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1st XV - Match centre

Finsbury Park
Black Horse
Tries
A Lee, R Schrimshaw
Conversions
G Noblett (2)
Penalties
G Noblett
Sat 27 Feb 12:30 - Hertfordshire & Middlesex Rugby Merit Tables - Merit Table 5 Full time

Disappointing result for Black Horse against Finsbury Park

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Top of the league Finsbury Park too strong for Black Horse

Black Horse traveled to Finsbury Park on Saturday knowing their two season record of not losing twice to a team in a season was under severe threat. Finsbury Park are top of the league, undefeated and average 50 points scored per game. The preparation for the game was also hampered by traffic getting to the ground, with half the team enjoying only a 5 minute warm up. With that in mind it wasn't that surprising that Finsbury Park started the better and were on the scoresheet within two minutes. This jolted the Horse in to action and they spent the next 10 minutes in the Finsbury Park half, scoring 10 points in the process. First a penalty, cooly taken by Gregor Noblett and then a try, scored from 5m by Adrian Lee.

Finsbury Park were stunned and the Horse nearly got a second try moments later. Some good work in the scrum saw the ball work its way through the backs and then in to the arms of Adrian Lee, who just had the ball knocked out of his hands as he was going to score a try. The Horse kept the pressure on but couldn't score a second and ultimately paid the price when Finsbury Park got their second try before half time. A close half ended 14-10 to Finsbury Park, with all to play for in the second half.

That try at the end of the first half boosted Finsbury Park for the second and they got two quick tries after the restart. The Horse were tired and Finsbury Park put the pressure on, spending most of the second half camped in the Horse half. They picked up 3 more tries in the process and the game was effectively over. The Horse did pull one back at the end, Rob Scrimshaw took a quick penalty and ran the full length of the pitch to score his first of the game. There was still time for Finsbury Park to score again and the game ended 54-17.

A disappointing result for the Black Horse, who struggled with the wide pitch and Finsbury Park's good hands. The Horse will look to bounce back next week, away at Belsize Park

MOM - Charlie Gray - For traveling all the way from Lincoln to make his debut for the Horse
WOM - Gregor Noblett - For telling us Charlie Gray was a 13 when he'd never really played there before!

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – February: Henley Hawks RFC

Key moments

10:00
Penalty Gregor Noblett kicks a penalty for Black Horse
15:00
Try Adrian Lee scores for Black Horse
15:00
Conversion Gregor Noblett kicks a conversion for Black Horse
75:00
Try Rob Schrimshaw scores for Black Horse
75:00
Conversion Gregor Noblett kicks a conversion for Black Horse

Highlights

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75:00 Try 0 - 15
Rob Schrimshaw scores for Black Horse
75:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Gregor Noblett kicks a conversion for Black Horse
60:00 Sub Off
Dan Astarita is substituted off for Black Horse
60:00 Sub On
Michael Fignon is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Chris Arberry is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Paul James is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Chris Powell is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Sam White is substituted on for Black Horse
End of period 1
30:00 Sub Off
Tony Bolger is substituted off for Black Horse
30:00 Sub On
Dave Lowe is substituted on for Black Horse
15:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Gregor Noblett kicks a conversion for Black Horse
15:00 Try 0 - 8
Adrian Lee scores for Black Horse
10:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Gregor Noblett kicks a penalty for Black Horse
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Finsbury Park
  • Black Horse
  • 0
  • Gregor Noblett Penalty 10:00'
  • Adrian Lee Try 15:00'
  • Gregor Noblett Conversion 15:00'
  • Tony Bolger Sub Off 30:00'
  • Dave Lowe Sub On 30:00'
  • Chris Arberry Sub Off 40:00'
  • Paul James Sub On 40:00'
  • Chris Powell Sub Off 40:00'
  • Sam White Sub On 40:00'
  • Dan Astarita Sub Off 60:00'
  • Michael Fignon Sub On 60:00'
  • Rob Schrimshaw Try 75:00'
  • Gregor Noblett Conversion 75:00'

Team selection

Noblett, Gregor Noblett, Gregor
Astarita, Dan Astarita, Dan
Gray, Charlie Gray, Charlie
Brown, Ben Brown, Ben
Bolger, Tony Bolger, Tony
Lee, Adrian Lee, Adrian
Schrimshaw, Rob Schrimshaw, Rob
Grover, Tom Grover, Tom
Arberry, Chris Arberry, Chris
Breeze, Michael Breeze, Michael
Douglas, Aaron Douglas, Aaron
Cliffe, Tony Cliffe, Tony
Migliozzi, Danny Migliozzi, Danny
Abdul, Moj Abdul, Moj
Powell, Chris Powell, Chris
Black Horse

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Finsbury Park 18 90
2. Belsize Park 4th 18 78
3. Enfield Ign. 3rd 18 77
4. Old Grammarians 18 75
5. Black Horse 18 74
6. Chesham 2nd 18 71
7. Southgate 18 68

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