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1st XV - Match centre

Trojans II
Alton
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Tries
R Bale, J Gwyther (2), C Arundel, B Sumner, K Bale, T Smethurst
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Conversions
J Gwyther (4)
Sat 22 Sep TBC - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time Attendance 25

Alton RFC 1st XV continue winning run

3rd league win

Alton travelled to Trojans on the first wet Saturday of the season and the weather was to have a big say in proceedings!

The weather conditions were monsoon like and the resultant rugby offered many opportunities to scrummage following handling errors from both sides. This resulted in a stop start affair that never really got into a rhythm. Alton tried to play the same type of rugby that has been so successful over the first weeks of the season with hard grounds and dry conditions but the wet, slippery ball kept going to ground. In addition Alton were slow to adapt to the conditions at breakdown giving away too many penalties that Trojans gratefully accepted to relieve pressure.

Alton were first to score with Ryan Bale out flanking the defence to put down near the posts with Joe Gwyther converting at 6 minutes into the first half. Joe followed this with a try and conversion 5 minutes later and it appeared that Alton would now start to take advantage of their superior possession but a dogged and determined Trojans defence kept them out for a further 20 minutes before Christo Arundel crossed for a try on his return to the first team after 5 years away. There was no further score in the first half and the teams turned around with Alton leading 19 - 0.

The half time talk by Alton was to return to simple rugby and to ensure they scored first in the second half. This was not to be when a stray kick was returned by the Trojans Full Back to score under the posts which was duly converted closing the score to 19 - 7 within a minute of the restart. It took Alton a further 7 minutes to add to their score with Bren Sumner crossing for a try , converted by Joe Gwyther. Alton scored a further 2 tries ( Kyle Bale and Tom Smethurst) one of which was converted by Gwyther.

Alton will need to improve their accuracy and lower their penalty count next week when they entertain Ellingham and Ringwood, who are a solitary point behind them In the league table.

Key moments

6:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
6:15
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
11:00
Try Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
11:30
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
30:00
Try Christo Arundel scores for Alton
41:00
Try Try for Trojans II
41:00
Conversion Conversion for Trojans II
48:00
Try Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
49:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
63:00
Try Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
66:00
Try Kyle Bale scores for Alton
75:00
Try Tom Smethurst scores for Alton
75:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton

Highlights

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75:00 Try 7 - 41
Tom Smethurst scores for Alton
75:00 Conversion 7 - 43
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
66:00 Try 7 - 36
Kyle Bale scores for Alton
66:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
64:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
63:00 Try 7 - 31
Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
49:00 Conversion 7 - 26
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
48:00 Try 7 - 24
Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
41:00 Try 5 - 19
Try for Trojans II
41:00 Conversion 7 - 19
Conversion for Trojans II
End of period 1
30:30 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
30:00 Try 0 - 19
Christo Arundel scores for Alton
11:30 Conversion 0 - 14
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
11:00 Try 0 - 12
Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
6:15 Conversion 0 - 7
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
6:00 Try 0 - 5
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
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As it happened

  • Trojans II
  • Alton
  • 0
  • Ryan Bale Try 6:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 6:15'
  • Joe Gwyther Try 11:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 11:30'
  • Christo Arundel Try 30:00'
  • Try 41:00'
  • Conversion 41:00'
  • Brendan Sumner Try 48:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 49:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Try 63:00'
  • Kyle Bale Try 66:00'
  • Tom Smethurst Try 75:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 75:00'

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League round up

Other Hampshire 1 results

Farnborough
38
10
Overton
Isle Of Wight
74
3
Locksheath Pumas
13
16
Ventnor
W
L
Winchester II

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Alton 8 36
2. Farnborough 8 35
3. Ellingham & Ringwood 8 33
4. Overton 8 29
5. Romsey 8 27
6. Isle Of Wight 8 21
7. Ventnor 8 20

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