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1st XV - Match centre

Sandown & Shanklin
M Parry, P Scott, S Broderick
M Hammond
Sat 9 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - Hampshire Premier Full time

Saturday saw second place Sandown & Shanklin visit the Rec for what is always a tough encounter


With team selection this week-end being hugely influenced by unavailability we lost to Sandown and Shanklin by 17 - 40.

With team selection this week-end being hugely influenced by unavailability for just about the first time this season the club had to put out emergency calls to some non-regulars. This saw Josh Edwards on the wing for the 1’s and Tim Donell on the subs bench.
The games between the two clubs over the last few years have generally been high scoring affairs between two sides who know how to attack. By the time of kick off the rain had gone away but there was still a strong cross wind from the west that was going to make line-out throw-ins and kicking a bit of a problem.
We were first on the score sheet with an unconverted try from Mike Parry on fifteen minutes, but this was cancelled out a few minutes later by a converted Sandown & Shanklin try to give them a 5 – 7 lead. At this point it was quite an even contest and that was how it looked as half time approached but Sandown & Shanklin then had a purple patch in the five minutes leading up to the break. With two converted and one unconverted tries they pushed the score out 5 – 26 and they achieved the four try bonus point.
We then had a long period of sustained pressure which resulted in an unconverted try from Peter Scott followed by another from Sam Broderick which was superbly converted by Mark Hammond and at 17 – 26 the game was back on again. However, Sandown & Shanklin had the final say with two more converted tries in the last five minutes of the game to secure a 17 – 40 win. The five minutes before the break and full-time cost Bridge dearly as S & S ran in five tries in those periods to give them the win.
Everybody agreed after the match that it had been an even game and the score line did not really reflect the closeness of the match
With other results in the league on Saturday not helping us, we drop a place to fifth just behind Millbrook, but their last two games are very tough with an away trip to unbeaten league leaders Basingstoke and a home fixture with third place Bognor. So, it’s still all to play for in the league.
With a week off next week we return to action away to Portsmouth 2’s on the 23rd March

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Ben Broderick

Player of the Match

Ben Broderick

Key moments

Try Michael Parry scores for Fordingbridge
Try Peter Scott scores for Fordingbridge
Try Sam Broderick scores for Fordingbridge
Conversion Mark Hammond kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge

Videos and photos

FRFC v Sandown & Shanklin RFC 9 March 2019
41 photos


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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Ben Broderick is awarded player of the match for Fordingbridge
70:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Mark Hammond kicks a conversion for Fordingbridge
69:00 Try 15 - 0
Sam Broderick scores for Fordingbridge
42:00 Try 10 - 0
Peter Scott scores for Fordingbridge
End of period 1
15:00 Try 5 - 0
Michael Parry scores for Fordingbridge
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Fordingbridge
  • Sandown & Shanklin
  • 0
  • Michael Parry Try 15:00'
  • Peter Scott Try 42:00'
  • Sam Broderick Try 69:00'
  • Mark Hammond Conversion 70:00'

Team selection

Scott, Peter Scott, Peter
Edwards, Josh Edwards, Josh
Brown, Steve Brown, Steve
Broderick, Ben Broderick, Ben
Hirst, James Hirst, James
Tryska, Jamie Tryska, Jamie
Broderick, Sam Broderick, Sam
Hammond, Mark Hammond, Mark
Waters, Jamie Waters, Jamie
Bealey, Ross Bealey, Ross
Hill, Ryan Hill, Ryan
Hitchings, Harry Hitchings, Harry
Gwynne, James Gwynne, James
Parry, Michael Parry, Michael
Collier, Philip Collier, Philip

League round up

Other Hampshire Premier results

Eastleigh II
Tottonians II
Portsmouth II


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Basingstoke 22 105
2. Sandown & Shanklin 22 95
3. Bognor 22 88
4. Fordingbridge 22 65
5. New Milton & District 22 63
6. Millbrook 22 62
7. Alresford 22 50

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