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1st XV - Match centre

Bradford & Bingley
Pocklington
J Malthouse (2), A Keeton, C Bainbridge (2), S Roguski (2), B Greaves
Tries
J Peters, J Thompson
L Taylor (6)
Conversions
C Pollock, Unknown, C Pollock
L Taylor
Penalties
C Pollock, C Pollock
Penalty Try
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - Northern Division - North One East Full time

Bees 55-27 Pocklington

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Bradford & Bingley thrash Pocklington after fine finish

FEW saw this final score coming when Pocklington led 27-26 after 66 minutes of their North One East clash at Wagon Lane.

But Bradford & Bingley put in a stunning final 15 minutes to record 29 unanswered points against opponents whose legs were becoming increasingly heavy.

The Bees know they are not the finished article – as two yellow cards, some sloppy tackling and basic handling errors testify – but they are playing an exciting brand of rugby under coach Anthony Posa.

They are not ruling out promotion and skipper Tom Booth said: “We have been improving but the previous week against York was a bit of a blip so we wanted to put that right this week, but we need to work on our defence.

“The two yellow cards that we had in the first half made a game of it. However, in the last 20 minutes we could feel that Pocklington’s heads were down, and Lance Taylor’s long-range penalty was really vital.”

The Bees scrum half, who was their man of the match, knocked over a 50-metre effort in the 72nd minute from near the dugouts on the left-hand side of the pitch, and the hosts never looked back.

The match began on a sombre note with a minute’s silence for former Bradford second-row Bob Clayton, who has died aged 71.

Bees right winger Jack Malthouse was heavily involved in the early exchanges and he scored in the third minute after good work by centre Gene Te Amo and hooker Alex Keeton.

Most of the rest of the half belonged to the visitors though, with lock Ed Liversidge being shoved into touch on the left wing in the seventh minute and prop John-Paul Kelly making good ground two minutes later.

Good combinations proved too much for the hosts in the 13th minute when centre Jonty Peters scored, with full back Christian Pollock’s conversion putting Pocklington into a 7-5 lead.

Two penalty concessions by the Bees again put the visitors in a prime attacking position but the chance came to nothing amid howls of protest from visiting supporters, who felt a home player had illegally come through the middle of a maul to gain possession.

A crucial decision by referee Chris Binnie, who ruled that a Bees player had carried the ball over his own defensive line, resulted in a five-metre attacking scrum for Pocklington in the 28th minute.

They did not waste the opportunity, being awarded a penalty try a minute later. Worse still, Bradford & Bingley flanker Max Mountain was yellow carded in the same attack for illegally booting the ball out of the retreating ruck.

There was another yellow card for the hosts in the 37th minute, with debutant lock Harry Gallagher being sin-binned for a high tackle.

It was now 13 against 15, but the hosts still fashioned a try just before half-time, winning a penalty and the subsequent line-out for Keeton to power his way over.

Taylor’s fine conversion left the home side only trailing 14-12 at the interval, but Pocklington soon extended their advantage, counter rucking to win possession for fly half James Thompson to score in the 43rd minute, with Pollock converting.

Back to full strength now, full back Cameron Bainbridge put the Bees just two behind in the 49th minute, cutting in on the diagonal from the left wing as space opened up before him.

Taylor converted but Pollock penalties either side of a close-in try by home centre Stefan Roguski, which Taylor converted, meant that the visitors were 27-26 in front.

It was now that Bradford & Bingley’s superior fitness, coupled with Liversidge leaving the pitch with a head injury, began to tell against tiring opponents.

Taylor’s magnificent 72nd-minute penalty seemed to confirm that it was not to be Pocklington‘s day, and the closing stages backed that up.

The fleet-footed Bainbridge went over in the 77th minute in the left-hand corner after a sweetly-timed pass by replacement Ben Greaves, and Malthouse crossed two minutes later on the opposite flank after Te Amo showed his strength.

Taylor’s superb conversion from near the right touchline made it 41-27 but the pain wasn’t over for Pocklington, as they conceded tries number seven and eight in injury time.

Firstly, Roguski barrelled through the middle to score in the 83rd minute, and then Greaves cut inside to score three minutes later, with Taylor converting both, the first via a drop goal and the second by a more conventional method.

