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1st XV - Match centre

Overton
Alton
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
R Bale (3), J Gwyther, G Pantrey (2), L Jones-Ayres (2), C Wicks (3), T Hopkin
Unknown
Conversions
J Gwyther (7)
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - London & SE Division - Hampshire 1 Full time

Alton RFC 1st XV 'Do the Double' on Overton Rugby Club

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Alton take just 1 minute to open their account

Back in November Alton hosted Overton, scored the first try within 2 minutes, eventually running out winners 41-5. This time at Odd Ball Lane, Freefolk, it took them just 1 minute to open their account. Winger Ryan Bale galloped in from 30 metres after the forwards had set up a great drive from a line-out, Joe Gwyther added the conversion.

4 minutes later Cameron Wicks broke from his own 5 metre line, wrecked Overton’s defence, setting up Gwyther to run in for the 2nd try, which he converted himself. Scrum-half George Pantry then took one of his trade-mark quickly taken penalties to touch down for another converted try.
Overton could have given up at that point, but they regathered themselves and 3 minutes later put together an excellent movement from their own half which their very fast winger touched down out on the left flank; 5-21.

Alton’s next 2 tries came from replacement winger Lewis Jones-Ayres. The first resulted from an Alton backs’ move from within their own half. This was the first time he had actually touched the ball! His second, he ran in from within Alton’s half just 6 minutes later.

Overton 2 March 19
73 photos

Just on half-time Bale added his second again following excellent running lines and support from his fellow backs, Gwyther put his kicking boots back on to take the half-time score to 5-38. Half Time 5-38

Alton were back on the scoreboard immediately after the re-start when Wicks scored an unconverted try, the first of 3 in a row in 12 minutes. His second came 9 minutes later, when he broke free, linked up with Jones-Ayres, who immediately returned the pass to set Wicks free. He scored his hat-trick 3 minutes later when the forwards won a lineout, set the maul allowing Pantrey to pass down the line and Wicks came in on an excellent line. Bale then followed Wicks’ example and collected his own hat-trick try just a minute later, followed by Tony Hopkin who completed a forward drive with a converted try. Pantrey finished off Alton’s scoring on 65 minutes with another quick penalty.

The rest of the match though belonged to Overton who, to their credit, never gave up trying. They attacked the visitors’ defence and were rewarded with 2 good tries, one of which was converted. Full Time 17-74

Alton scored a total of 12 tries and 7 conversions.

Both Ellingham & Ringwood, in 2nd place, and Farnborough in 3rd, had bonus point wins last weekend, so Alton remain 6 points clear at the top of Hampshire 1 but their points difference is 316 better than the second placed side.

Alton entertain Romsey this coming weekend and will meet Ellingham & Ringwood away on Saturday 30th March for what could prove to be the decisive match of the 2018/19 season.

Key moments

0:56
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
1:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
4:00
Try Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
6:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
9:00
Try George Pantrey scores for Alton
10:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
13:00
Try Try for Overton
23:00
Try Lewie Jones-Ayres scores for Alton
31:00
Try Lewie Jones-Ayres scores for Alton
37:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
38:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
40:01
Try Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
49:00
Try Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
50:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
51:00
Try Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
61:00
Try Ryan Bale scores for Alton
62:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
63:00
Try Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
64:00
Conversion Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
65:00
Try George Pantrey scores for Alton
70:00
Try Try for Overton
71:00
Conversion Conversion for Overton
73:00
Try Try for Overton

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Overton 2 March 19
73 photos
Overton 2 March 19

Highlights

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74:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Overton
73:00 Try 17 - 74
Try for Overton
71:00 Conversion 12 - 74
Conversion for Overton
70:00 Try 10 - 74
Try for Overton
66:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
65:00 Try 5 - 74
George Pantrey scores for Alton
64:00 Conversion 5 - 69
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
63:00 Try 5 - 67
Tony Hopkin scores for Alton
62:00 Conversion 5 - 62
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
61:00 Try 5 - 60
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
52:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
51:00 Try 5 - 55
Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
50:00 Conversion 5 - 50
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
49:00 Try 5 - 48
Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
41:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
40:01 Try 5 - 43
Cameron Wicks scores for Alton
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 5 - 38
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
37:00 Try 5 - 36
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
32:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
31:00 Try 5 - 31
Lewie Jones-Ayres scores for Alton
24:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Gwyther misses a conversion for Alton
23:00 Try 5 - 26
Lewie Jones-Ayres scores for Alton
14:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Overton
13:00 Try 5 - 21
Try for Overton
10:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
9:00 Try 0 - 19
George Pantrey scores for Alton
6:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
4:00 Try 0 - 12
Joe Gwyther scores for Alton
1:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Joe Gwyther kicks a conversion for Alton
0:56 Try 0 - 5
Ryan Bale scores for Alton
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As it happened

  • Overton
  • Alton
  • 0
  • Ryan Bale Try 0:56'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 1:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Try 4:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 6:00'
  • George Pantrey Try 9:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 10:00'
  • Try 13:00'
  • Lewie Jones-Ayres Try 23:00'
  • Lewie Jones-Ayres Try 31:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 37:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 38:00'
  • Cameron Wicks Try 40:01'
  • Cameron Wicks Try 49:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 50:00'
  • Cameron Wicks Try 51:00'
  • Ryan Bale Try 61:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 62:00'
  • Tony Hopkin Try 63:00'
  • Joe Gwyther Conversion 64:00'
  • George Pantrey Try 65:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Conversion 71:00'
  • Try 73:00'

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League round up

Other Hampshire 1 results

Farnborough
37
5
Locksheath Pumas
Isle Of Wight
W
L
45
30
Ventnor

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Alton 18 85
2. Ellingham & Ringwood 18 79
3. Farnborough 18 79
4. Romsey 17 53
5. Overton 17 47
6. Locksheath Pumas 17 45
7. Isle Of Wight 17 34

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