George-Wilding-301
Sunset2
Landscape
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Animals06
Camilla-MSM
Inbox2
Inbox-1
Duke-of-Kent086
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
TdB-Pewsey044
Musical-Time-Machine5
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
4MI-2013-11-28030
D812668
White-Horse
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
MYFC005
Snowy-High-Street
Pete-Gage-Band1
Tina-May5
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Civic-Service-18
Remebrance-18-1
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
Gordon-and-Sam
Brooks-Williams1
Remebrance-18-2
IMG9097
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
JazzFestSat572
Scouting-for-Girls7
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Turin-Brakes6
SBJ
IMG8472
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Roving-Crows1
D4S0472
Ogbourne
Sunset
Brazier
Remebrance-18-3
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
D4S9273
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
FROSTY-MORNING-
Big-Bull
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Hares017cropped

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marlborough Rugby: Marlborough storm back to comprehensive win after slow start

Marlborough 47 - 12 Combe Down

After some heavy rain and an early pitch inspection the game kicked off in sunshine.

Combe Down scored first after 10 mins after some poor defence by the home team, the conversion was missed.

The home team's response came quickly when at a penalty, scrum half Jake Williams took a quick tap and ran in to score while the away team were still organising themselves, full back Garth Bari converted.  Marlborough this time were guilty of their own defensive disorganisation and on 30 mins Combe Down scored a converted try, although at this time they only had 13 men on the pitch.  A couple of yellow cards and one for a reaction to some nasty off field comments.

As the first half drew to a close, player/joint coach Leo Tuliva scored a good individual try under the posts, again Bari converted.  Then on the last play before half time Semisi Rasivo, who made a number of good breaks from the back of the scrums, broke a couple of tackles and scored in the corner, the conversion was missed. Half time 19-12.

The 2nd half and the home team had organised themselves better, Tuliva's defence was leading the way, the needless mistakes stopped and soon the gaps opened up.  The front row of Gareth Smith, Epeli Kotobalavu and Lemeki Moala, who all had great games, were rewarded for their efforts when after 45 mins prop Gareth Smith was put into space on the 22 and scored in the corner, Bari converted.

A recent feature of the team's play has been the line out work, jumpers Jamie Pittams and Sam Gouldbourn winning some great ball from the throwing in of Kotobalavu.  Again the reward came when after 50mins second row Jamie Pittams found himself on the wing and finished off a really nice backs move, Bari converted again.  On 60 mins joint coach Lotu Ngungutau, who had come on as a 2nd half replacement, picked up from the base of a ruck and drove over, again Bari converted.

Then 12 minutes later Ngungutau repeated the score with a very similar try, Bari was off injured so James Clancy converted.

Final score 47-12.

Print

Duke-of-Kent086
Remebrance-18-2
TdB-Pewsey044
Brooks-Williams1
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
D4S0472
Brazier
IMG8472
Pete-Gage-Band1
Sunset2
Landscape
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Torch-2012-05-23093-
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Ogbourne
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
JazzFestSat572
Scouting-for-Girls7
Snowy-High-Street
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
George-Wilding-301
White-Horse
IMG9097
Roving-Crows1
Civic-Service-18
Camilla-MSM
Remebrance-18-3
SBJ
D812668
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
D4S9273
Gordon-and-Sam
Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Animals06
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Sunset
Big-Bull
Musical-Time-Machine5
Tina-May5
Remebrance-18-1
CivicSelfie1
Turin-Brakes6
Camilla-2012-10-19152
4MI-2013-11-28030
MYFC005
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Hares017cropped