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1st XV - Match centre

Bolton
De La Salle (Salford)
A Waddicar, N Murphy, J Franks
Full time
Unknown
R Pritchard
R Pritchard, A Waddicar
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - North Lancs/Cumbria

Three from Three at The Avenue

Bolton 23 De La Salle 17 Bolton continued their excellent record at home on Saturday by beating a very good De La Salle side.

After the opening exchanges it was very evident that the match was going to be an exciting contest. De La Salle’s handling and running caused a few problems for Bolton but Bolton’s defence held up well; they made some good headway into De La Salle’s half with some hard running from the forwards, particularly Niall Murphy. De La Salle opened the scoring with two penalties within the first twenty minutes. Bolton responded with a penalty from Rhys Pritchard on the twenty-eighth minute. Bolton were on top at this stage and had many attacking opportunities during this period of the game but gave away penalty after penalty which allowed De La Salle back into the match. On one of these attacking moves, Bolton moved the ball wide through several pairs of hands and Alex Waddicar caught a difficult pass to go over for a try in the thirty-first minute. Bolton continued to pile on the pressure and were perhaps unfortunate not to score more points. The half time score was Bolton 8 De La Salle 6.
The second half started in the same vein with both sides attacking and defending well. In the forty-fourth minute Bolton had a scrum on De La Salle’s line and Niall Murphy went over for a try. De La Salle came back into the game and scored a relatively easy try due to poor defence play by Bolton and in the fifty-second minute they also scored a penalty to take the lead 13-14. Rhys Prichard was tackled very late by one of De La Salle’s forwards and Alex Waddicar converted the ensuing penalty to make the score 16-14 in Bolton’s favour. The standard of play deteriorated at this stage of the game as De La Salle kept giving away penalties for arguing with the referee. From one of these penalties Bolton took full advantage. The forwards drove forward to allow James Franks to score a try in the sixty-ninth minute which Rhys Pritchard subsequently converted. In the last few minutes of the match De La Salle converted a penalty and that made the final score Bolton 23 De la Salle 17.
It was a very good team performance from Bolton as there were quite a few last minute changes. All the players ‘Stepped up’ and everyone played with great discipline and energy. James Franks was Man of the Match.

Key moments

5:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
7:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
10:00
Penalty Rhys Pritchard kicks a penalty for Bolton
25:00
Try Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton
48:00
Try Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
50:00
Try Try for De La Salle (Salford)
55:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
65:00
Penalty Alex Waddicar kicks a penalty for Bolton
72:00
Try James Franks scores for Bolton
73:00
Conversion Rhys Pritchard kicks a conversion for Bolton
79:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
James Franks is awarded player of the match for Bolton
79:00 Penalty 23 - 17
Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
73:00 Conversion 23 - 14
Rhys Pritchard kicks a conversion for Bolton
72:00 Try 21 - 14
James Franks scores for Bolton
65:00 Penalty 16 - 14
Alex Waddicar kicks a penalty for Bolton
65:00 Sub Off
Danny Joseph is substituted off for Bolton
65:00 Sub On
Marcus O'Donohoe is substituted on for Bolton
60:00 Sub Off
Chris Cockton is substituted off for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Alex Charnock is substituted on for Bolton
55:00 Penalty 13 - 14
Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
50:00 Try 13 - 11
Try for De La Salle (Salford)
48:00 Try 13 - 6
Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
End of period 1
25:00 Try 8 - 6
Alex Waddicar scores for Bolton
10:00 Penalty 3 - 6
Rhys Pritchard kicks a penalty for Bolton
7:00 Penalty 0 - 6
Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
5:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Penalty kicked for De La Salle (Salford)
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bolton
  • De La Salle (Salford)
  • 0
  • Penalty 5:00'
  • Penalty 7:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Penalty 10:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Try 25:00'
  • Niall Murphy Try 48:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Penalty 55:00'
  • Chris Cockton Sub Off 60:00'
  • Alex Charnock Sub On 60:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Penalty 65:00'
  • Danny Joseph Sub Off 65:00'
  • Marcus O'Donohoe Sub On 65:00'
  • James Franks Try 72:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Conversion 73:00'
  • Penalty 79:00'
  • James Franks Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

McKenna, Owen McKenna, Owen
Stanfield, Jonny Stanfield, Jonny
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Aspinall, Mark Aspinall, Mark
Joseph, Danny Joseph, Danny
Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Wood, Andrew Wood, Andrew
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Whitehead, Hayden Whitehead, Hayden
Swift, Tom Swift, Tom
McClusky, Ryan McClusky, Ryan
Higgins, James Higgins, James
Franks, James Franks, James
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Evans, Gareth Evans, Gareth

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