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1st XV - Match centre

Stevenage T. 2nd
Black Horse
Tries
R Schrimshaw, I Aitken, M Breeze, A Lee
Conversions
I Aitken (2)
Penalties
R Hope
Sat 23 Jan 14:00 - Hertfordshire & Middlesex Rugby Merit Tables - Merit Table 5 Full time Attendance 17

Hard fought win for the Black Horse against Stevenage

Age and experience wins the battle against youth

Following last weeks tough game against top of the table Finsbury Park the Horse traveled to Stevenage, currently at the other end of the table. A very youthful side stepped out for Stevenage, on an incredibly boggy pitch and the horse knew they were going to be in for a tough game. The Horse started the game poorly, a great kick off from Stevenage was fumbled by the Horse and Stevenage took immediate possession. Stevenage moved up the pitch and at 5m from the try line looked like opening the scoring. Some valiant defending from the Horse kept them at bay and eventually the ball made it in to the Stevenage half for the first time in the game. Shortly after the Horse scored their first try of the game, Rob Scrimshaw took the ball quickly from the back of a ruck and wriggled through the Stevenage defence. This boosted the horse morale and five minutes later they scored their next set of points, Richard Hope scoring a penalty to make the score 8-0.

The Horse then let Stevenage get back in to the game. The ball was played through the hands and their pacey winger went over to reduce the deficit. This try rallied Stevenage and they spent the next ten minutes camped in the Horse 22. The horse defended strongly and eventually took possession and moved up the pitch. A good move on the right hand side was finished off by Isaac Aitken to leave the score 15-5 to the Horse at half time.

The youth of Stevenage were tiring and losing discipline and the horse should have capatilised on this in the second half. However it was Stevenage who scored the first try of the second half. Once again this rallied the Horse and Breezy scored to further extend the Black Horse lead. Stevenage ill-discipline then lead to a yellow card and the Horse took full advantage. The ball was taken from the back of the line out by Tony Bolger, who found Adrian Lee for the skipper to power through from about 10m. That try was converted to put the Horse 27-12 ahead. That try should have sealed the game but sloppy play from the Horse let Stevenage pick up a third try and leave the final score 27-17.

Not a great performance from the Horse but a win on a very poor pitch. A good chance to get mistakes out of the way before a big game against Old Grammarians next week.

MOM - Danny Mig, strong all round performance
WOM - Matt Rogers, two dropped catches when he was through on the left wing (not sure what he was going there in the first place though!)

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: 1x1 rip

Danny Migliozzi

Player of the Match

Danny Migliozzi

Key moments

10:00
Try Rob Schrimshaw scores for Black Horse
20:00
Penalty Richard Hope kicks a penalty for Black Horse
30:00
Try Isaac Aitken scores for Black Horse
30:00
Conversion Isaac Aitken kicks a conversion for Black Horse
60:00
Try Michael Breeze scores for Black Horse
70:00
Try Adrian Lee scores for Black Horse
70:00
Conversion Isaac Aitken kicks a conversion for Black Horse

Highlights

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70:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Isaac Aitken kicks a conversion for Black Horse
70:00 Try 0 - 25
Adrian Lee scores for Black Horse
60:00 Try 0 - 20
Michael Breeze scores for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Tony Bolger is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Aaron Douglas is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Matt Rogers is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Neil McDonald is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
John Thurley is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Michael Fignon is substituted on for Black Horse
End of period 1
40:00 +40:00 Player of the Match
Danny Migliozzi is awarded player of the match for Black Horse
30:00 Try 0 - 13
Isaac Aitken scores for Black Horse
30:00 Conversion 0 - 15
Isaac Aitken kicks a conversion for Black Horse
20:00 Penalty 0 - 8
Richard Hope kicks a penalty for Black Horse
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Rob Schrimshaw scores for Black Horse
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As it happened

  • Stevenage T. 2nd
  • Black Horse
  • 0
  • Rob Schrimshaw Try 10:00'
  • Richard Hope Penalty 20:00'
  • Isaac Aitken Try 30:00'
  • Isaac Aitken Conversion 30:00'
  • Tony Bolger Sub Off 40:00'
  • Aaron Douglas Sub Off 40:00'
  • Matt Rogers Sub Off 40:00'
  • Neil McDonald Sub On 40:00'
  • John Thurley Sub On 40:00'
  • Michael Fignon Sub On 40:00'
  • Michael Breeze Try 60:00'
  • Adrian Lee Try 70:00'
  • Isaac Aitken Conversion 70:00'

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League round up

Other Merit Table 5 results

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Hackney 3rd

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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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