LiveMATCHDAY LIVE- Basingstoke v Guernsey

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Summary

  • 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.

4:27pm

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."

4:06pm

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.

3:59pm

Guernsey's Darrin Bellingham is yellow carded with a minute left

3:56pm

Stoke driving forward looking for another score

3:51pm

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.

3:45pm

Very much a game where both defences are dominating.

3:39pm

Guernsey have stopped Stoke's good start to the session.

3:26pm

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

3:23pm

Missed penalty by Stoke's Ryan Trevaskis after 44 minutes.

3:18pm

Basingstoke kick-off the second-half with it all to do

3:14pm

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.

3:10pm

Midfield battle at the moment with five minutes of the first-half left

3:03pm

Good spell of Stoke pressure at the momemt

3:01pm

Stoke 0 Guernsey 14 - Sam Whitehead 

2:59pm

Stoke 0 Guernsey 12 - Sam Stables (24 mins)

A darting run by Shane Taylor off loads to Sam Stables to score

2:52pm

Good work from Stoke holds Guernsey up at the goal line

2:48pm

Stoke make a break from Ryan Davis, but Freddie Gleadowe fails to take the pass inside

2:45pm

Stoke 0 Guernsey 7

Sam Whithead kicks the extras

2:44pm

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.

2:33pm

Guernsey kick-off

2:33pm

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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