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1st XV - Match centre

Black Horse
Fullerians 3rd
M Livesey
Tries
Sat 15 Oct 14:30 - Hertfordshire & Middlesex Rugby Merit Tables - Merit Table 4 Full time Attendance 25

Black Horse undefeated steak ended in incredibly close game

Physical game ends with Fullerians as the winners

In the Merit Table 4 game of the day it was 1st vs. 2nd, undefeated vs. undefeated, Black Horse vs. Fullerians 3rd. Naturally the game was incredibly close but Fullerians started the better. They spent almost the whole of the first 20 minutes camped in the Black Horse half but some resolute defending and good clearing of lines kept the score at 0-0. The Black Horse eventually ventured in to the Fullerians half and they made it count, getting the first score of the day. Some good hands found Mark Livesey who powered his way over to give the Horse a 5-0 lead. The Horse could have extended their lead 10 minutes later as Isaac Aitken came incredibly close from a penalty but at half time the Horse lead 5-0.

The second half was equally as even but Fullerians had much more possession. Eventually they made this count when they scored their first try of the game, converting it to give them a narrow 7-5 lead. The Horse tried to press forward but Fullerians defended well and made the most of their possession, scoring a second try of the game with 10 minutes to go. The Horse upped the intensity but it was too little, too late as the game ended 14-5 to the visitors.

An incredibly physical game for the Horse who can be incredibly proud of their performance and can count themselves unlucky to lose their undefeated streak. They'll be looking for revenge in the reverse fixture.

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Key moments

25:00
Try Mark Livesey scores for Black Horse

Highlights

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40:00 Sub On
Andy Grewcock is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Tony Cliffe is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Chris Ellmore is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub On
Dave Lowe is substituted on for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Chris Arberry is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Mark Oakes is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Russell Dee is substituted off for Black Horse
40:00 Sub Off
Michael Breeze is substituted off for Black Horse
End of period 1
25:00 Try 5 - 0
Mark Livesey scores for Black Horse
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Black Horse
  • Fullerians 3rd
  • 0
  • Mark Livesey Try 25:00'
  • Andy Grewcock Sub On 40:00'
  • Tony Cliffe Sub On 40:00'
  • Chris Ellmore Sub On 40:00'
  • Dave Lowe Sub On 40:00'
  • Chris Arberry Sub Off 40:00'
  • Mark Oakes Sub Off 40:00'
  • Russell Dee Sub Off 40:00'
  • Michael Breeze Sub Off 40:00'

Team selection

Aitken, Isaac Aitken, Isaac
Oakes, Mark Oakes, Mark
Livesey, Mark Livesey, Mark
Brown, Ben Brown, Ben
Astarita, Dan Astarita, Dan
Lee, Adrian Lee, Adrian
Hovell, Kingsley Hovell, Kingsley
THOMPSON, DAN THOMPSON, DAN
Breeze, Michael Breeze, Michael
Dee, Russell Dee, Russell
Grover, Tom Grover, Tom
Arberry, Chris Arberry, Chris
Migliozzi, Danny Migliozzi, Danny
Abdul, Moj Abdul, Moj
Powell, Chris Powell, Chris

League round up

Other Merit Table 4 results

Tring 3rd
47
19
Watford 2nd
43
13
Old Albanians 4th

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Black Horse 14 64
2. Fullerians 3rd 14 60
3. Watford 2nd 14 58
4. Tring 3rd 14 54
5. Biggleswade 2nd 14 52
6. Hendon 2nd 14 46
7. Enfield Ign. 3rd 14 45

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