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IXV (Green Machine) - Match centre

Northampton Casuals
Deepings
Full time
V Horne (3), M Wainwright, C Knowles
N Dobie (2)
N Dobie (2)
Sat 9 Apr 15:00 - Midland Division - Midlands 3 East (South)

Northampton Casuals - Green Machine

Northampton Casuals vs. Deepings RUFC 9th April 2011 Casuals – 17 Deepings – 35

On the road for the last time this season away to Northampton Casuals. For the first ten minutes of the game neither side gave an inch and the ball hardly made it out of the mid-field. Eventually Deepings Full Back Chris Sorlie was able to create space in the Casuals defence and was able to offload in the tackle to wing Vernon Horne to score the first of his hat-trick of try’s.
Deepings second try came courtesy of a poor timed Casuals pass intercepted by Centre, Steven Corrigan and passed Michael Wainwright to score and for Nick Dobie to convert.
Shortly before half-time with Deepings on the offensive after a missed penalty goal attempt from Casuals, Dobie placed a perfectly weighted cross-field kick into the Casuals 22 with the defence hot on his heels Vernon Horne chased it down and gathered the ball on the bounce to score his second try.
The second half opened with Dobie adding another three points with a penalty goal. With both teams tiring in the hot sun, mistakes were plentiful and a spilled Casuals ball which Vernon Horne scoped and sped off down the wing this time though to be denied and held up for the try. Casuals won the resulting five meter scum but with some confusion they opted to pass the ball down the line rather the kick it clear, Vernon Horne tackled the Casuals man with ball who was driven back over the try line, Horne was able to rip the ball in the tackle and scored his third try.
Deepings replacement flanker, Charlie Knowles, provided the fifth and final try emerging from a ruck as the Casuals were defending their line he drove through the pile of bodies to score his first try of the season!
The final ten minutes of the game saw Deepings unravel somewhat, with Casuals battling back strong and hard and putting in a great show to get three trys as Deepings struggled to defend.

Deepings have their final game of the season at home on Saturday the 16th April, kick off is at 15:00pm

Key moments

12:00
Try Vernon Horne scores for Deepings
13:00
Conversion Nick Dobie kicks a conversion for Deepings
33:00
Penalty Nick Dobie kicks a penalty for Deepings
35:00
Try Michael Wainwright scores for Deepings
36:00
Try Vernon Horne scores for Deepings
62:00
Try Vernon Horne scores for Deepings
63:00
Conversion Nick Dobie kicks a conversion for Deepings
65:00
Penalty Nick Dobie kicks a penalty for Deepings
69:00
Try Charlie "Knowlsie" Knowles scores for Deepings

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Northampton Casuals 17 Deepings 35.
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As it happened

  • Northampton Casuals
  • Deepings
  • 0
  • Vernon Horne Try 12:00'
  • Nick Dobie Conversion 13:00'
  • Nick Dobie Penalty 33:00'
  • Michael Wainwright Try 35:00'
  • Vernon Horne Try 36:00'
  • Dave 'Trotter' Robertson Sub On 40:00'
  • Michael Wainwright Sub Off 40:00'
  • Charlie "Knowlsie" Knowles Sub On 59:00'
  • Andy "Dave" Akam Sub Off 59:00'
  • Vernon Horne Try 62:00'
  • Nick Dobie Conversion 63:00'
  • Nick Dobie Sub Off 65:00'
  • Oli 'Peakie' Peacock Sub On 65:00'
  • Nick Dobie Penalty 65:00'
  • Charlie "Knowlsie" Knowles Try 69:00'
  • Vernon Horne Player of the Match 80:00'

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Other Midlands 3 East (South) results

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0
Rushden & Higham
Northampton Mens Own
20
46
14
52
Oadby Wyggestonians
Rugby St Andrews
44
17

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Oadby Wyggestonians 22 96
2. Long Buckby 22 92
3. Rugby St Andrews 22 89
4. Daventry 22 58
5. Deepings 22 58
6. Bedford Swifts 22 46
7. Rushden & Higham 22 43

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