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1st XV - Match centre

Fordingbridge
Portsmouth II
P Collier, M Hammond (3), W Wildman, J Hirst, P Scott
Tries
J Tryska (5)
Conversions
Sat 1 Dec 14:15 - London & SE Division - Hampshire Premier Full time

Ex colt debutants both score in victory over Portsmouth by 45 -22

We welcomed Portsmouth 2’s to the Rec for the first full league meeting between the two clubs brought about by the new Hampshire Premier League

Ex colt debutants both score in victory over Portsmouth by 45 -22
We welcomed Portsmouth 2’s to the Rec for the first full league meeting between the two clubs brought about by the new Hampshire Premier League. In the preceding VP’s lunch, club President Ian Brown commented that due to unavailability in the backs this was a great opportunity for first team debuts for two ex-colts on both wings. Will Wildman and James Hirst took to the field for the first time in senior colours for the club.
The league positions and seasons results suggested that we would start the game as favourites. However, the Portsmouth pack was a heavy and well drilled unit and their plan was to play to that strength. It became clear from the outset that we were going to have play the game wide were our speedier backs could do the most damage. We got off the mark with two quick tries from Phil Collier and Mark Hammond and with Jamie Tryska converting both we relaxed in the game a little.
With another converted try from Hammond and an unconverted try from new boy Will Wildman we started to gain the upper hand in the match with a lead of twenty six points to nil approaching half time.
However, following a loose pass in the centre of the field a Portsmouth interception saw their centre score under the posts for a converted try. We pressed home one final attack into the break when second debutant James Hirst went over out wide to take the half time score to thirty one points to seven.
The second half started well for us when Mark Hammond scored his third try of the day pushing the score to thirty eight points to seven.
It is fair to say that mid-way through the second half we slipped off our pace and lost the dominance we had enjoyed in the first half as mistakes and penalties crept into our performance. Portsmouth were quick to capitalize on this scoring two unconverted tries through their pack taking the score to thirty eight points to seventeen and they definitely had the wind in their sails.
To carry on the nautical analogy, Peter Scott steadied the ship for us with a fine try and with Tryska adding the extras, the status quo was resumed. With the score at forty five to seventeen and six minutes to go the match was won. However, Portsmouth were out to get their fourth try and bonus point which they succeeded to do in the last minute to take the final score to forty five points to twenty two.
This turned out to be a tougher game than we had expected but Captain Harry Hitchings said that the team stuck at it when things were not going their way and that he was delighted with the performance of the new young players on their debut.
James Hirst and Will Wildman were both awarded Man of the Match.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

James Hirst

Player of the Match

James Hirst
Will Wildman

Player of the Match

Will Wildman

Key moments

3:00
Try Philip Collier scores for Fordingbridge
4:00
Conversion Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
8:00
Try Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
9:00
Conversion Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
15:00
Try Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
16:00
Conversion Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
32:00
Try Will Wildman scores for Fordingbridge
39:00
Try James Hirst scores for Fordingbridge
49:00
Try Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
50:00
Conversion Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
74:00
Try Peter Scott scores for Fordingbridge
75:00
Conversion Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge

Highlights

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
James Hirst is awarded player of the match for Fordingbridge
80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Will Wildman is awarded player of the match for Fordingbridge
75:00 Conversion 45 - 0
Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
74:00 Try 43 - 0
Peter Scott scores for Fordingbridge
50:00 Conversion 38 - 0
Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
49:00 Try 36 - 0
Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
End of period 1
39:00 Try 31 - 0
James Hirst scores for Fordingbridge
32:00 Try 26 - 0
Will Wildman scores for Fordingbridge
16:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
15:00 Try 19 - 0
Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
9:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
8:00 Try 12 - 0
Mark Hammond scores for Fordingbridge
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Jamie Tryska kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Philip Collier scores for Fordingbridge
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As it happened

  • Fordingbridge
  • Portsmouth II
  • 0
  • Philip Collier Try 3:00'
  • Jamie Tryska Conversion 4:00'
  • Mark Hammond Try 8:00'
  • Jamie Tryska Conversion 9:00'
  • Mark Hammond Try 15:00'
  • Jamie Tryska Conversion 16:00'
  • Will Wildman Try 32:00'
  • James Hirst Try 39:00'
  • Mark Hammond Try 49:00'
  • Jamie Tryska Conversion 50:00'
  • Peter Scott Try 74:00'
  • Jamie Tryska Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Scott, Peter Scott, Peter
Wildman, Will Wildman, Will
Tooze, Joe Tooze, Joe
Broderick, Ben Broderick, Ben
Hirst, James Hirst, James
Tryska, Jamie Tryska, Jamie
Broderick, Sam Broderick, Sam
Hammond, Mark Hammond, Mark
Bealey, Ross Bealey, Ross
Weld, Joe Weld, Joe
Robinson, James Robinson, James
Hitchings, Harry Hitchings, Harry
Collier, Philip Collier, Philip
Beer, Tim Beer, Tim
Stocker, Craig Stocker, Craig

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Basingstoke 11 53
2. Sandown & Shanklin 11 48
3. Bognor 11 43
4. Fordingbridge 11 36
5. Millbrook 11 34
6. Alresford 11 25
7. Eastleigh II 11 24

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