West 15 Wheatley Hills 16

By Dave Picken - November 23 2014
West 15 Wheatley Hills 16 A second half fightback by West was thwarted by a late winning penalty form a Wheatley Hills side who had threatened to run away with the game in the opening half hour.

We weren’t at the races in the opening period of the game as the powerful visiting pack dominated proceedings.

The only try of the game went to Hills and their seventeen year old fly half Owen Gillvray.

He finished off one of the free flowing moves of the game after right winger Jordan Ajimati had made a lightning burst up the wing. The supporting players loved the ball out left where Hills had a three man overlap and Gillvray coasted in.

By this time Hills had already taken advantage of their pressure for Gillvray to slot two penalties.

Things got worse for West on the half hour when Adam Coates was yellow carded as pressure mounted in the home 22.

However, the Brinkburn side were able to hold on and actually got on the scoresheet just before the break with a Southern penalty.

The harsh words at half time did their trick and West finally began to get into the game as the big Hills pack tired.

Southern kicked two more penalties with Hills losing second row Dan Undy to the bin.

Southern then hit the bar with a 40 metre effort from wide on the right as the visitors conceded 12 straight penalties in a row.

As a result Southern got two more to take West into the lead for the first time.

With most of the play still in the Hills half it looked like the 15-13 might be enough but on a rare foray into the West half Hills were awarded a penalty from 30 metres out when a West tackler failed to roll away and Gillvray put his side back in front.

West battled away for the remaining eight minutes but Wheatley Hills managed to keep their discipline to take the four points back to Doncaster.

West: Stu Waites, Kyle Jamieson, Scott Butcher, Peter Youll, Luke Mallinson, Zac Southern, Ryan Painter, Ross Wood, Andrew Rollins, Adam Coates, Joe Rafferty, Luke Chapman, Jordan Baggs, Dan Boatman [captain], Sam Miller.

Reps: Jack Angus, Jay Corbett, Liam Bailey.

Pens: Southern (5)

Yellow: Coates

Wheatley Hills: Matty Green, Jordan Ajimati, Chris Blessed, Liam Butler, James Montgomery, Owen Gillvray, Matt Poste, Sam Kerry, Mark Cahill, Anton O'Donnell, Dan Undy, Neil Dunn, Martin Balshaw, Ryan Craswell, Tom Buckenham.

Reps: Carl Mortimor, Jamie Webb, Brad Stephenson

Tries: Gillvray .

Cons: Gillvray

Pens Gillvray (3)

Referee: Mark Dickens (London)






West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
23/11/2014 11:15
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Re: West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
Parental Unit (IP Logged)
24/11/2014 15:54
For the life of me I cant see why they were awarded that winning penalty. On the video the ball is clearly out

Re: West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
25/11/2014 11:04
The Referee gave it as he saw it but if it was Liam Bailey who was penalised I would feel very aggrieved.
BTW is that the first time he has played in the back row?

Re: West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
26/11/2014 06:48
From the sounds of things even more reason to be positive for this weeks visit to "Park", but need to put in 80 mins performance from the kick-off. If we look at the season so far seems as if the Driffield and Northern results are the two that have let us down badly otherwise we would be up among the top teams. Next games until the year end will determine whether we have top teams (top half ) end of season position or not. Gaps are beginning to appear in the league positions even at this stage and we need to keep in touch!!!

Re: West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
Dave Picken (IP Logged)
26/11/2014 09:36
It was Ryan Painter who was penalised

Re: West 15 Wheatley Hills 16
Peter Wilkinson (IP Logged)
27/11/2014 21:40
Liam played a full season before converting to centre I think

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