Castle Donington vs Keyworth Match Report
|Author: Tim Hudson, Castle Donington Coach||Published: 31st January 2012 09:06|
Castle Donington Rugby Union Football Club vs Keyworth, Home, League, match report for Saturday 28th January 2012.
Castle Donington RUFCHaving conceded 8 tries from open play earlier in the season, a further drubbing by Keyworth was the challenge to an improving Castle Donington.
The weather was perfect and so was the score as both teams struggled to get on top for the first 30 minutes, as the game progressed the confidence grew within the home side. Unfortunately just as things were going Castle Doningtons way; an unseen knock on saw the ball spill forward 7 metres, Castle Donington committed the school boy error by stopping to play and the knock on-ee casually picked up the ball having been encouraged from the side line to do so and trotted the 35 metres to score under the posts. The score and conversion made it 0-7 at half time and the Castle Donington players were less than impressed.
Early success by the Castle Donington forwards in the second half saw a driving maul make 35 metres from inside their own half up to the visitors 22; having been identified as deliberately taking down the maul, Mikey Tubbs made the score 3-7 from the penalty. A few minutes later the forwards made the score 8-7 as they had a well-executed catch and drive on the far side to score a try by Moose Hackett 5 metres in, Mikey Tubbs took the extras and with the score at 10-7, could the home side hang on?
Unfortunately not, a tremendous drive at a Castle Donington scrum saw the Keyworth #8 pick up just 3 metres out and dive over the line, easily converted making the score 14-10. Keyworth added a further 3 points just 3 minutes later making the score 10-17.
The final 15 minutes could have gone either way, but great Castle Donington defence kept out the visitors but failed to score themselves; overall an even match which Castle Donington could have won at the end, but it was not to be!
Tim Hudson, Castle Donington Coach and Scribe