Lymm 3 West 3

By Dave Picken - January 29 2012
Lymm 3 West 3
Gareth Foreman After two full games of rugby these two sides had just one try and two penalties to share between them. Sadly for us its Lymm who have six league points to our three..

In the game at Brinkburn  we battered the visiting line for the final twenty minutes but couldn’t get over and lost 5-0.  It was very much the same at Beechwood where we had two thirds of the play, but once again failed to score a match winning try or even a penalty.

We weren’t helped by the loss of regular goal kicker Stu Waites who had to leave the field with a leg injury after twenty five minutes.

The home side had the best of the opening exchanges going ahead after five minutes with a penalty from stand off Luke Emmitt. Their momentum was halted on the quarter hour when flanker Jake Ashall was yellow carded for  a dangerous tackle on Chocky.

Then Luke Watson came on for Waites and immediately made his presence felt with some crunching tackles in midfield. From then on we held the upper hand in terms of possession and territory.

Gareth Foreman took over the goal kicking duties levelling the scores just before the break after brother Andrew had made a trademark break. The home side infringing at the breakdown in front of the posts.

The second half saw  us setting up a number of chances only to be thwarted by had tackling, bad luck and a greasy ball.

On 53 minutes Watson made a scorching break and had Scott Butcher alongside but the winger couldn’t hold the pass on a golden opportunity was missed.

On the hour Andy Foreman got over the line only for referee Simon Lazenby to rule he’d been held up. Minutes later he was again on the break. This time Lymm once again infringed at the breakdown and  we opted to kick for a line-out in the corner.

We won the resulting scrum, but Lymm managed to wheel the pack and another golden opportunity was lost.

We were awarded two more penalties on 73 minutes and right in the final minute. Both were central but Gareth Foreman was unfortunate to see both go wide. Either would have secured a deserved four points, but we did move up one place in the league and have a string of home games to come.

Lymm: Joe Knowles, Matthew Barnes-Smith, Tom Bray, Adam Ferguson, Jack Johnstone, Luke Emitt, Tom Baker, Nick ash ton, Pete Allen, Jordan Widdrington, Alex Bennet, Sion Williams, Tim Oakes, Jake Ashall, Adam Bray. Reps: Scott Harrison, Matt Connolly, David Williams.

Pens: L Emmitt [1]

Yellow:  J Ashall

West: Stu Waites [Luke Watson 25], Scott Butcher, Andrew Cheslin, Greg Edwards,  Colin Cheslin, Gareth Foreman , Andrew Foreman, Ross Wood, Liam Bailey, Adam Coates [Anth Carr 60], Andrew Davies, Tom Dixon [Ben Lloyd 65], Dan Boatman, Jon Boatman, Michael Taylor.

 Pens: G Foreman [1]

Yellow Card: D Boatman

Referee: Simon Lazenby [Driffield]

Lymm 3 West 3
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
29/01/2012 09:23
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Re: Lymm 3 West 3
Chocky's Butler (IP Logged)
30/01/2012 10:57
Sounds like we should have won this one but victories will come if we continue to put the effort in and that means turning up for training on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Supercodhead (IP Logged)
30/01/2012 12:05
cant wait for the video of this one>>at least we managed some tries on that awful artificial surface>>they have no place in rugby>>>massive advantage to the home side who play on them week in week out>>

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Beer Monsterzz (IP Logged)
30/01/2012 12:11
Is it still your belief that Rovers & West will be playing in the same league next season SKH

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Supercodhead (IP Logged)
30/01/2012 12:15
think you'll find that what i said was that we would finish higher up our league than you will finish in yours>>>

Re: Lymm 3 West 3
smurray (IP Logged)
30/01/2012 13:30
SCH I think you will find we WON away this season on an artificial pitch.

Re: Lymm 3 West 3
MikeyBoy (IP Logged)
31/01/2012 09:10
unusual to have two such low scoring games against the same side but at least it's a couple of points

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Supercodhead (IP Logged)
31/01/2012 12:42
smurray>> youve also won a couple of times at home at an artificial rugby club>>>

Re: Lymm 3 West 3
Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
01/02/2012 04:18
Sounds as if it was two points dropped not two points gained!! Time to make up for it and to take revenge for our defeat at Chester. Just no repeat of first half performance over there. Need the win to stay in contact with the teams above and notice relegation threatened teams are coming up with good result. with only 11 points seperating us from the 3rd borttom team we don't want that gap to close. Let's aim for undefeated home record until the end of the season and we should be close to if not in the top 6.

Re: Lymm 3 West 3
smurray (IP Logged)
01/02/2012 18:09
SCH - the point is WON in a league 2 levels above where only the dark side do tread.

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