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1st XV - Match centre

Baildon
Aireborough
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
O Catherall, J Mackey, S Hill
Unknown
Conversions
N Holdsworth
Unknown
Penalties
N Holdsworth (2)
Sat 7 Apr 15:00 - Northern Division - Yorkshire Division Three Full time

Local derby goes Aire’s way

Aire leave it late to take the spoils

Aire travelled the short distance to struggling local rivals Baildon on Saturday to continue a run of form that had seen 5 wins from 6 in the league.

Baildon started the brighter down the slope and a bobbled ball by the full back prevented early Aire embarrassment. Exchanges in the Aire 22m resulted in dispair for the hosts as Ollie Catherall (sponsored by Scoff) intercepted and ran 60m to score. Conversion missed 0-5.

Baildon got back with a good score through poor Aire defence to level 5-5, before Aire began to dominate possession an territory. Repeated infringements allowed Nick Holdsworth (sponsored by Step Change) to slot a penalty, before Jonny Mackey (sponsored by Dave Greenwood) went over for his 7500th try of the season, converted by Nick Holdsworth. 5-15. The half ended after two further penalties, one for each side made the HT score 8-18 and Aire had the slope second half.

Aire dominated the first ten minutes of the half, before Baildon made a 70m break of their own scoring a great try that touched 7 sets of hands as they went under the posts. The rushed conversion missed, 13-18 and Aire loosened their game, rushing the kick off and luckily gaining a scrum on half way after a Baildon mistake. Baildon continued to play rugby, and carved Aire open to go 20-13 ahead with 20 minutes to play.

Impact from Jamie Sykes and Mikey Dolan injected some energy, and Aire held onto the ball. Repelled multiple times by resolute Baildon defence, Aire piled on the pressure and repeated infringements allowed Aire to March down the field, winning lineout after lineout to keep the pressure on a Baildon side low in confidence and not used to winning this season.

Composure in the final minutes saw Aire play some controlled tight rugby, making hard yards with backs and forwards taking tight carries. On the last play, ball secured from another clinical lineout, drives from Charlie Middleton and atom Pendriss and great ball retention from the forwards set up Si Hill 10m out and unfortunately for Baildon he was not to be stopped.

Final score 20-23.

MoM: Jamie Sykes and Mikey Dolan (making his debut) shared the award this week showing incredible work rate and mature performances in a tight derby.

Brown Ale went to a seemingly drunk Tom Copsey, who’s cramp affected running made for hilarious viewing from the touchline.

Full report from Bill Marshall in the Wharfedale Observer is here: http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/sport/sportrugbyunion/sport_rugby_general/16144931.baildons-goose-is-almost-cook-ed-after-derby-defeat/?ref=ebls

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Mikey Dolan

Player of the Match

Mikey Dolan
Jamie Sykes

Player of the Match

Jamie Sykes

Key moments

5:00
Try Ollie Catherall scores for Aireborough
10:00
Try Try for Baildon
12:00
Penalty Nick Holdsworth kicks a penalty for Aireborough
15:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Baildon
20:00
Penalty Nick Holdsworth kicks a penalty for Aireborough
27:00
Try Jonny Mackey scores for Aireborough
27:00
Conversion Nick Holdsworth kicks a conversion for Aireborough
50:00
Try Try for Baildon
55:00
Try Try for Baildon
55:00
Conversion Conversion for Baildon
80:00
Try Simon Hill scores for Aireborough

Highlights

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80:00 Try 20 - 23
Simon Hill scores for Aireborough
80:00 Missed Conversion
Ollie Catherall misses a conversion for Aireborough
80:00 Player of the Match
Mikey Dolan is awarded player of the match for Aireborough
80:00 Player of the Match
Jamie Sykes is awarded player of the match for Aireborough
55:00 Try 18 - 18
Try for Baildon
55:00 Conversion 20 - 18
Conversion for Baildon
50:00 Try 13 - 18
Try for Baildon
50:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Baildon
End of period 1
27:00 Try 8 - 16
Jonny Mackey scores for Aireborough
27:00 Conversion 8 - 18
Nick Holdsworth kicks a conversion for Aireborough
20:00 Penalty 8 - 11
Nick Holdsworth kicks a penalty for Aireborough
15:00 Penalty 8 - 8
Penalty kicked for Baildon
12:00 Penalty 5 - 8
Nick Holdsworth kicks a penalty for Aireborough
10:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Baildon
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Ollie Catherall scores for Aireborough
5:00 Missed Conversion
Nick Holdsworth misses a conversion for Aireborough
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Baildon
  • Aireborough
  • 0
  • Ollie Catherall Try 5:00'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Nick Holdsworth Penalty 12:00'
  • Penalty 15:00'
  • Nick Holdsworth Penalty 20:00'
  • Jonny Mackey Try 27:00'
  • Nick Holdsworth Conversion 27:00'
  • Try 50:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Conversion 55:00'
  • Simon Hill Try 80:00'

Team selection

Stevenson-Cocks, Harley Stevenson-Cocks, Harley
Copsey, Thomas Copsey, Thomas
Cree, Liam Cree, Liam
Holdsworth, Nick Holdsworth, Nick
Jones, Matty Jones, Matty
Catherall, Ollie Catherall, Ollie
Wilson, Stuart Wilson, Stuart
Mackey, Jonny Mackey, Jonny
Shopland-Reed, Philip Shopland-Reed, Philip
Jackson, Nick Jackson, Nick
Pendriss, Tom Pendriss, Tom
Greenwood, James Greenwood, James
Lister, Rich Lister, Rich
Booth, Martyn Booth, Martyn
Middleton, Charlie Middleton, Charlie

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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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