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1st XV - Match centre

Sefton
Bolton
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Tries
J Stanfield (2), J Holmes, R Pritchard, N Murphy
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Conversions
M Mills (2)
Sat 3 Nov 14:15 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

Five Point Win At Sefton

Sefton 19 Bolton 29

Bolton travelled to Sefton in the Lancashire/Cheshire League on Saturday. Both sides had not played each other before in a competitive match, so it was a new experience for both sides. The weather was overcast and a strong wind blew down the pitch. Bolton’s supporters (Compost Corner, as they affectionally known) were out in force to support the Cherry and Whites.
Bolton started the game strongly and within four minutes took an early lead from a ruck followed by slick handling by the backs. The ball ended with Jonny Stansfield who went inside his opponent then outside him to score. Mike Mills added the conversion. Bolton never really got into the match at this stage as they were getting penalised by penalty after penalty. In the eighteenth minute Sefton scored a try from a line-out and a driving maul. From the ensuing kick-off Bolton chased an excellent kick-off by Alex Waddicar. The tackle was made, the ball won and was passed down the backs for Will Bate to make a half-break and pass to Josh Holmes to score. Sefton came back at Bolton and showed some strong running from the forwards and backs. Bolton’s defence held firm. The referee was still awarding penalties against Bolton which hindered their flow in the game.
Half-time score Sefton 5 Bolton 12
In the second half Bolton started with great gusto. In the forty-second minute from turnover ball Ben Cottam broke the line of defence and passed to Jonny Stansfield who sped towards the line for his second try of the afternoon. Straight after the restart Bolton scored again. A fine break by captain Rhys Pritchard and some deft inter-passing from Rhys and Josh Holmes led to Rhys scoring under the posts. Mike Mills added the conversion. Sefton came back and scored a try in the fifty-fourth minute. Bolton were still being penalised by the referee for some very ‘interesting’ decisions. Bolton had a couple of good chances to further their score. Alex Waddicar had a foot in touch and Will Bate’s pass to Josh Holmes prevented two more certain tries. In the seventy-sixth minute Bolton scored from a good drive down the pitch by the forwards. Niall Murphy burst through, bouncing off a couple of defenders to score. The final play of the game went to Sefton. Their fly-half grubber kicked through in Bolton’s twenty-two and their inside centre (clearly two or three metres in front of the kicker) scored under the posts.
Final score: Sefton 19 Bolton 29
Bolton were pleased to gain five points from the game. Bolton were very clinical in their attack and the handling was much better. The forwards worked well together. Sefton put up a very good show and tested Bolton in all areas of play.
Man of Match: Josh Holmes

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Josh Holmes

Player of the Match

Josh Holmes

Key moments

4:00
Try Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
4:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
18:00
Try Try for Sefton
21:00
Try Josh Holmes scores for Bolton
42:00
Try Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
47:00
Try Rhys Pritchard scores for Bolton
47:00
Conversion Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
54:00
Try Try for Sefton
54:00
Conversion Conversion for Sefton
76:00
Try Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
80:00
Try Try for Sefton
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Sefton

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Josh Holmes is awarded player of the match for Bolton
80:00 Try 17 - 29
Try for Sefton
80:00 Conversion 19 - 29
Conversion for Sefton
76:00 Try 12 - 29
Niall Murphy scores for Bolton
54:00 Conversion 12 - 24
Conversion for Sefton
54:00 Try 10 - 24
Try for Sefton
50:00 Sub On
Ash Cooper is substituted on for Bolton
50:00 Sub Off
Manny Tailor is substituted off for Bolton
47:00 Try 5 - 24
Rhys Pritchard scores for Bolton
47:00 Conversion 5 - 19
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
42:00 Try 5 - 17
Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
40:00 Sub On
Joe Smith is substituted on for Bolton
40:00 Sub On
Ben Cottam is substituted on for Bolton
40:00 Sub Off
Ryan McClusky is substituted off for Bolton
40:00 Sub Off
Tom Swift is substituted off for Bolton
End of period 1
21:00 Try 5 - 12
Josh Holmes scores for Bolton
18:00 Try 5 - 7
Try for Sefton
4:00 Try 0 - 5
Jonny Stanfield scores for Bolton
4:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mike Mills kicks a conversion for Bolton
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As it happened

  • Sefton
  • Bolton
  • 0
  • Jonny Stanfield Try 4:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 4:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Josh Holmes Try 21:00'
  • Tom Swift Sub Off 40:00'
  • Joe Smith Sub On 40:00'
  • Ryan McClusky Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ben Cottam Sub On 40:00'
  • Jonny Stanfield Try 42:00'
  • Rhys Pritchard Try 47:00'
  • Mike Mills Conversion 47:00'
  • Manny Tailor Sub Off 50:00'
  • Ash Cooper Sub On 50:00'
  • Try 54:00'
  • Conversion 54:00'
  • Niall Murphy Try 76:00'
  • Try 80:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Holmes, Josh Holmes, Josh
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Bate, Will Bate, Will
Wood, Andrew Wood, Andrew
Stanfield, Jonny Stanfield, Jonny
Mills, Mike Mills, Mike
Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
McClusky, Ryan McClusky, Ryan
Swift, Tom Swift, Tom
Critchlow, Louis Critchlow, Louis
McLaughlin, Tony McLaughlin, Tony
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall
Biggins, Rory Biggins, Rory
Tailor, Manny Tailor, Manny

League round up

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Glossop
55
5
Tarleton
To be arranged 14
Rochdale

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham Kersal 9 43
2. Bowdon 9 39
3. Bolton 9 36
4. Glossop 9 31
5. Rochdale 9 30
6. Winnington Park 10 26
7. Southport 10 23

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