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First XV - Match centre

Watford
Pinner & Grammarians
Unknown, A Hancock , S Silver, J Upton (2), G Reeve , C Routley, G Pitsialis
Tries
K Tullett (8)
Conversions
Sat 30 Mar TBC - London & SE Division - Herts/Middlesex 2 Full time

Watford Win Penultimate League Game

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Watford won their final home league game of the season with a comfortable victory over a game Pinner side.

Following a bruising loss in the County Cup semi-final earlier in the week, the hosts fielded a side with 10 changes to the starting XV from earlier in the week. Thankfully this didn’t hamper Watford, who started like the proverbial house on fire with a trademark score for Nwefo who demonstrated no little pace and power to go under the sticks from half way. Extras added by Tullett, 7-0 Watford.

Watford were in the ascendancy, the set piece far steadier than previous matches which allowed the young, pacey back line (and Bram) to thrive. Following excellent ball retention and patience, Adam Hancock powered over despite the close attentions of the Pinner full back. Extras once more added by Keelan, 14-0.

The subsequent re-start was gathered by Luke Hammill, returning to the 1st XV after a lengthy injury lay off. Hammill went on a barnstorming run, showing he has lost none of his ball-carrying appetite during his lay off before a sumptuous offload gave Silver a run in under the posts for 21-0.

Watford were in full flow, Pinner defence becoming increasingly ragged. After one high tackle too many, the visitors second row saw yellow after a high hit on winger Jack Upton. Upton soon got his revenge, dotting down after a stags maul was halted just short of the line. Keelan was once more imperious with the boot, 28-0.

With the bonus point in the bag before half time, the home sides tails were up. Pinner, with nothing to lose, threw caution to the wind resulting in an intercept try for centre Same Holloway and a score line of 35-0 at half time.

The Stags started the second half as they finished the first, Bees seemingly clean through only to lose the ball in the act of grounding (video evidence suggesting otherwise). Watford were not to be denied however, a fine flowing move involving both forwards and backs finally seeing Pitsialis of all people launch a wonderful floated pass to Routley who cantered through for Watford’s 6th. Definite shades of Jamie George from the hooker / flanker.

This was followed by a typically pacey second score from Upton, before Pitsialis wrapped up proceedings from a Watford point of view with a well-deserved score of his own. Exocet Kiki nailed every kick for a perfect return from the tee, pinner showing great heart to score a deserved consolation at the end of the game.

All in all, a polished, professional performance from Watford. Given the turnaround in personnel after the midweek game, some excellent individual performances have given the coaches plenty to think about for the final two matches of the season.

Watford travel to undefeated league champions London Scottish this weekend, before hosting the same side in the league cup final on the 13th April. Both matches kick off at 15:00, all support appreciated.

MOTM – Luke Hammill. Outstanding return from the flanker with a display full of carries and tackles.

WOTW – Can’t remember. Probably Bees,

Luke Hammill

Player of the Match

Luke Hammill

Key moments

6:00
Try Try for Watford
7:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
14:00
Try Adam Hancock scores for Watford
15:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
16:00
Try Sean Silver scores for Watford
17:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
27:00
Try Jack Upton scores for Watford
28:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
38:00
Try Greg Reeve scores for Watford
39:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
48:00
Try Chris Routley scores for Watford
49:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
66:00
Try Jack Upton scores for Watford
67:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
72:00
Try Georgio Pitsialis scores for Watford
73:00
Conversion Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
79:00
Try Try for Pinner & Grammarians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Luke Hammill is awarded player of the match for Watford
79:00 Try 56 - 5
Try for Pinner & Grammarians
73:00 Conversion 56 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
72:00 Try 54 - 0
Georgio Pitsialis scores for Watford
67:00 Conversion 49 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
66:00 Try 47 - 0
Jack Upton scores for Watford
49:00 Conversion 42 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
48:00 Try 40 - 0
Chris Routley scores for Watford
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 35 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
38:00 Try 33 - 0
Greg Reeve scores for Watford
28:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
27:00 Try 26 - 0
Jack Upton scores for Watford
25:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Pinner & Grammarians
17:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
16:00 Try 19 - 0
Sean Silver scores for Watford
15:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
14:00 Try 12 - 0
Adam Hancock scores for Watford
7:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Keelan Tullett kicks a conversion for Watford
6:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for Watford
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Watford
  • Pinner & Grammarians
  • 0
  • Try 6:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 7:00'
  • Adam Hancock Try 14:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 15:00'
  • Sean Silver Try 16:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 17:00'
  • Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Jack Upton Try 27:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 28:00'
  • Greg Reeve Try 38:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 39:00'
  • Chris Routley Try 48:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 49:00'
  • Jack Upton Try 66:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 67:00'
  • Georgio Pitsialis Try 72:00'
  • Keelan Tullett Conversion 73:00'
  • Try 79:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Watford 16 47
2. London Scottish 2nd XV 3 12
3. Haringey Rhinos 8 12
4. Old Millhillians 3 10
5. Mill Hill 1 4
6. London French 3 4
7. Cuffley 2 0

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