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1st XV (Men) - Match centre

Royston
London Welsh
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Sat 9 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West Full time Attendance 250

Crows outgunned against league leaders`

London Welsh brought their A game on Saturday and it showed as they recorded a dominant victory that was aided by a very early red card for Royston

Champions elect London Welsh arrived at the Heath on Saturday in fine form and they continued this with a dominant 64-0 victory. With Royston already two early scores down, second row Jon Brain was red carded for a stamp at a ruck after just ten minutes which ensured a long day ahead for Royston. Brain was responding to the fact that it appeared that a Welsh player was intentionally choking scrum half Adam Smith at the bottom of a ruck, and Smith later confirmed that he nearly passed out shortly afterwards whilst receiving treatment. In no way, shape or form do Royston condone Brain’s actions and he will serve his ban as needed, but with Welsh being such a well drilled and talented team, there is no need for this aspect of their game (after a previous incident in last season's away fixture also), and they can play their way through the leagues without it.

Nonetheless, with inferior numbers Royston toiled hard all game but were continually left short out wide as Welsh kept the ball very well and exploited the space wherever possible. The score was aided by an outstanding kicking display by the Welsh inside centre, who continually landed touchline conversions in gale force winds for most of the afternoon. A late flurry of Royston possession in the Welsh half late in the game almost brought the try their play deserved, but Welsh ran out worthy winners with a clean bill of health for their defence. Royston now look forward to a tough encounter at Datchworth this weekend, before welcoming Kilburn on the first Saturday in March for a crucial league match.

Quilter Kids First Skills Series: Crab Football

Key moments

5:00
Try Try for London Welsh
9:00
Try Try for London Welsh
9:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
20:00
Try Try for London Welsh
20:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
30:00
Try Try for London Welsh
39:00
Try Try for London Welsh
39:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
43:00
Try Try for London Welsh
43:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
60:00
Try Try for London Welsh
60:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
65:00
Try Try for London Welsh
65:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
68:00
Try Try for London Welsh
68:30
Conversion Conversion for London Welsh
75:00
Try Try for London Welsh

Highlights

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75:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for London Welsh
75:00 Try 0 - 64
Try for London Welsh
71:05 Sub On
Jonno Whittingham is substituted on for Royston
71:00 Sub Off
Max Finney is substituted off for Royston
70:05 Sub On
Max Ayliffe is substituted on for Royston
70:00 Sub Off
Chris Ellis is substituted off for Royston
68:30 Conversion 0 - 59
Conversion for London Welsh
68:00 Try 0 - 57
Try for London Welsh
65:30 Conversion 0 - 52
Conversion for London Welsh
65:00 Try 0 - 50
Try for London Welsh
62:05 Sub On
Jamie Green is substituted on for Royston
62:00 Sub Off
Jonno Whittingham is substituted off for Royston
60:30 Conversion 0 - 45
Conversion for London Welsh
60:00 Try 0 - 43
Try for London Welsh
50:05 Sub On
Luke Townsend is substituted on for Royston
50:00 Sub Off
Max Ayliffe is substituted off for Royston
43:30 Conversion 0 - 38
Conversion for London Welsh
43:00 Try 0 - 36
Try for London Welsh
End of period 1
39:30 Conversion 0 - 31
Conversion for London Welsh
39:00 Try 0 - 29
Try for London Welsh
31:05 Sub On
Lee Gilbert is substituted on for Royston
31:00 Sub Off
J Meecham is substituted off for Royston
30:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for London Welsh
30:00 Try 0 - 24
Try for London Welsh
20:30 Conversion 0 - 19
Conversion for London Welsh
20:00 Try 0 - 17
Try for London Welsh
12:00 Red Card
Braino is sent off for Royston
9:30 Conversion 0 - 12
Conversion for London Welsh
9:00 Try 0 - 10
Try for London Welsh
5:30 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for London Welsh
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for London Welsh
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Royston
  • London Welsh
  • 0
  • Try 5:00'
  • Try 9:00'
  • Conversion 9:30'
  • Braino Red Card 12:00'
  • Try 20:00'
  • Conversion 20:30'
  • Try 30:00'
  • J Meecham Sub Off 31:00'
  • Lee Gilbert Sub On 31:05'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Conversion 39:30'
  • Try 43:00'
  • Conversion 43:30'
  • Max Ayliffe Sub Off 50:00'
  • Luke Townsend Sub On 50:05'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Conversion 60:30'
  • Jonno Whittingham Sub Off 62:00'
  • Jamie Green Sub On 62:05'
  • Try 65:00'
  • Conversion 65:30'
  • Try 68:00'
  • Conversion 68:30'
  • Chris Ellis Sub Off 70:00'
  • Max Ayliffe Sub On 70:05'
  • Max Finney Sub Off 71:00'
  • Jonno Whittingham Sub On 71:05'
  • Try 75:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Old Merchant Taylors' 16 42
7. Harrow 16 37
8. Cheshunt 16 36
9. Royston 16 25
10. Kilburn Cosmos 16 22
11. Finchley 16 22
12. Verulamians 16 10

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