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Bury St Edmunds
Wimbledon
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K Swandells, J Christie
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J Doe (2)
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J Doe (3)
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - RFU National - National League 2 South Attendance 525

Bury St. Edmunds 48 – 23 Wimbledon

National League 2 South

Injuries are really crippling Wimbledon at the moment. With several key players already on the injured list, they were joined during Saturday’s 48-23 defeat by Bury St.Edmunds by lock Andy Hore after just four minutes, followed in the first half by their captain, prop Josh Bayford and flanker Rich Ridley. Whilst their replacements performed more than adequately, the constant changes couldn’t but disrupt the team’s rhythym, especially in the forwards, where the lineouts and latterly the set scrum were a real problem. Dons’ backs too struggled for the final half hour, looking distinctly porous – an adjective rarely applied to Dons’ defence.

A penalty goal by Wimbledon’s 10, James Doe, after ten minutes, was the first score in a fast, open and well-refereed match, but soon after, from the first of many lost lineouts, Bury’s wing Corcoran scored his first of what was to be his four tries. Their fly-half Honey converted and then added a simple penalty conversion. A series of woeful Wimbledon missed tackles gave Corcoran his second and after Doe had slotted a second penalty for Dons, the Bury pack gave the ball to that man again to score his third, again converted by Honey.

Coming out for the second half 22-6 down, a more determined Dons won a 5m lineout and a powerful drive produced their first try, converted by Doe. Minutes later a break by flanker Steve May, taken on by prop George Beale, yielded a penalty and three more points for Doe, and the margin was reduced to just six points. But then Bury took back control for the final quarter as errors crept into Dons’ game – and the home team is not one to let their opposition’s errors go unpunished. Their pack surged over for their next try and fullback Lord added another two minutes later, both converted by Honey, as was the next, Corcoran’s fourth. Lord ran in his second with a few minutes remaining, taking Bury to 48-16., but good ruck ball by the Wimbledon pack, a break by centre Ben Hough and a fine finish by wing Josh Christie produced the final try of the game, converted by Doe, and a less embarrassing scoreline of 48-23. Hopefully next week will see a more settled Wimbledon side to take on Canterbury at home.

On a much brighter note, Wimbledon II’s on the adjoining pitch overcame a strong Bury II’s to triumph 27-17.

Key moments

8:00
Penalty James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
15:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
18:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Bury St Edmunds
20:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
27:00
Penalty James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
30:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
31:00
Conversion Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
43:00
Try Kareem Swandells scores for Wimbledon
44:00
Conversion James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon
46:00
Penalty James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
59:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
60:00
Conversion Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
61:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
62:00
Conversion Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
66:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
67:00
Conversion Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
76:00
Try Try for Bury St Edmunds
78:00
Try Josh Christie scores for Wimbledon
79:00
Conversion James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Joe Dale is awarded player of the match for Wimbledon
79:00 Conversion 48 - 23
James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon
78:00 Try 48 - 21
Josh Christie scores for Wimbledon
77:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Bury St Edmunds
76:00 Try 48 - 16
Try for Bury St Edmunds
67:00 Conversion 43 - 16
Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
66:00 Try 41 - 16
Try for Bury St Edmunds
64:00 Yellow Card
Ted Lee is yellow carded for Wimbledon
62:00 Conversion 36 - 16
Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
62:00 Sub On
Ziggy Botchey is substituted on for Wimbledon
61:00 Try 34 - 16
Try for Bury St Edmunds
60:00 Conversion 29 - 16
Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
59:00 Try 27 - 16
Try for Bury St Edmunds
54:00 Sub On
Bertie Haskins is substituted on for Wimbledon
53:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Bury St Edmunds
46:00 Penalty 22 - 16
James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
44:00 Conversion 22 - 13
James Doe kicks a conversion for Wimbledon
43:00 Try 22 - 11
Kareem Swandells scores for Wimbledon
End of period 1
35:00 Sub On
Ted Lee is substituted on for Wimbledon
31:00 Conversion 22 - 6
Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
30:00 Try 20 - 6
Try for Bury St Edmunds
27:00 Penalty 15 - 6
James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
21:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Bury St Edmunds
20:00 Try 15 - 3
Try for Bury St Edmunds
19:00 Sub On
Kareem Swandells is substituted on for Wimbledon
18:00 Penalty 10 - 3
Penalty kicked for Bury St Edmunds
16:00 Conversion 7 - 3
Conversion for Bury St Edmunds
15:00 Try 5 - 3
Try for Bury St Edmunds
8:00 Penalty 0 - 3
James Doe kicks a penalty for Wimbledon
4:00 Sub On
Joe Dale is substituted on for Wimbledon
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Wimbledon
  • 0
  • Joe Dale Sub On 4:00'
  • James Doe Penalty 8:00'
  • Try 15:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Penalty 18:00'
  • Kareem Swandells Sub On 19:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • James Doe Penalty 27:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Conversion 31:00'
  • Ted Lee Sub On 35:00'
  • Kareem Swandells Try 43:00'
  • James Doe Conversion 44:00'
  • James Doe Penalty 46:00'
  • Bertie Haskins Sub On 54:00'
  • Try 59:00'
  • Conversion 60:00'
  • Try 61:00'
  • Ziggy Botchey Sub On 62:00'
  • Conversion 62:00'
  • Ted Lee Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Try 66:00'
  • Conversion 67:00'
  • Try 76:00'
  • Josh Christie Try 78:00'
  • James Doe Conversion 79:00'
  • Joe Dale Player of the Match 80:00'

Team selection

Taylor, Will Taylor, Will
Ike, Adam Ike, Adam
Robertson, Andreas Robertson, Andreas
Hough, Ben Hough, Ben
Christie, Josh Christie, Josh
Doe, James Doe, James
Waltier, Sam Waltier, Sam
Edwards, Tom Edwards, Tom
May, Steve May, Steve
Ridley, Richard Ridley, Richard
Hore, Andy Hore, Andy
MacSweeney, Niall MacSweeney, Niall
Bayford, Josh Bayford, Josh
Ringer, Matt Ringer, Matt
Beale, George Beale, George

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11. London Irish Wild Geese 11 24
12. Barnstaple 11 22
13. Clifton 11 22
14. Old Redcliffians 11 8
15. Broadstreet 11 8
16. Wimbledon 11 3

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