1st XV - Match centre

Aspatria
Bolton
Full time
W Bate, R Pritchard, N Murphy, J Stanfield, R McClusky
A Waddicar (3), R Pritchard
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - North Lancs/Cumbria

Where was Fergie time when we needed it ?

Bolton run out of time in spirited comeback. Aspatria 40 Bolton 33

Bolton made the long trip to Aspatria for their second league game of the season. The game was very entertaining and it was real end to end stuff.
Aspatria got off to a flying start and they were leading after fourteen minutes by 14 -0. Bolton started to find their feet in the match and the defence improved rapidly and came back into the game and after a missed penalty, Will Bate scored Bolton’s first try of the afternoon which Alex Waddicar converted. Aspatria came back immediately and scored a good try to take the lead 21-7. Rhys Pritchard completed the scoring of the first half with a very good try. The half time score was Aspatria 21 Bolton 12.
The second half continued at the same pace and Aspatria scored first to lead 26-12. Bolton kept up the pressure and Alex Waddicar almost scored after a good break. From an ensuing ruck Will Bate broke right and passed an exquisite ball to Niall Murphy on the inside for him to barrel over for a try, and again Waddicar converted. Aspatria came again to score a good try from deep and make the conversion. Bolton responded with a well worked try from Jonnie Stansfield and Waddicar duly converted. In the last ten minutes both sides played some good rugby and Aspatria’s big forwards produced good quick ball from a ruck, and this gave their centre space to score under the posts. The score now was 40-26. With five minutes to go Bolton scored another try from a lineout close to Aspatria’s line and Ryan McClusky fought his way over for Bolton’s fifth try of the afternoon and Rhys Pritchard made the conversion. In the last couple of minutes Bolton had a chance to snatch a draw but a handling error denied them.
Bolton played with a lot of spirit and it was very pleasing how they fought back after a poor start and it was great to see the players working together to sort things out. To come away with two bonus points was also very pleasing. The Man of the Match was Will Bate.

Key moments

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Try Will Bate scores for Bolton
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Try Rhys Pritchard scores for Bolton
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Try Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
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Try Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
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Try Ryan McClusky scores for Bolton
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Conversion Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
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Conversion Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
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Conversion Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
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Conversion Rhys Pritchard kicks a conversion for Bolton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Will Bate is awarded player of the match for Bolton
End of period 1
0:00 Try 0 - 5
Will Bate scores for Bolton
0:00 Try 0 - 10
Rhys Pritchard scores for Bolton
0:00 Try 0 - 15
Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
0:00 Try 0 - 20
Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
0:00 Try 0 - 25
Ryan McClusky scores for Bolton
0:00 Conversion 0 - 27
Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
0:00 Conversion 0 - 29
Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
0:00 Conversion 0 - 31
Alex Waddicar kicks a conversion for Bolton
0:00 Conversion 0 - 33
Rhys Pritchard kicks a conversion for Bolton
0:00 Sub On
James Higgins is substituted on for Bolton
0:00 Sub Off
Louis Critchlow is substituted off for Bolton
0:00 Sub On
James Franks is substituted on for Bolton
0:00 Sub On
Owen McKenna is substituted on for Bolton
0:00 Sub Off
Gareth Evans is substituted off for Bolton
0:00 Sub Off
Marcus O'Donohoe is substituted off for Bolton
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As it happened

  • Aspatria
  • Bolton
  • 0
  • Will Bate Try 0:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Try 0:00'
  • Niall Murphy Try 0:00'
  • Jonny Stanfield Try 0:00'
  • Ryan McClusky Try 0:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Conversion 0:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Conversion 0:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Conversion 0:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Conversion 0:00'
  • James Higgins Sub On 0:00'
  • Louis Critchlow Sub Off 0:00'
  • James Franks Sub On 0:00'
  • Owen McKenna Sub On 0:00'
  • Gareth Evans Sub Off 0:00'
  • Marcus O'Donohoe Sub Off 0:00'
  • Will Bate Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Stanfield, Jonny Stanfield, Jonny
Joseph, Danny Joseph, Danny
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Wood, Andrew Wood, Andrew
O'Donohoe, Marcus O'Donohoe, Marcus
Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Bate, Will Bate, Will
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Sandbrook, Nick Sandbrook, Nick
McClusky, Ryan McClusky, Ryan
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
Chappelhow, Mark Chappelhow, Mark
Evans, Gareth Evans, Gareth
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Tailor, Manny Tailor, Manny

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Tarleton 3 15
2. Keswick 3 12
3. Aspatria 3 12
4. Bolton 3 11
5. Littleborough 3 10
6. De La Salle (Salford) 3 9
7. Wigton 3 9

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