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1st XV - Match centre

Fleetwood
Bolton
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
M Mills, G Pritchard
Unknown
Conversions
L Lockett
Penalties
L Lockett (2)
Sat 19 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 Full time

Three From Three

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Fleetwood 17 Bolton 18

Bolton travelled to Fleetwood on Saturday and came away with a narrow but good victory. ‘Compost Corner’ also travelled to support the Cherry and Whites on a damp and dreary day.
The game started with both sides contesting the tackle and the ruck quite furiously. Fleetwood had a line-out about ten metres from the Bolton line. They caught and drove the ball and scored in the ninth minute. Bolton came back into the game with some hard running from their forwards. They were awarded a penalty for off-side in the seventeenth minute which Lewis Lockett converted. Bolton scored in the twenty-third minute. The ball was driven into a ruck and quick ball from Harry Stocks to Tom Swift, who passed to Chris Cockton, who in turn drew his man and put Mike Mills into space to score. Lewis Lockett added the conversion. The game was played mainly in the middle part of the pitch with both sides trying to dominate. Bolton had the upper hand in the scrums and continually drove Fleetwood back on their ball. Both teams had half chances to score but good defence and handling errors prevented these scores. In the thirty-seventh minute Fleetwood scored a second try from a good break and added the conversion which meant they led twelve points to ten. Bolton were awarded a penalty for off-side in the thirty-ninth minute which Lewis Lockett converted. Harry Stocks, the Bolton scrum-half, took one or two late tackles which the referee didn’t penalise but his ball distribution in both attack and defence was good.
Half-time score: Fleetwood 12 Bolton 13
The second half started with Bolton very much in control of both the scrums and line-outs. In the forty-third minute, Fleetwood had a scrum in their twenty-two. Bolton’s pack pushed them off the ball, Gaz Pritchard pounced on the loose ball and ran through to score. At this stage Bolton looked in command, kept the ball well and broke the gain line on many occasions. Fleetwood defended well. On one occasion from the line-out Bolton drove Fleetwood back twenty metres. The ball was passed out to the Backs but a handling error prevented a certain try. Will Bate and James Higgins came on as substitutes - both started really well. After making a couple of good breaks, Will was unfortunately red-carded for foul play. Bolton worked really hard for the last fifteen minutes with only fourteen players. The defence held out until Fleetwood created an overlap to score in the eightieth minute. The scores were Fleetwood 17 Bolton 18. The conversion by Fleetwood was needed for them to win the match. The Fleetwood kicker missed the conversion and victory went to Bolton.
Bolton played well in places which was pleasing. It has always been a close encounter at Fleetwood and this year Bolton got the ‘rub of the green’ to continue their unbeaten run of 2019.
Man of Match: Harry Stocks

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Harry Stocks

Player of the Match

Harry Stocks

Key moments

9:00
Try Try for Fleetwood
17:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
23:00
Try Mike Mills scores for Bolton
23:00
Conversion Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
37:00
Try Try for Fleetwood
37:00
Conversion Conversion for Fleetwood
39:00
Penalty Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
43:00
Try Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
80:00
Try Try for Fleetwood

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Harry Stocks is awarded player of the match for Bolton
80:00 Try 17 - 18
Try for Fleetwood
70:00 Sub On
Chris Lane is substituted on for Bolton
70:00 Sub Off
Mark Chappelhow is substituted off for Bolton
65:00 Red Card
Will Bate is sent off for Bolton
50:00 Sub Off
Mike Mills is substituted off for Bolton
50:00 Sub On
Will Bate is substituted on for Bolton
50:00 Sub Off
Gaz Pritchard is substituted off for Bolton
50:00 Sub On
James Higgins is substituted on for Bolton
43:00 Try 12 - 18
Gaz Pritchard scores for Bolton
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 12 - 13
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
37:00 Conversion 7 - 10
Conversion for Fleetwood
37:00 Try 12 - 10
Try for Fleetwood
23:00 Try 5 - 8
Mike Mills scores for Bolton
23:00 Conversion 5 - 10
Lewis Lockett kicks a conversion for Bolton
17:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Lewis Lockett kicks a penalty for Bolton
9:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Fleetwood
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As it happened

  • Fleetwood
  • Bolton
  • 0
  • Try 9:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 17:00'
  • Mike Mills Try 23:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Conversion 23:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Conversion 37:00'
  • Lewis Lockett Penalty 39:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Try 43:00'
  • James Higgins Sub On 50:00'
  • Gaz Pritchard Sub Off 50:00'
  • Will Bate Sub On 50:00'
  • Mike Mills Sub Off 50:00'
  • Will Bate Red Card 65:00'
  • Chris Lane Sub On 70:00'
  • Mark Chappelhow Sub Off 70:00'
  • Try 80:00'

Team selection

Pritchard, Rhys Pritchard, Rhys
Waddicar, Alex Waddicar, Alex
Wood, Andrew Wood, Andrew
Lockett, Lewis Lockett, Lewis
Holmes, Josh Holmes, Josh
Mills, Mike Mills, Mike
Stocks, Harry Stocks, Harry
Pritchard, Gaz Pritchard, Gaz
Cottam, Ben Cottam, Ben
Swift, Tom Swift, Tom
Williams, Owen Williams, Owen
McLaughlin, Tony McLaughlin, Tony
Chappelhow, Mark Chappelhow, Mark
Cockton, Chris Cockton, Chris
Murphy, Niall Murphy, Niall

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Other Lancs/Cheshire Division 1 results

To be arranged 14
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20
7
Glossop
Tarleton
29
24

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1. Bowdon 20 86
2. Altrincham Kersal 20 85
3. Glossop 21 82
4. Bolton 20 72
5. Rochdale 20 72
6. Winnington Park 20 56
7. Southport 21 43

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