RUGBY UNION: The numbers game

5:36pm Saturday 1st March 2014

By Ed Mezzetti

Witney’s backs shone in a four-try victory. Here is the numbers' game. See Tuesday’s paper for full report.

South West 1 East

Witney 25, Maidenhead 11

Witney player ratings

15. Robbie Mills 8 (strong defence and a good finish for his try).

11. Arron Lambourne 8 (try capped a committed performance).

13. Matt Clarke 7 (great solo try made up for earlier knock-on).

12. Henry Lamb 7 (dependable effort).

14. James Monks 7 (more good than bad).

10. Ted Landray 9 (STAR MAN, calm, assured and very promising).

9. Gareth Campbell 7 (kept things moving)

1. Jamie Burke 6 (solid effort)

2. Adam Copperwheat 7 (some good work)

3. Alan Richens 7 (strong game)

4. Charlie Bennett 6 (got stuck in)

5. Scott Mortimer 6 (did his job)

6. Carl Campbell 7 (decent all-round display)

7. Stuart Catherall 7 (covered lots of ground)

8. Joe Rowles 6 (played his part)

Replacements used

16. Tom Empson 6 (brief cameo on debut)

17. Tim Muller 6 (filled in fine)

21. Robbie Richardson 7 (made an impact)

Referee: Christopher Whalen (Oxfordshire) – 6 (some strange decisions) Entertainment rating: 8.

Highlight: The move for Arron Lambourne’s try.

Lowlight: Maidenhead were unlucky with injuries.

Form guide: Witney are hitting some real form.


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