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AS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke RFC v Barnes RFC
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- Final Score - Basingstoke 24 Barnes 41
- After Stoke's David Byett opens the scoring with a penalty.
- Barnes reply with two tries from Richard Sharp to lead 12-6.
- Jobi Kochanowski with unconverted try reduces the lead, but Jamie Collins scores another try as Barnes take a 17-11 lead.
- Byett reduces the lead with a penalty before the break.
- Further tries from Ferguson Jones, Richard Sharp, Pat Crossley and Tom Galvin make it 41-14.
- A Gavin Dampies double completes the scoring.
Stoke 24 Barnes 41
Barnes take the five points from the game and it now leaves Stoke just one point above them and the drop zone.
Stoke 24 Barnes 41 - Gavin Dampies (injure time)
Dampies nips down the left wing to score. Byett misses the conversion.
Stoke 19 Barnes 41 - Gavin Dampies (80 minutes)
Salmon and Dampies double team over the line and Byett misses the conversion from wide on the touchline.
Stoke 14 Barnes 41 - Charlie Wicks (77 mins)
Stoke 14 Barnes 39 - Tom Galvin (77 mins)
Galvin over after good pressure.
Stoke's Davis makes a great break but his pass back is picked off.
Stoke 14 Barnes 34 - Charlie Wicks (68 mins)
Stoke 14 Barnes 32 Pat Croosley (68 mins)
Try scored on the far side touch line
No way back for Stoke now
Stoke looking for their first score of the half and after good pressure in the 22 Barnes escape.
Stoke 14 Barnes 29 - Charlie Wicks (50 mins)
Stoke 14 Barnes 27 - Richard Sharp (50 mins)
Sharp forces his way through
Andy Flower yellow carded (49 mins)
Stoke 14 Barnes 22 - Fergus Jones (44 min)
Good pressure sees Jones score and Wicks misses the conversion.
Bonus point try for Barnes.
Barnes kick-off the second half.
Stoke 14 Barnes 17
Barnes made good use of mauling from the line-out as they dominated early on. The home side had the better of the closing stages of the half and let's hope this continues.
Stoke 14 Barnes 17 - David Byett (40 min)
Byett kicks over from in front of the posts.
Stoke 11 Barnes 17 - Dan Wilde (38 mins)
A great break from James Adams sets up Dan Wilde to score. Wicks misses the conversion.
Stoke 11 Barnes 12 - Jobi Kochanowski (34 mins)
Good phrases from the home side allows Kochanowski and Byett's conversion attempt hits the post.
Stoke 6 Barnes 12 - Matlock Johnson (22 mins)
Another maul and Johnson goes over. Wicks misses the conversion.
Stoke 6 Barnes 7 - David Byett ( 9 mins)
Stoke 3 Barnes 7 - Toby Henry (6 mins)
Stoke 3 Barnes 5 - James Adams (6 mins)
James Adams scores from a driving maul following a line-out
Stoke 3 Barnes 0
Byett kicks a penalty from 30 metres out.
Game underway as 'Stoke kick-off
Team news for 'Stoke is that captain Freddie Gleadowe is back, but Adam Davies, Andy Hore and Guy Wilkinson all miss out due to injury.
There line-up is J Kochanowski, Guilfoyle, Gleadowe, Byett, Richards, Flower, Dampies, Osborne, Bird, Coghlan, Salmon, Croker, Scott, Kiernan, Davis. Reps: Magee, Clark, Piggot.
Good afternoon to a sunny Down Grange for the biggest game of the season as Basingstoke face visiting Barnes. It is a must win game for both sides. Victory for the home side will make sure they are not sucked into a relegation dogfight in the last two weeks of the season. Barnes need to win to keep their hopes of avoiding the drop.
Barnes won the meeting earlier in the campaign 31-17.
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