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Old Otliensians
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O Catherall (2)
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Three Full time

Aire deflated in local derby

Old Otliensians come away with bonus point win

Aireborough travelled to in-form Old Otliensians the Saturday in what always going to be a tough fixture. The team remained similar to the start of the season with the back line bolstered by the resurrection of centre partnership Lewis Barrett and Matt Trevithick, and David Krushell continuing at 15. In the forwards, Nick Jackson returned to the starting line-up after a rare outing from the bench the previous week.

Aire new they needed to build on the win against Harrogate Pythons the week before with head coach, Si Davies (sponsored by Smarter Recruitment), calling for the #AireWolfpack to go to war. Aire started the stronger of the two teams, with some great work from the forwards at scrum time securing a penalty almost instantly from the kick off. Captain Ollie Catherall opted to go for the points and slotted the kick to give Aire a 3-0 advantage.

Aire continued their good start by securing the kick off and making their way up into the Otliensians half to again secure a penalty. Again Captain Ollie Catherall opted to go for the 3 points, despite the kick being more than 40m out. Catherall struck the ball cleanly to secure a 6-0 lead for Aireborough – a fantastic start and surely a great building block for the rest of the game? Sadly, this was to be Aireborough’s last score of the game.

After a very even period of play, Otliensians were awarded a penalty which they chose to take 3 points from. Despite some strong tackling from the bulk of Tom Pendriss and Adam Jackson, Otliensians managed to score out wide to give themselves a 8-6 advantage, and added a further converted score to lead 15-6 going in to the half time break.

At half time, the message was clear: ‘continue to build momentum, up the aggression in the tackle, and cut out some of the simpler errors that plagued the first half’. However, almost instantly, some strong running from Otliensians saw them under the posts to extend their lead. The rest of the game saw Otliensians continue to press and deservedly score the bonus point try.

The final score of 32-6 was, unfortunately for Aire, an accurate representation of the game. Credit must go to Otliensians who looked dangerous in attack and solid in defence. If they continue their early season form they will certainly be contenders for a top 2 finish come the end of the season.

Next week, Aireborough entertain table-toppers Castleford at Nunroyd Park and must begin to correct some of the problems so far. There have been huge positives in all the games so far this season but Aireborough must play to their capabilities for longer periods of the game.
Aireborough would like to wish a speedy recovery to second row Jonny Hiles (arm) and fellow second row James Greenwood (ankle).

Man of the match - Head coach, Si Davies, singled out Adam Jackson (sponsored by Pizza House) and Tom Pendriss at joint winners of the MOTM award this week. Both stood out for their strong carries and destructive defence.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

1:00
Penalty Ollie Catherall kicks a penalty for Aireborough
5:00
Penalty Ollie Catherall kicks a penalty for Aireborough
25:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Old Otliensians
30:00
Try Try for Old Otliensians
35:00
Try Try for Old Otliensians
35:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Otliensians
42:00
Try Try for Old Otliensians
42:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Otliensians
46:00
Try Try for Old Otliensians
46:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Otliensians
50:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Old Otliensians

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Highlights

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50:00 Penalty 32 - 6
Penalty kicked for Old Otliensians
46:00 Try 27 - 6
Try for Old Otliensians
46:00 Conversion 29 - 6
Conversion for Old Otliensians
42:00 Try 20 - 6
Try for Old Otliensians
42:00 Conversion 22 - 6
Conversion for Old Otliensians
End of period 1
35:00 Conversion 15 - 6
Conversion for Old Otliensians
35:00 Try 13 - 6
Try for Old Otliensians
31:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Otliensians
30:00 Try 8 - 6
Try for Old Otliensians
25:00 Penalty 3 - 6
Penalty kicked for Old Otliensians
5:00 Penalty 0 - 6
Ollie Catherall kicks a penalty for Aireborough
1:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Ollie Catherall kicks a penalty for Aireborough
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As it happened

  • Old Otliensians
  • Aireborough
  • 0
  • Ollie Catherall Penalty 1:00'
  • Ollie Catherall Penalty 5:00'
  • Penalty 25:00'
  • Try 30:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 35:00'
  • Try 42:00'
  • Conversion 42:00'
  • Try 46:00'
  • Conversion 46:00'
  • Penalty 50:00'

Team selection

Krushell, David Krushell, David
Johnson, Rob Johnson, Rob
Barrett, Lewis Barrett, Lewis
Trevithick, Matt Trevithick, Matt
Brook, Kris Brook, Kris
Catherall, Ollie Catherall, Ollie
Wilson, Stuart Wilson, Stuart
Jackson, Adam Jackson, Adam
Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Christopher
Mackey, Jonny Mackey, Jonny
Greenwood, James Greenwood, James
Hiles, Jonny Hiles, Jonny
Lister, Rich Lister, Rich
Jackson, Nick Jackson, Nick
Hill, Simon Hill, Simon

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Northallerton 25 109
2. Old Otliensians 25 102
3. Wensleydale 26 80
4. Leeds Modernians 26 71
5. Castleford 26 65
6. Aireborough 25 63
7. Hemsworth 26 63

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