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Season 39: Day 50/133 .

Rothley Rovers - MarpleRUFC

82 End of the match! Victory to the visitors in this game. The match ends at 0 - 70.
81 sets off upfield. He easily hands off the weak tackles of , then . The fullback is in his way, so he offloads to who is running in support. The pass is badly judged though, and goes behind the man. A lucky escape for Rothley Rovers there!
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 converts without difficulty.
77 Try time ! A beautiful phase of play from MarpleRUFC. 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 !
76Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
75MarpleRUFC 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.
74 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
72 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
71 What a try! MarpleRUFC take the ball forward. passes to on the Rothley Rovers 22. He drops his head and charges for the posts, powering through the tackles of and , finishing the move off by sliding gracefully over the line for 5 points. Good display of strength there.
70It's a scrum for MarpleRUFC. Under pressure the front rows come up, but MarpleRUFC clear the ball quickly and look to attack.
69MarpleRUFC's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
68It's a scrum to MarpleRUFC. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but MarpleRUFC still win the ball.
67 straightens his run and charges right at the defence. bounces off him and then is effortlessly fended off. He sends a lovely pass to , who is promptly ankle tapped after a spectacular dive by .
66 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 MarpleRUFC player there.
64 judges the wind well, and the ball splits the uprights for another two points.
63 What an awesome try to MarpleRUFC ! takes on the defense and beats the tackles of and then sends a pass out to . Not to be shown up he makes short work of and then sends a pass out to . There's no defenders left anywhere near the play so gets the easy try.
62 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.
60 The conversion by is missed, though.
59 breaks two weak tackles before passing to , who uses his strength to fend off coming across to cover. Seeing no gaps, passes to who moves the ball on down the line to . He has too much space and scores five points for MarpleRUFC.
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 MarpleRUFC player there.
56 The conversion is missed, though.
55 sidesteps before delivering a picture perfect pass to his left. receives the ball in stride and uses his momentum to run right over . Seeing support on his outside, he unselfishly passes the ball to . With only between him and the try line, out accelerates him to the corner and dives over for the try! What an incredible display of running rugby there!
54Turnover. MarpleRUFC now has possession and the backs are ready for a new attack.
53 thinks he sees a gap, but is ready for him and brings him down.
52Beautiful phase for Rothley Rovers! starts the move off with a quick pass to . There are dummy runners everywhere, and MarpleRUFC 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 Rothley Rovers to come.
51Good lineout for Rothley Rovers. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
50 gets the ball from the ruck and throws a quick pass to . He tries a quick flick pass to , but the ball goes wildly astray.
49Ruck. MarpleRUFC get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
48What a destructive display by ! He bulldozes through , and , but is unable to get the ball to who had come up in support.
47 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
45 A beautiful kick by , just managed to bring it back for another two on the board.
44 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.
43It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and MarpleRUFC are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for MarpleRUFC.
42 and team up well, with a good angle and a nice pass. makes good ground with the ball in both hands, then tries to dummy left before passing right to . He'd have been better going for a straightforward pass! The dummy move seems to throw him off balance, and he ends up spilling the ball.
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 MarpleRUFC 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+2 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
40+1 Five points for MarpleRUFC! pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
40At the ruck, the MarpleRUFC back rower is burrowing like a demented mole, the ball comes back safely on the MarpleRUFC side.
39MarpleRUFC want to spread the play, so passes to who flicks the ball on to . The Rothley Rovers cover has numbered up and makes a solid tackle.
38 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 MarpleRUFC player there.
36 The conversion by is missed.
35 Handing off the attempted tackle of , charges over the line. They've gone to the video ref, but the MarpleRUFC players are celebrating already. knows it was a try. The replays confirm it and the try is awarded! 0 - 29
34Beautiful phase for MarpleRUFC! 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 MarpleRUFC to come.
33It's a ruck, Rothley Rovers look like they have secured the ball, but on the far side from the ref a MarpleRUFC hand has flicked the ball back! The Rothley Rovers scrum half throws his arms up in despair, but the ref signals play on.
32 thinks he sees a gap, but is ready for him and brings him down.
31 takes the kickoff. takes the ball in the air right in front of , who wasn't aggressive enough.
29 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
28 Five points for MarpleRUFC! From a ruck, pops a deft pass to , who fends off before going over for the try.
27Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
26Some good attacking play by MarpleRUFC 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.
25Oooh! That's not a good kick from , i'm not sure it will make it to the ten meter line..
The crowd here at Rothley Rovers stadium hold their breath.. takes the ball just inches over the ten meter mark. got away with that one after all!
23 puts it through the uprights for another two points.
22 really showing his class here with a great pass to . He has one man to beat, and easily gets by to score the try.
