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1st XV - Match centre

Stevenage Town
Verulamians
V Kevans, R Clancy (2), P Pearson, W Moore, I Crompton (3), M Wilson, A Banna, G Turvey, D Outram
Tries
T Fretter, J Lawrence
G Lewis (5)
Conversions
G Waters
Sat 9 Feb 14:30 - London & SE Division - London 3 North West Full time

A round dozen for Town

This match was effectively over as a contest in the 23rd minute when Stevenage scored their fourth and bonus point try.

This was Town’s tenth win in the last eleven games and lifted them into third place in the table, level on points with second placed Datchworth, making the clash between the two local rivals on 2 March, even more significant than usual.

Despite the emphatic victory, Stevenage had to play well against a gutsy Verulamians side that never gave up and continued to compete right to the end, scoring two tries of their own.

The difference was that Verulamians were unable to live with the pace and power of Stevenage’s running with the ball in hand, which was particularly prevalent in the first half when Town were playing into a howling gale.

Eight of the tries were scored in the first half, against the wind with the familiar pattern of Verulamians clearing the ball only for Stevenage to run it straight back with a score being the inevitable outcome. Three of the tries came directly from the Verulamians kick-off from the previous score.

For Stevenage, their twelve tries were spread around the team coming from nine different scorers with Ian Crompton helping himself to a hat trick and Ryan Clancy a brace. In addition, Vinnie Kevans, Phil Pearson, Wes Moore, Michael Wilson, Alex Banna, George Turvey and Darren Outram also found themselves on the score sheet, with Gareth Lewis adding five conversions.

The range of scorers was a clear indication of what a good all round performance this was by Stevenage, with every player making a positive contribution and putting together some excellent rugby. It was not just the power of the running but the running lines and the constant supply of turn over ball that caused Verulamians problems all afternoon.

This was a welcome boost to Town, who travel to league leaders London Welsh next Saturday, knowing that they are in good form. With just six matches remaining in the league season, there is everything to play for in the race for promotion.

Stevenage Town Team: Michael Wilson, Ryan Clancy (Chris McGrath 47 mins), Ian Crompton, Gareth Lewis, Vinnie Kevans, Jesse Tipene, Andrew Malins, Darren Outram, George Turvey, Bradley Cook, Scott Quarmby (Jacek Zbucki 47 mins), Phil Pearson, Ben Hodge, Wes Moore, Alex Banna

Subs not used: Adam Amos

Tries: Vinnie Kevans
Ryan Clancy (2)
Phil Pearson
Wes Moore
Ian Crompton (3)
Michael Wilson
Alex Banna
George Turvey
Darren Outram

Conversions: Gareth Lewis (5)

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Key moments

1:00
Try Vincent Kevans scores for Stevenage Town
7:00
Try Ryan Clancy scores for Stevenage Town
14:00
Try Phil Pearson scores for Stevenage Town
15:00
Conversion Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
23:00
Try Wes Moore scores for Stevenage Town
24:00
Conversion Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
25:00
Try Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
29:00
Try Michael Wilson scores for Stevenage Town
32:00
Try Tim Fretter scores for Verulamians
33:00
Conversion Gareth Waters kicks a conversion for Verulamians
38:00
Try Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
38:30
Conversion Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
39:00
Try Ryan Clancy scores for Stevenage Town
42:00
Try Alex Banna scores for Stevenage Town
43:00
Conversion Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
50:00
Try Josh Lawrence scores for Verulamians
55:00
Try George Turvey scores for Stevenage Town
59:00
Try Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
60:00
Conversion Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
77:00
Try Darren Outram scores for Stevenage Town

Highlights

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78:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
77:00 Try 70 - 12
Darren Outram scores for Stevenage Town
60:00 Conversion 65 - 12
Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
59:00 Try 63 - 12
Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
56:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
55:00 Try 58 - 12
George Turvey scores for Stevenage Town
51:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Waters misses a conversion for Verulamians
50:00 Try 53 - 12
Josh Lawrence scores for Verulamians
49:00 Yellow Card
Andrew Malins is yellow carded for Stevenage Town
49:00 Yellow Card
Darren Westhead is yellow carded for Verulamians
47:00 Sub Off
Ryan Clancy is substituted off for Stevenage Town
47:00 Sub On
Chris McGrath is substituted on for Stevenage Town
47:00 Sub On
Jacek Zbucki is substituted on for Stevenage Town
47:00 Sub Off
Scott Quarmby is substituted off for Stevenage Town
43:00 Conversion 53 - 7
Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
42:00 Try 51 - 7
Alex Banna scores for Stevenage Town
End of period 1
40:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
39:00 Try 46 - 7
Ryan Clancy scores for Stevenage Town
38:30 Conversion 41 - 7
Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
38:00 Try 39 - 7
Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
33:00 Conversion 34 - 7
Gareth Waters kicks a conversion for Verulamians
32:00 Try 34 - 5
Tim Fretter scores for Verulamians
30:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
29:00 Try 34 - 0
Michael Wilson scores for Stevenage Town
26:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
25:00 Try 29 - 0
Ian Crompton scores for Stevenage Town
24:00 Conversion 24 - 0
Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
23:00 Try 22 - 0
Wes Moore scores for Stevenage Town
15:00 Conversion 17 - 0
Gareth Lewis kicks a conversion for Stevenage Town
14:00 Try 15 - 0
Phil Pearson scores for Stevenage Town
8:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
7:00 Try 10 - 0
Ryan Clancy scores for Stevenage Town
2:00 Missed Conversion
Gareth Lewis misses a conversion for Stevenage Town
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Vincent Kevans scores for Stevenage Town
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As it happened

  • Stevenage Town
  • Verulamians
  • 0
  • Vincent Kevans Try 1:00'
  • Ryan Clancy Try 7:00'
  • Phil Pearson Try 14:00'
  • Gareth Lewis Conversion 15:00'
  • Wes Moore Try 23:00'
  • Gareth Lewis Conversion 24:00'
  • Ian Crompton Try 25:00'
  • Michael Wilson Try 29:00'
  • Tim Fretter Try 32:00'
  • Gareth Waters Conversion 33:00'
  • Ian Crompton Try 38:00'
  • Gareth Lewis Conversion 38:30'
  • Ryan Clancy Try 39:00'
  • Alex Banna Try 42:00'
  • Gareth Lewis Conversion 43:00'
  • Scott Quarmby Sub Off 47:00'
  • Jacek Zbucki Sub On 47:00'
  • Ryan Clancy Sub Off 47:00'
  • Chris McGrath Sub On 47:00'
  • Andrew Malins Yellow Card 49:00'
  • Darren Westhead Yellow Card 49:00'
  • Josh Lawrence Try 50:00'
  • George Turvey Try 55:00'
  • Ian Crompton Try 59:00'
  • Gareth Lewis Conversion 60:00'
  • Darren Outram Try 77:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. London Welsh 17 76
2. Datchworth 17 67
3. Stevenage Town 17 62
4. Old Streetonians 17 61
5. Tabard 17 48
6. Old Merchant Taylors' 17 47
7. Harrow 17 37

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