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1st XV - Match centre

Brixham
Newton Abbot
J Hext (2), J Simonetti, S Thomas, C Bedwell (2)
Tries
M Dowrick
M Pinkus (4)
Conversions
R Avery-Wright
M Pinkus (2)
Penalties
R Avery-Wright, R Avery-Wright
Sat 8 Sep 14:30 - South West Division - South West Premier Full time

South West Premier league win

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A local derby for the first home League match of the season brought Newton Abbot to Astley Park.

Brixham 44 Newton Abbot 13

Match report: Philip Wills

A local derby for the first home League match of the season brought Newton Abbot to Astley Park. Brixham had somewhat the better of the play in the opening period and took the lead when stand-off Mitch Pinkus scored a penalty. Newton’s vaunted back line failed to make much impression on the Fishermen’s defence but two penalties put them ahead by the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter, scorewise, belonged entirely to Brixham. After a lineout catch and drive made little progress scrum-half Jamie Hext spotted a gap on the fringes and touched down for a try. The conversion was missed but Brixham had the momentum and a second try followed soon after. A quick pass to centre JP Simonetti wrong-footed the Newton defence and his run took him through three defenders to go over under the posts. An easy conversion for Mitch Pinkus extended the Brixham lead.

The Fishermen continued to press and Newton were beginning to feel the strain. A high tackle cost them a man to the sin-bin and the penalty added three points to the Brixham tally. Before the break another seven were added – Brixham No 8 Sam Thomas touched down for a try under the posts; Mitch Pinkus converted.

Trailing by 25 points to 6, Newton knew they faced a struggle to get anything out of the game in the second half but they had the wind and slope in their favour. Six minutes into the period their task got greater. Brixham attacked in midfield and though there was a hint of a knock-on the ball went to full-back Connor Bedwell. His run sucked in defenders and winger Jesse Lowe had space on the wing. When he was brought down Jamie Hext was on hand to take the ball the final ten metres to the try-line.

The All Whites were down, but not out, and midway through the half a spell of forward pressure was rewarded with a converted try for the visitors. This was to be the only chink they found in the Brixham defence, however and two converted tries for Brixham in the final stages provided the icing on the cake for the vociferous home crowd.

Both tries were scored by Connor Bedwell; the first from a neat crossfield kick by Mitch Pinkus which Bedwell did well to pick up and run in almost unopposed. He had to work a little harder for the second. It came from a Newton dropped ball and Bedwell had to run three-quarters of the length of the pitch, in front of the grandstand before touching down.

Key moments

9:00
Penalty Mitch Pinkus kicks a penalty for Brixham
15:00
Penalty Rob Avery-Wright kicks a penalty for Newton Abbot
20:00
Penalty Rob Avery-Wright kicks a penalty for Newton Abbot
24:00
Try Jamie Hext scores for Brixham
27:00
Try Jean-Pierre Simonetti scores for Brixham
28:00
Conversion Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
38:00
Try Sam Thomas scores for Brixham
38:40
Conversion Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
39:40
Penalty Mitch Pinkus kicks a penalty for Brixham
43:00
Try Jamie Hext scores for Brixham
50:00
Try Max Dowrick scores for Newton Abbot
50:50
Conversion Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
75:00
Try Connor Bedwell scores for Brixham
75:40
Conversion Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
79:00
Try Connor Bedwell scores for Brixham
79:40
Conversion Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham

