MATCHDAY LIVE - Basingstoke RFC v Tonbridge Juddians

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  • Final score - Basingstoke 31 Tonbridge Juddians 35
  • The sides swap penalties early on, as 'Stoke's Adam Davies kicks over and Luke Makris replied.
  • Davies added a drop goal and before Makris level things again with a penalty.
  • An unconverted try from Rudi Kochanowski gave 'Stoke an 11-6 lead.
  • Juddians hit back as Rankin scored a couple of tries, before the home side's Gavin Dampies went over and David Byett kicked the conversion.
  • 'Stoke extended their lead to 23-16 by the break, thanks to a try from Tim Richards.
  • Tonbridge enjoyed the first score of the second-half as Tom Noott went over and Makris converted to level the scores.
  • A Byett penalty gave 'Stoke the lead again and this was quickly followed by a Dampies try to make it 31-23.
  • However, the visitors were not to be denied victory, as a converted try from Liam Chennells and unconverted score from Matt Logan saw them win 35-31.

5:39pm

REACTION: Basingstoke RFC's director of rugby James Croker said: "We have picked up two points today and feel disappointed which is good thing.

"We should have won and this was against one of the contenders. I felt we dominate the pack and maybe just did not have the rub of the green."

4:51pm

Final score - Stoke 31 Juddians 35

'Stoke unlucky to lose in a very entertaining game.

4:47pm

Stoke 31 

Juddians 35 - Logan (77 mins)

Logan scores as misses tackles cost 'Stoke and then Makris conversion hits the outside of the post.

4:45pm

Stoke 31 

Juddians 30 - Makris 

4:43pm

Stoke 31

Juddians 28 - Chennells ( 75 mins)

Good pressure tells as Chennells goes over.

 

4:39pm

Into the final 10 minutes and Juddians are looking for a try, but the Basingstoke defence is standing firm.

4:29pm

Stoke 31 

Juddians 23 - Dampies (59 mins)

Good ball through hands allows Dampies to go in at the corner.

Byett misses conversion.

4:22pm

Stoke 26

Juddians 23 - Byett (52 mins)

Byett kicks over from 25 metres out.

4:20pm

Stoke 23

Juddians 23 - Makris (49 mins)

4:19pm

Stoke 23

Juddians 21 - Noott (49 mins)

Logan's pass inside to Noott.

4:14pm

Tonbridge's  Nik Pass is yellow carded (47 mins)

4:07pm

Second-half underway Stoke now without Davies.

4:03pm

Stoke 23

Juddians 16

Great first 40 minutes and Basingstoke deserve to lead.

 

4:02pm

Stoke 23 Juddians 16 - Richards ( 40 mins)

A fly kick from Kiernan sees Richards win the foot race and score.

Byett just misses the conversion.

 

4:00pm

Stoke 18 Juddians 16 - Byett (40 mins)

great kick from the touchiness.

3:58pm

Stoke 16 Juddians 16 - Dampies (40 mins)

Dampies leaves Noott out wide and runs in for a try.

3:57pm

Stoke 11 Juddians 16 -Rankin (37 mins)

A great break from Chennells leads to a try in the corner and the conversion is missed.

3:53pm

Stoke 11 Juddians 11 - Rankin (35 mins)

A good break and missed tackles allows them to score.

Makris misses the conversion.

3:40pm

Stoke still on top, but have yet to add to their tally.

3:35pm

Stoke 11 Juddians 6 Rudi Kochanowski (16 mins)

A great break by Dampies leads to Jobi Kochanowski feeding Tim Richards who is tackled just short of the line and from this Davies kick along the line finds Rudi Kochanowski to go in and score.

Davies misses the conversion.

3:29pm

Stoke 6 Juddians 6 Makris (13 mins)

Makris kicks over from 30 metres out

3:27pm

Stoke 6 Juddians 3 - Davies ( 10 mins)

Davies kicks over after good pressure.

3:25pm

Stoke 3 Juddians 3 - Makris ( 6 mins)

Makris kicks from 35 metres out

3:20pm

Basingstoke 3 Tonbridge 0 - Adam Davies (3 mins)

Davies kicks over from 35 metres after a great break from Ryan Davis.

3:14pm

The game is underway as Juddians take the kick-off against the wind.

3:08pm

Both teams on the pitch warming up with a stiff breeze blowing down the pitch from left to right which I am sure is going to have a factor.

3:06pm

Basingstoke Team lines up as follows  J Kochanowski, Dampies, Gleadowe, Byett, Richards, Davies, Wilkinson, R Kochanowski, Folan, Wilkie, Durham, Croker, Kiernan, Davis. Reps: Osborne, Magee, Guilfoyle.

3:01pm

Basingstoke have been beaten just twice at home this season and will hope to maintain this record, but face a tough game against fourth placed Tonbridge Juddians.

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