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1st XV - Match centre

Locksheath Pumas
Alton
Unknown
Tries
B Sumner, J Gwyther, G Pantrey, T Hopkin, M Sellstrom
Unknown
Conversions
J Gwyther (3)
Penalties
J Gwyther (2)
Sat 12 Jan TBC - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time

Alton 1st XV Delivers Double Header Win Against Locks Heath Pumas

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Competent performance to record league and cup win

Not the try-fest of last week but still a very competent performance against a side whose recent record belies their ability. Locks Heath in fact have the best losing result against Alton for this season, 10-3 back in mid-September.
Pumas started the match with real intent, keeping Alton pinned in their own half for most of the first 20 minutes of the game. Eventually the “Red Bellies” worked out how to deal with their hosts and took the match into their 22-metre area. Pumas were adjudged on 22 minutes to have sealed off a tackle and stand-off Joe Gwyther put the first 3 points on the board for the resultant penalty.
6 minutes later from a line-out Jez Powell fed his fellow back-row Matt Sellstrom who set up the move for a centre Bren Sumner score close to the posts, giving Gwyther a straight forward conversion; 0-10. 3 minutes later Alton re-cycled the ball from a breakdown on the half-way line, interlinking and backing up well they released Gwyther himself to score, he converted his own try. At half-time Alton led 0-17. HT 0-17

Early in the second half Pumas showed just how good they can be when they scored a well created converted try; 7-17. This only served to galvanised Alton and with the wind now on their backs they went back into the home side’s half. A Puma was deemed to have lifted a player in a tackle and Gwyther put over his second penalty of the day; 7-20. Pumas defence was strong throughout the 2nd half but eventually scrum-half George Pantry finished off a move from a line-out, again set up by Powell, Gwyther converting; 7-27.
On 25 minutes a yellow card resulted in a period of uncontested scrummaging and Alton’s experienced number 8, Tony Hopkin helped himself to the bonus point try; 7 minutes later Sellstrom made the result secure scoring a try, again off a line-out. Neither try was converted. FT 7-37

This game served as a double header, not only a league match, but as the Semi-Final of the Hampshire Plate competition. Alton now await to learn the outcome of the other Semi between Fareham Heathens (Hampshire Premiership), and Ellingham & Ringwood (currently 3rd in Hampshire 1); and also the venue for the Final.

Locks Heath 12 Jan 19
68 photos

As Alton continued their good start to 2019, they learnt that they still head the League. Although they are equal on league points with Farnborough, the game points difference, is now 102 in Alton’s favour. The change is due to the withdrawal of Winchester 2nds which means that any results involving them are deleted. The league has a rest next weekend, but Alton has the honour of hosting Farnborough on Saturday 26th January, it will be a “crunch” match for both teams.

Key moments

22:00
Penalty Joe Gwyther kicks a penalty for Alton
27:00
Try Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
28:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
30:00
Try Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
31:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
3:00
Try Try for Locksheath Pumas
4:00
Conversion Conversion for Locksheath Pumas
6:00
Penalty Joe Gwyther kicks a penalty for Alton
16:00
Try George Pantrey scores for Alton
17:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
24:00
Try Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
37:00
Try Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton

Videos and photos

Locks Heath 12 Jan 19
68 photos
Locks Heath 12 Jan 19

Highlights

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38:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
37:00 Try 7 - 37
Matt Sellstrom scores for Alton
25:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
24:00 Try 7 - 18
Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
17:00 Conversion 7 - 10
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
16:00 Try 7 - 8
George Pantrey scores for Alton
6:00 Penalty 7 - 3
Joe Gwyther kicks a penalty for Alton
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Locksheath Pumas
3:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Locksheath Pumas
End of period 1
31:00 Conversion 7 - 32
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
30:00 Try 7 - 30
Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
28:00 Conversion 7 - 25
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
27:00 Try 7 - 23
Brendan Sumner scores for Alton
22:00 Penalty 7 - 13
Joe Gwyther kicks a penalty for Alton
6:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Locksheath Pumas
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Locksheath Pumas
  • Alton
  • 0
  • Joe Gwyther Penalty 22:00'
  • Brendan Sumner Try 27:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 28:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Try 30:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 31:00'
  • Try 3:00'
  • Conversion 4:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Penalty 6:00'
  • George Pantrey Try 16:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 17:00'
  • Tony Hopkin Try 24:00'
  • Matt Sellstrom Try 37:00'

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League round up

Other Hampshire 1 results

Farnborough
59
0
Isle Of Wight
16
29
Overton

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Alton 18 85
2. Ellingham & Ringwood 19 84
3. Farnborough 19 80
4. Romsey 18 53
5. Overton 18 52
6. Locksheath Pumas 18 50
7. Isle Of Wight 18 39

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