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Season 40: Day 74/133 .

Rothley Rovers - Short On Talent

82 End of the match! Victory to the visitors in this game. The match ends at 0 - 44.
81 runs right over , but he seems to have been put off balance just enough to mess up the pass to .
80 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
78 The conversion by is missed, though.
77 Five points for Short On Talent! From a ruck, pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
76It's a scrum to Short On Talent. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Short On Talent still win the ball.
75 passes to , but has him covered and a ruck is formed.
74Short On Talent have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
73Oh no! There is chaos on the field as the players start a punch up after a high tackle by on . The fans jeer in unison, but the referee waves play on.
72There are players smashing into this ruck from both sides.. it is a real contest for the ball.
Eventually the Short On Talent players gain the upper hand and the ball emerges slowly on their side.
71, ball in hand, sets off on a run. He spins out of the tackle of . is running hard in support. passes, but the ball doesn't go to hand! That was a good scoring opportunity too. There were huge gaps in the defence there.
70Loose ball, Short On Talent scoop it up and retain possesion.
69 gets the ball just outside the Rothley Rovers 22. He charges straight at and bulldozes over him. He passes to who similarly floors . He's slowed up enough though for to haul him down just short of the line.
68 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
66 The conversion by is missed.
65 Try time ! A beautiful phase of play from Short On Talent. The ball goes from to and on to , who is running in support. There is nothing to stop him as he crashes over the line with a big smile on his face !
64Short On Talent have stolen Rothley Rovers's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Short On Talent at that lineout!
63A good long pass from lets hit the ball with speed and he runs through . is standing in the second line of defence and takes him to the ground.
62That's an awesome sight! Rothley Rovers have been utterly destroyed at that scrum. Turnover to Short On Talent.
Short On Talent are so superior at this set piece it could be a long afternoon for the Rothley Rovers front five.
61 passes, but the ball fails to reach .
60Short On Talent have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
59 sends the ball out to . He's a powerful runner, but 's tackle slows him down, and 's tackle finishes him off.
58 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
56 The conversion is missed, though.
55 with ball in hand shows some surprising power and shrugs off and . Gathering momentum, he then crashes into and puts through a gap. grounds the ball emphatically on the try-line after brushing off and 's last attempts to stop him. Terrible tackling skills by Rothley Rovers!
54Short On Talent have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
53Short On Talent's scrum half tries one of his darting runs, but he is unceremoniously dumped by . He'll think twice before trying that again!
52At the ruck, it looks like Rothley Rovers could be in trouble here..
The Short On Talent back row hit the pile hard and the ball appears on the Short On Talent side.
51Rothley Rovers have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
50Turnover. Rothley Rovers now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
49 tries to dart through the defense, but is ready and brings him down.
48Beautiful phase for Short On Talent! starts the move off with a quick pass to . There are dummy runners everywhere, and Rothley Rovers look lost out there. puts in a long pass to who takes the ball on for 10 metres before passing back inside to and at last . He's stopped but the ball isn't lost, giving a new phase for Short On Talent to come.
47 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. Short On Talent will be on the front foot here.
45 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
44 Five points for Short On Talent! pops a deft pass to put over for a try.
43At the ruck, the Short On Talent back rower is burrowing like a demented mole, the ball comes back safely on the Short On Talent side.
42Steady scrum for Short On Talent there. The ball comes out to who passes across to . He carries the ball for 8 metres, before attempting to offload to , but the tackle is good enough to throw his pass off target.
41 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.

