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Ealing Trailfinders 1871 2nds 15 - 33 Old Haberdashers
Date: 02-12-2023 14:00
Type: Match
Section: Adults

RegulationsMMT Regulations
LocationSee "Related Records & Places"
Pitch4G Championship
CaptainMatt Donnelly
Vice CaptainKavan Fitzpatrick
CoachesDavid Brathwaite
Team ManagerRob Williams
PhysioMatt Knights
RefereeDaniel Burgess 07957 395990
Press AttachéRob Williams
Veo CameraPaul Clarke
ScoreboardPaul Clarke
HospitalityRodger Hitchcock
TransportAt home
Match Day
12.30 Arrival Changing Room
£5 fine into team kitty for late arrival. Message or phone team manager if running late.
Changing RoomChampionship, OP3 for opposition, OP4 for referee
Team RotaPost-match duties players: 13 - 15
Dress code pre-matchEaling logo grey polo
Dress code post-matchEaling logo shirt and tie

Team Selection

1 Adam Mustafa
2 Stan Clauson
3 Pat Nash
4 Matt Donnelly
5 Connor Godfrey
6 Kavan Fitzpatrick
7 Toby Holt
8 Tijai Bright
9 Jacob Pepper
10 Andrew Quick
11 Danny O'Sullivan
12 Semisi Ikahihifo
13 Adrian Coa
14 Kayci Bernard
15 Ben Pink


16 Leo Codrington-Lambert
17 Alex Miller
18 Tom Anwell
19 Devis Acellam

Ealing Trailfinders 1871 2nds battled hard against the second string of Regional 2 side Old Haberdashers but eventually lost by five tries to two on a bitterly cold early December day.

Ealing began brightly with a thumping tackle by Kavan Fitzpatrick, later awarded his tie for 100 senior club appearances and a barnstorming run by No 8 Tijai Bright, but lost possession at a penalty line-out. Whenever the home side put a few passes together their opponents were up quickly in defence to snuffle out any danger. With 6 minutes gone, Habs turned over Ealing ball after a wayward pass, their No 8 made a telling break and a well-timed pass was well collected low down with the Ealing defence scattered. A second try followed from a penalty taken short near the 1871 line, before Ealing fly-half Andrew Quick reduced the deficit to 12-3 with a penalty in off the upright. Five minutes later a Quick clearance kick partly charged down was collected by flanker Toby Holt, who made hard yards before releasing wing Danny O’Sullivan to score half-way out on the left. With the conversion missed, Ealing were just four points down. From an Ealing put-in near their own line, Quick’s clearance kick landed just short of touch, where an Old Haberdashers player fell on the ball, quickly recovered his footing and accelerated past the last defenders for a crucial score. Ealing responded well, and 3 minutes later a quick pass from centre Semi Ikahihifo from rucked ball near the opposition try line put Fitzpatrick into space for a converted try that brought the deficit back to just four points at the interval.

Haberdashers continued to enjoy the bulk of territory and possession in the second half and stretched their lead by seizing on loose ball at the side of a ruck. With time running out for Ealing to claw their way back into the game, the away defence remained well resolute, and the result was put beyond doubt with a simple overlap from the breakdown.

1871 2nds currently stand third in the 10-team Middlesex Merit Table Division 1 and have a significant game on Saturday 9th December against four-placed Old Priorians.

1-06Old HaberdashersTry0 - 5
1-07Old HaberdashersConversion0 - 7
1-15Old HaberdashersTry0 - 12
1-15Andrew QuickPenalty3 - 12
1-20Danny O'SullivanTry8 - 12
1-28Old HaberdashersTry8 - 17
1-29Old HaberdashersConversion8 - 19
1-31Kavan FitzpatrickTry13 - 19
1-32Andrew QuickConversion15 - 19
2-13Old HaberdashersTry15 - 24
2-14Old HaberdashersConversion15 - 26
2-32Old HaberdashersTry15 - 31
2-33Old HaberdashersConversion15 - 33
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