Barnstaple RFC
Barnstaple
V
10th Dec 2016
Henley Hawks
Henley Hawks
 
 
Todays match sponsors
  • Barry Hews Autos
  • Exmoor Heating
  • Alan Dart Groundworks

League table

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Bishop's Stortford 28 23 0 5 965 521 444 27 119
Old Elthamians 28 23 0 5 948 500 448 20 112
Chinnor 28 22 2 4 1040 495 545 20 112
Taunton RFC 28 18 3 7 839 665 174 21 99
Redruth 28 19 1 8 777 555 222 20 98
Cinderford 28 16 2 10 704 637 67 19 82
Redingensians 28 15 1 12 681 558 123 18 80
Canterbury 28 13 0 15 673 689 -16 17 69
Clifton 28 14 0 14 634 763 -129 12 68
Henley Hawks 28 11 1 16 691 787 -96 19 65
Bury St Edmunds 28 10 1 17 629 774 -145 16 58
Barnstaple 28 9 1 18 484 766 -282 12 50
Worthing 28 8 0 20 580 890 -310 15 47
London Irish Wild Geese 28 7 0 21 620 906 -286 18 46
Barnes 28 5 3 20 531 770 -239 19 45
Exmouth 28 3 1 24 542 1062 -520 15 29

Upcoming home fixtures

Date Event
11th December 2016 Junior Rugby 11am ko
17th December 2017 1st V Redruth 2pm ko
26th December 2017 2nd V Bideford 11am KO
26th December 2017 3rd V Bideford 11am ko
7th January 2017 Colts V Crediton 2pm KO

Welcome to Pottington Road

Match prog .jpg (copy 358px x 527px)Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another National 2 South fixture as The Chiefs play host to Henley Hawks who last visited Pottington Road in the Early 90's. We extend a warm welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who have made the trip from the Thames Valley to be here today.

We would also like to show our appreciation and thanks to today's match sponsors Barry Hews Autos, Exmoor Heating and Alan Dart Groundworks whose support has been fantastic for our club and has enabled us to realise our ambitions.

So how are things as we approach the halfway point in National 2 South. Only 3 points separate the top 3 with Bishops Stortford looking really strong lately winning their last nine games including defeating Chinnor whilst their closest rivals have all dropped points. And whilst the mid table teams look fairly settled its all to play for down our end of the table where bonus points are likely to decide team's fates come the end of the season. There are only 4 points separating the bottom six with the exception of Exmouth who find themselves a further 7 points adrift.

The chiefs journey so far has been a mixed affair with a awful beginning having to face 3 of the top teams in our first 4 games and suffering heavy defeats as we struggled to find our feet. Slowly but surely, we did find our feet first with that magnificent first home win against Clifton, our first away points when we drew against Barnes and that awesome performance against Taunton which has left us not with just 4 wins already but the belief to push on for the 2nd half of the season with even more wins under our belt.

Today's opponents we last faced more than 20 years ago when they were coached by Clive Woodward who paved their way towards the national leagues with promotions in 92 and 94. Since then they have had a lot of experience at this level with spells in both National 1 and National 2 leagues more recently.

This season has been a mixed bag for Henley as well with only 5 wins so far and leaves them only 4 points ahead of The Chiefs and all to play for as both teams will be looking to end this half of the season on a high. So we need the Barum Army to be in good voice today, I want to hear the Barum roar fill the air today.

 

Ticks

Devon Merit Table 1

Team Pld W D L F A +/- B Pts
Okehampton 19 18 0 1 672 191 481 55
Exmouth 19 16 1 2 600 182 418 52
Barnstaple 19 15 0 4 640 265 375 45
Newton Abbot 21 10 2 9 544 415 129 43
Cullompton 21 11 0 10 425 425 0 43
Tiverton 21 10 0 11 418 510 -92 41
Ivybridge 20 14 0 6 619 295 324 40
Crediton 21 9 1 11 394 471 -77 40
Brixham 20 9 0 11 265 476 -211 34
Devonport Services 22 8 0 14 330 481 -151 30
Paignton 20 4 1 15 255 835 -580 29
Bideford 21 3 1 17 283 629 -346 23
Sidmouth 20 2 0 18 187 457 -270 11

Upcoming Events

DECEMBER

Saturday 17th ­ - Christmas Lunch
Its time for Christmas dinner for more information please speak to Sandra or Lesley, The wonderful ladies in the kitchen.

 More events to come for 2017

 

If you are looking for a venue for a party or just a get together with friends, please speak to Jacqui behind the bar about hiring the Rugby Club 

 

ENGLAND RUGBY GRAND DRAW

The club are taking part in the England Rugby Grand Draw, which is an opportunity for the club to make money without any out goings

England Rugby have organised 100’s of prizes including £10000 cash for 1st prize and many other things to from rugby packages to cases of wine, there is a full list of all prize in the club house.

If you would like to buy a ticket or even take some to sell please see Jacqui behind the bar who would be happy to help.

