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  • Saturday 17th November:
    OEs 1st XV Home to Smiths RFC

    Before the match started (match report below) the club hosted a four course lunch for a large group of former players and regular supporters. A very big thanks to Mrs Kaz Cheek and Simon Tarasuik for the fantastic and delicious lunch and to Charlie for his contributions and to Max Absolom for running the bar.
    The club was pleased to welcome the following: Frank, Blakey (& grandson Callum), Sam Phillips, Nick Heath, Simon Lomax, Helen Lomax, Andy Tobin, Colin Williams, Chris Bater, Rob Stirzaker, Luke Griffiths, Malcolm Davies, Roger Edwards, David Perkins, Rich Bevan, James Almond, Jon Harding, Dan Werz, Rich Loader, Si Tarasuik, Phil Cheek, Pete Able, Tristan Moore, Jules Arnold, Karl Suchy. Many thanks to everyone for the support you give the club.

    Match Report
    1st XV Squad: Ellis Simin, Alfie Cotton, Jim Davis, Dom Horn, Alex Matthews, Yannick Underwood, Will Tobin, Will Mortimore, Will Patterson, Dom Swann, Miles Pakeman, Jacob Rawlinson, James Potts, Oli Clapp, Peter Foley, Joe Singleton, Tom Curtis & Paul Hollingsworth

    After a couple of defeats Es were in no mood to take a further defeat or to disappoint the capacity crowd and after just one minute when the referee awarded Es a penalty the sensible decision to kick for the posts saw Es come away with an early 3-0 lead. Smiths bounced back quickly and put Es under pressure and after a few moves toing and froing between the teams, Smiths took a good lineout and drove over the Es’ line for a converted try (3-7)

    Es responded well and a further kickable penalty floated just wide of the upright and Smiths again drove back at Es and when they breached the Es three quarter line a score looked inevitable only for a Smiths player to knock on.

    The Es’ forwards were slowly getting the upper hand with the back row of Tobin, Underwood and Mortimore creating havoc. Es’ pressure mounted and when a penalty was awarded 5 metres out a quick take from Morty saw him stopped 2m from the line but he was well supported by Bootstrap Bill who pounced on the opportunity and flung himself over the line for a good try, well converted by Dom Swann (10-7).

    The next thing the crowd witnessed was the referee making a glaring mistake and yellow carding Morty. Smiths tried to take advantage of Es being down to 14 men and a good kick through was snuffled out by Miles Pakeman who was having another strong game. Pete Foley was also having a good kicking game and gained good territory for Es on more than one occasion. Once again though the forwards were battering their way forward and they created a great opportunity for Patty who struck with a good try again converted by Dom (17-7).

    Smiths were not done yet though and following good pressure from them they scored an unconverted try (17-12). Once again Es bounced back and following Smiths being reduced to 14 with a yellow card another quick penalty was rewarded with a good solo try from Will Tobin. Again the important additional two points were secured by Dom Swann (24-12) Half Time.

    There was a great half time talk from Coach Charlie Balfour and Dan Werz and Es did not disappoint in the second half. Es again pinned Smiths back into their half and 22 despite some unforced errors from the home team. Miles Pakeman had a couple of good runs piercing the heart of the Smiths defence.

    Again Es needed to come away with some reward for the sustained pressure and following a good move with a quick penalty Jim Davis drove over to score a great try with again Dom Swann adding the two extra points and Es gaining the bonus point (31-12).

    Es then had a great break down the right wing involving Pete Foley, Miles and Patty the ball eventually moving cross field before Jim Davis almost scored his second try but he cut inside and was tackled 5m out but great that he was there in support. Smiths cleared their lines with a good kick which was caught by ex player Mark Johnson!

    A great run from Morty then saw him team up with Alex Matthews before Alex flipped the ball to Morty for him to score Es’ fifth try. Up stepped Dom and gave us a further two points (38-12).

    Es were enjoying a great 8/9 combination that was really making the difference. Great tackles from Joe Singleton, Paul Hollingsworth, Tom Curtis, Oli Clapp and Pete Foley followed as Smiths tried to build again, Alfie kicked the ball through and Es won the loose ball but the move petered out. The Es ‘D’ stood firm as Smiths mustered some rear guard action but a loose ball was gathered by Yannick and a good run relieved the pressure and Smiths had a further yellow card.

    Es held out for what was a great fixture and probably the best performance this season. Well done Es. Full Time and a win that has taken the pressure off us a little bit but we now need to focus on getting a win at Bredon Star!

    Match Result for Saturday 17th November: Old Elizabethans 38 – 12 Smiths RFC



    Old Es’ 1st XV – Saturday 1st December Away to Bredon Star. Kick off 2:30pm.

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    2018/19 Gloucestershire 1 League table for the 1st XV

    Wadworth 6X Gloucestershire 1           
    Last Updated: 10/11/2018
    PositionTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLost Pts.
    Pts. Against Pts.
    Try Bonus Pts.Losing Bonus Pts.Total Pts.
    2Old Colstonians76012061051015029
    4Old Cryptians7502253164896127
    5Cheltenham North7502202921105126
    6Smiths Rugby7304165149163116
    7Bredon Star7304106220-1140012
    8Old Elizabethans7205105175-702212
    11North Bristol7106145205-60239

    The 2018/19 Bristol & District 3 League table for the 2nd XV

    Wadworth 6X Bristol & District 3 Division            
    Last Updated: 10/11/2018
    PositionTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLost Pts.
    Pts. Against Pts.
    Try Bonus Pts.Losing Bonus Pts.Total Pts.
    1Bishopston II5500215531620025
    2St Mary's OB (SW) III640214384590123
    3North Bristol II5401198162360021
    4Aretians II530292127-350017
    5Bristol Harlequins II43019019710117
    6Kingswood II520373177-1040013
    7Whitehall III420258112-540012
    8Frampton Cotterell III510487172-85003
    9Bristol Aeroplane Co. II51042979-5000-3
    10Old Elizabethans II600600000-30

    As always we are keen to recruit new players from both within QEH and externally. If you are interested in joining a fun ambitious rugby side look no further come and join us. Contacts for further information are as follows:
    George Burnie – Skipper or Mob phone:
    Charlie Balfour – Coach or Mob phone: 07787686959
    Phil Cheek – Chairman or Mob phone: 07767615223
    Paul ‘Blakey’ Barrington – Team Manager or Mob phone: 07815936312

    The clubhouse is at Severn Road, Hallen, BS10 7RZ or for more details contact George Burnie
    Formed in 1937 by old boys of QEH, the club has enjoyed a long and successful history and has established a position as a well-respected member of the Bristol Combination. The club is located in Hallen, north-west Bristol, where we have a club-house, two pitches and floodlit training facilities – for directions to the club CLICK Old Elizabethans Rugby Club.

    Whilst always maintaining a link with QEH, the club has recently worked hard to improve this relationship. The club has seen a number of school leavers joining in recent years with a former-QEH pupil leading the 1st XV over two recent seasons.
    In the past few seasons the club has also experienced an influx of student players from both Bristol University and UWE. We will continue to offer support for any students wishing to play for us including lifts to training, reduced membership rates and sponsorship for tours.

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