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Ealing Trailfinders 1871 1sts 61 - 17 Old Priorian
Date: 24-03-2023 19:45
Type: Match
Section: Adults

CompetitionNW Middlesex Cup semi final
LocationSee "Related Records & Places"
CaptainLewis Steadman
Vice CaptainNyall Wake
CoachesMark Percival, Eddie Beck
Team ManagerDavid Brathwaite 07966462532
PhysioErik Gee
RefereePaul Richards
Press AttachéRob Williams
Touch JudgeChamika De Silva
Veo CameraPaul Clarke
ScoreboardPaul Clarke
TransportAt home
Match Day
18.00 Arrival Changing Room
18.15 Kickers & Throwers
18.45 Team Meeting in changing room
18:50 All Players On Pitch, Primers, Units, Fortress
19:35 Hits on Shields
19.37 Back Into The Changing Room
£5 fine into team kitty for late arrival. Message or phone team manager if running late.
Changing RoomChampionship
Team RotaPost-match duties players: 1 - 4
Dress code pre-matchEaling logo grey polo
Dress code post-matchEaling logo shirt and tie

Team Selection

1 Tim Hitchcock
2 Will Day
3 Dan O'Mahony
4 Nyall Wake
5 Matt Donnelly
6 Kavan Fitzpatrick
7 Gereint Price
8 Jason Dissanayake
9 Kyle Beck
10 Harry Vidler
11 Josh Steadman
12 Lewis Steadman
13 Rasaan Samms
14 Danny O'Sullivan
15 Harrison Slater


16 Abdou Traore
17 Reggie Elliot-Jones
18 Afzaal Mir
19 Ian Kilcoyne

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A final against North-West Middlesex Floodlit Cup traditional cup rivals Ruislip on Wednesday 19 April beckons following a comprehensive nine-try semi-final victory over Old Priorian. The visitors, after a hard season that saw them finish in their highest-ever league position, fielded a Young Priorian side, led by former Ealing player Cian McBride, and after competing well for the first half were blown away by the intensity 1871 brought to the game.

An even opening saw OPs come close to opening the scoring on the right wing, where Danny O’Sullivan did just enough in pursuit of his opposite number to prevent the try, and shortly afterwards O’Sullivan was himself on the scoresheet , having been given space to finish in the left corner by swift passing along the back line. No 10 Harry Vidler converted well. Undaunted, Priorian responded within 2 minutes courtesy of their young No 8 Cathal Sheehan on a solo run to the right-corner, from where McBride was unable to add the conversion. Scrum half Kyle Beck then feinted to pass right in an attacking position and skipped back inside to finish close the posts, leaving Vidler with an easy 2 points. After a brief break for an injury to the referee, Priorian again responded quickly, through hooker Rhodri Darwent, the conversion attempt hitting the upright. With 26 minutes gone Ealing extended their lead to 19-10 through O’Sullivan, with a well-timed interception and straight run to the line wide on the left. The visitors once again responded, collecting the ball from a kick ahead down the left touch line and reducing the deficit to 19-17 with a second try to Sheehan and a conversion. At the end of the first period Ealing found themselves having to defend their line, but thanks to a dominant scrum and some enterprising back play moved to the other end of the field, and from a penalty awarded close to the try line prop Tim Hitchcock barged his way over.

The half-time score of 26-17 suggested a competitive second half to come, but an increasingly dominant display by 1871 instead yielded 35 unanswered points. Within a minute of the restart inside centre Josh Steadman scored the try of the night, slicing through the defence and then taking a fine angle to the posts. An attacking scrum 10 minutes after the break gave Beck options, and he again feinted to pass and then side-stepped his way to the line. Just a minute later Nyall Wake took a clean line-out and set off on a run with the Priorian defence in disarray. Hitchcock was on hand to take over and score to the left of the posts for his second of the day. With a quarter of an hour remaining, Beck took a quick penalty, the ball was moved swiftly left and replacement Abdou Traore finished with aplomb in the corner. Finally, Jason Dissanayake finished to the left of the posts for his side’s ninth try of the day.

If Ealing bring the same intensity to the final at Wasps FC in three weeks’ time, the chances of the trophy returning to Vallis Way look good. In the meantime there is cup action of a different kind, with the inaugural Papa Johns Community Cup draw producing a trip to the Isle of Dogs to play Counties 2 Essex side Millwall RFC on 1st April.

09:00Danny O'SullivanTry5 - 0
10:00Harry VidlerConversion7 - 0
12:00Old PriorianTry7 - 5
16:00Kyle BeckTry12 - 5
17:00Harry VidlerConversion14 - 5
19:00Old PriorianTry14 - 10
25:00Danny O'SullivanTry19 - 10
32:00Old ProrianTry19 - 15
33:00Old PriorianConversion19 - 17
40:00Tim HitchcockTry24 - 17
40:00+1Harry VidlerConversion26 - 17
41:00Josh SteadmanTry31 - 17
42:00Harry VidlerConversion33 - 17
48:00Kyle BeckTry38 - 17
49:00Harry VidlerConversion40 - 17
51:00Tim HitchcockTry45 - 17
52:00Harry VidlerConversion47 - 17
62:00Abdou TraoreTry52 - 17
63:00Harry VidlerConversion54 - 17
65:00Jason DissanayakeTry59 - 17
66:00Harry VidlerConversion61 - 17
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