|Bury St Edmunds||28||10||1||17||629||774||-145||16||58|
|London Irish Wild Geese||28||7||0||21||620||906||-286||18||46|
|27th November 2016||Junior Rugby 11am ko|
|3rd December 2016||Buccs V South Molton 2pm ko|
|4th December 2016||Junior Rugby 11am ko|
|10th December 2016||1st V Henley 2pm ko|
|11th December 2016||Junior Rugby 11am KO|
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome to another National 2 South showdown which see's The Chiefs play host to some old friends the London Irish Wild Geese who we haven't seen here at Pottington Road since October 2012. We extend a warm North Devon welcome to their players, coaches, committee members and any supporters who have made the long trip done and hope you have an enjoyable day here today.
We would also ike to thank our sponsors for today's game Hatchmoor ??? and Barricane Solutions. Your continued support for this club has been massive and of huge importance in helping us reach the heights we have and long may it continue.
Well what a great win that was a fortnight ago when we squared up to Taunton, It was great to see how far we have come in such a short time in this league and how well the players have responded. Last week saw a very lengthy 300 mile 6 hour trip to Suffolk to play Bury St. Edmunds. A nip and tuck game saw Barnstaple leading after 20 minutes with a Jake Murphy try 10-5. 2 quick tries saw the home side take back the lead. Barnstaple then came with 2 points before Bury extended their lead again but The Chiefs have got new spirit now and were not going to lie down and with Isaac Hydleman scoring his first try for the Chiefs they cut the deficit to just 3 points. A yellow for Matt Gohl and a penalty score finished the game and Barnstaple had earned themselves a losing bonus point their first away from home to celebrate another 6 hour trip home.
With Exmouth losing to Old Elthamians this means we are 3 points ahead at this point but also we are now just 4 points away from both Henley and today's opponents London Irish. The last time both teams meet here at pottington road was 4 years ago when London Irish stormed National 3 losing only one game all season. That time the won 17-33 and had to really work hard for their victory. This season although earning wins against Canterbury, Barnes and Exmouth are presently on a 4 game losing streak and will no doubt be coming here today with all the fire power they can muster to halt that slide.
Which all points to a fascinating encounter and some great rugby to follow as the two teams line up today, good luck to both and we all hope for a real classic. And we need that Barum roar today folks it has been magnificent this season rewarded of late with some excellent rugby so keep it up and guide the boys home to another national 2 win you can refresher your vocal chords at the bar later.
To book into any of the above events please contact Lisa on 07725145781 / firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Club Draw Winners
The first lucky winners of the 100 Club Draw this season are:-
Sept. £25 - Nos 39 Kim Turner, £10 - Nos 61 Paul Bartlett
Oct. £25 - Nos 182 Tony Richards, £10 - Nos 58 John Knill
If you would like to take part please see Trevor Shaddick
Thanks for your support
THE PERFECT XMAS PRESENT!
Courtesy of Tim Hickman at Wright Commercial, we now have club badges available to all. These are quality, hard enamel lapel badges and are available from Jacqui behind the bar. This is the first time in many years that Barnstaple RFC badges have been available and ALL proceeds go to the club. Make someone very happy this Christmas and support the mighty Barum at the same time!
The colts have finally finished the 1st phase of the Devon Colts Merit Table. Won 8, Lost 1, Points scored 177 with only 79 points scored against them.
Exeter Sars 10 V 36 Barnstaple Sidmouth AWO Barnstaple Exmouth 7 V 15 Barnstaple Barnstaple 14 V 10 Crediton Okehampton 5 V 17 Barnstaple Barnstaple 43 V 5 South Molton Barnstaple 10 V 27 Topsham Cullompton 10 V 20 Barnstaple Barnstaple 15 V 5 Exeter Youth This will take them into the Cup section of the competition where they will play 5 other clubs home and away, with the top 2 sides going into the final to be played at Sandy Park at the end of the season and hopefully retain the cup for the 3rd year running
Barnstaple Rugby Football Club – Junior Section is made up of youngsters aged from 6 to 16 who turn up, regardless of weather, every Sunday Morning through the winter at Barnstaple Rugby Club to improve their Rugby skills as well as their fitness. Their enthusiasm, and the strength of their youth, means that their equipment has been used ‘enthusiastically’ and needs replacing. Barnstaple Freemasons have already presented the club with £400 but the importance of ensuring that young people should be encouraged in their sport was recognised by Freemasons all over Devon and they united to support North Devon by providing a donation of an additional £1,000 for this thriving group.
In the photograph, Richard Harris, the Charity Steward of the Lodge of Good Intention in Barnstaple and Alan Cockman, Lodge Mentor, responsible for opening Freemasonry to the general public, are seen presenting a cheque to Russ Copsey, Chairman of the Junior Section and Quita Chugg and the U9's.