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1st Team - Match centre

Slough
Grove
Full time
N Sevier (2), G Nicholl, D Maryon (2), R Sevier, P Miles (2), J Eckert, O Gustafson, J Bellinger
R Sevier (9)
R Sevier
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Southern Counties North

Slough (10) vs Grove (76)

Betjeman boys drop a bomb on Slough!

Grove blitzed basement boys Slough on Saturday with a fine bonus point win which takes them back to the top of the league.

Grove went 0 : 3 ahead from full back Roger Sevier's penalty after 9 minutes but then tried to be too clever and got themselves into trouble, conceding a penalty to their hosts, which took the score to 3 : 3. The visitors regained the lead after 19 minutes with a try from centre Nick Sevier, converted by brother Roger for 3 : 10. This was followed five minutes later by a try from wing Guy Nicholl, also converted from the touchline for 3 : 17. Four minutes later fly half Dave Maryon touched down and with the successful conversion the score moved to 3 : 24. Within two minutes Nick Sevier scored his second try of the day for the bonus point, also converted from the touchline by his brother for 3 : 31. Huw Lewis substituted for Guy Nicholl and Grove rejigged positionally to suit. Roger Sevier, now playing at fly half scored Grove's next try which he also converted for 3 : 38. With half time approaching a great passing and running double act developed between No. 8 Ben Nicholl and lock Paul Miles with the latter going over for a great try. The conversion taking the half time score to 3 : 45.

At half time Jimmy Wallbridge substituted for Steve Dixey at hooker and Matt Young came on for Carl Alder at flank. Ten minutes into the half saw Maryon, now playing at centre, go over for his second try, also converted by Sevier for a 3 : 52 lead. Captain and prop James Eckert followed this up with another try but this time the conversion was missed, the score moving to 3 : 57. Throughout this onslaught Slough have to be praised for not becoming despondent and for offering strong defence and occasionally strong attacking moves. Nevetheless it was Grove who went further ahead when scrum half Owen Gustafson went over for another good try in the corner, the difficult conversion again being slotted for 3 : 64. Paul Miles second try and Roger Sevier's ninth conversion then took the score to 3 : 71. Nearing the end of the game Grove began showing some signs of complacency and Slough took full advantage, their forwards forcing their way over for a well earned and very well deserved try which was also converted to take the score to 10 : 71. Nevertheless Grove regrouped and with one final attack, centre Joe Bellinger forced his way through for a final try and the game ended at 10 : 76.

Man of the Match for Grove was Paul Miles.

Grove team : James Eckert, Steve Dixey, Tim Lane, Lee Wright, Paul Miles, Carl Alder, Ben Nicholl, Simon Peel, Owen Gustafson, Dave Maryon, Nick Sevier, Joe Bellinger, Guy Nicholl, Harry Carr, Roger Sevier. Replacents : Jimmy Wallbridge, Matt Young, Huw Lewis.

Paul Miles

Player of the Match

Paul Miles

Key moments

9:00
Penalty Roger Sevier kicks a penalty for Grove
19:00
Try Nick Sevier scores for Grove
20:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
24:00
Try Guy Nicholl scores for Grove
25:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
29:00
Try Dave Maryon scores for Grove
30:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
32:00
Try Nick Sevier scores for Grove
33:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
35:00
Try Roger Sevier scores for Grove
36:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
38:00
Try Paul Miles scores for Grove
39:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
50:00
Try Dave Maryon scores for Grove
51:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
60:00
Try James Eckert scores for Grove
65:00
Try Owen Gustafson scores for Grove
66:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
70:00
Try Paul Miles scores for Grove
71:00
Conversion Roger Sevier kicks a conversion for Grove
75:00
Try Joe Bellinger scores for Grove
Replay game

As it happened

  • Slough
  • Grove
  • 0
  • Roger Sevier Penalty 9:00'
  • Nick Sevier Try 19:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 20:00'
  • Guy Nicholl Try 24:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 25:00'
  • Dave Maryon Try 29:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 30:00'
  • Nick Sevier Try 32:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 33:00'
  • Roger Sevier Try 35:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 36:00'
  • Paul Miles Try 38:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 39:00'
  • Dave Maryon Try 50:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 51:00'
  • James Eckert Try 60:00'
  • Owen Gustafson Try 65:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 66:00'
  • Paul Miles Try 70:00'
  • Roger Sevier Conversion 71:00'
  • Joe Bellinger Try 75:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Buckingham 22 91
2. Grove 22 88
3. Milton Keynes 22 80
4. Reading Abbey 22 74
5. Olney 22 69
6. Aylesbury 22 52
7. Thatcham 22 51

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