To book into any of the above events please contact Lisa on 07725145781 / brfcevents@gmail.com

Todays team

Kevin ANGELL
1. Kevin ANGELL
James STARKEY
2. James STARKEY
Ben Hilton
4. Ben HILTON
Oliver MASON
5. Oli MASON
Bryn JENKINS
6. Bryn JENKINS
Nathaniel BAYET
8. Nathaniel BAYET
Jordan  PETHERBRIDGE
9. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE
Jordan  PETHERBRIDGE
10. Jordan PETHERBRIDGE
Ryan CARTER
12. Ryan CARTER
Jake Murphy
13. Jake MURPHY
Luke BERRY
14. Luke BERRY
Will TOPPS
15. Will TOPPS

Replacements

  • Mark BERRY (16)
    Barnstaple RFC
  • Ashlee CROUCH (17)
    LMC Management
  • Adam LLOYD (18)
    Mike Brend Ground Force
  • Matt GOHL (19)
    MG Tree Care
  • James BATH (20)
    Slee and Blackwell Solicitors
Rob Dugard
3. Rob DUGARD
Rob Dugard
7. Rob DUGARD
Rob Dugard
11. Rob DUGARD

Henley Hawks

  • 1. James HADFIELD
  • 2. Stuart PHILPOTT
  • 3. Zaki CHAMNAIOU
  • 4. Dave CLEMENTS
  • 5. Jacob ALBON
  • 6. David HYDE
  • 7. Tom HALL
  • 8. Marcus LOWE
  • 9. James STEVENSON-WRIGHT
  • 10. Joe BUTLER
  • 11. Xavier ANDRE
  • 12. Connor HAYHOW
  • 13. Tom GARDENER
  • 14. Simon PERRY
  • 15. James COMBEN

Replacements

  • 16. George PRIMETT
  • 17. Tom EMERY
  • 18. David HANKINSON
  • 19. Connor MORRISON
  • 20. Tom HAYNES
  • 21. .
  • 22. .

Officials

  • Referee: Mr Adam WOOKEY
  • AR1: Mr Andy BICKLE
  • AR2: Mr Fred SPONG

Club News

Electronic Scoreboard Update

The more observant spectator will have noticed that the electronic scoreboard has not been well recently. Efforts have been made to correct the fault locally, but alas it has had to be returned to the manufacturers for a more detailed analysis, not an easy task when their base is in Andover and the unit needs four men to lift it. 

Volunteers Jim Callaghan, with his trailer, and John Gammon came to the rescue and transported the scoreboard up the A303 on Tuesday. This meant driving for 8 hours, waiting there for a futher three hours while the work was being done, Then returning home very late, but this now means that we SHOULD have a functioning scoreboard. So a huge thanks goes to Jim and John for what was a mammoth effort on behalf of Barnstaple RFC.

Next Week 

Its revenge time next week as Redruth will be visiting Pottington Road and the return of Nelly Webber. Redruth are also organising transport for their fans to visit so this could be a corker of a game to finish the year with. So we need everyone here in FULL VOICE to drown them out.

 

Pez's Ponderings

Steven PERRYWelcome all,

Today is the last game before the half way point of the season. It has been a rollercoaster ride, but the rewards have been immeasurable. The league is relentless, in number of games and ability of the opposition. The first few weeks of the season were a rude awakening, but the character of the players and their desire to improve, has enabled them to adapt to the level and overcome a number of quality sides (Taunton, Clifton, Worthing and London Irish WG). You do not achieve anything in this league through luck, it is the players efforts and execution that will inevitably determine success. 

Success is not always a win, it is the wonderful atmosphere created by our unrivalled support, the beautiful pitch we play on, the homegrown players representing the first team in Nat 2 and the buzz in the clubhouse after games.

 Looking forward to another exciting challenge today and witnessing the BarumSpirit.

 Steve

 

Winning Ball DesignRubens Balls

Ruben Chugg has done it again, Last season he entered a photo of his team into a competition and won the club a washing machine and his team mates a set of shirts.

This season he entered a competition with Tony Pryce designing a rugby ball, with the help of all his friends and family his ball design was voted the best and has now been made along with a £100 voucher to spend in store.

Tony Pryce will be coming down in the new year to present the ball and vouchers but if you want to get a ball they are in stock in ALL the Tony Pryce Stores

Size 5 £13.00      Mini £6.00.

20160425_02.jpgColts

The colts will be starting their challenge to get to the Cup final next week when they play away against Exeter Youth, this will follow with

7th January 2017 – Home V Crediton 2pm KO

14th January 2017 – Away v Kingsbridge

21st January 2017 – Home V Newton Abbot 2pm KO

28th January 2017 – Away v Ivybridge

4th February 2017 – Home V Exeter Youth 2pm KO

11th February 2017 – Away V Crediton

18th February 2017 – Home V Kingsbridge 2pm KO

25th February 2017 – Away V Newton Abbot

11th March 2017 – Home V Ivybridge 2pm KO

We would like to wish them the best of luck and looking forward to a final at Sandy Park.

Juniors 

Under 9s having fun at Exeter chiefs

under 9's at Exeter

 

10th Dec 2016

 
 
© Barnstaple RFC, Pottington Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1JH.
E:    T: 01271 345627