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3rd XV "Mavericks" - Match centre

Anselmians 3rd XV
Wirral 4th XV
S Walker (2), C Clayton, A Thompson, D Evans, A Smith, C McIvor
Tries
A Thompson (7)
Conversions
Sat 19 Jan 14:15 - Halbro North West Leagues - Division 5 West Full time

Mavericks 49 - Wirral 17

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THE MAGNIFICENT 7

A Wirral v Anselmians match up can always be relied upon to be an entertaining affair and so it proved once again. The Mavs turned up with the usual team and with the addition of the youngsters promised to be an interesting and entertaining affair. Sean, Sam, Dion et al.all promised to bring some dynamism and speed to the team whilst the old guard had the gristle and grim determination to front up to what promised to be an intense occasion.
Due to the debacle that is Vauxhall FC pitch inspection the back pitch was deemed unplayable and as a result our friends down the A41 at Port Sunlight agreed to host us.
The Wirral team that took the pitch looked formidable but the Mavericks were not to be deflected from their aim of securing a win to counteract the loss earlier in the season.
The Mavs team was filled with both youth and experience in equal measure and the emergence of the new ‘young guns’ from the colts showed real promise for the next 80 minutes.
Kick off cane and The Mavericks immediately went in the defensive soaking up pressure from the strong running Wirral forwards. Wave after wave came and the defensive line was impenetrable. Slowly but surely defence turned into attack and the Mavs with the pill in hand proved impossible to live with. Some excellent interplay between forwards and backs, superb offloads and some real dynamic running from the back row soon resulted in the opening try from the Mavs
Sean Walker once again tearing defences apart got two tries this week, Connor Clayton making a rare appearance in the back row grabbed one for himself with the wheels of Dion Elwell and Christian McIvor adding one each. The ever mercurial Andy Thompson not only spotted the gap and went through for his try but continued to kick all of his conversions.
Final try goes to Captain fantastic Andy Smith who rounded off the game to make it a Magnificent Seven.
Now don’t get me wrong this was not all one way traffic Wirral were a very capable unit and scored three tries themselves and could have scored more if it weren’t for the resilient defence and for a certain little wrecking ball affectionately referees to as Stocky (every team should have one but were glad they don’t). A man if the match performance came from the big man, as soon as Wirral were in the offensive up cane stocky to smash us out of defence and into the attack.
So many individual performances stood out today Sam and Andy Smith forming a resilient almost impenetrable partnership in the centres , a resurgent Eddie Brown burrowing into and hitting ducks and nails like a demon.
Overall another fabulous win and more importantly a fabulous performance and as we know it’s always good to chalk up a win in the column against our Clatterbridge compatriots
Semel a Mavericus Semper a Mavericus

The Gaffer

Steve Stockford

Player of the Match

Steve Stockford

Key moments

1:00
Try Sean Walker scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
2:00
Try Sean Walker scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
3:00
Try Connor Clayton scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
4:00
Try Andy Thompson scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
5:00
Try Dion Evans scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
6:00
Try Andy Smith scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
41:00
Try Christian McIvor scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
42:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
43:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
44:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
45:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
46:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
47:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
48:00
Conversion Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Steve Stockford is awarded player of the match for Anselmians 3rd XV
48:00 Conversion 49 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
47:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
46:00 Conversion 45 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
45:00 Conversion 43 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
44:00 Conversion 41 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
43:00 Conversion 39 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
42:00 Conversion 37 - 0
Andy Thompson kicks a conversion for Anselmians 3rd XV
41:00 Try 35 - 0
Christian McIvor scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
End of period 1
39:00 Sub On
Michael Weatherston is substituted on for Anselmians 3rd XV
39:00 Sub On
Ed Byrne is substituted on for Anselmians 3rd XV
39:00 Sub On
Gary Becaurn is substituted on for Anselmians 3rd XV
6:00 Try 30 - 0
Andy Smith scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
5:00 Try 25 - 0
Dion Evans scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
4:00 Try 20 - 0
Andy Thompson scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
3:00 Try 15 - 0
Connor Clayton scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
2:00 Try 10 - 0
Sean Walker scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Sean Walker scores for Anselmians 3rd XV
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As it happened

  • Anselmians 3rd XV
  • Wirral 4th XV
  • 0
  • Sean Walker Try 1:00'
  • Sean Walker Try 2:00'
  • Connor Clayton Try 3:00'
  • Andy Thompson Try 4:00'
  • Dion Evans Try 5:00'
  • Andy Smith Try 6:00'
  • Michael Weatherston Sub On 39:00'
  • Gary Becaurn Sub On 39:00'
  • Ed Byrne Sub On 39:00'
  • Christian McIvor Try 41:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 42:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 43:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 44:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 45:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 46:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 47:00'
  • Andy Thompson Conversion 48:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Christleton 18 72
2. Ellesmere Port 2nd XV 18 58
3. Mossley Hill 2nd XV 18 48
4. Anselmians 3rd XV 18 47
5. Oldershaw 2nd XV 18 47
6. Helsby 2nd XV 18 40
7. Wirral 4th XV 18 38

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