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1st XV - Match centre

Hinckley
Preston Grasshoppers
J Glover (2), L Coltman, C Dacey, T Wheatcroft, J Martin, J Dickinson
Tries
J Wilson (4)
Conversions
J Wilson (2)
Penalties
Sat 24 Nov 15:00 - RFU National - National 2 North Full time

Glover double overcomes Grasshoppers

7 tries to 1 in comfortable home win

The visit of Preston Grasshoppers to Leicester Road on Saturday saw a stronger looking side on paper taking to the field, in particular with the return of Tom Wheatcroft to the side following a couple of weeks missing with injury. Joe Glover was also back at scrum half whilst Ben Marshall also returned to the starting line up along with Jack Dickinson in a rebalanced back row.

The early stages saw the visitors give away a number of penalties, two of which were converted by Joe Wilson, although Preston scored what would turn out to be their only points of the day in the middle of these from a well constructed driving maul. Throughout the first 20 minutes the Lancashire outfit looked to use their large pack to make inroads in the Hinckley side but the tackling was much improved on recent weeks and Hinckley were able to force errors and through some clever Wilson kicking, were able to pin Preston back in their own half. This pressure eventually lead to short range try to Glover, after a number of phases on the visitors line.

This was soon after followed by a try from Luke Coltman, very typically from the back of the maul where he expertly controlled the ball and his body position to have a simple finish for a man of his experience, and before half time the game was close to out of sight, with Callum Dacey going over in the left hand corner for his first try since his hat-trick against Peterborough Lions back in the second game of the season. Two of the tries were converted by Wilson for a 25 – 5 half time lead, with the pressure on Preston being increased with two yellow cards giving out to them in the half by the referee.

The game was then over as a contest very early in the second half, when a surprised looking Wheatcroft went through a gap straight in front of him, before running past the full back from 35 metres with the Preston players seeming unwilling to make a tackle.

With the game over as a contest, the intensity certainly dropped out of the game, but Hinckley continued to push on. There was a welcome return to the try scoring charts for Jimmy Martin after his summer in New Zealand having come off the bench early in the second half, with Jack Dickinson and Glover again also contributing to a final total of 49.

Next week Hinckley travel to Macclesfield – a very important away fixture having not picked up a single league point in an away fixture since the 29th September

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

6:00
Penalty Joe Wilson kicks a penalty for Hinckley
15:00
Penalty Joe Wilson kicks a penalty for Hinckley
20:00
Try Joe Glover scores for Hinckley
21:00
Conversion Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
30:00
Try Luke Coltman scores for Hinckley
31:00
Conversion Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
38:00
Try Callum Dacey scores for Hinckley
43:00
Try Tom Wheatcroft scores for Hinckley
44:00
Conversion Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
49:00
Try James Martin scores for Hinckley
55:00
Try Jack Dickinson scores for Hinckley
56:00
Conversion Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
75:00
Try Joe Glover scores for Hinckley

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Highlights

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76:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Wilson misses a conversion for Hinckley
75:00 Try 49 - 0
Joe Glover scores for Hinckley
56:00 Conversion 44 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
55:00 Try 42 - 0
Jack Dickinson scores for Hinckley
50:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Wilson misses a conversion for Hinckley
49:00 Try 37 - 0
James Martin scores for Hinckley
44:00 Conversion 32 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
43:00 Try 30 - 0
Tom Wheatcroft scores for Hinckley
End of period 1
39:00 Missed Conversion
Joe Wilson misses a conversion for Hinckley
38:00 Try 25 - 0
Callum Dacey scores for Hinckley
31:00 Conversion 20 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
30:00 Try 18 - 0
Luke Coltman scores for Hinckley
21:00 Conversion 13 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a conversion for Hinckley
20:00 Try 11 - 0
Joe Glover scores for Hinckley
15:00 Penalty 6 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a penalty for Hinckley
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Joe Wilson kicks a penalty for Hinckley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hinckley
  • Preston Grasshoppers
  • 0
  • Joe Wilson Penalty 6:00'
  • Joe Wilson Penalty 15:00'
  • Joe Glover Try 20:00'
  • Joe Wilson Conversion 21:00'
  • Luke Coltman Try 30:00'
  • Joe Wilson Conversion 31:00'
  • Callum Dacey Try 38:00'
  • Tom Wheatcroft Try 43:00'
  • Joe Wilson Conversion 44:00'
  • James Martin Try 49:00'
  • Jack Dickinson Try 55:00'
  • Joe Wilson Conversion 56:00'
  • Joe Glover Try 75:00'

Team selection

Wilson, Joe Wilson, Joe
Philip, Aaron Philip, Aaron
Hough, Ryan Hough, Ryan
Lamb, Mitch Lamb, Mitch
Dacey, Callum Dacey, Callum
Wheatcroft, Tom Wheatcroft, Tom
Glover, Joe Glover, Joe
Turner, Gareth Turner, Gareth
Skerrit, Jamie Skerrit, Jamie
Dickinson, Jack Dickinson, Jack
Marshall, Ben Marshall, Ben
Branson, Alex Branson, Alex
Peck, Dave Peck, Dave
Coltman, Luke Coltman, Luke
Harper, Oscar Harper, Oscar

League round up

Other National 2 North results

14
12
Macclesfield
36
29
Sedgley Park
35
29
Huddersfield
7
16
Fylde
Wharfedale
26
35
Sheffield Tigers

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hull Ionians 14 58
2. Chester 14 54
3. Hinckley 14 48
4. Huddersfield 14 46
5. Fylde 14 44
6. Otley 14 43
7. Sedgley Park 14 41

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