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1st XV - Match centre

Winchester II
Alton
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Tries
B Sumner (3), T Hopkin (2), M Robson, N Stoffel, R Bale
Conversions
J Gwyther (2)
Sat 1 Dec 14:00 - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time

Match Report Hampshire 1 1st December 2018

Winchester 2nd XV (5) vs. Alton RFC 1st XV (44)

Last Saturday Alton 1st XV returned to league action when they visited North Walls Park in Winchester to play the bottom side Winchester’s 2nd XV. Alton were very aware that, potentially, the home side could cause them problems, their unbeaten 1st XV head London SW 3, 2 leagues above Alton.
However, Alton played a careful, determined game, maybe without the flair they had showed previously at Romsey.
The result was virtually secured in the first half-an-hour with centre Brendan Sumner helping himself to a hat-trick of tries, first he ran onto a short ball on the blind side of a ruck 5 metres out, the second he finished a cross-field move by his fellow backs, and his third came from a move that had commenced from a lineout in Alton’s half, on their 10 metre line, and passed through a large number of hands.
Number 8 Tony Hopkin decided that it was his turn when the pack, who were dominant in the tight and lineout all afternoon, drove Winchester back over their own goal line. Stand-off Joe Gwyther converted and at half-time the score was 0-22.
Eight minutes into the second half Hopkin again capitalised when the pack drove the home side off its own ball.
10 minutes later full-back Fran Williams put a deft chip kick over the defence and Michael Robson raced over from 25 metres out.
Alton’s next try came a few minutes later when prop Nick Stoffel, who had been active all afternoon selected route 1 from a line-out to charge over taking a lot of the defence with him, Gwyther converted.
Immediately afterwards Winchester benefited from an interception to make their contribution to the score-board; 5-39.
Winger Ryan Bale finished off the afternoon when he completed a flowing move as the Alton backs broke out of defence, he has now scored at least once in every league match except one.
This Saturday, 8th December, Alton face Locksheath Pumas at Anstey Park, kick-off is at 2 p.m. Their visitors are currently lying 4th in the league and will not be an easy scalp.

Key moments

3:00
Try Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
15:00
Try Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
23:00
Try Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
28:00
Try Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
29:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
45:00
Try Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
48:00
Try Michael Robson scores for Alton
57:00
Try Nick Stoffel scores for Alton
58:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
59:00
Try Try for Winchester II
70:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton

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Winchester
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Winchester

Highlights

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71:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
70:00 Try 5 - 44
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
60:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Winchester II
59:00 Try 5 - 39
Try for Winchester II
58:00 Conversion 0 - 39
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
57:00 Try 0 - 37
Nick Stoffel scores for Alton
49:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
48:00 Try 0 - 32
Michael Robson scores for Alton
46:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
45:00 Try 0 - 27
Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
End of period 1
29:00 Conversion 0 - 22
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
28:00 Try 0 - 20
Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
24:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
23:00 Try 0 - 15
Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
16:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
15:00 Try 0 - 10
Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
4:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
3:00 Try 0 - 5
Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
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As it happened

  • Winchester II
  • Alton
  • 0
  • Brendan Sumner Try 3:00'
  • Brendan Sumner Try 15:00'
  • Brendan Sumner Try 23:00'
  • Tony Hopkin Try 28:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 29:00'
  • Tony Hopkin Try 45:00'
  • Michael Robson Try 48:00'
  • Nick Stoffel Try 57:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 58:00'
  • Try 59:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 70:00'

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Other Hampshire 1 results

Isle Of Wight
12
30
Farnborough
Locksheath Pumas
100
0
Ventnor
12
27
Overton

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Farnborough 11 50
2. Alton 11 50
3. Ellingham & Ringwood 11 48
4. Overton 11 35
5. Romsey 11 32
6. Isle Of Wight 11 30
7. Locksheath Pumas 11 30

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