2nd XV Report - Saturday 17th November v Market Harborough Print E-mail

Wellingborough 43 - 0 Market Harborough

Wellingborough 2nds got stronger as this game progressed and ran out comfortable winners scoring more points in the second half than the first.  The visitors started confidently and applied the early pressure keeping Wellingborough in their own half for some time.  However as soon as Wellingborough were in the visitors 22 they won a lineout and set up 2 or 3 phases of play resulting in John Schoeman coming into the line and going over for the first try.  Joel Dyer converted with assurance.

This was a signal for Wellingborough to open up the game and after several more phases they had the extra numbers enabling Ben Heffernan to run in at the corner.  Soon the backs were beginning to find more holes in the defence and one break from the half way line allowed Jason Minney to carry up to the 22 and off load to John Schoeman who touched down.  This brought the half time score to 17-0.

In the second half the visitors tried to apply the pressure again but Wellingborough had their tails up and when Lewis Jones pounced on a loose ball in midfield he ran in unopposed to score under the posts.  Joel Dyer duly converted.  The home backs were looking dangerous whenever they got the ball with John Schoeman providing the main threat.  He broke through again and carried all the way to the line only to offload to Rob Armstrong to score as he crossed the line.  Joel Dyer again converted.  Next was the turn of Ben Heffernan who wriggled his way out of a couple of tackles on the touchline and then sprinted from the half way line, finding Lewis Jones in support to score.  Joel Dyer converted.

The final act was completed when Jason Minney kicked ahead and Matt Lowe, who had a storming game at number 6, collected to score a well deserved try wide out.

Joel Dyer narrowly missed the conversion to leave the score at 43-0.

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