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Lame Duck Bragging Rights


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By Madtyke
April 8 2018

After other results at the weekend gave Bristol a well-deserved promotion back to the Premiership, this game was in reality a lame duck with only bragging rights to be gained.

Yorkshire Carnegie returning to the field of play after an weather enforced 3 week sabbatical,and the team showed signs of being ring rusty. The early loss of Callum Irvine to a knee injury led to a reshuffle of the Carnegie backline, Pistol Pete Lucock reverting to Stand-off and Tom Bullough moving into the centres.

 The game ebbed and flowed with neither side making a decisive break until the agile Charlie Beech powered down the wing and the ball was moved around until what appeared to be a deliberate knock on by the Jersey Fullback went into touch. Jersey repulsed the initial maul from the resulting lineout but the ball was spread quickly inside for Andy Forsyth to score a try between the posts converted by Kirsty McColl. 7-0

 The arm wrestle continued and Jersey made a break into the Carnegie 22m and a grubber kick led to a defensive 5m Lineout for Carnegie. The ever reliable Mike Mayhew managed to hit the Jersey No4 Jerry Sexton who simply fell over the line to score an easy try converted by Brendan Cope 7-7.

 Carnegie went up the park and were awarded a penalty which they kicked to the corner, the maul was pulled down by the Jersey pack as Carnegie looked certain to score but he ref decided on another penalty and Carnegie decided to go for a practised penalty move which allowed Mike Mayhew to score a try that Stevie McColl on this occasion failed to convert. 12-7

 Carnegie then went back on the defensive and manged to turn over the Jersey possession and the ref blew for halftime Carnegie 12 – Jersey 7.

 The 2nd half was again another arm wrestle and several good offloads saw what looked like a certain try stopped by a cynical high tackle, with the crowd baying for a red card the referee discovered he’d left them in the changing room and the Jersey winger Tom Pincus was a relieved man. Carnegie again went for the well-rehearsed penalty move and once again it proved fruitful, this time Charlie Beech scoring from the back of the maul converted by Kirsty. 19-7

 Jersey didn’t lie down and a series of breaks led them to being given a penalty in front of the Carnegie posts taken quickly by the scrumhalf Kieran Hardy to dance through the Carnegie defence to score a try converted by Cope. 19-14

 Several passages of play later finds Carnegie with a Free Play having been given a penalty advantage just outside the Jersey 22m line, quick hands and Bullough offloads to Richard Mayhew who holds off the Jersey defender to power up to and over the line to score Carnegie’s 4th try converted once again by the reliable boot of Kirsty McColl. 26-14

 Once again Jersey move up field into the Carnegie 22m but stout defence from Carnegie sees the ball held up in a maul which sees a Carnegie player stretchered off. A series of scrums results and a miraculous one-on-one tackle by Pistol Pete on Jersey’s Cope who seemed certain to score only results in a 5m attacking scrum for Jersey. Another penalty given away at the scrum allows Jersey a lineout out at the death and the resulting maul sees them go over in the corner, converted by Brendan Cope. Final Score Yorkshire Carnegie 26 Jersey Reds 21. Attendance 1366.

 As the header says this game was more about bragging rights as the match itself was in tennis parlance a ‘Dead Rubber’. Neither side had dominance over the other and whilst the man in the middle appeared to want to let the game flow some of his decisions especially the High Tackle on Andy Forsyth (which according to the letter of the Law should have been a straight Red for contact to the head) it was a drab affair, no doubt the citing officer will be having a look at it. Next up for Carnegie is Rotherham who having been relegated will be up for a good old Yorkshire Derby.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018:04:23:09:10:16 by almostatyke.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
08/04/2018 22:32
Excellent report Madtyke, it was like I was there!

(Sm100)

 
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Gelbel (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 09:26
Nice report Madtyke - all those notes with family in tow too!

I was surprised at Richard Beck being announced as MoM - possibly our captain for me.

I found it a bit of a flat match but happy to see that Stevie seems to have found his kicking mojo - loved some of his boomers (well 'cept the one that missed touch). What was it with Elder falling over practically every time he had the ball? Though I did think the grass looked a bit on the long side.

