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1st XV - Match centre

Old Isleworthians
Harlequin Amateurs
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Full time
J Addis (2), A Wallace (2), A Smail (2)
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A Smail (2)
Sat 4 Nov TBC - London & SE Division - Herts Middlesex 2

Local Derby Gives Quins Another 5 Points

Quins climb up to 4th in the league after comprehensive win away to local rivals

After last weeks impressive 62-7 win against Haringey Rhinos, Harlequin Amateurs made the short journey to Isleworth to face a side that, although apparently struggling in the league, always seem to up their game for this fixture.


As the rain clouds cleared just in time for kick off, the game got under way with Quins playing up the hill in the first half. The early exchanges were fairly even, with Quins arguably having the slight upper hand, and after a period of sustained pressure found themselves camped in the Old I’s “22”. With a penalty awarded on the 5 metre line, the Old I’s fly half refused to release the ball to allow a quick tap, and Quins were awarded a penalty try. With the conversion no longer necessary, it was 0-7 to Harlequins.


At this point Old I’s began to ramp up the pressure and were themselves camped in the Quins half. With wave after wave of attack from the big Old I’s forwards, Quins began to feel the pressure and after a number of penalties conceded, Number 8 Sean Gorman was sent to the bin for a deliberate knock on in the “22”. With the man advantage Old I’s continued to press and scored a well worked try on 25’ to even the scores at 7-7. The next 15 minutes were disrupted by a few rounds of “sin bin tennis” as the Old I’s flanker was sent to the bin on 32’, almost immediately followed by Harry Stark on 35’, followed again by the Old I’s fly half on 39’. As the half time whistle approached, Quins were able to capitalise on the player reshuffles with tries from James Addis and Adam Wallace, which was converted, to bring the half time score to 7-19.


The message at half time was to go out and win the second half, with Quins looking to use their superior fitness and the hill advantage.


However, the second half didn’t start as Quins had hoped. Old I’s flew out of the blocks and scored another well worked try on 45’. With the conversion scored, the advantage was reduced to 5 points, 14-19. At this point Quins stepped up a gear and ran in three tries, through second tries for both Adam Wallace on 48’, and James Addis on 52’, followed by Alec Schmail on 54’. With a 24 point advantage Quins really tried to turn the screw but were met with a resolute defence, until Alec Smail showed great finishing to complete his brace for the afternoon. The conversion was missed. 12-41 to Quins with 10 minutes to go.


Credit must go to Old I’s who, despite the clock ticking down, played right to the final whistle. Having been awarded a penalty just outside the Quins “22”, the home side opted to run the ball and immediately took advantage of a miss match out wide to run in the final score of the game.


Final score - 19-41.

James Addis picked up the Man of the Match for a great display, scoring 2 tries and making a huge number of tackles. Dick of the Day went to Sean Gorman after the referee gave him the option of giving up the captains arm band or being sent off. (Not sure that would stand up to much scrutiny).


This was a great team performance, but more importantly, a great club performance. Proof, if ever needed, that hard work at training pays off. With no fixture next week (11th Nov), we now work towards the 2nd team fixture on 18th against Chobham, and the return to league action for the 1s against Old Millhillians on 25th.

Key moments

21:00
Try Try for Old Isleworthians
22:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Isleworthians
40:00 +1:00
Try James Addis scores for Harlequin Amateurs
40:00 +7:00
Try Adam Wallace scores for Harlequin Amateurs
40:00 +8:00
Conversion Alec Smail kicks a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
44:00
Try Try for Old Isleworthians
45:00
Conversion Conversion for Old Isleworthians
48:00
Try Adam Wallace scores for Harlequin Amateurs
49:00
Conversion Alec Smail kicks a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
54:00
Try James Addis scores for Harlequin Amateurs
57:00
Try Alec Smail scores for Harlequin Amateurs
70:00
Try Alec Smail scores for Harlequin Amateurs
80:00
Try Try for Old Isleworthians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
James Addis is awarded player of the match for Harlequin Amateurs
80:00 Try 19 - 39
Try for Old Isleworthians
71:00 Missed Conversion
Alec Smail misses a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
70:00 Try 14 - 39
Alec Smail scores for Harlequin Amateurs
59:00 Missed Conversion
Alec Smail misses a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
57:00 Try 14 - 34
Alec Smail scores for Harlequin Amateurs
55:00 Missed Conversion
Alec Smail misses a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
55:00 Sub Off
Bernardo Gollo is substituted off for Harlequin Amateurs
55:00 Sub On
Ronan Quigley is substituted on for Harlequin Amateurs
54:00 Try 14 - 29
James Addis scores for Harlequin Amateurs
49:00 Conversion 14 - 24
Alec Smail kicks a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
48:00 Try 14 - 20
Adam Wallace scores for Harlequin Amateurs
45:00 Conversion 14 - 10
Conversion for Old Isleworthians
44:00 Try 12 - 10
Try for Old Isleworthians
End of period 1
40:00 +41:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for Old Isleworthians
40:00 +8:00 Conversion 14 - 22
Alec Smail kicks a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
40:00 +7:00 Try 14 - 15
Adam Wallace scores for Harlequin Amateurs
40:00 +3:00 Missed Conversion
Alec Smail misses a conversion for Harlequin Amateurs
40:00 +1:00 Try 7 - 10
James Addis scores for Harlequin Amateurs
39:00 Sub Off
Nico Archidiacono is substituted off for Harlequin Amateurs
39:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Old Isleworthians
39:00 Sub On
Graeme Tew is substituted on for Harlequin Amateurs
35:00 Yellow Card
Harry Stark is yellow carded for Harlequin Amateurs
32:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Old Isleworthians
25:00 Sub Off
Graeme Tew is substituted off for Harlequin Amateurs
25:00 Sub On
Nico Archidiacono is substituted on for Harlequin Amateurs
24:00 Missed Penalty
Alec Smail misses a penalty for Harlequin Amateurs
22:00 Conversion 7 - 5
Conversion for Old Isleworthians
21:00 Try 5 - 5
Try for Old Isleworthians
18:00 Yellow Card
Sean Gorman is yellow carded for Harlequin Amateurs
8:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Harlequin Amateurs
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Old Isleworthians
  • Harlequin Amateurs
  • 0
  • Penalty Try 8:00'
  • Sean Gorman Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Try 21:00'
  • Conversion 22:00'
  • Graeme Tew Sub Off 25:00'
  • Nico Archidiacono Sub On 25:00'
  • Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Harry Stark Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Nico Archidiacono Sub Off 39:00'
  • Graeme Tew Sub On 39:00'
  • Yellow Card 39:00'
  • James Addis Try 40:00 +1:00'
  • Adam Wallace Try 40:00 +7:00'
  • Alec Smail Conversion 40:00 +8:00'
  • Try 44:00'
  • Conversion 45:00'
  • Adam Wallace Try 48:00'
  • Alec Smail Conversion 49:00'
  • James Addis Try 54:00'
  • Bernardo Gollo Sub Off 55:00'
  • Ronan Quigley Sub On 55:00'
  • Alec Smail Try 57:00'
  • Alec Smail Try 70:00'
  • James Addis Player of the Match 80:00'
  • Try 80:00'

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League round up

Other Herts Middlesex 2 results

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7
West London
Mill Hill
58
0
Uxbridge
28
20
Cuffley

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Mill Hill 6 26
2. Finsbury Park 7 26
3. Thamesians 6 25
4. Harlequin Amateurs 7 23
5. Cuffley 7 20
6. Old Millhillians 5 16
7. Haringey Rhinos 7 15

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