Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Wheatley RUFC

View

Wheatley 1st XV - Match centre

Wheatley
Tadley
J Taylor
Tries
A Laman (2)
Penalties
Unknown
Sat 28 Apr 15:00 - South West Division - Berks Bucks & Oxon Premier Full time Attendance 100

Wheatley Tame Tadley Tigers

Wheatley dominate upfront but scrape win

Wheatley sealed victory in their final game of the season beating Tadley 11-10

The scoreline was no reflection of Wheatley's dominance in this BBO Premiership fixture, from the out set Wheatley looked to open Tadley up with high tempo flowing rugby but too often the final pass would go astray leaving the score line pretty tight.

Wheatley's forwards gave the Berkshire men a torrid time in the set piece taking 2 against the head in the scrum and forcing the line out to re-set for not straight. in the looses Alex Gabbidon and Pete Mitchell stood out carrying with vengeance and alway making the gain line. I was Joe Taylor who took the plaudits carrying the ball deep into the opposition half at every opportunity quite often with 4 defenders needed to brig him down.

One Wheatley weakness was around the breakdown constantly penalised mainly due to lack of support around the ball carrier, this also let Tadley off the hook more than once,

Tadley opened the scoring with a well struck penalty from the halfway, Wheatley responded with one of there own with Aaron Laman drawing the score level, 3-3 more Wheatley penalties followed giving the visitor field position, some hight tackling allowed the Tadley tight head to crash over with the fullback adding the conversion. 3-10

Wheatley continued to stretch the Tadley defence but without reward, It wasn't until the second half that Wheatley's persistence was rewarded, some phase play from the home side pack gave the backs space to play Joe Taylor hit the line at pace and dragging 4 Tadley players over the line to score out wide with Laman missing the conversion 8-10


Joe Taylor carries 5 Tadley players on route to score


Wheatley were now on top, now being rewarded penalties at the breakdown and for off the ball offences, Wheatley were gifted a penalty inforn of the posts after a Tadley man kicked out at the break down Aaron Laman did the honours putting Wheatley infant 11-10

Wheatley rode their luck in the closing minutes of the game conceding a penalty infant of the posts the resulting kick drifting agonisingly wide from the opposition 15.

Great defensive work from the home side notably Dan Bland and Sanda Mpanza kept the visitors at bay and Wheatley notched another home win and their third consecutive victory.


Wheatley finish the season in a strong 4th place having met the goals set out earlier in the year, with this group of players we have plenty of years in front of us and with the team developing well we look to next season with anticipation of more success on and off of the field.

Book your OPRO mouth guard day!

Key moments

7:57
Penalty Penalty kicked for Tadley
9:03
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
52:43
Try Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley
56:36
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley

Videos and photos

Wheatley vs Tadley Tigers April 2018
282 photos

Highlights

View 0 new events
56:36 Penalty 11 - 3
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
52:43 Try 8 - 3
Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley Watch the video
Joe Taylor scores for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
49:32 Sub On
Jake Durbin is substituted on for Wheatley Watch the video
Jake Durbin is substituted on for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
49:27 Sub Off
Gavin Belcher is substituted off for Wheatley Watch the video
Gavin Belcher is substituted off for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
46:22 Sub On
Dan Bland is substituted on for Wheatley Watch the video
Dan Bland is substituted on for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
46:16 Sub On
Ezra Rees is substituted on for Wheatley Watch the video
Ezra Rees is substituted on for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
46:10 Sub Off
Alex Gabbidon is substituted off for Wheatley Watch the video
Alex Gabbidon is substituted off for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
46:00 Sub Off
Spencer Bailey is substituted off for Wheatley Watch the video
Spencer Bailey is substituted off for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
End of period 1
9:03 Penalty 3 - 3
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Watch the video
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
7:57 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for Tadley Watch the video
Penalty kicked for Tadley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
Penalty kicked for Tadley Watch the video
Penalty kicked for Tadley Did you enjoy this video? Share it
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Wheatley
  • Tadley
  • 0
  • Penalty 7:57'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 9:03'
  • Spencer Bailey Sub Off 46:00'
  • Alex Gabbidon Sub Off 46:10'
  • Ezra Rees Sub On 46:16'
  • Dan Bland Sub On 46:22'
  • Gavin Belcher Sub Off 49:27'
  • Jake Durbin Sub On 49:32'
  • Joe Taylor Try 52:43'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 56:36'

Team selection

Hook, Jordan Hook, Jordan
Taylor, Joe Taylor, Joe
Mpanza, Sanda Mpanza, Sanda
Butler, Toby Butler, Toby
Hillsdon, Josh Hillsdon, Josh
Laman, Aaron Laman, Aaron
Belcher, Gavin Belcher, Gavin
Chadbone, Simon Chadbone, Simon
Taylor, Caillin Taylor, Caillin
Bailey, Spencer Bailey, Spencer
Atkinson , Jack Atkinson , Jack
Hobdell, Joe Hobdell, Joe
Gabbidon, Alex Gabbidon, Alex
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