21Ruck. MarpleRUFC get the ball from that one and their scrumhalf can be heard frantically giving his instructions for a new attack.
20 can't catch the ball from . Waste of possession, I'd say!
19MarpleRUFC have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
18MarpleRUFC's scrum half is smashed by . That run was so telegraphed that the postal service want to charge him for it!
17It's a scrum to MarpleRUFC. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but MarpleRUFC still win the ball.
16That's a nice attack by MarpleRUFC, the ball is spread out wide to through the hands of and . What a hit! loses the ball as he gets absolutely smashed by a flying .
15That's a lovely hanging kick by . rises high above the MarpleRUFC players to take the catch, giving no chance to contest.
13 misses the conversion, but it was close.
12 Try time ! A beautiful phase of play from MarpleRUFC. 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 !
11Beautiful phase for MarpleRUFC! 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 MarpleRUFC to come.
10Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
9MarpleRUFC can't seem to get their act together as drops 's pass before their attack even has a chance to get going.
8 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
6 A beautiful kick by , just managed to bring it back for another two on the board.
5 Thats poor passing from MarpleRUFC. chucks a wild one at , all he can do is try to pass on his troubles to , the pass drops short and the Rothley Rovers defender spots an opportunity to intercept the ball..
But look at that! The ball takes an outrageous bounce and ends up in the hands of and with his marker looking round in bewilderment for the ball saunters over the line for the five pointer. The Rothley Rovers captain is shaking his head in disbelief at the vagaries of this odd shaped ball.
4It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and MarpleRUFC are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for MarpleRUFC.
3 sets off upfield. He easily hands off the weak tackles of , then . The fullback is in his way, so he offloads to who is running in support. The pass is badly judged though, and goes behind the man. A lucky escape for Rothley Rovers there!
2MarpleRUFC have retained possession as their players were quick and picked up the loose ball. They'll be able to attack again
1 straightens his run and charges right at the defence. bounces off him and then is effortlessly fended off. He sends a lovely pass to , who is promptly ankle tapped after a spectacular dive by .
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 MarpleRUFC 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 - 70.
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 converts without difficulty.
77-> ! !-> !
76Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
75-> ! -X
74 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
72 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
71-> ! !
70It's a scrum for MarpleRUFC. Under pressure the front rows come up, but MarpleRUFC clear the ball quickly and look to attack.
69 X
68It's a scrum to MarpleRUFC. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but MarpleRUFC still win the ball.
67 ! !-> X
66 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 MarpleRUFC player there.
64 judges the wind well, and the ball splits the uprights for another two points.
63 ! !-> ! ! !->
62 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.
60 The conversion by is missed, though.
59 ! !-> ! !->->
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 MarpleRUFC player there.
56 The conversion is missed, though.
55 !-> !-> ! !
54Looseball: and were quicker than and
53 X
52->->-> !->
51Good lineout for Rothley Rovers. The hooker finds his man perfectly, and wins the ball in the air.
50-> ! ! -X
49Ruck won by , and against , and !
48 ! ! ! -X
47 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
45 A beautiful kick by , just managed to bring it back for another two on the board.
44 !->
43It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and MarpleRUFC are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for MarpleRUFC.
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 MarpleRUFC player there.
23
40+2 The conversion is missed. The crowd is giving him some flak, he really should have nailed that one.
40+1-> !
40Ruck won by , and against , and !
39 !->-> ! X
38 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 MarpleRUFC player there.
36 The conversion by is missed.
35 !
34 !-> !->->->
33Ruck won by , and against , and !
32 X
31 takes the kickoff. takes the ball in the air right in front of , who wasn't aggressive enough.
29 had a chance to put two points on the board, but he seemed to hurry his conversion attempt and pushed it wide.
28-> !
27Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
26 ! !-> ! ! -X
25Oooh! That's not a good kick from , i'm not sure it will make it to the ten meter line..
The crowd here at Rothley Rovers stadium hold their breath.. takes the ball just inches over the ten meter mark. got away with that one after all!
23 puts it through the uprights for another two points.
22-> !
21Ruck won by , and against , and !
20 -X
19Looseball: and were quicker than and
18 X
17It's a scrum to MarpleRUFC. It's wheeling around as the ball is fed in, but MarpleRUFC still win the ball.
16 !-> ! !-> X
15That's a lovely hanging kick by . rises high above the MarpleRUFC players to take the catch, giving no chance to contest.
13 misses the conversion, but it was close.
12->->
11 !-> !->->->
10Scrum for Rothley Rovers. It's a good feed, but MarpleRUFC put in a mighty shove. They're pushing Rothley Rovers off the ball. They've taken one against the head. Fabulous work by the MarpleRUFC front row!
9 -X
8 with the kick from halfway.. has got his positioning all wrong and takes an easy catch. MarpleRUFC will be on the front foot here.
6 A beautiful kick by , just managed to bring it back for another two on the board.
5->->
4It's a scrum, and Rothley Rovers are in a bit of trouble here. Their hooker has popped up and MarpleRUFC are driving them off the ball. That's one against the head for MarpleRUFC.
3 ! ! -X
2Looseball: and were quicker than 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 MarpleRUFC player there.

