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1st XV - Match centre

Alton
Trojans II
C Wicks, T Burgess (5), O Fielder (2), R Bale, C Gregory (2), L Parratt (2), M Sellstrom (2), N Stoffel, T Smethurst, K Whittock
Tries
J Gwyther (14)
Conversions
Sat 5 Jan TBC - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time

Dominant Alton RFC 1st XV go Top of the Table

An Impressive Tally of 18 Tries and 14 Conversions

As the result suggests Alton were totally dominant in this fixture, although they were made to work for every point they scored, 18 tries and 14 conversions.
Cameron Wicks was the first to sign on to the score sheet with an unconverted try, after number 8, Matt Sellstrom, picked up at the back of a scrum, fed George Pantry at 9, who popped the ball up to Wicks who chose a fine line of running.
5 minutes later winger Tom Burgess also benefited from Pantry when he made a superb back-flip pass. Joe Gwyther added the extra 2 points.
Ryan Bale was the next to make an impression when he made a jinking run, interchanging passes with other players for half the length of the pitch to put centre Oli Fielder in for another converted try.
Bale was rewarded with the next try, again converted by Gwyther.
The forwards decided it was their turn and second row Chris Gregory used his, not unsubstantial, bulk to force his way over giving Gwyther another opportunity to add 2 points.
Hooker, Luke Parratt, then finished off another move, typical of the handling skills and the good support running shown by all the whole team, all afternoon. With the conversion Alton now led 40-0 with just 30 minutes gone.
A penalty kick by Trojans failed to find touch and Bale went off on one of his runs feeding Burgess to claim his second of the afternoon.
The forwards took their turn when Sellstrom touched down following a well-controlled drive from a lineout. Another break by Sellstrom led to Burgess claiming his hat-trick. Gwyther converted this one to take the half-time score to 57-0.
The first 10 or so minutes of the second half were, when compared to the first, very quiet, until Gregory set off on a solo charge from the half-way line. He out sprinted all to score his second try. Sellstrom followed his example moments later when he scored off the back of a scrum.
Another fine break by Bale led to Parratt’s second touch-down, which was followed by Fielder’s second, resulting from some excellent re-cycling after a move broke down. Tom Burgess picked up his fourth try of the match before prop Nick Stoffel scored from a line-out.
The next try came from Burgess (his 5th). From the re-start, man of the match, Chris Gregory charged off again to set up a ruck, his fellow second row, Tom Smethurst, finished the move with yet another try. The final score came from the kick-off when the forwards forced their way upfield, flanker Karter Whitlock touching down. Gwyther, with his new set of boots, a Christmas present, converted 8 of the 9 second half tries to add to the 6 he had kicked in the first half. FT 118-0

Alton are still tied with Farnborough RFC at the top of Hampshire 1 on 60 league points. However, the results last Saturday went Alton’s way. Farnborough overcame Overton 34-24, which means that although they gained a try bonus points, they now trail Alton by 99 game points.

A great start for Alton to 2019, but they must regain their composure because next Saturday 12th January, they visit 3rd placed Locksheath Pumas for a double header, the second league meeting between the teams, and the semi-final of the Hampshire Plate. Locksheath play at Brookfield School SO31 7DU, kick-off is yet to be confirmed. As soon as it is known it will be shown on Alton’s web site; www.altonrfc.club

Alton 1st XV vs Trojans II
260 photos

Chris Gregory

Player of the Match

Chris Gregory

Key moments

7:00
Try Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
12:00
Try Tom Burgess scores for Alton
13:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
14:00
Try Oli Fielder scores for Alton
15:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
16:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
17:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
21:00
Try Chris Gregory scores for Alton
22:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
28:00
Try Luke Parratt scores for Alton
29:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
33:00
Try Tom Burgess scores for Alton
38:00
Try Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton
40:00
Try Tom Burgess scores for Alton
40:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
41:00
Try Chris Gregory scores for Alton
53:00
Try Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton
54:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
57:00
Try Luke Parratt scores for Alton
58:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
60:00
Try Oli Fielder scores for Alton
61:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
64:00
Try Tom Burgess scores for Alton
65:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
68:00
Try Nick Stoffel scores for Alton
69:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
72:00
Try Tom Burgess scores for Alton
73:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
75:00
Try Tom Smethurst scores for Alton
76:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
78:00
Try Karter Whittock scores for Alton
79:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton

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Alton 1st XV vs Trojans II
260 photos

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Chris Gregory is awarded player of the match for Alton
79:00 Conversion 118 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
78:00 Try 116 - 0
Karter Whittock scores for Alton
76:00 Conversion 111 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
75:00 Try 109 - 0
Tom Smethurst scores for Alton
73:00 Conversion 104 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
72:00 Try 102 - 0
Tom Burgess scores for Alton
69:00 Conversion 97 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
68:00 Try 95 - 0
Nick Stoffel scores for Alton
65:00 Conversion 90 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
64:00 Try 88 - 0
Tom Burgess scores for Alton
61:00 Conversion 83 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
60:00 Try 81 - 0
Oli Fielder scores for Alton
58:00 Conversion 76 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
57:00 Try 74 - 0
Luke Parratt scores for Alton
54:00 Conversion 69 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
53:00 Try 67 - 0
Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton
42:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
41:00 Try 62 - 0
Chris Gregory scores for Alton
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 57 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
40:00 Try 55 - 0
Tom Burgess scores for Alton
39:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
38:00 Try 50 - 0
Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton
34:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
33:00 Try 45 - 0
Tom Burgess scores for Alton
29:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
28:00 Try 38 - 0
Luke Parratt scores for Alton
22:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
21:00 Try 31 - 0
Chris Gregory scores for Alton
17:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
16:00 Try 24 - 0
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
15:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
14:00 Try 17 - 0
Oli Fielder scores for Alton
13:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
12:00 Try 10 - 0
Tom Burgess scores for Alton
8:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
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As it happened

  • Alton
  • Trojans II
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  • Cameron Wicks Try 7:00'
  • Tom Burgess Try 12:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 13:00'
  • Oli Fielder Try 14:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 15:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 16:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 17:00'
  • Chris Gregory Try 21:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 22:00'
  • Luke Parratt Try 28:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 29:00'
  • Tom Burgess Try 33:00'
  • Matt Sellstrom Try 38:00'
  • Tom Burgess Try 40:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 40:00'
  • Chris Gregory Try 41:00'
  • Matt Sellstrom Try 53:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 54:00'
  • Luke Parratt Try 57:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 58:00'
  • Oli Fielder Try 60:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 61:00'
  • Tom Burgess Try 64:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 65:00'
  • Nick Stoffel Try 68:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 69:00'
  • Tom Burgess Try 72:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 73:00'
  • Tom Smethurst Try 75:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 76:00'
  • Karter Whittock Try 78:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 79:00'

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Other Hampshire 1 results

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16
Locksheath Pumas
Overton
24
35
Farnborough
41
15
Isle Of Wight

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Alton 13 60
2. Farnborough 13 60
3. Ellingham & Ringwood 13 58
4. Romsey 13 42
5. Overton 13 40
6. Locksheath Pumas 13 30
7. Isle Of Wight 13 25

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