1st XV - Match centre

Novocastrians
Ryton
N Arbuckle, T Dias, S Busby (2), C Parkinson, G Humphreyson, J Igoe , B Smith (2), L Chater
Full time
G Humphreyson (3), J Wilkes (3)
Sat 4 Mar 15:00 - Northern Division - Durham & Northumerland 1

Novos 62, Ryton 0 - Much Needed Bonus Point Win For Vos

50 unanswered points in the second half allowed Novos to move five points clear of the relegation zone.

A large ground were in attendance at Sutherland Park as the club held a luncheon and dished out "100 club" ties to a host of current and former players. Great scenes and just the kind of support we needed to spur us on for this huge match between two sides at the wrong end of the table.
The lads played with some high tempo rugby in the first half and were rewarded tries through Nick Arbuckle and Tom Dias, conversion added by Greg Humphreyson. Incredibly the second half ended 12-0 as we blew about 20-30 points by inaccurate passing, dropping ball and being a bit greedy at times. Novos 12, Ryton 0 after 40 mins.
Decent half time chat in separate units as we spoke about tempo, set piece dominance and letting the ball do the work in the second half. Ryton had been competitive in the first half but we knew the game was about to open up.
In the second half we scored 50 unanswered points as we moved the ball at every opportunity. Tries were scored by Sam Busby (2), Carl Parkinson, Greg Humphreyson, Josh Igoe, Lewis Chater and Bruno Smith (2). Our kickers whacked over two conversions from Humphresyon and three from Jonno Wilkes for a final score of 62-0.
Thanks go to Craig Wrightson for taking charge of the match. The scrum battle was dominated by our pack and Craig did well to get the game flowing by not penalising every scrum. A good performance by Craig.
Cheers to the Ryton boys. A difficult rugby season for you but there are not many players in rugby that have not been in your boots. We hope that you use the remaining games and they start of pre season to prepare to bounce straight back up into D and N 1.

Key moments

2:00
Try Nick Arbuckle scores for Novocastrians
3:00
Conversion Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
8:00
Try Tom Dias scores for Novocastrians
40:00
Try Sam Busby scores for Novocastrians
42:00
Conversion Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
45:00
Try Carl Parkinson scores for Novocastrians
46:00
Conversion Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
50:00
Try Greg Humphreyson scores for Novocastrians
60:00
Try Josh Igoe scores for Novocastrians
61:00
Conversion Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
65:00
Try Bruno Smith scores for Novocastrians
68:00
Try Bruno Smith scores for Novocastrians
69:00
Try Lewis Chater scores for Novocastrians
70:00
Conversion Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
75:00
Try Sam Busby scores for Novocastrians
76:00
Conversion Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians

Highlights

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76:00 Conversion 62 - 0
Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
75:00 Try 60 - 0
Sam Busby scores for Novocastrians
70:00 Conversion 55 - 0
Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
69:00 Try 53 - 0
Lewis Chater scores for Novocastrians
68:00 Try 48 - 0
Bruno Smith scores for Novocastrians
65:00 Try 43 - 0
Bruno Smith scores for Novocastrians
61:00 Conversion 38 - 0
Jonno Wilkes kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
60:00 Try 36 - 0
Josh Igoe scores for Novocastrians
50:00 Try 31 - 0
Greg Humphreyson scores for Novocastrians
46:00 Conversion 26 - 0
Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
45:00 Try 24 - 0
Carl Parkinson scores for Novocastrians
42:00 Conversion 19 - 0
Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
40:00 Try 17 - 0
Sam Busby scores for Novocastrians
End of period 1
8:00 Try 12 - 0
Tom Dias scores for Novocastrians
3:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Greg Humphreyson kicks a conversion for Novocastrians
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Nick Arbuckle scores for Novocastrians
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As it happened

  • Novocastrians
  • Ryton
  • 0
  • Nick Arbuckle Try 2:00'
  • Greg Humphreyson Conversion 3:00'
  • Tom Dias Try 8:00'
  • Sam Busby Try 40:00'
  • Greg Humphreyson Conversion 42:00'
  • Carl Parkinson Try 45:00'
  • Greg Humphreyson Conversion 46:00'
  • Greg Humphreyson Try 50:00'
  • Josh Igoe Try 60:00'
  • Jonno Wilkes Conversion 61:00'
  • Bruno Smith Try 65:00'
  • Bruno Smith Try 68:00'
  • Lewis Chater Try 69:00'
  • Jonno Wilkes Conversion 70:00'
  • Sam Busby Try 75:00'
  • Jonno Wilkes Conversion 76:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Stockton 26 62
9. Gosforth 26 56
10. Medicals 26 53
11. Hartlepool Rovers 26 47
12. Novocastrians 26 44
13. Hartlepool 26 43
14. Ryton 26 2

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