It's not been the best start for the home supporters, but still plenty of time for them to find something to cheer about!
40+1Short On Talent's scrum half tries one of his darting runs, but he is unceremoniously dumped by . He'll think twice before trying that again!
40At the ruck, it looks like Rothley Rovers could be in trouble here..
The Short On Talent back row hit the pile hard and the ball appears on the Short On Talent side.
39Nice breakthrough by , who gets low and charges. He manages to stay on his feet and a maul ensues. 'Use it or lose it,' shouts the referee. They lose it.
38Turnover. Rothley Rovers now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
37Short On Talent have an overlap on the right. Looks like they've spotted it too. fires a quick pass off to who flicks the ball on to . He's rushed the pass though, and the ball evades the grasp of . That was a good scoring opportunity gone to waste.
36 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
34 judges the wind well, and the ball splits the uprights for another two points.
33 Five points for Short On Talent! From a ruck, pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
32At the ruck, that's a devastating clean out. It's perfect attacking ball for the Short On Talent half back.
31 throws a long pass to . Rothley Rovers puts the winger under pressure quickly though, and he fails to get the pass to .
30Good lineout for Short On Talent. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
29Nice breakthrough by who gets low and charges. He cannons into like a stampeding bull, but wraps him up and manages to bring him down. Looks like we finally know what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.
28Turnover. Rothley Rovers now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
27Short On Talent's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
26Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but Short On Talent put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Short On Talent front row!
25Short On Talent are showing us some creative rugby today, passes to who is stood right on the gain line. tries a scissors move with but they are too close together and collide leaving the ball behind them.
24That's a lovely hanging kick by . rises high above the Short On Talent players to take the catch, giving no chance to contest.
22 converts the try and gives two more points to Short On Talent.
21 Superb work there by forwards and backs alike! sends the ball to who carries it on before passing on to . He spots that he has an overlap outside, draws in a defender and then passes to . There's nobody between him and the try line, and he sprints in for a well-worked try.
20 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
18 The conversion by is missed.
17 Five points for Short On Talent! pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
16Short On Talent have stolen Rothley Rovers's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Short On Talent at that lineout!
15 runs straight between and and slips through their grasp before sending a wobbly pass to . Coming across to make the tackle is but palms him off. Ouch, a massive hit by leaves gasping for air flat on his back.
14 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
12 The conversion by is missed, though.
11 fends off the tackle from . He runs a few meters and passes to , who is running flat out at the defense. Great ball, right on his chest. Rothley Rovers aren't in a position to stop him, and dives over the try line unhindered.
10It's a scrum to Short On Talent. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Short On Talent still win the ball.
9 can't catch the ball from . Waste of possession, I'd say!
8Turnover. Rothley Rovers now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
7From the ruck, gets the ball out to . The fly half sets off up the touchline, but puts in a good tap tackle and he falls into touch.
6Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but Short On Talent put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Short On Talent front row!
5Some good attacking play by Short On Talent here. easily dismisses before sending a long floating pass towards . That looked forward, but not to the touch judge. A short well timed pass to puts him into space, but he fails to catch the ball. doesn't look too happy to see his hard work wasted.
4It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and Short On Talent are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for Short On Talent.
3 delivers a short hip pass to just off the ruck. He attempts a pass to , but it goes forward and the referee stops play.
2Ruck. Short On Talent get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
1 runs right over , but can't connect with .
0 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
16:56The game is going to start in a couple of minutes, but the rain shows no sign of letting up. I can see more than one player's girlfriend worrying about her hair!
82 End of the match! Victory to the visitors in this game. The match ends at 0 - 44.
81 ! -X
80 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
78 The conversion by is missed, though.
77-> !
76It's a scrum to Short On Talent. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Short On Talent still win the ball.
75-> X
74Looseball: and were quicker than and
73 X
72Ruck won by , and against , and !
71 ! -X
70Looseball: and were quicker than and
69 !-> ! X
68 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
66 The conversion by is missed.
65-> !->
64Short On Talent have stolen Rothley Rovers's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Short On Talent at that lineout!
63-> ! X
62That's an awesome sight! Rothley Rovers have been utterly destroyed at that scrum. Turnover to Short On Talent.
Short On Talent are so superior at this set piece it could be a long afternoon for the Rothley Rovers front five.
61 -X
60Looseball: and were quicker than and
59-> ! X
58 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
56 The conversion is missed, though.
55 ! ! !-> ! !
54Looseball: and were quicker than and
53 X
52Ruck won by , and against , and !
51-> !-> ! ! -X
50Looseball: and were quicker than and
49 X
48 !->->-> !->
47 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. Short On Talent will be on the front foot here.
45 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
44->
43Ruck won by , and against , and !
42 ! !-> -X
41 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
22
40+1 X
40Ruck won by , and against , and !
39 X
38Looseball: and were quicker than and
37 ! !->-> ! -X
36 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
34 judges the wind well, and the ball splits the uprights for another two points.
33-> !
32Ruck won by , and against , and !
31-> -X
30Good lineout for Short On Talent. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
29 X
28Looseball: and were quicker than and
27 X
26Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but Short On Talent put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Short On Talent front row!
25 ! !-> -X
24That's a lovely hanging kick by . rises high above the Short On Talent players to take the catch, giving no chance to contest.
22 converts the try and gives two more points to Short On Talent.
21 ! !->->-> ! !
20 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.
18 The conversion by is missed.
17-> !
16Short On Talent have stolen Rothley Rovers's lineout ball! mistimed his jump, and got his hands to it first. Good work by Short On Talent at that lineout!
15 ! !-> ! X
14 signals to his forwards to stay behind the ball and sends a hanging kick in their direction.
Both and jump for the catch, but both players have misjudged the flight of the ball and it sails over their heads. is the first to react, scooping up the loose ball on the first bounce.
12 The conversion by is missed, though.
11 !->
10It's a scrum to Short On Talent. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but Short On Talent still win the ball.
9 -X
8Looseball: and were quicker than and
7-> X
6Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but Short On Talent put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the Short On Talent front row!
5 !-> -X
4It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and Short On Talent are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for Short On Talent.
3-> -X
2Ruck won by , and against , and !
1 ! -X
0 takes the kickoff, launching the ball high into the air over Rothley Rovers stadium. positions himself well, and takes the ball in the air right in front of . Good hands from the Short On Talent player there.

