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Saturday, 8 September 2012
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8 v 27
Bedworth
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Earlsdon
41 - 0
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Saturday, 22 September 2012
Old Saltleians (Intermediate Cup)
24 - 8
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Saturday, 29 September 2012
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Banbury
Saturday, 06 October 2012
Newbold on Avon
57 - 7
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Saturday, 13 October 2012
Saturday, 20 October 2012
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15 - 20
Dunlop
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Old Laurentians
57 - 15
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Saturday, 03 November 2012
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20 - 26
Droitwich
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Long Buckby
14 - 28
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Saturday, 17 November 2012
Kenilworth
26 - 19
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Saturday, 24 November 2012
Leamington
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Saturday, 01 December 2012
Saturday, 08 December 2012
Upton-on-Severn
13 - 29
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Saturday, 15 December 2012
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19 - 27
Kidderminster
Saturday, 22 December 2012
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Rained Off
Earlsdon
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Christmas Break
Saturday, 05 January 2013
Banbury
15 - 13
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Saturday, 12 January 2013
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13 - 22
Newbold on Avon
Saturday, 19 January 2013
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Snowed Off
Earlsdon
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Dunlop
Snowed Off
Shipston on Stour
Saturday, 02 February 2013
Shipston on Stour
0 - 58
Old Laurentians
Saturday, 09 February 2013
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Rained Off
Earlsdon
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Droitwich
13 - 3
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Saturday, 23 February 2013
Dunlop
44-18
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Saturday, 02 March 2013
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5 - 66
Kenilworth
Saturday, 09 March 2013
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12 - 15
Leamington
Saturday, 16 March 2013
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Rained Off
Earlsdon
Saturday, 23 March 2013
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29 - 41
Upton-on-Severn
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Easter Tour
Saturday, 06 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Kidderminster
44 - 0
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Saturday, 20 April 2013
Bedworth
22 -21
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Saturday, 27 April 2013
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Draw
Earlsdon
Sunday 5th May 2013
Club Sevens
1st TEAM FIXTURES 2012 - 2013

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Midlands 2 West (South) - 19 / 04 / 13


Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Diff

B Pts

Pts

Adjust

Kenilworth

22

20

0

2

792

328

464

17

97

0

Old Laurentians

22

19

0

3

905

251

654

20

96

0

Kidderminster

22

15

0

7

568

426

142

18

78

0

Droitwich

22

14

0

8

371

367

4

10

66

0

Newbold on Avon

22

12

0

10

613

420

193

14

62

0

Earlsdon

22

12

1

9

518

456

62

12

60

0

Dunlop

22

9

0

13

528

549

-21

11

47

0

Bedworth

22

9

0

13

391

546

-155

12

38

-10

Banbury

22

8

0

14

376

523

-147

6

38

0

Leamington

22

7

0

15

345

642

-297

7

35

0

Shipston on Stour

22

3

1

18

287

669

-382

8

20

0

Upton-on-Severn

22

3

0

19

270

787

-517

5

17

0

Leamington 14

Shipston 21


Shipston secured their second win of the 2012 season with a tough away game to Leamington in even tougher conditions.

The game was moved from Mayo road as the Shipston pitch was waterlogged so instead of an easy home game the Shippo boys were forced to play a much tougher game in the mud bowl that is Leamington RFC.

Rams Edge Banbury in thriller
Shipston 1st secured their first points of the 2012-13 season edging a thrilling 20 -19 win over Banbury with a last minute penalty. It was a tense end to a hard fought game played out in fine conditions at Mayo Road where a large crowd of current and former players as well as long term supporters  had turned out for a 50th Anniversary celebratory luncheon hosted by the club, providing vocal support to the team .  

Facing down the slope to receive the kick off and with the pitch in great condition Shipston started brightly with Jon New catching the drop out cleanly and immediately making ground. A neat kick to the corner by fly half Rance and a disciplined chase put early pressure on the visitors.  A Banbury clearance kick was neatly claimed at full back by vice captain James Sale who ran it back at pace down the left wing before finding Tom Corby on his inside who provided a further offload to new signing Luke Organ making an impact on his first game at wing as he beat the covering tackle to touch down in the corner for his first try for the club. Jones missed the difficult conversion attempt.

Shipston were soon on the attack again this time through second row Jon Campbell claiming the restart and barging his way forward.  A similar kick and chase very nearly resulted in a second try for Organ after some exceptional interchange passing by the Corby brothers in the centres and Sale joining the line from the back, however, good defence saw Organ denied. The Rams continued to make the most of the slight slope advantage this time unleashing Tom Corby  in a neat move off the back of a scrum just inside the Banbury half as Neale, Hunt and Eastgate put the pressure on their much heavier front row opposition to secure good set piece possession. With the ball spun wide off the back of the scrum, Rance fed Matt Corby on the crash who used his powerful frame to off load to his brother Tom who easily burst through a tackle  to leave himself with a relatively simple sprint to the line for Shipstons second score which was this time converted.

The Rams then looked to consolidate possession with the forwards taking responsibility to tidy up lose ball with an effective pick and drive game led by Eastgate, Waywell and Neale making ground with every drive.  When Banbury did have possession pressure from Shipstons tight, front foot  defence forced handling errors in the visitors backs and ensured plenty of turnover with new signing Ben Brooks and Sam Green making some big tackles and winning the ball at the break down.  Organ continued to make good ground coming off his wing to find support and crashing the ball forward as the visitors struggled to cope with the direct running of Shipstons powerful back line.
Shipstons third try came after some patient build up play involving backs and forwards.  With a forward drive stopped 5 metres short the ball went quickly wide, but was spilled in front of the posts, only for Toby Jones to neatly collect the ball on the run before skirting round to dive over the line for a well deserved try and adding the extra 2 points.

Banbury began to get back in to the game at this stage as they cut out the handling errors and their 10 began to use his running game.  Shipstons defence was eventually undone despite some good defence covering back following a break by  the number 8.  Further Banbury points followed as Shipstons discipline began to slip giving the visitors accurate kicker some easy shots at goal to leave the score at 17-10 at half time.

The second half saw a more dominant performance by Banbury as they began to control the lineout with their considerable height advantage reducing Shipstons possession.  In their efforts to win the ball back the Shipstons penalty count rose allowing the visitors to get within a single point.  With 15 minutes remaining Ben Brooks was eventually the unlucky man to be sin binned for handling in the ruck area further damaging the Shipston lineout as he had been a key jumper.  Banbury’s long range effort at goal was successful and for the first time in the match the visitors took the lead and it looked as though Shipston may let the match slip away. However, fired up by the home support Shipston were quickly back on the front foot winning a lineout 10 metres from the line, only for indecision to allow Banbury to clear their lines.  Still not beaten Shipston battled back with some big carries from Waywell,  Corby and Jones before the visitors scrambled defence gave away a kickable penalty.  With the pressure on Toby Jones calmly slotted the goal with the final kick to win the game by the narrowest of margins to the relief of players and crowd.

Shipston travel to Newbold on Avon next week with a new found confidence where they will hope to add further to their points tally as they seek to make an impact on this tough league.