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Lance Taylor

Player of the Match

Lance Taylor

Key moments

2:00
Try Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
12:00
Try Jonathon Peters scores for Pocklington
13:00
Conversion Christian Pollock kicks a conversion for Pocklington
29:00
Conversion Conversion for Pocklington
40:00
Try Alex Keeton scores for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 +1:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
42:00
Try James Thompson scores for Pocklington
43:00
Conversion Christian Pollock kicks a conversion for Pocklington
49:00
Try Cameron Bainbridge scores for Bradford & Bingley
50:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
54:00
Penalty Christian Pollock kicks a penalty for Pocklington
59:00
Try Stefan Roguski scores for Bradford & Bingley
60:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
67:00
Penalty Christian Pollock kicks a penalty for Pocklington
72:00
Penalty Lance Taylor kicks a penalty for Bradford & Bingley
76:00
Try Cameron Bainbridge scores for Bradford & Bingley
79:00
Try Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
80:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +3:00
Try Stefan Roguski scores for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +4:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +5:00
Try Benny Greaves scores for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +6:00
Conversion Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley

Highlights

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80:00 +6:00 Conversion 55 - 27
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +5:00 Try 53 - 27
Benny Greaves scores for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +4:00 Conversion 48 - 27
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 +3:00 Try 46 - 27
Stefan Roguski scores for Bradford & Bingley
80:00 Conversion 41 - 27
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
79:00 Try 39 - 27
Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
77:00 Missed Conversion
Lance Taylor misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
76:00 Try 34 - 27
Cameron Bainbridge scores for Bradford & Bingley
72:00 Penalty 29 - 27
Lance Taylor kicks a penalty for Bradford & Bingley
67:00 Penalty 26 - 27
Christian Pollock kicks a penalty for Pocklington
67:00 Sub On
Michael Crotch is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
67:00 Sub Off
Ryan Wederell is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
63:00 Sub Off
Adam Sutcliffe is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
63:00 Sub On
Benny Greaves is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
60:00 Sub Off
Will Broadbent is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
60:00 Conversion 26 - 24
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
60:00 Sub On
Max Mountain is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
59:00 Try 24 - 24
Stefan Roguski scores for Bradford & Bingley
54:00 Penalty 19 - 24
Christian Pollock kicks a penalty for Pocklington
50:00 Conversion 19 - 21
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
49:00 Try 17 - 21
Cameron Bainbridge scores for Bradford & Bingley
43:00 Conversion 12 - 21
Christian Pollock kicks a conversion for Pocklington
42:00 Try 12 - 19
James Thompson scores for Pocklington
End of period 1
40:00 +1:00 Conversion 12 - 14
Lance Taylor kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 Try 10 - 14
Alex Keeton scores for Bradford & Bingley
39:00 Sub Off
Max Mountain is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
39:00 Sub On
Adam Sutcliffe is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
36:00 Sub On
Will Broadbent is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
36:00 Sub Off
Adam Sutcliffe is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
36:00 Yellow Card
Harry Gallagher is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
29:00 Conversion 5 - 14
Conversion for Pocklington
29:00 Yellow Card
Max Mountain is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
28:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Pocklington
26:00 Sub On
Mat Cochrane is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
26:00 Sub Off
Michael Crotch is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
13:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Christian Pollock kicks a conversion for Pocklington
12:00 Try 5 - 5
Jonathon Peters scores for Pocklington
3:00 Missed Conversion
Lance Taylor misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Jack Malthouse scores for Bradford & Bingley
End of period
Player of the Match
Lance Taylor is awarded player of the match for Bradford & Bingley
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Bradford & Bingley
  • Pocklington
  • 0
  • Jack Malthouse Try 2:00'
  • Jonathon Peters Try 12:00'
  • Christian Pollock Conversion 13:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub Off 26:00'
  • Mat Cochrane Sub On 26:00'
  • Penalty Try 28:00'
  • Max Mountain Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Conversion 29:00'
  • Harry Gallagher Yellow Card 36:00'
  • Adam Sutcliffe Sub Off 36:00'
  • Will Broadbent Sub On 36:00'
  • Max Mountain Sub Off 39:00'
  • Adam Sutcliffe Sub On 39:00'
  • Alex Keeton Try 40:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 40:00 +1:00'
  • James Thompson Try 42:00'
  • Christian Pollock Conversion 43:00'
  • Cameron Bainbridge Try 49:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 50:00'
  • Christian Pollock Penalty 54:00'
  • Stefan Roguski Try 59:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 60:00'
  • Will Broadbent Sub Off 60:00'
  • Max Mountain Sub On 60:00'
  • Adam Sutcliffe Sub Off 63:00'
  • Benny Greaves Sub On 63:00'
  • Christian Pollock Penalty 67:00'
  • Ryan Wederell Sub Off 67:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub On 67:00'
  • Lance Taylor Penalty 72:00'
  • Cameron Bainbridge Try 76:00'
  • Jack Malthouse Try 79:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 80:00'
  • Stefan Roguski Try 80:00 +3:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 80:00 +4:00'
  • Benny Greaves Try 80:00 +5:00'
  • Lance Taylor Conversion 80:00 +6:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. York 26 70
7. Driffield 26 69
8. Bradford & Bingley 26 68
9. Pocklington 26 62
10. Malton and Norton 26 58
11. Cleckheaton 26 58
12. Bridlington 26 49

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