Stags 33 Hartlepool 7

By Dave Picken - April 25 2013
Stags 33 Hartlepool 7 At last something to cheer at the end of a long and difficult season. A youthful Stags had too much energy in their tanks for a Hartlepool side who worked hard and stuck to their task, but dropped too many balls in the face of a swift defence.

Stags Team Pyman 2013

The Stags ability to make the first tackle acount was the biggest factor. That was very much down to the teenagers in the starting line-up but it was the old timers who got the vital tries.

Andrew Foreman, still recovering from his knee injury at Billingham, scored the first try  from a trademark tap and go penalty after ten minutes. He has rarely had an easier run in.

Veteran hooker Andrew Dixon also scored a rare try [left] in the first half bulldozing his way over from five metres.Andrew Dixon try

In between second row Andy Robson had also proved unstoppable from 15 metres. Together with two penalties and a conversion it gave the Stags a 20-0 lead at half time.

Hartlepool had their best spell at the beginning of the second half and lots of pressure in the West 22 finally saw prop Andrew Cummings diving over on the hour mark. Patrick Wilson succeeded with the conversion from close to the touchline.

The Stags came back with two tries form the lively Luke Mallinson before fly half Gav Robinson, playing only his fourth game of the season, scored under the posts after a mazy run from 15 metres out.



Stags 33 Hartlepool 7
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
25/04/2013 08:56
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25/04/2013 20:03
Well done to both sides for an entertaining game.

Re: Stags 33 Hartlepool 7
Andy Quinn (IP Logged)
27/04/2013 19:40
Well done on the win. Interesting team.....

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