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1st Team - Match centre

Wellingborough
Newark
K Checkley (2), A Lambert, E Roberts
Full time
P Vickers (2)
P Vickers (3)
Sat 26 Sep 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East

Boro get bonus point victory

Boro met Newark in another Midlands 1 East clash at Cut Throat Lane.

Wellingborough welcomed Newark to a sunny Cut Throat Lane, Boro were looking to back up the last two victories with a third. Although its still early both teams knew that a victory would push them into the top half of the table. After a tough victory last week Boro made some changes bringing Rob Owen and Andy Fordham into the back row, Pete Vickers went back into the 10 shirt with Ryan Mackie moving to 15 and Ethan Roberts coming back onto the wing.

1st Half
Straight from kick off Boro were put under pressure by Newark but the defence repelled any attacks and were able to exit their 22 cleanly. A few early penalties were conceded allowing Newark to have early possession but a quickly tapped penalty just outside the Boro 22 saw Pete Vickers pass the ball to Kyle Danns who moved it onto Tom Bryan before he released lightning quick winger Kieran Checkley, he took off and skipped around his opposite number before beating the covering full back to score under the posts for his first senior try, Pete Vickers converted to give Boro the early lead (Boro 7v0 Newark).

Not long after Boro were awarded a penalty after Kyle Danns had broken through the defence, this was converted by Pete Vickers extending Boro's lead (Boro 10v0 Newark). With half time looming a Boro attack down the blindside saw the ball make its way to Ethan Roberts who offloaded to Charlie Baker who fed Adam Lambert for a 'front row' try in the corner (Boro 15v0 Newark). There was just enough time for one more opportunity to score with Pete Vickers slotting over a penalty (Boro 18v0 Newark).

2nd Half
The kick off was short from Newark so Boro opted for the scrum, the ball was recovered by Chris Shipman and Andy Seaton shot off down the blindside, he drew the final player and fed the ball to Kieran Checkley who dotted down for his second try which was converted by Pete Vickers (Boro 25v0 Newark).

Boro were then guilty of 'taking their foot off the gas' and some sloppy tackling saw Newark score a try (Boro 25v7 Newark). However, a piece of positive attacking play saw a penalty awarded to Boro which was converted by Pete Vickers (Boro 28v7 Newark). It wasn't long before Newark scored another try, with Boro conceding possession to Newark, they attacked down the blindside and with some offloading out of the tackle they scored another try bringing them closer to Boro (Boro 28v12 Newark).

Newark now had their tails up and it was only strong Boro defence that saw Newark prevented from scoring, a quick attack from a penalty saw Boro push the ball wide but a forward pass saw the move break down. This was only temporary as Newark broke from their own half to attack the Boro line, although the attack was thwarted a set piece move saw Newark score (Boro 28v17 Newark).

Boro after some strong words behind the posts between the players came back straight from the kick off, like England they opted for a kick to the corner rather than a kick for goal, the maul was formed and after a series of attacks Ethan Roberts burrowed over the line only for the referee to deny the try as the ball was held up. From the scrum the ball was pushed down the blindside and Ethan scored in the corner for the bonus try (Boro 33v17 Newark). There was still time for Newark to have one last final attack but some strong defence saw Boro win a penalty and with that the game.

Wellingborough 33v17 Newark

A strong performance saw Boro win their third game out of four, however, the next two matches sees Boro up against two teams looking for promotion which will prove to be tough encounters. If Boro take into games the same attitude and application of the last three matches then there is no reason why this unbeaten run can't be extended.

Key moments

10:00
Try Kieran Checkley scores for Wellingborough
11:00
Conversion Pete Vickers kicks a conversion for Wellingborough
15:00
Penalty Pete Vickers kicks a penalty for Wellingborough
30:00
Try Adam Lambert scores for Wellingborough
39:00
Penalty Pete Vickers kicks a penalty for Wellingborough
2:00
Try Kieran Checkley scores for Wellingborough
3:00
Conversion Pete Vickers kicks a conversion for Wellingborough
10:00
Penalty Pete Vickers kicks a penalty for Wellingborough
30:00
Try Ethan Roberts scores for Wellingborough
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As it happened

  • Wellingborough
  • Newark
  • 0
  • Kieran Checkley Try 10:00'
  • Pete Vickers Conversion 11:00'
  • Pete Vickers Penalty 15:00'
  • Adam Lambert Try 30:00'
  • Pete Vickers Penalty 39:00'
  • Kieran Checkley Try 2:00'
  • Pete Vickers Conversion 3:00'
  • Pete Vickers Penalty 10:00'
  • Ethan Roberts Try 30:00'

Team selection

Mackie, Ryan Mackie, Ryan
Roberts, Ethan Roberts, Ethan
Bryan, Tom Bryan, Tom
Lambert, Paul Lambert, Paul
Checkley, Kieran Checkley, Kieran
Vickers, Pete Vickers, Pete
Seaton, Andy Seaton, Andy
Fordham, Andy Fordham, Andy
Owen, Rob Owen, Rob
Shipman, Chris Shipman, Chris
Danns, Kyle Danns, Kyle
Cartwright, Jon Cartwright, Jon
Morgan, Dave Morgan, Dave
Lambert, Adam Lambert, Adam
Baker, Charlie Baker, Charlie

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