SCORING SEQUENCE
(12': 0-5) (18': 0-10) (22': 0-17) (34': 0-24) (45': 0-29) (56': 0-34) (66': 0-39) (78': 0-44)

★ Referee : Greg Prowse    
League

Rothley Rovers

Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention0/90/20/40/24
Turnovers won0/10/10/20/4
4/330/100/30/60/64/8

Short On Talent

• 8 Tries: (11', 17', 21', 33', 44', 55', 65', 77')
• 2/8 Convs: (22', 34')
Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/11/12/24/44
Turnovers won9/92/24/42/2
29/3310/103/36/66/64/8

3480 tickets sold

Grandstand: 600
Opposite Stand: 400
Terrace: 250
Visitors Terrace: 250
Gallery: 1980
Stadium : Rothley Rovers stadium
01/09/2018 17:00

Rothley Rovers

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.    
48': Missed (Strength)
59': Missed (Strength)
69': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
01/10
2.    
21': Missed (Strength)
42': Missed (Strength)
0/2
  
02/10
3.    
21': Missed (Strength)
25': Missed (Strength)
69': Missed (Strength)
71': Missed (Strength)
0/4
  
01/10
4.    
15': Missed (Strength)
33': Missed (Strength)
55': Missed (Strength)
81': Missed (Strength)
0/4
  
01/10
5.
51': Passed to
1/1
 
29': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
55': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
03/10
6.
51': Failed pass to
0/1
51': Caught a pass from
1/1
51': Ran through
51': Ran through
2/2
   
06/10
7.
9': Failed pass to
0/1
 
39': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
1': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
01/10
8.  
9': Dropped a pass from
0/1
 
15': Tackled (Speed)
21': Missed (Strength)
37': Missed (Strength)
1/3
  
02/10
9.  
51': Dropped a pass from
0/1
 
5': Missed (Speed)
11': Missed (Speed)
21': Missed (Strength)
27': Tackled (Strength)
40+1': Tackled (Strength)
53': Tackled (Strength)
73': Tackled (Strength)
4/7
  
04/10
10.    
7': Tackled (Speed)
25': Missed (Strength)
49': Tackled (Strength)
55': Missed (Strength)
59': Tackled (Strength)
69': Tackled (Strength)
4/6
  
06/10
11.    
15': Missed (Strength)
17': Missed (Speed)
55': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
01/10
12.
51': Passed to
1/1
51': Caught a pass from
1/1
51': Ran through
1/1
   
