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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Plymouth Albion

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

This season Albion have a played 17 won 8 record to lie 7th in the National 1 table 12 points behind our 4th placed 1stXV. After a difficult start to the season Plymouth have hit a rich vein of form winning 4 games on the bounce including defeating  Blackheath away last weekend. The reverse fixture against us in September saw the visitors win at home 17-5, games between the two sides are always physical and close, rarely being decided by more than one score.

After their Boxing day heroics at Bedford Blues the 1stXV came back to Earth with a bump at Esher last week, trailing 35-5 after 25 minutes and 49-22 after 60 minutes they staged a mighty fightback to close to 49-48 with 2 minutes to play before a miss-understanding saw the ball kicked dead after time had expired. The 15 try thriller which Ampthill edged 7 tries to 8 was wonderful festive fare for spectators if not for both defence coaches!

Albion on current form are the best team in National 1 taking 18 out of the last 20 points available to them and winning four out of four including a massive win last week away at second placed Blackheath. Challenges don’t come any bigger, both teams know each other well and matches have always been exciting.

Ampthill would rather forget about last week, conceding 7 tries for the first time this season and frankly looking like a team of schoolboys in defensive terms. However there were some positives after twice coming back from 30pt deficits and, with a little more composure at the death may even have snuck the win.
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby

Match Gallery: 20190112 Ampthill 1st XV vs Plymouth Albion

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Oliver Walliker

  3. Karl Garside

  4. Henri Williams

  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. Will Foster

  16. Ben Wilkinson

  17. Matt Collins

  18. Will Allman

  19. Gavin Williams

  20. Mickey Wilson

Plymouth Squad

  1. Will Norton

  2. Paul Davis

  3. Dan Pullinger

  4. Lewis Pearson

  5. Dan Collier

  6. John Kelly

  7. George Mills

  8. Herbie Stupple

  9. Cam Setter

  10. Connor Eastgate

  11. Matt Shepherd

  12. Dean Squire

  13. Seta Raumakita

  14. Josh Skelcey

  15. Dan Powell

  16. Jamie Salter

  17. James Kenny

  18. Kieran Westlake

  19. Dan Mugford

  20. Jack Arnott

Earlier Event: December 22
Ampthill 1st VX Vs Chinnor
Later Event: January 19
Ampthill Extras Vs Peterborough 2nd XV