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Junior Colts - Match centre

Clitheroe
Oxton Parkonians
O Duck, J Stanley, J Davies
Full time
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
O Duck (2)
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Sun 3 Sep 13:30 - League

Clitheroe Junior Colts v Oxton Parkonians

Clitheroe lost a grip on a game they most certainly could have won

This Sunday saw the start of the latest season for Clitheroe oldest "junior" side, the Junior Colts, as they had their first league game in the Raging Bull Colts setup. The visitors for the day were first-times to Littlemoor, Oxton Parkonians from the Wirral who made the 90 minutes journey over to the Ribble Valley with their 15-strong team.

A proportion of the Colts team have trained well over summer and were raring to go on a firm and green surface brilliantly prepared by Phil Isherwood. Unfortunately, the bright skies of the earlier hours of the weekend became grey and the muzzle descended to make handling that little bit harder.

Clitheroe started well and although they were ceding territory to the visitors' larger pack, who were really making life difficult at ruck and scrum time, they were first to score. Oscar Duck streaked away to dot down on the left wing after some good team approach work.A few minutes later, debutant Jack Stanley capped a strong debut in the side with a super finish by the posts. Duck converted both tries with Clitheroe taking a 14-0 lead. Oxton did get one back before the half time whistle to take the game to 14-5.

Junior Colts 1718
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In the second half, Clitheroe stretched their advantage 12 minutes in to take a 19-5 lead with Jarvis Davies scoring his first try for the club. The team had started the half well and were seemingly exerting themselves well to a point the game was clearly in their grasp; George Horsfield and try-scoring Jack Stanley standing out by their hard work and skill. However, the opposition thought differently and with some good forward play, some fortuitous decisions at the break down and excellent kicking, they pegged Clitheroe back with a succession of tries. Time ran out for the Maroon and Gold youngsters and Oxton finished with a flurry to take the win 32-19.

This team will undoubtedly learn that it's necessary to take the chances that come their way and put the game out of reach whenever that opportunity presents itself. After improving year on year to achieve an excellent win percentage last season, this side will surely do better as the season progresses and next week's visit to Burnley will be a good test of character and an opportunity to show that mettle they couldn't quite grab hold of as the game drew towards a conclusion.

If you're in Yr11 or an U17 and interested in playing some rugby then we're always on the look out for new players. Please contact us though the website or contact Bob directly on 07962 099935.

Key moments

15:00
Try Oscar Duck scores for Clitheroe
15:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
19:00
Try Jack Stanley scores for Clitheroe
19:00
Conversion Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
27:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians
12:00
Try Jarvis Davies scores for Clitheroe
16:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians
16:00
Conversion Conversion for Oxton Parkonians
18:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians
29:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians
33:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians
35:00
Try Try for Oxton Parkonians

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Junior Colts 1718
11 photos
Junior Colts 1718

Highlights

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35:00 Try 19 - 32
Try for Oxton Parkonians
33:00 Try 19 - 27
Try for Oxton Parkonians
29:00 Try 19 - 22
Try for Oxton Parkonians
18:00 Try 12 - 12
Try for Oxton Parkonians
16:00 Try 12 - 5
Try for Oxton Parkonians
16:00 Conversion 12 - 7
Conversion for Oxton Parkonians
12:00 Try 5 - 0
Jarvis Davies scores for Clitheroe
End of period 1
27:00 Try 19 - 17
Try for Oxton Parkonians
19:00 Try 17 - 12
Jack Stanley scores for Clitheroe
19:00 Conversion 19 - 12
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
15:00 Try 10 - 0
Oscar Duck scores for Clitheroe
15:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Oscar Duck kicks a conversion for Clitheroe
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As it happened

  • Clitheroe
  • Oxton Parkonians
  • 0
  • Oscar Duck Try 15:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 15:00'
  • Jack Stanley Try 19:00'
  • Oscar Duck Conversion 19:00'
  • Try 27:00'
  • Jarvis Davies Try 12:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Conversion 16:00'
  • Try 18:00'
  • Try 29:00'
  • Try 33:00'
  • Try 35:00'

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