07/10
13.    
37': Missed (Strength)
65': Missed (Speed)
0/2
  
02/10
14.    
15': Missed (Speed)
37': Missed (Strength)
42': Missed (Strength)
55': Missed (Strength)
63': Missed (Strength)
0/5
  
01/10
15.    
48': Missed (Strength)
63': Tackled (Strength)
75': Tackled (Strength)
77': Missed (Strength)
2/4
  
04/10
 2/42/43/511/450/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
50% Pressure Passes
60% Broken Tackles
24% Tackles

Short On Talent

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.
71': Failed pass to
0/1
 
71': Ran through
1/1
   
04/10
2.  
1': Dropped a pass from
37': Dropped a pass from
61': Dropped a pass from
0/3
    
01/10
3.
48': Passed to
61': Failed pass to
75': Passed to
2/3
48': Caught a pass from
59': Caught a pass from
65': Caught a pass from
69': Caught a pass from
4/4
48': Ran through
59': Ran through
59': Tackled by (Strength)
69': Ran through
69': Tackled by (Strength)
3/5
   
10/10
4.
37': Passed to
42': Passed to
59': Passed to
3/3
3': Dropped a pass from
5': Dropped a pass from
55': Caught a pass from
75': Caught a pass from
2/4
37': Ran through
37': Ran through
42': Ran through
42': Ran through
55': Ran through
55': Ran through
75': Tackled by (Strength)
6/7
   
10/10
5.
81': Failed pass to
0/1
 
81': Ran through
1/1
   
04/10
6.
15': Passed to
48': Passed to
55': Passed to
69': Passed to
4/4
31': Dropped a pass from
0/1
15': Ran past
15': Ran through
48': Ran through
55': Ran through
55': Ran through
55': Ran through
69': Ran through
7/7
29': Tackled (Strength)
39': Tackled (Strength)
2/2
  
10/10
7.
3': Failed pass to
48': Passed to
1/2
3': Caught a pass from
15': Caught a pass from
21': Caught a pass from
33': Caught a pass from
42': Dropped a pass from
48': Caught a pass from
5/6
15': Ran through
15': Tackled by (Speed)
21': Ran through
21': Ran through
33': Ran through
4/5
51': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
10/10
8.
1': Failed pass to
21': Passed to
25': Passed to
2/3
11': Caught a pass from
71': Dropped a pass from
77': Caught a pass from
2/3
1': Ran through
21': Ran through
21': Ran through
25': Ran through
25': Ran through
77': Ran through
6/6
51': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
10/10
9.
3': Passed to
5': Passed to
7': Passed to
11': Passed to
17': Passed to
31': Passed to
33': Passed to
44': Passed to
48': Passed to
63': Passed to
65': Passed to
77': Passed to
12/12
48': Caught a pass from
1/1
5': Ran past
11': Ran past
27': Tackled by (Strength)
40+1': Tackled by (Strength)
53': Tackled by (Strength)
73': Tackled by (Strength)
2/6
   
10/10
10.
5': Failed pass to
21': Passed to
37': Passed to
2/3
5': Caught a pass from
7': Caught a pass from
21': Caught a pass from
25': Dropped a pass from
37': Caught a pass from
48': Caught a pass from
81': Dropped a pass from
5/7
7': Tackled by (Speed)
49': Tackled by (Strength)
0/2
   
06/10
11.
37': Failed pass to
0/1
37': Caught a pass from
44': Caught a pass from
63': Caught a pass from
3/3
37': Ran through
63': Ran through
63': Tackled by (Strength)
2/3
   
07/10
12.
21': Passed to
1/1
21': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
51': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
05/10
13.
42': Failed pass to
65': Passed to
1/2
42': Caught a pass from
65': Caught a pass from
2/2
65': Ran past
1/1
   
07/10
14.
31': Failed pass to
0/1
17': Caught a pass from
31': Caught a pass from
2/2
17': Ran past
1/1
   
06/10
15.
25': Failed pass to
0/1
25': Caught a pass from
1/1
    
04/10
 28/3828/3834/452/50/00/0 
16.
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18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
73% Pressure Passes
75% Broken Tackles
40% Tackles