Sat 16 Sep 2017

Stanley Rodillians RUFC
Rossington Hornets RFC
Having lost the first league game, Rods were keen to get their first win of the season.
The game started with Rossington on the attack, but this soon changed as Jonny Carr intercepted the ball and with fleet of foot, danced over the try line for the first score of the afternoon. Adam Scrafton converted and Rods were 7-0 up.
A second try was soon to follow coming from a startling break by Ciaran Shier, who then put in a delicate grubber kick, in the race for the line Vice-Captain Adam Schofield outpaced the defence to touchdown. Adam Scrafton dually converted and Rods had a clear lead - 14 -0
The early tries had given the team from Stanley confidence, and in a move started in their own 22m line, the backs gambled and moved it wide .Great interplay between Ciaran Shier and Adam Schofield resulted in another try for the Vice-Captain. The kick went unconverted; Rods were in total control at 19-0.
More Rods pressure was to follow and this time Jonny Carr broke through the struggling Rossington defensive line to score, Rods now held a lead of 24 – 0.With the first half nearly at an end, the ever industrious Nathan Booth found a gap and crossed the line for an excellent try and Rods looked to be heading in to the half time break with a 24 – 0 advantage.
However Rossington had plans of their own and in rare forage in to the Rods half, the last play was to result in Rossington being awarded a penalty kick which they gratefully converted.
Half time Rods 24- 3 Rossington.
The second half set off with Rods dominating, but Rossington had re grouped in the half time break and were resilient in defence, but it would not last.
A Rossington Handling error allowed Tom Tooley to get boot to ball, he chased his own kick ,gathered the ball and then won the race to the line .Another Adam Scrafton conversion left Rods at 31- 3.
The game now started to get scrappy, but Rods had one last try in them .Adie Carr capped a fine performance and joined his brother on the scoresheet showing great speed and awareness he rounded the Rossington defence and dived in the corner for a try ,a Scrafton conversion made it 38-3
Adam Scrafton completed a good day with the boot by converting a penalty and Rods had a handsome 41-3 victory.

Man of the match went to Jonny Carr and Paul Illingworth received special praise for his part in the game.

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