SCORING SEQUENCE
(6': 0-7) (13': 0-12) (23': 0-19) (29': 0-24) (36': 0-29) (40+2': 0-34) (45': 0-41) (56': 0-46) (60': 0-51) (64': 0-58) (72': 0-63) (78': 0-70)

★ Referee : Joseph Bath    
UK & Ireland Cup

Rothley Rovers

Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/121/10/50/10
Turnovers won0/10/00/30/3
2/291/131/10/80/40/3

MarpleRUFC

• 12 Tries: (5', 12', 22', 28', 35', 40+1', 44', 55', 59', 63', 71', 77')
• 5/12 Convs: (6', 23', 45', 64', 78')
Balls wonKickoffsLineoutsScrumsRucksLoose balls
Ball retention1/10/03/33/33
Turnovers won11/120/15/51/1
27/2912/130/18/84/43/3

3354 tickets sold

Grandstand: 600
Opposite Stand: 400
Terrace: 250
Visitors Terrace: 250
Gallery: 1854
Stadium : Rothley Rovers stadium
30/08/2018 17:00

Rothley Rovers

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.    
55': Missed (Strength)
67': Missed (Strength)
77': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
01/10
2.
52': Passed to
1/1
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
16': Missed (Strength)
39': Missed (Strength)
42': Missed (Strength)
59': Missed (Strength)
63': Missed (Strength)
0/5
  
01/10
3.    
16': Missed (Strength)
26': Missed (Strength)
77': Missed (Strength)
0/3
  
01/10
4.    
63': Missed (Strength)
71': Missed (Strength)
0/2
  
02/10
5.   
32': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
   
03/10
6.       
04/10
7.
52': Passed to
1/1
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
 
1': Missed (Strength)
0/1
  
05/10
8.  
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
53': Tackled by (Strength)
0/1
1': Missed (Strength)
3': Missed (Strength)
39': Missed (Strength)
50': Missed (Strength)
59': Missed (Strength)
63': Missed (Strength)
71': Missed (Strength)
0/7
  
01/10
9.
52': Passed to
1/1
  
3': Missed (Strength)
11': Missed (Speed)
18': Tackled (Strength)
28': Missed (Strength)
34': Missed (Strength)
44': Missed (Speed)
55': Missed (Strength)
59': Missed (Strength)
63': Missed (Strength)
69': Tackled (Strength)
2/10
  
01/10
10.    
16': Tackled (Strength)
26': Missed (Strength)
39': Tackled (Strength)
77': Missed (Strength)
2/4
  
04/10
11.    
34': Missed (Speed)
40+1': Missed (Speed)
42': Missed (Strength)
48': Missed (Strength)
67': Missed (Strength)
75': Missed (Speed)
0/6
  
01/10
12.    
11': Missed (Speed)
16': Missed (Strength)
26': Missed (Strength)
48': Missed (Strength)
81': Missed (Strength)
0/5
  
01/10
13.    
26': Missed (Strength)
35': Missed (Strength)
48': Missed (Strength)
55': Missed (Strength)
59': Missed (Strength)
0/5
  
01/10
14.
52': Passed to
1/1
52': Caught a pass from
1/1
52': Ran past
1/1
22': Missed (Strength)
50': Missed (Strength)
55': Missed (Strength)
63': Missed (Strength)
67': Tackled (Strength)
1/5
  
