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1st XV - Match centre

Worksop
East Retford
Tries
D Lodge (3), S Phillips, D Preece
Conversions
D Preece (2)
Penalties
D Preece
Sat 2 Mar 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 4 East (North) Full time

Worksop win Semi-Final derby Double Header

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Worksop 53 East Retford 29

Despite making a good start, Retford were turned over and after a long advantage, Worksop opened the scoring. The next ten minutes saw some very competitive rugby from both sides. Retford were most effective out wide and when brothers Mikey and Simon Philips combined well with Dave Howard, space opened up for in form winger Dan Lodge to score in the corner, very well converted by Preece from out wide. Simon Philips scored next as he showed great awareness to scavenge the ball in open play, find a gap and race through to score the second converted try. Worksop showed pace of their own in response and good handling allowed them to score their second, the score 12-14 to Retford. Retford responded immediately through the captain Preece adding three penalty points, and then more great handling from a number of players allowed ‘The Fridge’ Dan Lodge to cross for his second, converted well from wide again by Preece. Worksop were powerful in their response. A back row move set up their third try and then a well worked lineout and maul meant the score was poised at 24-24 at half time, with all to play for!

Worksop started well after the break with more powerful forward play leading to two tries and they started to dominate possession as they resorted to their usual physical and confrontational style of play. For a brief period Retford closed the gap through more great handling out wide and brilliance from hat-trick hero Dan Lodge on the wing, finishing a great third try with pace and power. Worksop leading 36-29. This was not enough however in response to Worksop’s dominance at the ruck and set piece which led to their fifth try, shortly followed by a sixth after a mistake on the line by Wilson running back to clear his lines. In a last ditch effort to get into the game, another Retford mistake allowed Worksop to have the last laugh and deservedly progress into the Notts Cup Final. Retford must rebuild on what was an embarrassing defeat and look forward to the title race in the closing games of the season. Full credit to Dan Lodge for his outstanding Man of the Match performance on the wing as he continues his fine form.

Daniel Lodge

Player of the Match

Daniel Lodge

Key moments

1:00
Try Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
2:00
Try Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
3:00
Try Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
4:00
Try Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
9:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
10:00
Try Danny Preece scores for East Retford
11:00
Conversion Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
24:00
Penalty Danny Preece kicks a penalty for East Retford

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Daniel Lodge is awarded player of the match for East Retford
End of period 1
24:00 Penalty 0 - 32
Danny Preece kicks a penalty for East Retford
11:00 Conversion 0 - 29
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
10:00 Try 0 - 27
Danny Preece scores for East Retford
9:00 Conversion 0 - 22
Danny Preece kicks a conversion for East Retford
4:00 Try 0 - 20
Simon Phillips scores for East Retford
3:00 Try 0 - 15
Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
2:00 Try 0 - 10
Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
1:00 Try 0 - 5
Daniel Lodge scores for East Retford
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As it happened

  • Worksop
  • East Retford
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  • Daniel Lodge Try 1:00'
  • Daniel Lodge Try 2:00'
  • Daniel Lodge Try 3:00'
  • Simon Phillips Try 4:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 9:00'
  • Danny Preece Try 10:00'
  • Danny Preece Conversion 11:00'
  • Danny Preece Penalty 24:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Grimsby 26 109
2. Mellish 26 107
3. Cleethorpes 26 99
4. East Retford 26 99
5. Boston 26 89
6. North Hykeham 26 88
7. Ollerton 26 63

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