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1st Team - Match centre

Hull Ionians
Darlington Mowden Park
C Bell, S Wilson
Full time
S Uzokwe, C Auld, B Frankland, A Radwan
I Green
W Seals (2)
I Green
W Seals
Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - RFU National - National 1

Mowden Take Maximum Points from Trip to Hull

Back-to-back 5 point wins take DMP to second in the National One table

DMPRFC backed up last week's home win against Loughborough Students RFC, with another 5-league points at the Brantingham Park HQ of Hull Ionians RFC.
Although the score suggests a close encounter, DMPRFC dominated proceedings and whilst not at their best, scored 4 tries via flanker Simon Uzokwe, Ben Frankland, fellow centre and skipper Chris Auld and a fine individual effort from winger Adam Radwan.
The early rain had presented testing conditions for the players as the game progressed and heralded a catalogue of handling errors for the players, who initially struggled to overcome those difficulties.
Visiting fly half Warren Seals was first to register on the scoreboard and when the home side were adjudged to be offside 20-metres from their line, SEALS stepped up to put DMPRFC in front after 6 minutes. (0 - 3).
DMPRFC enjoyed the lion's share of possession in the first quarter, but were thwarted from recording any further scoring by a combination of some good home defence and some final pass errors.
It was Hull who registered next against the run of play, when DMPRFC had strayed offside, with flanker O'Donnell levelling the scores with a well taken penalty (3 - 3).
Hull weathered the storm of attacks to go ahead, when some poor midfield defence allowed fly half Chris Bell to glide through (8 - 3) and the resulting O'Donnell conversion took the home side clear (10 - 3) as the interval approached.
DMPRFC regained possession and just prior to the interval, SEALS fashioned a kick from a penalty within 10-metres of the home line. With replacements Darren Fearn and Simon Uzokwe having been introduced, the catch and drive from the resulting lineout saw the Hull pack engage reverse gear, with the DMPRFC pack driving UZOKWE over the line for the visitors first try (10 - 8), with SEALS levelling the scores with the conversion (10 - 10) on the stroke of half time.
On resumption of play, it was more of the same, as DMPRFC took up the challenge, dominating territory and possession, with the home side lacking focus and direction.
When a penalty was awarded to the visitors for offside, the Hull defence never recovered when SEALS hit the upright and in their panic to clear their lines, Hull lost possession, allowing DMPRFC to spin the ball along the line for skipper Chris Auld to find a gap in the home defence for the touchdown (10 - 15).
By this time it was all DMPRFC and it was no surprise when another catch and drive lineout brought rewards for the pack, when this time centre Ben Frankland managed to force the ball down to put DMPRFC further ahead (10 - 20).
The visitors dominance was underlined when flanker Dave Fisher brought an early end to a promising Hull attack with some determined counter-rucking, allowing FRANKLAND to exit DMPRFC's half, moving the ball on to eager winger Adam Radwan to use his pace and after a series of kicks on though the home defence, won the sprint when the ball reached the line for the score. (10 - 25), SEALS converting (10 - 27).
Some late Hull pressure brought a consolation try from winger Sam Wilson (15 - 27), but the day belonged to DMPRFC who now face Cambridge RFC on Saturday at the Northern Echo Arena.

Referee: Llyr Apgeraint- Roberts
Attendance: 224.

Simon Uzokwe

Player of the Match

Simon Uzokwe

Key moments

6:00
Penalty Warren Seals kicks a penalty for Darlington Mowden Park
20:00
Penalty Isaac Green kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
32:00
Try Chris Bell scores for Hull Ionians
32:30
Conversion Isaac Green kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
39:00
Try Simon Uzokwe scores for Darlington Mowden Park
39:30
Conversion Warren Seals kicks a conversion for Darlington Mowden Park
42:00
Try Chris Auld scores for Darlington Mowden Park
60:00
Try Ben Frankland scores for Darlington Mowden Park
60:30
Conversion Warren Seals kicks a conversion for Darlington Mowden Park
67:00
Try Adam Radwan scores for Darlington Mowden Park
74:00
Try Sam Wilson scores for Hull Ionians

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HIGHLIGHTS - Hull v DMP
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HIGHLIGHTS - Hull v DMP

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Simon Uzokwe is awarded player of the match for Darlington Mowden Park
74:00 Try 15 - 27
Sam Wilson scores for Hull Ionians
67:00 Try 10 - 27
Adam Radwan scores for Darlington Mowden Park
60:30 Conversion 10 - 22
Warren Seals kicks a conversion for Darlington Mowden Park
60:00 Try 10 - 20
Ben Frankland scores for Darlington Mowden Park
42:00 Try 10 - 15
Chris Auld scores for Darlington Mowden Park
End of period 1
39:30 Conversion 10 - 10
Warren Seals kicks a conversion for Darlington Mowden Park
39:00 Try 10 - 8
Simon Uzokwe scores for Darlington Mowden Park
32:30 Conversion 10 - 3
Isaac Green kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
32:00 Try 8 - 3
Chris Bell scores for Hull Ionians
20:00 Penalty 3 - 3
Isaac Green kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
6:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Warren Seals kicks a penalty for Darlington Mowden Park
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hull Ionians
  • Darlington Mowden Park
  • 0
  • Warren Seals Penalty 6:00'
  • Isaac Green Penalty 20:00'
  • Chris Bell Try 32:00'
  • Isaac Green Conversion 32:30'
  • Simon Uzokwe Try 39:00'
  • Warren Seals Conversion 39:30'
  • Chris Auld Try 42:00'
  • Ben Frankland Try 60:00'
  • Warren Seals Conversion 60:30'
  • Adam Radwan Try 67:00'
  • Sam Wilson Try 74:00'

Team selection

Connon, Grant Connon, Grant
Mackenzie, Callum Mackenzie, Callum
Frankland, Ben Frankland, Ben
Auld, Chris Auld, Chris
Radwan, Adam Radwan, Adam
Seals, Warren Seals, Warren
Dudman, Matt Dudman, Matt
Hodgson, Ollie Hodgson, Ollie
Heaton, Matt Heaton, Matt
Fisher, Dave Fisher, Dave
Craggs, Joe Craggs, Joe
Vaioleti, Talite Vaioleti, Talite
Payne, Jack Payne, Jack
Wood, Chris Wood, Chris
Appleby, Ralph Appleby, Ralph
Hull Ionians
  • 1. Rikki Stout
  • 2. Ally Forth
  • 3. Ben Bell
  • 4. Joe Makin
  • 5. James Newman
  • 6. Tom O'Donnell
  • 7. James Sanderson
  • 8. Ed Falkingham
  • 9. Isaac Green
  • 10. Chris Bell
  • 11. Steve Slingsby
  • 12. Joe Allott
  • 13. James Tinknell
  • 14. Sam Wilson
  • 15. Lewis Minikin
  • 16. Mike Bradshaw
  • 17. Alistair Thomson
  • 18. Mark Wigham
  • 19. Sam Wolstenholme
  • 20. Greg Lound

League round up

Other National 1 results

Ampthill
28
24
Old Albanians
37
19
Fylde
Coventry
50
11
Birmingham Moseley
Plymouth Albion
43
10
Rosslyn Park
6
25

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Coventry 14 68
2. Darlington Mowden Park 14 55
3. Blackheath 14 49
4. Plymouth Albion 13 47
5. Ampthill 14 46
6. Bishop's Stortford 14 45
7. Old Elthamians 14 38

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