1st XV - Match centre

Swaffham
Newmarket
Unknown, Unknown
Full time
A Walker (2), S Pettitt (3), M Kent, H Bell, D Gibson, D Terenzi
Unknown
M Reeves (8)
Sat 8 Apr 15:00 - Eastern Counties Greene King League - Eastern Counties Greene King League Division One

Newmarket 1st XV away to Swaffham

Another 9 tries scored sees Newmarket end a great season

Newmarket scored another nine tries to end a great season and beat Swaffham 12-61. With the temperature in the 20s and bright blue skies the players from both teams did well to keep going for the full 80 minutes.

Newmarket opened the scoring with a try from Ali Walker after just five minutes; Michael Reeves converted. Fifteen minutes later Spencer Pettitt scored the second try of the afternoon. Reeves took the score to 0-14.

Stephen Green made a welcomed return to the side and soon made his presence felt, putting in hard, but fair tackles. On the 25 minute mark Matt Kent, making his last appearance before moving to live in New Zealand, celebrated by scoring the third try. Mr Reeves converted.

1st XV at Swaffham 08-Apr-17
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Two minutes later Ali Walker scored his second of the match and gave Newmarket the try bonus point. Reeves converted. Next up it was Harvey Bell's turn to score. Reeves closed out the first half 0-35.

Five minutes into the second half Newmarket's full back Dale Gibson put his name on the scoresheet. Reeves did his thing. At this point Swaffham rallied and their prop scored a try although it wasn't converted. 5-42.

Pettit's next try was converted by that man Reeves. Minutes later Pettitt sprinted down the wing to score his hat trick . Reeves could be forgiven for not converting this one. He'd had a pretty good day so far anyway.

Three minutes later, as Newmarket were attacking Swaffham's line, their winger got away and sprinted the full length of the pitch to score under the posts. The poor lad was exhausted running this distance in the heat, but was rewarded to see his try converted, 12-54.

With five minutes to go Daniele Terenzi scored the most popular try of the match for the Newmarket spectators. With Reeves finishing off a fine kicking display Newmarket ended the match as victors, 12-61.

Dave Sayer, Head Coach, said after the match, "The last game and the biggest win lets you, as a coach, know that the pride is in the shirt. Right up to the final whistle we, as a team, achieved everything we wished to. To the players who were injured during the season we thank you it was a team effort from the beginning to end and a joy for me to be back at the Club."

Spectator of the Day went to Kieran Richardson who did a fine job of keeping a hot team watered. He also provided a excellent critique of his father's performance. It's good to see someone has a rugby brain.

Key moments

5:00
Try Ali Walker scores for Newmarket
6:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
20:00
Try Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
21:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
25:00
Try Matthew Kent scores for Newmarket
26:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
27:00
Try Ali Walker scores for Newmarket
28:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
39:00
Try Harvey Bell scores for Newmarket
39:59
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
45:00
Try Dale Gibson scores for Newmarket
46:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
49:00
Try Try for Swaffham
58:00
Try Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
59:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
67:00
Try Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
70:00
Try Try for Swaffham
71:00
Conversion Conversion for Swaffham
75:00
Try Daniele Terenzi scores for Newmarket
76:00
Conversion Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket

Videos and photos

1st XV at Swaffham 08-Apr-17
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Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 12 - 61
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
75:00 Try 12 - 59
Daniele Terenzi scores for Newmarket
71:00 Conversion 12 - 54
Conversion for Swaffham
70:00 Try 10 - 54
Try for Swaffham
67:00 Try 5 - 54
Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
59:00 Conversion 5 - 49
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
58:00 Try 5 - 47
Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
49:00 Try 5 - 42
Try for Swaffham
46:00 Conversion 0 - 42
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
45:00 Try 0 - 40
Dale Gibson scores for Newmarket
End of period 1
39:59 Conversion 0 - 35
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
39:00 Try 0 - 33
Harvey Bell scores for Newmarket
28:00 Conversion 0 - 28
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
27:00 Try 0 - 26
Ali Walker scores for Newmarket
26:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
25:00 Try 0 - 19
Matthew Kent scores for Newmarket
21:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
20:00 Try 0 - 12
Spencer Pettitt scores for Newmarket
6:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Michael Reeves kicks a conversion for Newmarket
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Ali Walker scores for Newmarket
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Swaffham
  • Newmarket
  • 0
  • Ali Walker Try 5:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 6:00'
  • Spencer Pettitt Try 20:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 21:00'
  • Matthew Kent Try 25:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 26:00'
  • Ali Walker Try 27:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 28:00'
  • Harvey Bell Try 39:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 39:59'
  • Dale Gibson Try 45:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 46:00'
  • Try 49:00'
  • Spencer Pettitt Try 58:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 59:00'
  • Spencer Pettitt Try 67:00'
  • Try 70:00'
  • Conversion 71:00'
  • Daniele Terenzi Try 75:00'
  • Michael Reeves Conversion 76:00'

Team selection

Gibson, Dale Gibson, Dale
Dyer, Matthew Dyer, Matthew
Green, Stephen Green, Stephen
Pettitt, Spencer Pettitt, Spencer
Phipps, Ben Phipps, Ben
Bell, Harvey Bell, Harvey
Reeves, Michael Reeves, Michael
Kent, Matthew Kent, Matthew
Howes, Owen Howes, Owen
Kearney, Pat Kearney, Pat
Peacock, Tom Peacock, Tom
Walker, Ali Walker, Ali
Terenzi, Daniele Terenzi, Daniele
Garrad, Tom Garrad, Tom
Wells, Ben Wells, Ben

League round up

Other Eastern Counties Greene King League Division One results

24
24
Ipswich YM
5
53
Thetford
Crusaders
75
5
Bury St Edmunds 3
Thurston
20
19
Woodbridge
Wymondham
37
17

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Thetford 22 94
2. Wymondham 22 83
3. Crusaders 22 80
4. Newmarket 22 79
5. Woodbridge 22 62
6. Wisbech 22 62
7. Thurston 22 50

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