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Drifters
Wheatley
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Tries
C Turner, J Hook (2), T Butler, T Heydon
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Conversions
A Laman (4)
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Penalties
Sat 12 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier Full time Attendance 50

Wheatley to strong for Drifters

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Wheatley went back to winning ways with a 33-13 win on the road

The game didn't start great for Wheatley loosing Spencer Bailey inside of five minutes to injury and conceding a penalty on the sixth to go down 3-0 and give the advantage to the hosts.

Wheatley hit back from the restart with a well worked try after disrupting from the re-start there subsequent breakdown saw the ball move quickly down the blindside with Sanda Mpanza timing the pass perfectly to Chris Turner who ignited the afterburners to round the defenders to score on his first team debut.

With in a few minutes Drifters re-established the lead with the home team benefiting from poor first up tackling, Drifters were able to off load the ball and go in unaposed for a converted try. 10-5

Wheatley now applied more focus, with the ball in hand looked very sharp. moving the ball from the breakdown Wheatley put pace onto the ball, Tom Heydon made ground after cutting a hard line off of Fly Half Toby Butler, Haydon off loaded to Taylor who intern put Jordan Hook through to score with Laman adding the conversion 10-12

The remainder of the half remained scoreless but with Wheatley solid in defence and happy to soak up the attacking onslaught. on occasion venturing into the home teams 22 but to often letting Drifter off the hook. at halftime Wheatley were in the ascendancy.

At the re-start it was Drifters who opened the scoring with a well taken penalty from distance 13-12 10 minutes later it was Toby Butler who added his name to the team sheet with phases of play coming together Wheatley allowed the ball to flow through the hands and Laman assisted Toby over the line an expertly struck conversion put Wheatley into a 13-19 lead from tis point Wheatley were able to wind the screw, with the set piece functioning well and Drifters discipline waining Wheatley were a constant threat in the home teams 22, Hook was the next name on the team sheet and it was more of the same from Wheatley with the ball now moving freely between forwards and backs strong carrying from Michael Ridge and Alex Gabbidon was putting Wheatley into space and with the ball moving wide and Hook with plenty to do but was able to round the defence to collect his brace, Laman added the conversion 13-26

Wheatley had further chances to extend the lead but to Drifters credit their defence stood firm and the purple men were kept at bay. it was on the 79 the minute that Wheatley were piling on the pressure and were eventually rewarded with Tom Heydon grabbing try from close range and Aaron Laman added the conversion 13-33.

A great performance against a resilient Drifters side Wheatley played with real freedom today and with Arron and Toby controlling things at 9-10 Tom was a perfect outlet at 12 adding a target for both forwards and backs alike, Strong running from Smith Moose and Gabbidon put the opposition on the back foot and produced a platform from which to operate. All round great day bring on the next.

MoM Moose
DoD Joe Taylor

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Michael Ridge

Player of the Match

Michael Ridge

Key moments

6:56
Penalty Penalty kicked for Drifters
7:39
Try Chris Turner scores for Wheatley
13:40
Try Try for Drifters
13:54
Conversion Conversion for Drifters
15:41
Try Jordan Hook scores for Wheatley
16:08
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
43:36
Penalty Penalty kicked for Drifters
52:54
Try Toby Butler scores for Wheatley
53:30
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
57:05
Try Jordan Hook scores for Wheatley
57:37
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley
66:18
Try Tom Heydon scores for Wheatley
67:11
Conversion Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley

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Drifters Away January 2019
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Wheatley vs Drifters
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Wheatley vs Drifters

Highlights

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79:09 Sub On
Luke Ball is substituted on for Wheatley
79:06 Sub Off
Chris Turner is substituted off for Wheatley
67:11 Conversion 13 - 33
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
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66:18 Try 13 - 31
Tom Heydon scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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57:37 Conversion 13 - 26
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
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57:05 Try 13 - 24
Jordan Hook scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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53:30 Conversion 13 - 19
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
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52:54 Try 13 - 17
Toby Butler scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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43:36 Penalty 13 - 12
Penalty kicked for Drifters Watch the video
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End of period 1
16:08 Conversion 10 - 12
Aaron Laman kicks a conversion for Wheatley Watch the video
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15:41 Try 10 - 10
Jordan Hook scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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13:54 Conversion 10 - 5
Conversion for Drifters Watch the video
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13:40 Try 8 - 5
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7:39 Try 3 - 5
Chris Turner scores for Wheatley Watch the video
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6:56 Penalty 3 - 0
Penalty kicked for Drifters Watch the video
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5:00 Sub On
Simon Chadbone is substituted on for Wheatley
4:31 Sub Off
Spencer Bailey is substituted off for Wheatley Watch the video
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End of period
Player of the Match
Michael Ridge is awarded player of the match for Wheatley
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As it happened

  • Drifters
  • Wheatley
  • 0
  • Spencer Bailey Sub Off 4:31'
  • Simon Chadbone Sub On 5:00'
  • Penalty 6:56'
  • Chris Turner Try 7:39'
  • Try 13:40'
  • Conversion 13:54'
  • Jordan Hook Try 15:41'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 16:08'
  • Penalty 43:36'
  • Toby Butler Try 52:54'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 53:30'
  • Jordan Hook Try 57:05'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 57:37'
  • Tom Heydon Try 66:18'
  • Aaron Laman Conversion 67:11'
  • Chris Turner Sub Off 79:06'
  • Luke Ball Sub On 79:09'

Team selection

Hook, Jordan Hook, Jordan
Taylor, Joe Taylor, Joe
Mpanza, Sanda Mpanza, Sanda
Heydon, Tom Heydon, Tom
Turner, Chris Turner, Chris
Butler, Toby Butler, Toby
Laman, Aaron Laman, Aaron
Neal, James Neal, James
Smith, Jack Smith, Jack
Bailey, Spencer Bailey, Spencer
Brook, Sean Brook, Sean
Ridge, Michael Ridge, Michael
Rees, Ezra Rees, Ezra
Mitchell, Peter Mitchell, Peter
Gabbidon, Alex Gabbidon, Alex

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2. Didcot 20 78
3. Milton Keynes 20 69
4. Tadley 20 64
5. Gosford All Blacks 20 61
6. Oxford 20 56
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