04/10
15.    
1': Tackled (Strength)
81': Missed (Strength)
1/2
  
04/10
 4/44/41/36/580/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
100% Pressure Passes
33% Broken Tackles
10% Tackles

MarpleRUFC

 Pressure PassesCatchesBroken TacklesTacklesBalls wonRatings
1.
20': Failed pass to
0/1
16': Caught a pass from
77': Caught a pass from
2/2
16': Tackled by (Strength)
77': Ran through
1/2
   
05/10
2.
34': Passed to
1/1
34': Caught a pass from
39': Caught a pass from
2/2
39': Ran through
39': Tackled by (Strength)
1/2
   
07/10
3.
55': Passed to
1/1
55': Caught a pass from
1/1
55': Ran through
1/1
   
07/10
4.
3': Failed pass to
26': Passed to
42': Failed pass to
59': Passed to
63': Passed to
67': Passed to
81': Failed pass to
4/7
34': Caught a pass from
42': Caught a pass from
2/2
3': Ran through
3': Ran through
26': Ran through
26': Ran through
35': Ran through
42': Ran through
59': Ran through
59': Ran through
63': Ran through
63': Ran through
67': Ran through
67': Ran through
81': Ran through
81': Ran through
14/14
   
10/10
5.
42': Passed to
1/1
55': Caught a pass from
1/1
42': Ran through
55': Ran through
55': Ran through
3/3
   
09/10
6.
1': Passed to
16': Passed to
48': Failed pass to
55': Passed to
63': Passed to
4/5
3': Dropped a pass from
63': Caught a pass from
75': Dropped a pass from
1/3
1': Ran through
1': Ran through
16': Ran through
48': Ran through
48': Ran through
48': Ran through
55': Ran through
63': Ran through
63': Ran through
63': Ran through
10/10
32': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
10/10
7.
12': Passed to
16': Passed to
26': Failed pass to
59': Passed to
3/4
11': Caught a pass from
16': Caught a pass from
26': Caught a pass from
59': Caught a pass from
81': Dropped a pass from
4/5
16': Ran through
16': Ran through
26': Ran through
26': Ran through
59': Ran through
59': Ran through
6/6
53': Tackled (Strength)
1/1
  
10/10
8.
9': Failed pass to
39': Passed to
50': Failed pass to
75': Passed to
77': Passed to
3/5
1': Caught a pass from
20': Dropped a pass from
28': Caught a pass from
42': Dropped a pass from
44': Caught a pass from
50': Caught a pass from
59': Caught a pass from
71': Caught a pass from
77': Caught a pass from
7/9
1': Tackled by (Strength)
28': Ran through
39': Ran through
50': Ran through
50': Ran through
71': Ran through
71': Ran through
77': Ran through
77': Ran through
8/9
   
10/10
9.
5': Passed to
11': Passed to
12': Passed to
22': Passed to
28': Passed to
34': Passed to
40+1': Passed to
44': Passed to
50': Passed to
71': Passed to
77': Passed to
11/11
12': Caught a pass from
1/1
11': Ran past
18': Tackled by (Strength)
34': Ran through
44': Ran past
69': Tackled by (Strength)
3/5
   
10/10
10.
11': Passed to
1/1
9': Dropped a pass from
11': Caught a pass from
12': Caught a pass from
26': Dropped a pass from
2/4
    
05/10
11.
39': Passed to
1/1
5': Caught a pass from
22': Caught a pass from
39': Caught a pass from
67': Caught a pass from
4/4
22': Ran through
67': Tackled by (Strength)
1/2
52': Missed (Speed)
0/1
  
08/10
12.
5': Passed to
11': Passed to
34': Passed to
3/3
5': Caught a pass from
11': Caught a pass from
34': Caught a pass from
63': Caught a pass from
4/4
11': Ran past
1/1
   
10/10
13.
59': Passed to
1/1
59': Caught a pass from
1/1
    
06/10
14.
34': Passed to
75': Failed pass to
1/2
34': Caught a pass from
40+1': Caught a pass from
48': Dropped a pass from
75': Caught a pass from
3/4
34': Ran past
40+1': Ran past
75': Ran past
3/3
   
09/10
15.
11': Passed to
1/1
11': Caught a pass from
50': Dropped a pass from
1/2
    
05/10
 36/4536/4552/582/30/00/0 
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
80% Pressure Passes
89% Broken Tackles
67% Tackles