Defence was outstanding again.

 
Carnegiette2
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Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 11:48
Thanks Madtyke. I enjoyed yesterday’s game, it was played with a lot of intensity- trying telling those players who limped off it was a dead rubber.

I never liked the playoffs- until last year’s finals when I became a convert. The league is poorer without them. How exciting would these last 3 games be for those of us in the mix for a top 4 place?

Shout out to Pistol Pete who would have been my MoM, and Mayhew (R) who had a stormer too.

Hope Ben West is ok.

 
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leemingtyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 12:03
Good write up Madtyke, nice to have an official, unofficial match report as there hasnt been one for a while.

Very encouraged by Gelbels final comment above.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 13:20
Pistol Pete would have been my MoM too. Although not a spectacular running rugby festival, I thought it a good contest between two good quality Championship teams. Our scrum and defending was excellent when you consider that Jersey have notched up some impressive scalps recently.
Enjoyed the game and, although we didn't hold out to prevent Jersey a losing bonus point, it was still a good win.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 13:38
I would be interested to hear from anyone who watched the match on the stream: commentator comments etc.

(Sm26)

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 16:43
I would have watched on the stream, IF it had been publicised and I'd known it was on. PR????

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
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Zandra YaPoI (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 19:22
Nice one Andy!

Haven't been this season however caught the back end of the live stream and we looked good, liked Mayhew's try, solid Captain's run, personally i think it is something to do with his new haircut!

Hope to come back next season, I'll be working from Catterick from June so I should be back most weekends. Looking forward to Asbo smashing the Yorkshire lads around the pitch!!

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 19:51
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Haxbytyke
I would have watched on the stream, IF it had been publicised and I'd known it was on. PR????

Hi Hax, let's face it, you can't expect the club to advertise a "rival" stream when they really want punters through the turnstiles?

It was mentioned on this forum in the attendance thread.

You missed a good match!

 
TykeGeorge
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TykeGeorge (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 19:55
Mostly agree with comments on game - but to add in mix Chris Elder didn’t have his best game, and usually he is outstanding. George Watkins was prominent which for me has not always been the case, some good runs and a clear high tackle possibly prevented a score. Rich Mayhew was my top performer led the really impressive defense and a great try.

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 20:05
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almostatyke
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Haxbytyke
I would have watched on the stream, IF it had been publicised and I'd known it was on. PR????

Hi Hax, let's face it, you can't expect the club to advertise a "rival" stream when they really want punters through the turnstiles?

It was mentioned on this forum in the attendance thread.

You missed a good match!

Almo, what about those who couldn't go, it was a chance to promote the club? In fairness I don't expect them to promote anything, it is what I've become used to over the years as a supporter. I wouldn't let them organise an event in a brewery!!

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
Carnegiette2
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Carnegiette2 (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 20:15
Thought our defence was very good. Keeping them out just before half time was critical, particularly as they’d had more possession and territory.

 
TykeGeorge
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TykeGeorge (IP Logged)
09/04/2018 20:35
Smiled at Gebels comment earlier about the long grass as my lad made a comment about the grass length before kick off and I thought he was getting in the excuses early!

 
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Gelbel (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 08:04
Haxby totally agree with Almo on the club not promoting a stream. GK IPA had it all over FB and Twitter last week so was out there for interested parties and I was reposting/retweeting everyone.

I have reports the stream was a bit iffy though in the South West!

Are you Grand Nationaling this week?

 
haxbytyke
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Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 10:31
Hi Gel, like many others, I am still in the dark ages and don't use FB or twitter, so unlikely to find out.

Sadly not at Aintree this week, got the joys of being everywhere else for 4 days. I'll be at Newcastle on Saturday.

COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
10/04/2018 11:17
Great report. Thanks madtyke

Radio leeds did great commentary on the game.

 
Bobba
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Bobba (IP Logged)
16/04/2018 00:22
Promoting a stream? That may just get new or past supporters interested in what is going on at the Club. Now we can't have that, can we!

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