)
Conversions: Ireland (3)
Penalties: Ireland (1)

Team: Gelsthorpe (Bennett), Coates (Townsend), Simmons, Holland, Orton , Wragg, Symcox Al (Bloor), Wallace, Holmes, Ireland, Packard, Hart, Broadley, Mellor, Swatkins

Replacements: Bennett, Townsend, Bloor, Mackey, O'Connor

Man of the match  -Liam Wallace

Match Report by: Graham Cockshutt

 


01/09/18 Tigers 1st XV  33 - 35 Hull Ionians

No Match report.

Scorers: Tries: Broadley (1), Monks (1), Packard (1), Swatkins (1)
Conversions: Ireland (2)
Penalties: Ireland (3)

Team: Gelsthorpe (Bennett), Coates (Townsend), Simmons, Holland, Orton (Ellis), Monks, Symcox Al (Bloor), Wallace, Holmes, Ireland, Packard (Pond), Hart, Broadley, Mellor, Swatkins

Replacements: Bennett, Townsend, Ellis, Bloor, Pond

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