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1st XV - Match centre

Trojans
Basingstoke
B Fontaine (2), T Long (3), M Coffin
Tries
Unknown, Unknown
T Long (5)
Conversions
Unknown
T Long
Penalties
Fri 16 Mar 19:45 - London & SE Division - London 3 South West Full time

1st v Basingstoke home 16th March 2018

A good win under lights

Trojans had a convincing win against bottom place Basingstoke under lights on Friday, although the score doesn’t reflect the effort put in by Basingstoke at times but they were primarily beaten by the total dominance of the Trojans forwards. Veteran prop Marcus Coffin was made man of the match for a great individual try even though fly-half Toogi Long scored 28 points, three tries, five conversions and a penalty.

Trojans kicked off and contained Basingstoke to their own half and from a line-out on five minutes the ball was chipped over the Basingstoke defence for centre Ben Fontaine to gather and cross the line with a Toogi Long conversion. Trojans kept up the pressure and, after a strong run by the Basingstoke full back taking the ball into the Trojans 22 but making no more of it, Trojans were back in the Basingstoke 22 with a successful penalty kicked by Long on the quarter hour. Trojans were well on top in the scrums and mauls and had a couple of scoring chances but, after 25 minutes Trojans had to defend in their own half and some loose passing allowed Basingstoke to intercept and run down unopposed to score a converted try. Soon after, Trojans were back on the attack and from a line-out on the 22 a great driving maul pushed right to the line with the ball being slipped out for Fontaine to score his second try, converted by Long. Trojans were keeping up the pressure but, just before half time, some good running from the Basingstoke backs resulted in a score in the quarter. So, although Trojans were dominating throughout the half they were only 17 – 12 ahead at the break.

Right at the start of the second half, a Basingstoke defensive kick was charged down and Long was on hand to gather, run to the line and convert his own try. Although Basingstoke put in some good play in was generally Trojans with the territorial advantage and when the ball popped out the back of a Basingstoke ruck prop Marcus Coffin was on hand with an excellent pick-up to run the 10 metres to the line for an easy Long conversion. On 25 minutes Long was again on the score sheet with his own chip over the defence and run round to gather and put another 7 points to his name. This was followed up with five minutes to go when Long picked up the ball at the back of ruck close to the Basingstoke line and dive over for his hat-trick and close the convincing win.

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Key moments

7:00
Try Ben Fontaine scores for Trojans
7:00
Conversion Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
17:00
Penalty Toogi Long kicks a penalty for Trojans
25:00
Try Try for Basingstoke
25:00
Conversion Conversion for Basingstoke
30:00
Try Ben Fontaine scores for Trojans
30:00
Conversion Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
37:00
Try Try for Basingstoke
42:00
Try Toogi Long scores for Trojans
42:00
Conversion Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
51:00
Try Marcus Coffin scores for Trojans
51:00
Conversion Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
66:00
Try Toogi Long scores for Trojans
66:00
Conversion Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
75:00
Try Toogi Long scores for Trojans

Highlights

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75:00 Try 43 - 12
Toogi Long scores for Trojans
66:00 Try 36 - 12
Toogi Long scores for Trojans
66:00 Conversion 38 - 12
Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
51:00 Try 29 - 12
Marcus Coffin scores for Trojans
51:00 Conversion 31 - 12
Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
42:00 Try 22 - 12
Toogi Long scores for Trojans
42:00 Conversion 24 - 12
Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
End of period 1
37:00 Try 17 - 12
Try for Basingstoke
30:00 Conversion 17 - 7
Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
30:00 Try 15 - 7
Ben Fontaine scores for Trojans
25:00 Try 10 - 5
Try for Basingstoke
25:00 Conversion 10 - 7
Conversion for Basingstoke
17:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Toogi Long kicks a penalty for Trojans
7:00 Try 5 - 0
Ben Fontaine scores for Trojans
7:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Toogi Long kicks a conversion for Trojans
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As it happened

  • Trojans
  • Basingstoke
  • 0
  • Ben Fontaine Try 7:00'
  • Toogi Long Conversion 7:00'
  • Toogi Long Penalty 17:00'
  • Try 25:00'
  • Conversion 25:00'
  • Ben Fontaine Try 30:00'
  • Toogi Long Conversion 30:00'
  • Try 37:00'
  • Toogi Long Try 42:00'
  • Toogi Long Conversion 42:00'
  • Marcus Coffin Try 51:00'
  • Toogi Long Conversion 51:00'
  • Toogi Long Try 66:00'
  • Toogi Long Conversion 66:00'
  • Toogi Long Try 75:00'

Team selection

Kochanowski, Joby Kochanowski, Joby
Scott, Matt Scott, Matt
Pooley, Charles Pooley, Charles
Fontaine, Ben Fontaine, Ben
Wiseman, Philip Wiseman, Philip
Long, Toogi Long, Toogi
Boyd, Christopher Boyd, Christopher
Goff, George Goff, George
Birnie, Ryan Birnie, Ryan
Kirkbright, Adam Kirkbright, Adam
Semple, Sam Semple, Sam
Wright, Chris Wright, Chris
Coffin, Marcus Coffin, Marcus
Greenhalgh, Mark Greenhalgh, Mark
Nanson, Marcus Nanson, Marcus

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Old Cranleighans 21 96
2. Old Emanuel 22 95
3. Portsmouth 22 93
4. Battersea Ironsides 22 67
5. Trojans 22 67
6. Teddington 22 63
7. Old Tiffinians 22 56

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