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1st XV - Match centre

Hull Ionians
South Leicester
A Brown, B Bell (3), L Minikin (3), J Sanderson, J Tincknell
Tries
W Cope
L Minikin (7)
Conversions
J Pohe
Penalties
J Pohe
Sat 23 Feb 14:00 - RFU National - National 2 North Full time

Hull Ionians 59 v 10 South Leicester

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Irrepressible I's over-run luckless Leicester.

Hull Ionians 59 v 10 South Leicester.
Star man – Brad Willingham

Hull Ionians won this re-arranged fixture at a canter, scoring 9 tries in all, with hat trick performances from both prop Ben Bell and full-back Lewis Minikin. South Leicester scored their solitary effort with the final play of the game, no sort of a consolation for a second half display which saw them virtually disintegrate against the pace and power of the home team.
Ionians opened the scoring in the second minute of the match with a successful catch and drive, crossing with consummate ease to go 5 – 0 in front. They then rested on their laurels to allow Leicester to gather momentum, with robust centre Sam McNulty causing some concern. Much of the visitors movement was lateral, but this kept Ionians within their own half and when Ionians were penalised at a scrum South Leicester took an easy pot at goal to reduce the deficit.
Ionians got back into their stride, but much their enterprise was wasted by conceding senseless penalties.
Ionians extended the lead on 24 minutes. James Tinknell broke away, scything through midfield, to allow the hosts to work the ball close to the Leicester line and Ben Bell was over from a pick and drive.
From the re-start fly-half Tom Stephenson ghosted through the defensive line and once he had drawn the cover delivered a perfect pass to Minikin who raced away to score. The goal pushed the score to 17 – 3.
Ionians weren’t finished and Bell added his second try in copybook fashion and a well struck kick from Minikin took the sides to the break with the hosts 24 – 3 to the good.
Ionians made a slow start to the second half but once the midlands side began to tire Ionians took them to the cleaners, adding five tries in a little over a quarter hour, with South Leicester left chasing shadows.
Bell completed his hat trick with another short range effort before James Sanderson finished off a free flowing move when he was alert to a loose ball to pounce and dive over.
Minikin then grabbed two tries in quick succession to complete his treble. Again, he was grateful to a break from Tom Stephenson to give him a clear run in before having to work harder to claim the second, brushing aside attempted tacklers before showing clean heels to all as he raced clear.
Ionians left the best until last, Tinknell finishing a free flowing move involving excellent interplay and handling to push the score close to 60 points. Leicester revived sufficiently when in possession late in the game to fashion a score from veteran Wes Cope, but it put no real gloss on a very one sided second half.
Results elsewhere went Ionians’ way, with Huddersfield and Chester both beaten. This makes next week’s fixture at Lockwood Park a real ten pointer. Those of a delicate disposition are advised to avoid the grass bank and take refuge in the stand, it is likely to be lively both on and off the field. See you there.

Brad Willingham

Player of the Match

Brad Willingham

Key moments

2:00
Try Adam Brown scores for Hull Ionians
12:00
Penalty Javiah Pohe kicks a penalty for South Leicester
24:00
Try Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
26:00
Try Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
27:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
36:00
Try Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
37:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
50:00
Try Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
51:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
56:00
Try James Sanderson scores for Hull Ionians
57:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
58:00
Try Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
58:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
64:00
Try Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
64:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
68:00
Try James Tincknell scores for Hull Ionians
68:00
Conversion Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
79:00
Try Wesley Cope scores for South Leicester
80:00
Conversion Javiah Pohe kicks a conversion for South Leicester

