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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Sale FC

  • Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club Dillingham Park, Woburn Street Ampthill United Kingdom (map)

Sale Football Club was founded in 1861 by a team of enthusiastic sportsmen drawn mainly from Sale Cricket Club. The fifth oldest surviving rugby club and the most prominent in the history of the North West.

Promoted as Champions of National 2 North last season Sale lie 10th in National 1 with a played 28 Won 12 record. Last week Sale defeated Plymouth Albion at home 31-22 to secure another season in National 1. They have two players Connor Doherty and Christian Taylor who have been rewarded this season with England u19 and England Students call ups.

Last week Ampthill 1stXV secured a bonus point win away at Moseley despite a strong second half comeback from the home side, promotion rivals Old Elthamians failed to secure the 4 try bonus point restoring Ampthill’s lead at the top of National 1 to 5 points. OE’s have another tough game this week away at Bishop’s Stortford, it is possible that Ampthill may secure promotion to the Championship this weekend, be there or you’ll regret it.

It’s Sale FC’s first visit to Dillingham, they play an exciting brand of rugby which is really entertaining to watch so I’m sure it will be a good contest.

We played well in parts last week but we didn’t put an 80 minute performance together so we are hoping to improve on that on Saturday.

Regrettably Richmond can not fulfil the 1881’s fixture so we only have two games at home this week with the 1sts and 5ths both kicking off at 15:00 on the top pitches.
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20190430 Ampthill vs Sale FC

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Carl Burgess

  5. Josh Walker

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Will Allman

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Will Foster

Sale Squad

  1. Dan Birchall

  2. Chris Taylor

  3. Simon Griffiths

  4. Matthew Postlethwaite

  5. Stone Priestley-Nangle

  6. Andrew Hughes

  7. David Seymour

  8. Thomas Ailes

  9. Matt Bradley

  10. Kieran Wilkinson

  11. Paolo Odogwu

  12. Jack Moorhouse

  13. Connor Doherty

  14. Edward O'Keefe

  15. Robert Povey

  16. John Blanchard

  17. Adam Aigbokhae

  18. William Davies

  19. Kieran Dunne

  20. Emiliano Calle Rivas