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Saints 33 v 15 Thorney RUFC - Home League on 27 Jan 2018

Published on Wednesday, 31 January 2018

St Neots maintained their grip on the Midland 4 East league with another bonus point win, at home to Thorney. 

A tough opening exchange saw the Saints defence hold out to some serious pressure from the Thorney pack, with Lewis Hall and Joe Woodgate both making good defensive kicks to move Saints up-field. Once in a good attacking position, quick hands from the halfbacks Jack Webb and Woodgate released the back-line and full-back Stefan Gallucci joined to make the extra man and he went around the Thorney defence to score the opening try. 

The centre pairing of Grant Hobbs and Nic Robinson then combined to score the second try, with Hobbs drawing in defenders in mid-field before passing to Robinson who had too much pace for the Thorney defence and Robinson ran in from halfway to score. 

Woodgate then scored a fine individual effort after forwards Aiden Jordan , Andy Taylor and Phill Fernie combined to turnover Thorney ball, and with Thorney defence on the back-foot, Woodgate jinked through the back row defenders before taking on and beating the covering winger and full back to score. 

Thorney then managed a score out wide and the sides went into the half-time break with Saints leading 19 – 5. 

Thorney started the second half like they started the game and had Saints under early pressure on their own goal-line. A high and long relieving kick out of defence by Woodgate bounced awkwardly for the Thorney full-back and Nic Robinson was fist to the ball on half-way and he ran in again from distance to score the bonus point try. 

Saints then appeared to ease off allowing Thorney back into the game with two successive tries, before Gallucci wrapped up the scoring with his second of the game to allow Saints to run out winners 33 – 15. 

Woodgate also managed 3 conversion attempts and and Hobbs converted 1.

Team Dave STRUTH, Aiden Jordan, Ed Hunt, Nick Ashford, Andy Taylor, Phillip Fernie, Daniel Miller, Lewis Hall, Jack Webb, Joe Woodgate, Dan COURT, Grant Hobbs, Nic Robinson, Kieran Rook, Stefan Gallucci

Subs Joel Atkins, John Berwick, Patrick KIRK, Tom BEECH, Daniel Hill, Steve Gibson, Paul Wakeford, Mark BALLARD

Scores T: Nic Robinson (2), Stefan Gallucci (2), Joe Woodgate (1) C: Joe Woodgate (3), Grant Hobbs (1)

Midlands 4 East (South) The league: Midlands 4 East (South)



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