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Ealing Trailfinders 1871 1sts 38 - 10 Bank of England
Date: 13-11-2021 14:30
Type: Match
Section: Adults

LocationVallis Way
Pitch type4G
CompetitionHerts & Middlesex 1
CaptainLiam McDonagh
Vice CaptainLewis Steadman
CoachesMark Percival
Team ManagerVittorio Spadavecchia 07956 442502, Matt Jones
PhysioMatt Knights
Touch JudgeKyle Beck
Press AttachéSteve Weekes
ScoreboardPaul Clarke
TravelHome game
Team MeetingChanging room 13:00. £5 fine into team kitty for late arrival. Message or phone team manager if running late.
Team RotaPost-match duties players 13 - 15
Dress code post-matchWhite shirt plus Ealing tie

If Friday or later cry-off then message or phone Ricky immediately 07956 442502

Team Selection

1 Chris Joyce
2 Liam McDonagh
3 Pat Nash
4 Nyall Wake
5 Matt Donnelly
6 Toby Holt
7 Kenenna Chukwuma
8 David Niven
9 Josh Steadman
10 Callum Nolan-Hutchinson
11 Luca Townshend
12 Aidan FitzGerald
13 Stanilas Duhamel
14 Matt Lacour
15 Lewis Steadman


16 Ben Pink
17 Leighton Price
18 Lucas Brathwaite

Despite a drop-off in intensity in the second half, Ealing 1871 kept up the pressure on the teams above them in the league with six excellent tries, moving into fourth and just one point behind Wasps Amateurs in third. As in the previous game, minds were focused on making a strong start, and the early pressure was rewarded with just three minutes on the clock, centre Aidan Fitzgerald going over wide on the left. Fly half Callum Nolan-Hutchinson nailed a difficult conversion. As the half continued, Ealing dominated at the set pieces with a stream of clean possession, and around the quarter mark left wing Luca Townshend, popping up in midfield, was hauled down close to the try line. The alert Josh Steadman, playing at scrum half, seized on the loose ball to finish well under the posts. When the Bank of England defence came under renewed pressure a few minutes later, an aimless kick was collected at pace by Josh Steadman, who accelerated past the first defenders and offloaded to turn provider for his full back brother Lewis. With the conversion missed, 1871 held a comfortable 19-0 lead, which was inceased by a bonus point-winning fourth try by No 8 David Niven, stretching over the line to complete a forwards move.

Turning around 26 points to the good, Ealing began the second period on the attack, and notched a fifth try 7 minutes after the re-start, when Ben Pink, on the wing after an early injury to Matthew Lacour, made good ground, sent a perfectly weighted kick through to the Bank try line and collected to touch down near the sticks. Bank of England started to come back into the game as Ealing lost of some of the edge evident in the first half and were rewarded with a short-range try by their tight-head prop. With 5 minutes left they managed a second score in the left-hand corner. Almost immediately 1871 responded, however, with an unconverted try scored with panache by outside centre Stan Duhamel.

Man of the match for outstanding line-out play and telling contributions in attack and defence was second row Nyall Wake.

After a week's break, 1871 face a key match away to Barnet Elizabethans, who currently share top spot with London Scottish.

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