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Wimbledon
Worthing Raiders
D Thornton  (2)
Full time
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J Doe
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J Doe
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Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - RFU National - National League 2 South

Wimbledon 15 - Worthing 31

Worthing deserved their win,...

National League 2 South. 9.9.17

Wimbledon 15 – 31 Worthing

Worthing deserved their win, although the 16 point margin exaggerated the difference between the two sides, and with just three points difference at half time it had looked anyone’s game. Wimbledon’s performance was a 100% improvement on last week’s, with their set scrum again having the upper hand and Worthing’s scrum half Walsh had to work hard behind his often retreating pack to give his backs so much ball. Don’s lineout was much improved too, although a bad loss 5m out denied them what could have been a crucial score late in the match.

It had started perfectly for Wimbledon with a strong forward drive from a lineout almost straight from Worthing’s kick-off finished off by a good try for flanker Dave Thornton, converted by James Doe. Worthing’s first try, 15 minutes later, was virtually a carbon copy of Wimbledon’s…a drive over from a lineout, touched down by hooker Gearing-Grief. But Don’s struck back soon after with another fine drive producing a second try for Thornton. Worthing’s McLean then narrowed the gap to 12-8 with a converted penalty and almost immediately, somewhat against the run of play, his flanker Dawe squeezed over from a ruck for Worthing’s second try, converted by McLean.
Then Don’s went off the boil a bit in the second half, with three missed tackles letting in Worthing wing Hampson in for a soft try just three minutes in. Then frequent failure to complete tackles, so allowing Worthing’s players to keep going forward – especially their centre Richards – gave unnecessary momentum to the visitors. Until the final minutes though, Don’s were never out of the game, launching several good attacks themselves but, as last week, the final pass too often went astray. A penalty conversion by McLean after an interruption for lightning took his team 15-26 ahead and they dominated possession for the ten minutes remaining, eventually breaking Don’s defence for wing Maslen to score his team’s fourth try.

Although disappointed by the result, Wimbledon will take a lot of good things from this game and it will clearly not be long before everything clicks into place for a full 80 minutes and they win their first match in this league. Next Saturday would be a good time for it to happen, away to Redruth in deepest Cornwall.

Key moments

3:00
Try David Thornton scores for Wimbledon
4:00
Conversion James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon
16:00
Try Try for Worthing Raiders
17:00
Conversion Conversion for Worthing Raiders
20:00
Try David Thornton scores for Wimbledon
23:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
30:00
Try Try for Worthing Raiders
31:00
Conversion Conversion for Worthing Raiders
38:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
39:00
Penalty James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
43:00
Try Try for Worthing Raiders
72:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
79:00
Try Try for Worthing Raiders

Highlights

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80:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Worthing Raiders
79:00 Try 15 - 33
Try for Worthing Raiders
72:00 Penalty 15 - 28
Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
61:00 Sub On
Sam Waltier is substituted on for Wimbledon
54:00 Sub On
Ben Brooks is substituted on for Wimbledon
54:00 Sub On
Bertie Haskins is substituted on for Wimbledon
45:00 Sub On
Dave Lewis is substituted on for Wimbledon
44:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Worthing Raiders
43:00 Try 15 - 25
Try for Worthing Raiders
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 15 - 20
James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
38:00 Penalty 12 - 20
Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
32:00 Sub On
Joe Dale is substituted on for Wimbledon
31:00 Conversion 12 - 17
Conversion for Worthing Raiders
30:00 Try 12 - 15
Try for Worthing Raiders
23:00 Penalty 12 - 10
Penalty kicked for Worthing Raiders
21:00 Missed Conversion
James Doe misses a conversion for Wimbledon
20:00 Try 12 - 7
David Thornton scores for Wimbledon
17:00 Conversion 7 - 7
Conversion for Worthing Raiders
16:00 Try 7 - 5
Try for Worthing Raiders
4:00 Conversion 7 - 0
James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon
3:00 Try 5 - 0
David Thornton scores for Wimbledon
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Wimbledon
  • Worthing Raiders
  • 0
  • David Thornton Try 3:00'
  • James Doe Conversion 4:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Conversion 17:00'
  • David Thornton Try 20:00'
  • Penalty 23:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Conversion 31:00'
  • Joe Dale Sub On 32:00'
  • Penalty 38:00'
  • James Doe Penalty 39:00'
  • Try 43:00'
  • Dave Lewis Sub On 45:00'
  • Ben Brooks Sub On 54:00'
  • Bertie Haskins Sub On 54:00'
  • Sam Waltier Sub On 61:00'
  • Penalty 72:00'
  • Try 79:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Will Taylor, Will
Ike, Adam Ike, Adam
Hough, Ben Hough, Ben
Gilbert, Matt Gilbert, Matt
Charles, Josh Charles, Josh
Doe, James Doe, James
Morgan, Rhys Morgan, Rhys
York, Chris York, Chris
Ridley, Richard Ridley, Richard
Thornton , David Thornton , David
MacSweeney, Niall MacSweeney, Niall
Turner, Ben Turner, Ben
Bayford, Josh Bayford, Josh
Ugodulunwa, Bradley Ugodulunwa, Bradley
Beale, George Beale, George

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# Team Pl Pts
10. Bury St Edmunds 3 8
11. Henley Hawks 3 4
12. London Irish Wild Geese 3 2
13. Clifton 3 2
14. Broadstreet 3 1
15. Wimbledon 3 0
16. Old Redcliffians 3 0

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