2nd XV - Match centre

Swindon College Old Boys II
Alfred's Nomads
S Knight (2), D Cooper, T Perrett, S Packer
Full time
C Grabe
Sat 1 Oct 15:00 - South West Division - Dorset & Wilts 3 North

SCOB 2nds go Top

2nds go top of the table after beating near rivals

SCOB 2s claim top of the league after beating Alfred's Nomads

In disgusting wet conditions this game was going to draw on the deep resolve of all players to get the result. SCOB 2s fielded a team that could only be dreamed about last season with the likes of Farr ,Knight and Charlie W Grabe amongst the team that were all selected to play against the 28 strong opposition.

Mark Lea's warm up set the tone and all players responded fantastically right from kick off. The SCOB pack dominated their counterparts but Alfreds large backline looked threatening once they received the ball. Excellent defence from man of the match and debutant Ben Cross kept their colossus centre in check which exposed that the visitors did not have a plan B.

The hardest decisions during the game were made by Sparky to try to get all subs a game as each player was giving 110%. At the end of the game their was nothing but admiration for all players that that contributed to the 29-7 win.

Try scorers were :
Stephen Packer - demonstrating he's just as awesome at scrum half as he is a centre (even at his age)
Stuart Knight - 2 tries and demonstrating pure class with crunching defence and bewildering attack. Their full back is still wondering what happened for Stu's final try.
Thomas Perrett - strong first half game at 8 and numerous ball carrying metres
Dan Cooper - always looked threatening when he had the ball apart from his try when he had to catch the ball off his shoe laces and crawl over the line.

So many call outs today that left myself and the spectators very proud and entertained:
The whole pack as they had the opposition in reserve all day.
Mark Edmonds - great all round game skills ,communication and composure.
james phillips returning from injury
Steven Paddock who dislocated his shoulder - unluckiest SCOB player ever!!!
Tommy Farr - enforcer and general nasty f'ker ....but our nasty f'ker :)
Andy Longmore - for playing 60 mins on his 50th birthday

Well done to the 25 man squad today - you did a fantastic job.

Word of caution -SCOB are now the team to beat , we need to get better each week to sustain the top dog league status.

100% unbeaten record for the SCOB squad this season - no complacency just keep working, playing , respect and enjoy playing with your mates/drinking partners .... gooooo SCOB!!

Key moments

20:00
Try Tom Perrett scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
20:00
Conversion Charlie Grabe kicks a conversion for Swindon College Old Boys II
30:00
Try Stuart Knight scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
35:00
Try Stephen Packer scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
70:00
Try Dan Cooper scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
75:00
Try Stuart Knight scores for Swindon College Old Boys II

Highlights

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75:00 Try 27 - 0
Stuart Knight scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
70:00 Try 22 - 0
Dan Cooper scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
End of period 1
35:00 Try 17 - 0
Stephen Packer scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
30:00 Try 12 - 0
Stuart Knight scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
20:00 Try 5 - 0
Tom Perrett scores for Swindon College Old Boys II
20:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Charlie Grabe kicks a conversion for Swindon College Old Boys II
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As it happened

  • Swindon College Old Boys II
  • Alfred's Nomads
  • 0
  • Charlie Grabe Conversion 20:00'
  • Tom Perrett Try 20:00'
  • Stuart Knight Try 30:00'
  • Stephen Packer Try 35:00'
  • Dan Cooper Try 70:00'
  • Stuart Knight Try 75:00'

Team selection

Grabe, Charlie Grabe, Charlie
Finnegan, Matthew Finnegan, Matthew
Knight, Stuart Knight, Stuart
Richardson, Benjamin Richardson, Benjamin
patmore, Jason patmore, Jason
Thomas, Dan Thomas, Dan
Packer, Stephen Packer, Stephen
Perrett, Tom Perrett, Tom
Paddock, Steven Paddock, Steven
Gibbs, Terry Gibbs, Terry
Reeves, Adam Reeves, Adam
Farr, Thomas Farr, Thomas
Giles, Graham Giles, Graham
Hartley, Robert Hartley, Robert
Clarkson, Paul Clarkson, Paul

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Swindon College Old Boys II 20 94
2. Alfred's Nomads 20 82
3. Corsham II 20 70
4. Bradford-on-Avon II 20 60
5. Warminster II 20 60
6. Trowbridge III 20 47
7. Minety II 20 33

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