Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Wheatley RUFC

View

Wheatley 1st XV - Match centre

Hungerford
Wheatley
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
S Mpanza, A Laman, D Bland, D Rule (2), J Hillsdon
Unknown, Unknown
Conversions
A Laman (4)
Unknown, Unknown
Penalties
A Laman (2)
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - South West Division - Berks Bucks & Oxon Premier Full time Attendance 50

The Tail of Two Halfs

Wheatley fought back to take a 44-25 victory at Hungrford after trailing 22-21 at half time

Tale of two Half's as Wheatley pick a 5 point away win.

Wheatley came out of the blocks with intent from the first whistle giving the Berkshire side little time to settle, however it was Hungerford who were rewarded a penalty infant of posts for a infringement at the breakdown, 3-0

Wheatley continued to apply and on the 20 minute mark slick hands from the Wheatley back line saw Sanda Mpanza break free and cross the white wash with Laman adding the extras, 3-7 Hungerford hit straight back with 2 tries of their own, converting one 15-7

Wheatley remains calm and began to build phases and carrying the ball deep into the oppositions half, hard graft from the forwards paid off building a platform and eventually exhausting the home sides defence, Aaron Laman was able to snipe his way over for a try of his own, conversion added, 15-14

This seemed to ignite Hungerford and saw them have their strongest period of play Hitting back with a converted try of their own and James Butler yellow carded for a hight tackle 22-14

Undeterred Wheatley began to dominate the possession and territory and with the linnet and scrum functioning well the pressure on the defence had to give, it was from a scrum 10 yards off the Hungerford try line that Dan Bland was able to charge down an attempted clearance kick to touch down with Laman adding the conversion 22-21

Half Time

Wheatley now playing with the slope, were forced to re-organise with Pete Mitchel leaving the field injured, Fraser Petterson stepping into the front row, Wheatley rode out the Hungerford attack only conceding a penalty in what was proved to be the only breach of the second half, 25-21

Wheatley began to up the intensity in both attack and defence and were beginning to dominate every facet of play, moving the ball quickly wide saw Dan Rule in space and able to stretch his legs to go over for 5 points, with Laman converting 25-28.

More points followed with the Hungerford defence and sixes and sevens trying to deal with the offensive onslaught, a penalty from Aaron Laman saw Wheatley extended their lead, 25-31

Dan Rule was again given space to run and out paced the defensive line to dot down with a converted try, 25-38.

The final try came from Josh Hillsdon after some good line out work that saw some sublime mauling gather momentum Wheatley were able to recycle quick ball for Josh to score out wide. 25-45

Great determination and intensity shown by Wheatley and rewarded with some great tries, set piece functioned well and provided platform for the backs to play,

MOM Sanda Mpanza

Mentioned in dispatches Dave Thomas stepped up well and provided an impenetrable last line of defence, James Neal, James Butler good work rate, Dan Bland a constant threat at the breakdown.

Extended vidieo highlights here

Book your OPRO mouth guard day!

Sanda Mpanza

Player of the Match

Sanda Mpanza

Key moments

13:33
Penalty Penalty kicked for Hungerford
19:27
Try Sanda Mpanza scores for Wheatley
20:37
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
22:53
Try Try for Hungerford
22:53
Try Try for Hungerford
24:00
Conversion Conversion for Hungerford
25:45
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
32:26
Try Aaron Laman scores for Wheatley
33:36
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
35:25
Try Try for Hungerford
36:15
Conversion Conversion for Hungerford
39:01
Try Dan Bland scores for Wheatley
44:23
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
45:43
Try Dan Rule scores for Wheatley
48:48
Penalty Penalty kicked for Hungerford
61:13
Try Dan Rule scores for Wheatley
61:37
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
64:11
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
79:25
Try Josh Hillsdon scores for Wheatley

Videos and photos

Hungerford Away September 2017
49 photos

Highlights

View 0 new events
80:00 Player of the Match
Sanda Mpanza is awarded player of the match for Wheatley
79:25 Try 25 - 44
Josh Hillsdon scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Josh Hillsdon scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
72:00 Sub Off
Matthew Gibb is substituted off for Wheatley
72:00 Sub On
Laurence Watts is substituted on for Wheatley
64:11 Penalty 25 - 39
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
61:37 Conversion 25 - 36
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
61:13 Try 25 - 34
Dan Rule scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Dan Rule scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
50:00 Sub On
Simon Chadbone is substituted on for Wheatley
50:00 Sub Off
Ezra Rees is substituted off for Wheatley
48:48 Penalty 25 - 29
Penalty kicked for Hungerford Watch the video
Penalty kicked for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
45:43 Try 22 - 29
Dan Rule scores for Wheatley
44:23 Conversion 22 - 24
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
43:00 Sub Off
Peter Mitchell is substituted off for Wheatley
43:00 Sub On
Fraser Petterson is substituted on for Wheatley
End of period 1
39:01 Try 22 - 22
Dan Bland scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Dan Bland scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
36:45 Yellow Card
James Butler is yellow carded for Wheatley
36:15 Conversion 22 - 17
Conversion for Hungerford
35:25 Try 20 - 17
Try for Hungerford Watch the video
Try for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
33:36 Conversion 15 - 17
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
32:26 Try 15 - 15
Aaron Laman scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
25:45 Penalty 15 - 10
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
24:00 Conversion 15 - 7
Conversion for Hungerford Watch the video
Conversion for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
22:53 Try 8 - 7
Try for Hungerford Watch the video
Try for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
22:53 Try 13 - 7
Try for Hungerford Watch the video
Try for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
20:37 Conversion 3 - 7
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
19:27 Try 3 - 5
Sanda Mpanza scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Sanda Mpanza scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
13:33 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Hungerford Watch the video
Penalty kicked for Hungerford Did you enjoy this video? Share it
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hungerford
  • Wheatley
  • 0
  • Penalty 13:33'
  • Sanda Mpanza Try 19:27'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 20:37'
  • Try 22:53'
  • Try 22:53'
  • Conversion 24:00'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 25:45'
  • Aaron Laman Try 32:26'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 33:36'
  • Try 35:25'
  • Conversion 36:15'
  • James Butler Yellow Card 36:45'
  • Dan Bland Try 39:01'
  • Peter Mitchell Sub Off 43:00'
  • Fraser Petterson Sub On 43:00'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 44:23'
  • Dan Rule Try 45:43'
  • Penalty 48:48'
  • Simon Chadbone Sub On 50:00'
  • Ezra Rees Sub Off 50:00'
  • Dan Rule Try 61:13'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 61:37'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 64:11'
  • Matthew Gibb Sub Off 72:00'
  • Laurence Watts Sub On 72:00'
  • Josh Hillsdon Try 79:25'

Team selection

Thomas, David Thomas, David
Rule, Dan Rule, Dan
Mpanza, Sanda Mpanza, Sanda
Hobdell, Joe Hobdell, Joe
Hillsdon, Josh Hillsdon, Josh
Laman, Aaron Laman, Aaron
Taylor, Jack Taylor, Jack
Neal, James Neal, James
Bland, Dan Bland, Dan
Butler, James Butler, James
Banton, Nick Banton, Nick
Gibb, Matthew Gibb, Matthew
Rees, Ezra Rees, Ezra
Mitchell, Peter Mitchell, Peter
Acklam, Alex Acklam, Alex

League round up

Other Berks Bucks & Oxon Premier results

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Slough 18 79
2. Littlemore 18 63
3. Chesham 18 59
4. Wheatley 18 51
5. Tadley 18 41
6. Didcot 18 37
7. Milton Keynes 18 36

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors