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1st XV - Match centre

Bolton
Wigton
J Robinson (2), D Joseph, J Speakman (2), J Singleton
Full time
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J Speakman (4)
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Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - North Lancs/Cumbria

Unbeaten Thirteen - Lucky For Some

Bolton 38 Wigton 17

Bolton entertained third place Wigton at The Avenue on Saturday. It was Bolton’s last home game of the season and also the Former Players’ lunch. Bolton served up another winning performance for the spectators.
The previous time the two sides met, early in December, was the last time Bolton lost. That had been a very close game, so this time was going to be no different. Both sides started the game trying to obtain the advantage. In the early exchanges Bolton had the slight edge. Wigton worked hard in defence but in the tenth minute Will Bate made a lovely break (with Gareth Evans in support), was tackled just before the line and managed to off-load to Jack Robinson who scored. Joe Speakman added the conversion. Bolton played very good rugby; they were moving the ball effectively, keeping Wigton pinned in their own half. They had one or two chances to score but good tackling and poor decision making kept them out. In the thirtieth minute Chris Cockton took an interception pass and cantered towards the Wigton line. Some great support and inter-passing led to Danny Joseph scoring. Joe Speakman added the conversion. The next Bolton score came in the thirty-sixth minute when Bolton won a line-out and Will Bate went on the outside of his opposing player to make space for Joe Speakman to score in the corner. The final score of the half went to Jack Robinson in the fortieth minute. Wigton were in Bolton’s twenty-two and they knocked the ball on. Swift kicked the ball forward, then Jack Robinson kicked twice more and beat the defence to the touch down. Joe Speakman added the conversion.
Half time score: Bolton 26 Wigton 0
Bolton started the second half in the same manner that they had finished the first half. In the forty-third minute when the backs moved the ball quickly into space, Josh Holmes off-loaded the ball to Joe Speakman to score. In the fifty-first minute, Bolton had a scrum on the Wigton twenty-two and James Singleton seemed to just waltz his way through the Wigton defence to score under the posts. Joe Speakman added the conversion. Wigton were starting to come back into the game. Injuries to Rhys and Gaz Pritchard and Alex Waddicar made the game slightly more challenging for Bolton. Bolton stepped off the throttle a bit during the next period of the game allowing Wigton to score three tries in the fifty-fifth, fifty-sixth and seventieth minutes. Fair play to Wigton; they worked hard for these tries.
Final Score: Bolton 38 Wigton 17
Bolton have attained thirteen successive wins which is a great achievement for the whole squad. They have two games left to play in the league and hopefully they can retain their second place in the league. The Man of the Match was Joe Speakman.

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Joe Speakman

Player of the Match

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Key moments

10:00
Try Jack Robinson scores for Bolton
10:00
Conversion Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
30:00
Try Danny Joseph scores for Bolton
30:00
Conversion Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
36:00
Try Joe Speakman scores for Bolton
39:00
Try Jack Robinson scores for Bolton
39:00
Conversion Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
43:00
Try Joe Speakman scores for Bolton
51:00
Try James Singleton scores for Bolton
51:00
Conversion Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
55:00
Try Try for Wigton
59:00
Try Try for Wigton
70:00
Try Try for Wigton
70:00
Conversion Conversion for Wigton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Joe Speakman is awarded player of the match for Bolton
75:00 Sub Off
Joe Speakman is substituted off for Bolton
75:00 Sub On
Gaz Pritchard is substituted on for Bolton
70:00 Conversion 38 - 17
Conversion for Wigton
70:00 Try 38 - 15
Try for Wigton
60:00 Sub Off
Gaz Pritchard is substituted off for Bolton
60:00 Sub On
Alex Charnock is substituted on for Bolton
59:00 Try 38 - 10
Try for Wigton
55:00 Try 38 - 5
Try for Wigton
51:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
51:00 Try 38 - 0
James Singleton scores for Bolton
50:00 Sub On
William French is substituted on for Bolton
50:00 Sub Off
Alex Waddicar is substituted off for Bolton
43:00 Try 31 - 0
Joe Speakman scores for Bolton
End of period 1
39:00 Try 26 - 0
Jack Robinson scores for Bolton
39:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
36:00 Try 19 - 0
Joe Speakman scores for Bolton
30:00 Conversion 9 - 0
Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
30:00 Try 14 - 0
Danny Joseph scores for Bolton
20:00 Sub On
Alex Waddicar is substituted on for Bolton
20:00 Sub Off
Rhys Pritchard is substituted off for Bolton
10:00 Try 5 - 0
Jack Robinson scores for Bolton
10:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Joe Speakman kicks a conversion for Bolton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bolton
  • Wigton
  • 0
  • Jack Robinson Try 10:00'
  • Joe Speakman Conversion 10:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Sub On 20:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Sub Off 20:00'
  • Danny Joseph Try 30:00'
  • Joe Speakman Conversion 30:00'
  • Joe Speakman Try 36:00'
  • Jack Robinson Try 39:00'
  • Joe Speakman Conversion 39:00'
  • Joe Speakman Try 43:00'
  • William French Sub On 50:00'
  • Alex Waddicar Sub Off 50:00'
  • James Singleton Try 51:00'
  • Joe Speakman Conversion 51:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Try 59:00'
  • Alex Charnock Sub On 60:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Sub Off 60:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Conversion 70:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Sub On 75:00'
  • Joe Speakman Sub Off 75:00'

Team selection

Speakman, Joe Speakman, Joe
Joseph, Danny Joseph, Danny
Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Bate, Will Bate, Will
Holmes, Josh Holmes, Josh
Singleton, James Singleton, James
Robinson, Jack Robinson, Jack
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Swift, Tom Swift, Tom
McClusky, Ryan McClusky, Ryan
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
Chappelhow, Mark Chappelhow, Mark
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Evans, Gareth Evans, Gareth

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# Team Pl Pts
1. De La Salle (Salford) 25 94
2. Bolton 25 90
3. Aspatria 24 87
4. Wigton 25 82
5. Keswick 24 77
6. Oldham 25 75
7. Tarleton 24 65

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