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1st XV - Match centre

Peterborough Lions
Hull Ionians
J Askham, T Gulland
Tries
S Wilson, E Falkingham, B Whyte
N Defeo
Conversions
L Minikin (2)
B Young
Penalties
L Minikin (2)
Sat 5 Jan 14:15 - RFU National - National 2 North Full time

Peterborough Lions 15 v 25 Hull Ionians

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Bad light stops play.

“Social scientists” claim that the most depressing day of the year is the third Monday of January. It will have to be awful if it is to be worse than Saturday in Peterborough. True, Ionians won 15 – 25, but they limped over the line against a Peterborough side who were left to battle hard for an hour after Suva Maasi was dismissed for foul play (a harsh decision by general consensus).
Ionians made a promising start, pinning the Lions in their own half, and they took a deserved lead with a Lewis Minikin penalty, despite being reduced to 14 after Lewis Wilson was dispatched after a fracas erupted following an ill-judged tackle from Billy Hardy.
The visitors extended the lead after 20 minutes when a penalty was drilled into touch and the resulting line-out was turned in field to create a gap down the touch line for Sam Wilson to exploit, diving in at the corner for the opening try. Minikin goaled from out wide and Ionians were in front, 0 – 10.
Within moments of the re-start Peterborough were dealt what should have been a fatal blow, the removal of Maasi. It galvanised the hosts who, despite falling further behind to a well constructed try finished by Ed Falkingham, came more into the game led forward by No 8 Connor Gracy and prompted by diminutive scrum-half Franco Pertico.
Peterborough laid siege to the Ionians line in the closing minutes of the first half and they gained just reward when the constant bombardment opened a gap for Jack Askam to barge over.
The second half started in similar vein, with Peterborough camped close to the Ionians line and they further reduced the deficit with Tom Gulland burrowing his way to the line from close range. Meyers added the conversion and the Lions roared back into the contest, only 12 – 17 in arrears.
Another Lewis Minikin penalty put some small distance between the sides and a brief revival of the league leaders attacking play suggested that they may run away with the match in the final quarter. Unfortunately, they flattered to deceive and it was the lions who registered next on the score-sheet with a penalty for Ben Young.
Ionians had to wait until the final minute to crack the resolute home rear guard. Sam Wilson chased a lost cause but it pushed Peterborough deep into their own 22. They were unable to clear the danger and Ionians moved the ball across the field and a long pass gave sufficient space for Ben Whyte to race in.
There was barely sufficient time remaining for Peterborough to fashion a reply, as soon as Ionians gained possession a relieved Morgan Bunting punted the ball into touch to end a frustrating and disappointing afternoon for both sides.

Peterborough's view of events - www.pitchero.com/clubs/peterboroughlionsrfc/teams/14259/match-centre/1-3596624

Benjamin Bell

Player of the Match

Benjamin Bell

Key moments

11:00
Penalty Lewis Minikin kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
18:00
Try Sam Wilson scores for Hull Ionians
19:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
28:00
Try Edward Falkingham scores for Hull Ionians
29:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
36:00
Try Jack Askham scores for Peterborough Lions
50:00
Try Tom Gulland scores for Peterborough Lions
51:00
Conversion Nico Defeo kicks a conversion for Peterborough Lions
57:00
Penalty Lewis Minikin kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
61:00
Penalty Ben Young kicks a penalty for Peterborough Lions
78:00
Try Ben Whyte scores for Hull Ionians

