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Over the hills and far away


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By ww
November 23 2017

This weekend there are a number of interesting fixtures in the Championship programme. Three of these involve the Yorkshire clubs. Donny are at Ealing, Roth host Scottish and  we are off to my favourite tax haven (Jersey).

After last week's clobbering by Bris we find ourselves in the bottom half of the table. The team above us, Richmond, play the team below us, Pirates. Consequently if we do not get the right result on Saturday we could be in 8th when we play Roth at the Emerald the following week. Roth have London Scottish at Clifton Lane on Saturday where they will be trying for the tenth time to get a first league win of the season.

Our defence, this season, has leaked 274 points so far. This is the third worst in the league and is 80 points more than Jersey have conceded in nine games. Our attack is not firing on all cylinders with only 210 points scored. Our points deficit is third worst after Roth & Scottish. However we have been without a recognised standoff for the last four weeks. We desperately need either Irvine or Davies(or both) to be fit for the trip to Jersey. The Reds made a shaky start to the season but have wons their last two games. We have a decent record on the island ( I recall nilling them at the end of the season before last) so here is a fixture that we ought to and can win.

We have enough talent in our tiny squad to bring back four points from Jersey. I am backing the lads to win by 7 points and be full of confidence when we clash with the Titans the following week.

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Re: Over the hills and far away
JDH (IP Logged)
23/11/2017 15:10
Tough place to go after the last 2 games. We need to stop the slide though. Think I would like to know the side we can put out before committing to a score prediction!

As you say we need Davies back urgent

 
North needs success
Re: Over the hills and far away
24/11/2017 15:49
If our line speed in defence is as poor as it was in the first half last week, and also if we leave our front five players exposed out wide in defence like last week we will get another boatload of points put past us.

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
24/11/2017 21:14
Jersey are always a close-knit team when playing at home. However, with all due respect, I think they currently lack the finances for real quality players.
Our team is a bit make-do-and-mend but we still have the remains of the Redpath team and some of the high quality players from that team.
So if we play to our potential the win will be ours. If we play as well as last week I think we will win.

 
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Re: Over the hills and far away
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 09:30
The Reds' last 2 wins were against the bottom clubs in the division.

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Re: Over the hills and far away
JDH (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 16:20
A great 10-20 win for carnegie. Top result

 
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almostatyke (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 20:34
Not sure we played that well but great to get back winning again. Reading the Offie report, Kirsty got injured trying a conversion, leaving Lucock both as makeshift fly-half and makeshift goal kicker.

Pistol Pete has already secured player of the season in my book!

 
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Re: Over the hills and far away
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 21:59
Wallop!

Win by 10 points away from home. 4 points! Thank you very much!

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Gelbel (IP Logged)
26/11/2017 07:06
We played well against Jersey and some inconsistent reffing decisions with the locals saying we deserved the win. Homer getting MoM proved it.

Our line out was truly bleeding awful and then some. Goodness knows what the % was - under 20 of winning our own or possibly lower

 
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Re: Over the hills and far away
tomthepom (IP Logged)
26/11/2017 20:13
Definitely deserved Gelbel. YC were in almost complete control in the 2nd half, I guess the only thing you could be reproached for was failing to turn this control into a winning lead until 75th minute. But that would be quibbling - it was a solid professional job, while the home team were very disappointing certainly for last hour...

I had the YC line out numbers as W14 L11...

 
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JDH (IP Logged)
27/11/2017 12:57
From the highlights Homer had a really good game. Lucock's kick to the wing for the try was decent too.

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