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1st XV - Match centre

Gosforth
Bishop Auckland
M Struthers, O Ramsey, D Manfredi
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
M Anderson
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown
M Struthers (2), M Anderson
Penalties
Unknown, Unknown
Sat 13 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham/ Northumberland Division Two Full time

End of a long, hard season sees a final last minute loss.

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Last play deep into added-on time finishes off!

The last game of the season saw visitors, Bishop Auckland, making their first time at Broadway West. The weather was just like January with a strong, chilling breeze blowing down the pitch. Gosforth had the first use of the breeze against a team just below us in D&N2. Bishop got off to an iffy start, with one of their lads being yellow carded for a high, dangerous tackle on Dan Tucker on five minutes. The mighty boot of Mat Struthers punished them for this with a 50 metre penalty, giving Gos an early three point lead. There then followed a good spell of inter-passing, which ended with Mat powering over in the corner for an unconverted try giving an eight point lead. This was to increase to eleven on 20 minutes with another long range penalty again by Struthers from just inside his own half. Bishop were to reduce this on 35 minutes, when their centre, Matt Mitchell, ran strongly through several attempted tackle to score by the posts for a Tim Tombling converted try (11-7). This reverse seemed to stir Gos, who came back strongly for Owen Ramsey to force his way over the try-line in the left corner. Fly-half, Mark Anderson, judged his difficult conversion attempt to perfection, giving Gos an 18-7 lead going into half-time. Was that going to be enough into the wind?
Bishop Auckland set out to answer that question and after eight minutes their powerful centre, Rex Nareki, scored by the posts, but the conversion was missed (18-12). In the next ten minutes two Tombling penalties were to bring the score level at 18 all. Against the breeze Gosforth again struck back by producing some good handling, resulting in Dom Manfredi scoring halfway out. Mark Anderson's attempted conversion struck the near upright and stayed out (23-18) with twenty minutes to go. It was on 77 minutes that Bishop's Simon Callan crossed again from close-in to bring the scores level again. Two minutes later a penalty awarded to Gos was converted by Ando to give Gos a narrow three point lead with time nearly up. However there was still a sting in the Bishop tail, following several injury delays and it was in the ninth minute of added time that centre, Nareki, crashed over wide out. An excellent Tombling conversion by on the final whistle gave the visitors a 26-30 bonus point win, bringing them within one league point behind us at the end of the season. Despite the disappointing end to the season Gosforth finished seventh in the League. We'll be hoping for an improved performance next season with a more consistent commitment!! enjoy your Summer.
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Key moments

6:00
Penalty Mathew Struthers kicks a penalty for Gosforth
12:00
Try Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
20:00
Penalty Mathew Struthers kicks a penalty for Gosforth
35:00
Try Try for Bishop Auckland
36:00
Conversion Conversion for Bishop Auckland
38:00
Try Owen Ramsey scores for Gosforth
39:00
Conversion Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
45:00
Try Try for Bishop Auckland
48:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Bishop Auckland
51:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Bishop Auckland
55:00
Try Dom Manfredi scores for Gosforth
71:00
Try Try for Bishop Auckland
76:00
Penalty Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
79:00
Try Try for Bishop Auckland
80:00
Conversion Conversion for Bishop Auckland

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Gosforth 26 v 30 Bishop Auckland
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Highlights

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80:00 Conversion 26 - 30
Conversion for Bishop Auckland
79:00 Try 26 - 28
Try for Bishop Auckland
76:00 Penalty 26 - 23
Mark Anderson kicks a penalty for Gosforth
71:00 Try 23 - 23
Try for Bishop Auckland
55:00 Try 23 - 18
Dom Manfredi scores for Gosforth
51:00 Penalty 18 - 18
Penalty kicked for Bishop Auckland
48:00 Yellow Card
Adam McGarry is yellow carded for Gosforth
48:00 Penalty 18 - 15
Penalty kicked for Bishop Auckland
45:00 Try 18 - 12
Try for Bishop Auckland
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 18 - 7
Mark Anderson kicks a conversion for Gosforth
38:00 Try 16 - 7
Owen Ramsey scores for Gosforth
36:00 Conversion 11 - 7
Conversion for Bishop Auckland
35:00 Try 11 - 5
Try for Bishop Auckland
20:00 Penalty 11 - 0
Mathew Struthers kicks a penalty for Gosforth
12:00 Try 8 - 0
Mathew Struthers scores for Gosforth
6:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Mathew Struthers kicks a penalty for Gosforth
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As it happened

  • Gosforth
  • Bishop Auckland
  • 0
  • Mathew Struthers Penalty 6:00'
  • Mathew Struthers Try 12:00'
  • Mathew Struthers Penalty 20:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 36:00'
  • Owen Ramsey Try 38:00'
  • Mark Anderson Conversion 39:00'
  • Try 45:00'
  • Adam McGarry Yellow Card 48:00'
  • Penalty 48:00'
  • Penalty 51:00'
  • Dom Manfredi Try 55:00'
  • Try 71:00'
  • Mark Anderson Penalty 76:00'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Conversion 80:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Ashington 26 74
7. Ryton 27 71
8. Gosforth 26 70
9. Bishop Auckland 26 68
10. Sedgefield 26 48
11. Darlington 26 46
12. Redcar 26 42

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