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Benjamin Bell is awarded player of the match for Hull Ionians
78:00 Try 15 - 25
Ben Whyte scores for Hull Ionians
76:00 Sub On
Ben Carlile is substituted on for Hull Ionians
76:00 Sub Off
David Laverick is substituted off for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub On
Ben Whyte is substituted on for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub Off
Adam Thomas is substituted off for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub On
Sam Crane is substituted on for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub Off
Lewis Wilson is substituted off for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub On
James Newman is substituted on for Hull Ionians
68:00 Sub Off
Mark Wigham is substituted off for Hull Ionians
63:00 Sub On
Jack Lewis is substituted on for Peterborough Lions
63:00 Sub Off
Jack Askham is substituted off for Peterborough Lions
61:00 Penalty 15 - 20
Ben Young kicks a penalty for Peterborough Lions
57:00 Sub Off
Franco Perticaro is substituted off for Peterborough Lions
57:00 Penalty 12 - 20
Lewis Minikin kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
57:00 Sub On
Tom Dougherty is substituted on for Peterborough Lions
55:00 Sub On
Ben Young is substituted on for Peterborough Lions
55:00 Sub Off
Allen Carr is substituted off for Peterborough Lions
51:00 Conversion 12 - 17
Nico Defeo kicks a conversion for Peterborough Lions
50:00 Sub Off
Marius Andrijauskas is substituted off for Peterborough Lions
50:00 Try 10 - 17
Tom Gulland scores for Peterborough Lions
50:00 Sub On
Feofaaki Lea is substituted on for Peterborough Lions
End of period 1
36:00 Try 5 - 17
Jack Askham scores for Peterborough Lions
29:00 Conversion 0 - 17
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
28:00 Try 0 - 15
Edward Falkingham scores for Hull Ionians
22:00 Red Card
Suva Maasi is sent off for Peterborough Lions
19:00 Conversion 0 - 10
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
18:00 Try 0 - 8
Sam Wilson scores for Hull Ionians
11:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a penalty for Hull Ionians
8:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Wilson is yellow carded for Hull Ionians
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Peterborough Lions
  • Hull Ionians
  • 0
  • Lewis Wilson Yellow Card 8:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Penalty 11:00'
  • Sam Wilson Try 18:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 19:00'
  • Suva Maasi Red Card 22:00'
  • Edward Falkingham Try 28:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 29:00'
  • Jack Askham Try 36:00'
  • Feofaaki Lea Sub On 50:00'
  • Tom Gulland Try 50:00'
  • Marius Andrijauskas Sub Off 50:00'
  • Nico Defeo Conversion 51:00'
  • Ben Young Sub On 55:00'
  • Allen Carr Sub Off 55:00'
  • Tom Dougherty Sub On 57:00'
  • Franco Perticaro Sub Off 57:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Penalty 57:00'
  • Ben Young Penalty 61:00'
  • Jack Askham Sub Off 63:00'
  • Jack Lewis Sub On 63:00'
  • Ben Whyte Sub On 68:00'
  • Mark Wigham Sub Off 68:00'
  • James Newman Sub On 68:00'
  • Lewis Wilson Sub Off 68:00'
  • Sam Crane Sub On 68:00'
  • Adam Thomas Sub Off 68:00'
  • Ben Carlile Sub On 76:00'
  • David Laverick Sub Off 76:00'
  • Ben Whyte Try 78:00'

Team selection

Slingsby, Steve Slingsby, Steve
Wilson, Sam Wilson, Sam
Minikin, Lewis Minikin, Lewis
Hardy, Billy Hardy, Billy
Rees, Sam Rees, Sam
Bunting, Morgan Bunting, Morgan
Thomas, Adam Thomas, Adam
Wigham, Mark Wigham, Mark
Sanderson, James Sanderson, James
Wilson, Lewis Wilson, Lewis
Falkingham, Edward Falkingham, Edward
Makin, Joe Makin, Joe
Bell, Benjamin Bell, Benjamin
Stephenson, Ben Stephenson, Ben
Laverick, David Laverick, David
Peterborough Lions
  • 1. Josh Waller
  • 2. Jack Askham
  • 3. Joe Lee
  • 4. Chris Edbrooke
  • 5. Marius Andrijauskas
  • 6. Tom Lewis
  • 7. Tom Gulland
  • 8. Conor Gracey
  • 9. Franco Perticaro
  • 10. Nico Defeo
  • 11. Allen Carr
  • 12. Suva Maasi
  • 13. Shaquille Meyers
  • 14. Vuli Veikune
  • 15. Kazu Henderson
  • 16. Tom Dougherty
  • 17. Dean Elmore
  • 18. Jack Lewis
  • 19. Feofaaki Lea
  • 20. Ben Young

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Hull Ionians 30 113
2. Chester 30 109
3. Sedgley Park 30 101
4. Huddersfield 30 98
5. Tynedale 30 96
6. Fylde 30 93
7. Preston Grasshoppers 30 90

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