Highlights

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79:40 Conversion 44 - 13
Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
79:00 Try 42 - 13
Connor Bedwell scores for Brixham
75:40 Conversion 37 - 13
Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
75:00 Try 35 - 13
Connor Bedwell scores for Brixham
70:50 Sub On
Andre Simonetti is substituted on for Brixham
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Goodman is substituted off for Brixham
55:50 Sub On
Matthew Skeet is substituted on for Brixham
55:00 Sub Off
Dan Parkes is substituted off for Brixham
50:50 Conversion 30 - 13
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a conversion for Newton Abbot
50:00 Try 30 - 11
Max Dowrick scores for Newton Abbot
48:30 Sub On
Jordan Watson is substituted on for Brixham
48:00 Sub Off
Joe Lovell is substituted off for Brixham
43:00 Try 30 - 6
Jamie Hext scores for Brixham
End of period 1
39:40 Penalty 25 - 6
Mitch Pinkus kicks a penalty for Brixham
39:00 Yellow Card
Luke Mingo is yellow carded for Newton Abbot
38:40 Conversion 22 - 6
Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
38:00 Try 20 - 6
Sam Thomas scores for Brixham
28:00 Conversion 15 - 6
Mitch Pinkus kicks a conversion for Brixham
27:00 Try 13 - 6
Jean-Pierre Simonetti scores for Brixham
24:30 Missed Conversion
Mitch Pinkus misses a conversion for Brixham
24:00 Try 8 - 6
Jamie Hext scores for Brixham
20:00 Penalty 3 - 6
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a penalty for Newton Abbot
15:00 Penalty 3 - 3
Rob Avery-Wright kicks a penalty for Newton Abbot
9:00 Penalty 3 - 0
Mitch Pinkus kicks a penalty for Brixham
8:00 Yellow Card
Jaryd Harris is yellow carded for Newton Abbot
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Brixham
  • Newton Abbot
  • 0
  • Jaryd Harris Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Penalty 9:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Penalty 15:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Penalty 20:00'
  • Jamie Hext Try 24:00'
  • Jean-Pierre Simonetti Try 27:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Conversion 28:00'
  • Sam Thomas Try 38:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Conversion 38:40'
  • Luke Mingo Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Penalty 39:40'
  • Jamie Hext Try 43:00'
  • Joe Lovell Sub Off 48:00'
  • Jordan Watson Sub On 48:30'
  • Max Dowrick Try 50:00'
  • Rob Avery-Wright Conversion 50:50'
  • Dan Parkes Sub Off 55:00'
  • Matthew Skeet Sub On 55:50'
  • Tom Goodman Sub Off 70:00'
  • Andre Simonetti Sub On 70:50'
  • Connor Bedwell Try 75:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Conversion 75:40'
  • Connor Bedwell Try 79:00'
  • Mitch Pinkus Conversion 79:40'

Team selection

Bedwell, Connor Bedwell, Connor
Lowe, Jesse Lowe, Jesse
Cully, Harrison Cully, Harrison
Simonetti, Jean-Pierre Simonetti, Jean-Pierre
Goodman, Tom Goodman, Tom
Pinkus, Mitch Pinkus, Mitch
Hext, Jamie Hext, Jamie
Thomas, Sam Thomas, Sam
Lovell, Joe Lovell, Joe
Cane, Kyle Cane, Kyle
Thomas, Adam Thomas, Adam
Riley, Nathan Riley, Nathan
Parkes, Dan Parkes, Dan
Bryce, Chey Bryce, Chey
Morris, Russell Morris, Russell
Newton Abbot
  • 1. Lloyd Radford
  • 2. Max Dowrick
  • 3. Tom White
  • 4. Luke Mingo
  • 5. Colin Stewart
  • 6. Chris Courtier
  • 7. Alex Smith
  • 8. Jaryd Harris
  • 9. Ollie Avery-Wright
  • 10. Rob Avery-Wright
  • 11. Jack Bond
  • 12. Mason Roswall
  • 13. Matt Jess
  • 14. Kyle Browne
  • 15. Tom Putt

League round up

Other South West Premier results

23
20
Maidenhead
Drybrook
18
17
Exeter University
31
28
Bournemouth
38
24
Barnstaple

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Exmouth 26 75
7. Weston-super-Mare 26 73
8. Brixham 26 71
9. Camborne 26 70
10. Bracknell 26 65
11. Drybrook 26 56
12. Cleve 26 43

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