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Brad Willingham is awarded player of the match for Hull Ionians
80:00 Conversion 59 - 10
Javiah Pohe kicks a conversion for South Leicester
79:00 Try 59 - 8
Wesley Cope scores for South Leicester
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Stephenson is substituted off for Hull Ionians
70:00 Sub On
Morgan Bunting is substituted on for Hull Ionians
69:00 Sub On
Michael Holford is substituted on for South Leicester
69:00 Sub Off
Rahat Choudhury is substituted off for South Leicester
68:00 Conversion 59 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
68:00 Try 57 - 3
James Tincknell scores for Hull Ionians
64:00 Conversion 47 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
64:00 Try 52 - 3
Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
58:00 Conversion 45 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
58:00 Try 43 - 3
Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
57:00 Conversion 38 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
57:00 Sub On
Duell Trueman is substituted on for Hull Ionians
57:00 Sub Off
Callum Smith is substituted off for Hull Ionians
56:00 Try 36 - 3
James Sanderson scores for Hull Ionians
52:00 Sub Off
David Laverick is substituted off for Hull Ionians
52:00 Sub Off
Adam Brown is substituted off for Hull Ionians
52:00 Sub On
Ben Carlile is substituted on for Hull Ionians
52:00 Sub On
Ben Stephenson is substituted on for Hull Ionians
52:00 Sub On
Myles Bean is substituted on for South Leicester
52:00 Sub Off
Dan Glasse is substituted off for South Leicester
51:00 Conversion 31 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
50:00 Try 29 - 3
Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
40:00 Sub On
Taric Tin is substituted on for South Leicester
40:00 Sub On
James Newman is substituted on for Hull Ionians
40:00 Sub Off
Ben Whyte is substituted off for Hull Ionians
40:00 Sub Off
Rod McNaughton is substituted off for South Leicester
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 24 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
36:00 Try 22 - 3
Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
35:00 Sub On
Timo Koster is substituted on for South Leicester
35:00 Sub Off
Jacob Ham is substituted off for South Leicester
27:00 Conversion 17 - 3
Lewis Minikin kicks a conversion for Hull Ionians
26:00 Try 15 - 3
Lewis Minikin scores for Hull Ionians
24:00 Try 10 - 3
Benjamin Bell scores for Hull Ionians
23:00 Sub Off
Tom Cheney is substituted off for South Leicester
23:00 Sub On
Andrew Gates is substituted on for South Leicester
12:00 Penalty 5 - 3
Javiah Pohe kicks a penalty for South Leicester
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Adam Brown scores for Hull Ionians
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hull Ionians
  • South Leicester
  • 0
  • Adam Brown Try 2:00'
  • Javiah Pohe Penalty 12:00'
  • Tom Cheney Sub Off 23:00'
  • Andrew Gates Sub On 23:00'
  • Benjamin Bell Try 24:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Try 26:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 27:00'
  • Jacob Ham Sub Off 35:00'
  • Timo Koster Sub On 35:00'
  • Benjamin Bell Try 36:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 37:00'
  • James Newman Sub On 40:00'
  • Taric Tin Sub On 40:00'
  • Rod McNaughton Sub Off 40:00'
  • Ben Whyte Sub Off 40:00'
  • Benjamin Bell Try 50:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 51:00'
  • Myles Bean Sub On 52:00'
  • Dan Glasse Sub Off 52:00'
  • Ben Stephenson Sub On 52:00'
  • Ben Carlile Sub On 52:00'
  • David Laverick Sub Off 52:00'
  • Adam Brown Sub Off 52:00'
  • James Sanderson Try 56:00'
  • Callum Smith Sub Off 57:00'
  • Duell Trueman Sub On 57:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 57:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 58:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Try 58:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 64:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Try 64:00'
  • Lewis Minikin Conversion 68:00'
  • James Tincknell Try 68:00'
  • Rahat Choudhury Sub Off 69:00'
  • Michael Holford Sub On 69:00'
  • Tom Stephenson Sub Off 70:00'
  • Morgan Bunting Sub On 70:00'
  • Wesley Cope Try 79:00'
  • Javiah Pohe Conversion 80:00'

Team selection

Minikin, Lewis Minikin, Lewis
Rees, Sam Rees, Sam
Smith, Callum Smith, Callum
Tincknell, James Tincknell, James
Kuku, Toni Kuku, Toni
Stephenson, Tom Stephenson, Tom
Willingham, Brad Willingham, Brad
Falkingham, Edward Falkingham, Edward
Sanderson, James Sanderson, James
Whyte, Ben Whyte, Ben
Peters, Tom Peters, Tom
Makin, Joe Makin, Joe
Bell, Benjamin Bell, Benjamin
Brown, Adam Brown, Adam
Laverick, David Laverick, David
South Leicester
  • 1. Rod McNaughton
  • 2. Reece Harris
  • 3. Shaun Murray
  • 4. William Ward
  • 5. Tom Cheney
  • 6. Wesley Cope
  • 7. Robert Turner
  • 8. Rahat Choudhury
  • 9. Jacob Ham
  • 10. Dan Glasse
  • 11. James Neale
  • 12. Sam McNulty
  • 13. Javiah Pohe
  • 14. William Cave
  • 15. Jon Hughes
  • 16. Michael Holford
  • 17. Taric Tin
  • 18. Timo Koster
  • 19. Myles Bean
  • 20. Andrew Gates

League round up

Other National 2 North results

Huddersfield
13
20
Wharfedale
Macclesfield
14
50
Preston Grasshoppers
Sheffield Tigers
3
49
Sedgley Park

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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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