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1st XV Squad - Match centre

Thatcham
Dorchester
L Kanaar - Brown (3), D Tingle, B Davies, M Langdon, J Evans, J Harwood
Tries
C Lutterloch (6)
Conversions
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - South West Division - Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South Full time

Thatcham build a cushion

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Having flirted with the relegation places in the early part of the season, this was the time for Thatcham to start to build some distance between themselves and the drop zone

This eight try victory over Dorchester was just what the doctor ordered. But the next two week’s games, the first at Frome, then at home against local rivals Grove, will be the acid test.

Conceding two early penalties, Thatcham allowed Dorchester to take the lead with the second of their goal attempts just four minutes in. But from that point to the end of the first half the home side was clinical in its domination, once again thanks in large part to the power of their forwards. A thirty yard rolling maul was only stopped deep in the visitors’ 22, recycled briefly until Louis Kanaar-Brown, this week’s Newbury Building Society man of the match, jinked over for the first of his hat trick of scores. Charlie Lutterloch comfortably converted the first of five for the afternoon. The game had barely re-started before another maul pushed deep, Tim Apperley made good yards, then skipper, Jamie Evans got to within 10 metres before a sweet offload to Dan Tingle in support for a try under the sticks. Bread and butter for Lutterloch.

Soon after, Thatcham won a scrum penalty on halfway, Tingle took a quick tap, it was taken on by James Thorogood and then to Kanaar-Brown for his second score and Lutterloch’s third conversion. With only fifteen minutes on the clock Thatcham were in the driving seat at 21 – 3 and the foot stayed on the throttle as Thatcham went further ahead after a good break from Harwood on the left wing. The ball was shifted down the line to his opposite number, Brandon Davies to get the touch down. There wasn’t much going right for Dorchester at this point and the crux of it was that Thatcham were destroying their scrum and getting a raft of penalties. Coupled with a very secure line out, Thatcham were in complete control. Dorchester picked up a yellow card and Thatcham opted for a line out, catch and drive, converted by Matt Langdon as Thatcham went into the break with a commanding 33 – 3 lead.

The second period had barely re-started before Apperley’s clean take from the top of the line saw Kanaar-Brown over for his third try and a 38 – 3 lead. But the character of the second half was changed as a result of a Dorchester front row injury just before the break. Without a replacement front row, scrums went uncontested and Dorchester were able to utilise this to advantage and move the ball wide for a good score down the left wing, converted, to pull it back to 38 – 10. Thatcham had taken their foot off and a well-placed chip ahead saw the two Thatcham defenders wrong-footed as the bounce favoured Dorchester to give a clear run through for their second try in three minutes.

At 38 – 15 the game was over as a contest, but Thatcham did enough to emphasise superiority towards the end of the third quarter, taking a quick tap penalty, Tim Apperley made ground to the red zone before putting away Jamie Evans. Lutterloch’s conversion made it 45 – 15. With confidence high throughout, Thatcham profited again as Tingle made thirty metres. Another good run from Shaughnessy at full back, via Tingle, put Jack Harwood away for the eighth try out wide. To their credit, Dorchester were still competing and gained a further score to add respectability, but with 50 points Thatcham were already out of sight.

Louis Kanaar - Brown

Player of the Match

Louis Kanaar - Brown

Key moments

5:00
Try Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
6:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
10:00
Try Dan Tingle scores for Thatcham
11:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
15:00
Try Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
16:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
18:00
Try Brandon Davies scores for Thatcham
30:00
Try Matt Langdon scores for Thatcham
33:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
43:00
Try Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
44:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
60:00
Try Jamie Evans scores for Thatcham
62:00
Conversion Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
70:00
Try Jack Harwood scores for Thatcham

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Louis Kanaar - Brown is awarded player of the match for Thatcham
70:00 Try 52 - 0
Jack Harwood scores for Thatcham
62:00 Conversion 47 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
60:00 Try 45 - 0
Jamie Evans scores for Thatcham
44:00 Conversion 40 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
43:00 Try 38 - 0
Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
End of period 1
33:00 Conversion 33 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
30:00 Try 31 - 0
Matt Langdon scores for Thatcham
18:00 Try 26 - 0
Brandon Davies scores for Thatcham
16:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
15:00 Try 19 - 0
Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
11:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
10:00 Try 12 - 0
Dan Tingle scores for Thatcham
6:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Charlie Lutterloch kicks a conversion for Thatcham
5:00 Try 5 - 0
Louis Kanaar - Brown scores for Thatcham
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Thatcham
  • Dorchester
  • 0
  • Louis Kanaar - Brown Try 5:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 6:00'
  • Dan Tingle Try 10:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 11:00'
  • Louis Kanaar - Brown Try 15:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 16:00'
  • Brandon Davies Try 18:00'
  • Matt Langdon Try 30:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 33:00'
  • Louis Kanaar - Brown Try 43:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 44:00'
  • Jamie Evans Try 60:00'
  • Charlie Lutterloch Conversion 62:00'
  • Jack Harwood Try 70:00'

Team selection

Shaughnessy, Danny Shaughnessy, Danny
Davies, Brandon Davies, Brandon
Butler, Marty Butler, Marty
Smith, Sam Smith, Sam
Harwood, Jack Harwood, Jack
Lutterloch, Charlie Lutterloch, Charlie
Tingle, Dan Tingle, Dan
Evans, Jamie Evans, Jamie
Kanaar - Brown, Louis Kanaar - Brown, Louis
Dixon, Chris Dixon, Chris
Apperley, Tim Apperley, Tim
Browne, Richard Browne, Richard
Chambers, David Chambers, David
Thorogood, James Thorogood, James
Langdon, Matt Langdon, Matt

League round up

Other Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South results

Bradford-on-Avon
Corsham
Sherborne
Grove
Swindon College Old Boys
17
22
45
22
Devizes
Yeovil
North Dorset

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Frome 22 78
2. Walcot 19 40
3. Thatcham 21 32
4. Sherborne 6 20
5. Grove 8 16
6. North Dorset 8 16
7. Yeovil 7 12

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