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A Laman
Sat 16 Feb 14:30 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier Full time Attendance 150

Early Tries Cost Wheatley


A controversial penalty try didn't help with Wheatley going down 26-3

Wheatley made a bright start to proceedings at Hinksey Lane yesterday in what was a very physical encounter with the 23 point gap no reflection on how close this fixture was,

Wheatley made inroads in to the Oxford 22 with strong running, Oxford conceded a penalty at the breakdown coming off their feet giving Aaron Laman an early shot at goal, with the ball striking the upright great pressure from Michale Ridge forced the error, the resulting scrum provided platform to work from but unfortunately poor handling let Oxford off the hook, Oxford to there credit kept the ball in hand and broke from deep, with Wheatley scrambling in defence the visitors were able to put in some cover tackles but not before the grubber kick stretched the defence, in an attempt to cover the ball the Oxford 10 ran across the front of captain Alex Acklam and with the former going to ground a penalty try was awarded despite the ball being gathered by covering wing Luke Ball. 7-0

Wheatley remained focused agains pushing up into the 22 but things would not click several handling errors giving Oxford a get out, against the run of play Oxford were able to break from deep but with some great cover tackling from Jordan Hook Wheatley were able to reagin som composure and keep Oxford at bay.

A resulting scrum allowed Oxford to scrummage 10 yard out with another variation of the scrum laws the Oxford flanker was allowed to break prior to the scrum ending and crash over for a try. 14-0

Wheatley agains dusted them selves down headed back up field tis time awards a penalty infront of goal with Aaron Laman adding 3 points. 14-3

More of the same for the remainder of the half but all to frequently Wheatley would turn over possession and become content in defence, With Half Times arrival Wheatley wee far from out of the game.

The beginning of the second half saw Oxford up their physicality at the breakdown with Wheatley forced to over commit to secure ball, Wheatley did have more chances in to get over the try line but poor execution again allowed Oxford to re group.

2 further tries followed for Oxford with Wheatley unable to answer, with the Lineout functioning well wheatley's pack will be disappointed with their scrum but with the enforced changes this week we take heart with the introduction of several colts and new arrivals,

We now look forward to Risborough coming to Holton in a couple of weeks with plenty to work on.

Aaron Laman

Player of the Match

Aaron Laman

Key moments

Try Try for Oxford
Conversion Conversion for Oxford
Penalty Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
Try Try for Oxford
Conversion Conversion for Oxford
Try Try for Oxford
Conversion Conversion for Oxford
Try Try for Oxford

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65:00 Sub Off
Caillin Taylor is substituted off for Wheatley
65:00 Sub On
Rob Tomlin is substituted on for Wheatley
53:46 Try 26 - 3
Try for Oxford
51:21 Conversion 21 - 3
Conversion for Oxford
50:57 Try 19 - 3
Try for Oxford
50:00 Sub On
Connor Cuffe is substituted on for Wheatley
50:00 Sub Off
Luke Ball is substituted off for Wheatley
End of period 1
10:00 Sub Off
Hugo Stanford-Tuck is substituted off for Wheatley
10:00 Sub On
Jack Harpur is substituted on for Wheatley
8:58 Conversion 14 - 3
Conversion for Oxford
8:29 Try 12 - 3
Try for Oxford
5:31 Penalty 7 - 3
Aaron Laman kicks a penalty for Wheatley
3:04 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for Oxford
2:58 Try 5 - 0
Try for Oxford
End of period
Player of the Match
Aaron Laman is awarded player of the match for Wheatley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Oxford
  • Wheatley
  • 0
  • Try 2:58'
  • Conversion 3:04'
  • Aaron Laman Penalty 5:31'
  • Try 8:29'
  • Conversion 8:58'
  • Jack Harpur Sub On 10:00'
  • Hugo Stanford-Tuck Sub Off 10:00'
  • Connor Cuffe Sub On 50:00'
  • Luke Ball Sub Off 50:00'
  • Try 50:57'
  • Conversion 51:21'
  • Try 53:46'
  • Rob Tomlin Sub On 65:00'
  • Caillin Taylor Sub Off 65:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Chesham 20 86
2. Didcot 20 78
3. Milton Keynes 20 69
4. Tadley 20 64
5. Gosford All Blacks 20 61
6. Oxford 20 56
7. Wheatley 20 46

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