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Men 1XV 13 v 18 Finsbury Park RFC - Away League on 9 Nov 2019

Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2019

With four minutes gone Hitchin lost possession on their 10 m line , strong running and a few missed tackles allowed Park to score an unconverted try.

A penalty against Park for a high tackle led to a lineout on halfway, the ball went loose and was kicked deep into the home 22.  Another penalty against Park was converted by Ben Wiggins to reduce the deficit to 5 – 3.

Shortly after another penalty by Ben Wiggins from roughly the same spot gave Hitchin the lead at 5-6.

Good pressure by Hitchin forced Finsbury Park to carry over their own line and from the subsequent scrum No8 Armel Baufume picked up and passed to Elliot Gibson to scorem Ben Wiggins converting.

Although Finsbury Park mounted several attacks the Hitchin defence stood firm and ended the half 10 metres out from the home side line but couldn’t beat Park’s strong defence.

Half time score FP 5 Hitchin 13

A penalty against Hitchin reduced the deficit to 8-13  and following a period of strong pressure on their line, the Hitchin defence was finally breached when Finsbury Park spread the ball wide to dot down for a converted try.

Hitchin were unable to get much possession and continuity and yielded another penalty with three minutes to go, to make the score Finsbury Park 18 Hitchin 13

The visitors finally got into the Finsbury Park 22, and were awarded a penalty under the posts, but the quick tap and go failed and the final whistle sounded.

Team Thomas Brown, Stephen Freeman, James Bolter, Jonathan Welsford, Matthew Trussell, George Eaton, Ruiri Shanahan, Armel Baufume, Elliot Gibson, Benjamin Wiggins, Greg Ranson, Carwyn Morgan, Jonathan Whitby, Ciaran Sale, William Evans

Subs Harry Elleston, Dale Baines, Ross Howard, Adam Shaw

Scores T: Elliot Gibson (1) C: Benjamin Wiggins (1) P: Benjamin Wiggins (2)

London 3 North West The league: London 3 North West



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