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MATCHDAY LIVE- Basingstoke v Guernsey
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- Score - Basingstoke 10 Guernsey 14
- Guernsey score two tries in the first 40 minutes from Nick Merrien and Sam Stables, both of which were converted by Sam Whitehead.
- 'Stoke reply after the interval with Tim Richards and Jobi Kochanowski scoring tries.
REACTION - Basingstoke RFC's director of rugby James Croker said: "We knew the first-half was going to be tough against the wind. We were prepared for this and were happy to be only be 14-0 down as we felt we could pull it back.
"We had our chance after the break, but we have made errors again. Not as many as last week, so this is a step in the right direction."
Final score - Stoke 10 Guernsey 14
The home side picked up the losing bonus point, but battled away in the second half and could have taken the win.
Guernsey's Darrin Bellingham is yellow carded with a minute left
Stoke driving forward looking for another score
Stoke 10 Guernsey 14 - Jobi Kochanowski (71 minutes)
jobi Kochanowski starts the move and then feeds Tim Richards he is tackled short of the try line. The ball is thrown along the line and Kochanowski goes over. David Byett misses the conversion.
Very much a game where both defences are dominating.
Guernsey have stopped Stoke's good start to the session.
Stoke 5 Guernsey 14 - Tim Richards (45 minutes)
A nice break by Freddie Gleadowe allows Richards to go over.
The conversion is missed by Ryan Trevaskis, but Stoke are playing a lot better
Missed penalty by Stoke's Ryan Trevaskis after 44 minutes.
Basingstoke kick-off the second-half with it all to do
Stoke 0 Guernsey 14
The visitors have had the better of the first 40 minutes, but solid tackling has kept them down to two scores.
Midfield battle at the moment with five minutes of the first-half left
Good spell of Stoke pressure at the momemt
Stoke 0 Guernsey 14 - Sam Whitehead
Stoke 0 Guernsey 12 - Sam Stables (24 mins)
A darting run by Shane Taylor off loads to Sam Stables to score
Good work from Stoke holds Guernsey up at the goal line
Stoke make a break from Ryan Davis, but Freddie Gleadowe fails to take the pass inside
Stoke 0 Guernsey 7
Sam Whithead kicks the extras
Stoke 0 Guernsey 5 - (7 mins)
Guernsey open the scoring unable to see at the time, who scored. It does not help when it is dark green hooped shirts and black numbers. The first try was scored by Nick Merrien.
Good afternoon to today's game as Basingstoke look for a double over Guernsey having beaten them 33-31 earlier in the season.
The Basingstoke team is Jobi Kochanowski, Richards, Gleadowe, Byett, Buttle, Trevaskis, Wilkinson, Osborne, Bird, Coghlan, Henderson, Hore, Hicks, Kiernan, Davis. Reps: Rudi Kochanowski, Salmon, Flower.
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