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C Shipman
Sat 27 Oct 15:00 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East Full time

Boro lose to table topping Paviors


Week 8 and away at Paviors

This week saw Boro travel to their furthest away game with a trip to Nottingham to play Paviors, a team with ambitions for promotion. After last weeks victory the team still saw a number of changes due to injury, in the front row Matt Ellson came back into the hooker spot with Chris Shipman moving back into the second row. Connor Gordon moved back into the back row with Billy Hyman stepping back down to the bench. In the backs Andy Seaton moved to scrum half with Edward Johnson taking up is spot on the wing, in the centres Rhys Fereday started in the 12 shirt. On the bench Kieran Loveridge and Nathan Gardiner joined Billy Hyman,

1st Half
Paviors kicked off but Boro managed to secure the ball and kept hold of the ball earning themselves an early penalty shot which was pushed slightly wide of the upright by Pete Vickers. Some good lineout work saw Boro march back down the field but Paviors soon won the ball and punished Boro scoring a try as a result of some poor defensive play (Pav 7v0 Boro). Boro tried to answer back and after a great scrum Dan Sims broke through the Paviors defence, this was closely followed by another half break by Chris Shipman into the Paviors 22, the ball was recycled quickly but Edward Johnson was bundled into touch as he stretched for the corner. This was only a brief respite for Paviors, another good scrum was followed up by some strong carrying by Dan Sims, this time some quick passing from Matt Ellson saw captain Chris Shipman hit some space to score a try (Pav 7v5 Boro).

Paviors attacked again but this time a solid defensive lineout saw Boro clear their lines, but Paviors constructed another attack and this time it took a Steven Gall attack to stop a certain try. Boro did manage to get some ball and a half break and kick by Kieran Checkley took Boro up to the Paviors 22. Paviors soon attacked again and this time made it over the Boro try line only to be held up, Boro did manage to clear the ball but Paviors scored from a lineout to extend their lead (Pav 14v5 Boro). This was quickly followed by another try for Paviors as an outside break a couple of missed tackles saw the Paviors player dive over to score (Pav 21v5 Boro). Boro tried to get back into the game but were met by some aggressive defence which at times bordered on offside. The half time whistle blew with Paviors nearly extending their lead.

HT Score
Paviors 21 v 5 Wellingborough

2nd Half
The half started off in a similar vein to the end of the 1st half with Boro under pressure, however a strong set piece scrum and some strong ruck work saw Joel Smith earn Boro a penalty. Paviors kept coming back at the Boro team and eventually the Boro defence broke, this time Paviors moved the ball and scored a try (Pav 28v5 Boro). Boro did keep plugging away and Alex Bean managed to break clear of the Paviors defence but was tackled in the Paviors 22, this was followed by a Steven Gall run down the right wing. However, Paviors managed to kick the ball long and into the Boro half.

Boro started to tire as their defensive work throughout the game started to take its toll, missed tackles were now causing issues and a couple of those allowed Paviors to score a try (Pav 35v5 Boro). The kick off was chased well with Nathan Gardiner winning the ball but this was only temporary as a Paviors kick saw the ball bounce unluckily into an onrushing player for the try to be scored (Pav 40v5 Boro). Heads were now down and again missed tackles allowed another try to be scored (Pav 45v5 Boro) which was closely followed by another one (Pav 52v5 Boro) and another one to end the game (Pav 59v5 Boro).

FT Score
Paviors 59 v 5 Wellingborough

Not a good performance, and the tries at the end certainly flattered Paviors but it was certainly a game that Boro didn't deserve to win. Hopefully, this is a one-off as the team host Peterborough next week and will need a win to stay in the top half of the table.

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Key moments

Try Chris Shipman scores for Wellingborough


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61:00 Sub On
Matt Ellson is substituted on for Wellingborough
61:00 Sub Off
Joel Smith is substituted off for Wellingborough
61:00 Sub On
Billy Hyman is substituted on for Wellingborough
61:00 Sub Off
Connor Gordon is substituted off for Wellingborough
51:00 Sub On
Nathan Gardiner is substituted on for Wellingborough
51:00 Sub Off
Eddie Johnson is substituted off for Wellingborough
50:00 Sub On
Kieran Loveridge is substituted on for Wellingborough
50:00 Sub Off
Matt Ellson is substituted off for Wellingborough
End of period 1
13:00 Missed Conversion
Pete Vickers misses a conversion for Wellingborough
13:00 Try 0 - 5
Chris Shipman scores for Wellingborough
3:00 Missed Penalty
Pete Vickers misses a penalty for Wellingborough
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Paviors
  • Wellingborough
  • 0
  • Chris Shipman Try 13:00'
  • Kieran Loveridge Sub On 50:00'
  • Matt Ellson Sub Off 50:00'
  • Nathan Gardiner Sub On 51:00'
  • Eddie Johnson Sub Off 51:00'
  • Matt Ellson Sub On 61:00'
  • Joel Smith Sub Off 61:00'
  • Billy Hyman Sub On 61:00'
  • Connor Gordon Sub Off 61:00'

Team selection

Gall, Steven Gall, Steven
Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Eddie
Bryan, Harry Bryan, Harry
Fereday, Rhys Fereday, Rhys
Checkley, Kieran Checkley, Kieran
Vickers, Pete Vickers, Pete
Seaton, Andy Seaton, Andy
Sims, Daniel Sims, Daniel
Smith, Joel Smith, Joel
Gordon, Connor Gordon, Connor
Shipman, Chris Shipman, Chris
Bean, Alex Bean, Alex
Mackie, Shaun Mackie, Shaun
Ellson, Matt Ellson, Matt
Morton-Bright, Ben Morton-Bright, Ben

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. West Bridgford 22 61
9. Old Northamptonians 22 55
10. Wellingborough 22 48
11. Rugby Lions 22 42
12. Leighton Buzzard 22 21
13. Northampton Old Scouts 22 10
14. Melton Mowbray 22 4

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