Waterloo 32 West 27

By Dave Picken - April 1 2012
Waterloo 32 West 27
Waites Talk about making it hard for ourselves! Late call-offs and another coach journey where the driver got lost and the etam only arrived half an hour before kick off  meant we were up against it from the start.

The game was further marred by an incident just after the hour when home No 8 Njike Tchakoute was red carded for punching Jon Boatman and then Carlo Robinson was red carded for encroaching on the pitch after leaving the sin-bin to join the melee.

The West prop was one of the players to have answered the call from the coaches when there was a host of late call-offs for the last away game of the season.

Scrum half Andrew Foreman went down ill and was replaced by the veteran Davy Tighe while prop Michael Hogan also cried off to be replaced by Ross Wood. In the backs Zac Southern was drafted onto the wing after Luke Watson had work commitments.

However, Tom Dixon did return after a two match absence.

Despite an early Stu Waites penalty it was  no surprise when the hosts raced into a 15-3 in the first quarter of the game. Tries from winger Sean Colbourne and centre James O’Brien giving West an early mountain to climb.

But persistent pressure earned West a string of penalties with Stuart Waites adding three more to his tally before Scott Butcher picked up well and dived in at he corner in the 35th minute to give us a narrow 17-15 lead at the break.

Waterloo started the second half the more lively with O'Brien scoring his second on 43 minutes, followed by his hat trick  seven minutes later to give the home side some breathing space at 27-17.

Tom Dixon marked his return by forcing his way over from ten metres just before the hour mark and then followed the incident which  saw the two red cards.

The next score went to Loo with flanker Carl Nolan being sent clear to give the home side a ten point lead.

West continued to battle and got the bonus point they deserved when Stu Waites went over on 73 minutes after good work by Greg Edwards and Jon Boatman. The latter had moved to the centre after Andrew Cheslin succumbed to illness and had to leave the pitch

 Waterloo: Adam Anderson, James O’Brien, Sean Colbourne, Gary Lunt, Andrew Trotter, Liam Reeve [Jack Weare 75], Tom Holloway, Sean Gibney [Alex Read 75], Alec Croft, Anthony Harvey, Daniel Frost [artin Bell 47], Chris Wolfenden, Ryan McKie, Carl Nolan, Njike Tchakoute.

Tries: James O’Brien [3], Car Nolan [1]

Conversions: James O Brien [1], Sean Colbourne [1].

Penalties Liam Reeve [1]

Red cards: Njike Tchakoute [62]


West: Adam Larkin, Zac Southern [Darren Thomas 60], Greg Edwards, Andrew Cheslin [Alex Barker 60], Scott Butcher, Stuart Waites, Davy Tighe, Ross Wood, Andrew Dixon, Adam Coates [Carl Robinson 50], Andrew Davies, Tom Dixon, Dan Boatman, Jon Boatman, Stephen Stockdale.: Reps not used.

Tries: Scott Butcher, Tom Dixon, Stuart Waites.

Penalties: Stuart Waites [4].

Red Cards: Carl Robinson [62]

Referee  Paul Fincken [North Society]

Waterloo 32 West 27
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
01/04/2012 13:45
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Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
bilbo baggins (IP Logged)
01/04/2012 14:03
barker played in the centre?

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
01/04/2012 21:11
He played in the back row. Jonny boatman went to centre.

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 04:18
Seems as if another 3 to 4 points got away from us. Well done those who were drafted in however to pick up a bonus point. We MUST sort out this problem we have had all season with availability of players away from home (maybe we should invest in a nav sat too!!!). Any decent away results and I reckon at leasy 15 points more could easily have been gained and we would have been up amongst the top 3 to 4 teams.also the Lymm results could come back to haunt us in the quest for 5th position.

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
Stuart Bennett (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 09:17
I remember the Waterloo No 8 - He used to play for Liverpool St Helens!!

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
whats this then (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 10:48
Decent game today, nice running & hands from the Loo backs, good to see O'Brian back among the tries with a hattrick.....

Frayed tempers at the end resulted in a yellow for their 19 for a pretty nasty stamp, then shortly after a brawl ensued with Cheeky getting a straight red for throwing a punch and their 19 a straight red for running on while sin binned and getting involved - would be interested to see the ref's report, as from that point on he was getting some serious abuse from the West bench, to the point where they were almost on the pitch shouting abuse at him - pretty ugly scenes really

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
02/04/2012 11:11
Is that on the Waterloo website?

Regardless I have to agree with Denny on this one. We just don't seem well organised when we go away. Every player needs to start the season committing himself to playing every game and not being lured away by weddings, weekends away, etc etc. In my day your teammates would have made your life hell but the PlayStation generation don't seem bothered at all.

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
Freedom of speech (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 11:19
What was wrong with removed post Dave, just someone expressing opinion on their assessment of how game was reffed! Why remove it?

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
whats this then (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 11:28
its all on here [www.rolling-maul.com] under waterloo v west

Re: Waterloo 32 West 27
davepicken (IP Logged)
02/04/2012 11:39
Someone who did not use their own name or a name which had been used before. [In fact, there were two posts I removed which were similar].
The club has an official policy of supporting all refs and does its best to enforce this on match days - as well as on this official website.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2012 12:16 by davepicken.

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02/04/2012 12:02

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