Full-Time – All Golds 16 – Barrow Raiders 52 – Match Report
The All Golds were comfortably beaten at their own home by Barrow Raiders, after a very impressive second half from the Raiders.
The 1st half started off really slow, with both teams managing to keep the scores level between each other. In a very hot day in Gloucestershire both teams were fighting and give it all they had in the 1st half. Things looked good in the first few minutes for the Raiders with Pitman getting a try in the 2nd minute and Hankinson getting the kick as well. But the All Golds carried on fighting and managed to get the ball under the posts in the 6th minute and managing to get the conversion, making the scores level.
The All Golds then add to their score by scoring a try in the 19th minute, but Brandon Newton misses the kick, making the score 10-6 to the All Golds. Cresta made a lucky substitute in the 22nd minute and Andrew Dawson goes over the line making the scores even once again. Hankinson manages to put the Raiders ahead though with his conversion, making the Raiders ahead by 2 points.
The All Golds then go back in front after a Barrow dropout in the 24th minute with a try and a conversion for the All Golds. Fieldhouse gets sinbinned in the 1st half for tripping one of their players up, this made the 1st half even harder for the Raiders. That won’t stop Chris Hankinson though as he manages to score a try and a goal for the just before the half-time whistle, which makes the scores locked at 16 all at half-time.
Luckily, the Raiders came out fighting in the 2nd Half and Dan Toal goes over the line in the 1st minute of the 2nd half and Chris Hankinson gets the kick in-between the posts. After this, Harrison, Pitman, Wiper, Dallimore and then Pitman go over the line in the 2nd half with Hankinson converting 4 times and also scoring a penalty for the Raiders!
An amazing second half from the Raiders allows Pitman to get a hat-trick of tries in his game and an amazing win for the Raiders!
Next week we are away (again :/) to London Skolars which got beat today 26-18 by Hunslet Hawks.
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Well done Raiders, see you next week and a safe journey to everyone who made the long journey!
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