The firsts defeated Chippenham seconds 24-6 to go top of Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North, while the Dreamers saw off Westbury seconds 50-12.
All round, it was a terrific performance by all the Minety players involved. It’s seven years since Minety were last top of the league, and a very long time since we last beat Chippenham seconds.
Good to see the Dreamers continuing their winning form as well.
Details of the game against Chippenham are now in the Match Reports section.
The light was very poor, so photos of the games this afternoon will tend to be fairly dark and dingy, but as well as those here and in the match report, there are also a few more on the Minety RFC Facebook page.
Many thanks to Mark Wallington for organising a splendid lunch for the Friends of Minety Rugby Club before the game. Thanks, too, for those who worked so hard to cater and serve it.
Great to see everyone there, and especially Andy Edwards, who broke his neck playing rugby earlier in the season. It was smashing to see him up and about and out of his halo at last.
Andy has been greatly helped during his treatment and convalescence by the RFU Injured Players Foundation. He was recently their guest at Twickenham for the Barbarians game, and is pictured here with his official Minety RFC minders, Steve Murray and Kevin Holdway.
It would be great if we could show our appreciation for the work of the RFU Injured Players Foundation by making a gift or presentation from the club some time later this season.
How it about it, everyone?
Next Saturday, 14 December 2013, sees our last games before Christmas. The firsts welcome Fairford to Minety Playing Fields while the seconds play hosts to their counterparts from Calne. It’ll be even darker next Saturday, so early kick-offs at 2.15 pm.
Minety’s 15-29 victory against Devizes II takes them up to second place in the table, just behind Chippenham II, who visit Minety this Saturday, 7 December 2013.
The Dreamers, meanwhile, were visiting Swindon thirds, whom they beat 7-12 in a bruising meat-grinder of a match.
Tracey Glew’s photographs of the Dreamers’ game against Swindon thirds are now on the Minety RFC Facebook page. (I hope you don’t mind, Tracey, but I’ve borrowed one of Stacey Skinner for this page, and included some more in the match report on the game!)
This Saturday, 7 December 2013, sees both Minety’s senior teams at home. There is also a Friends of Minety lunch before the games. Contact organiser Mark Wallington for further details.
As already mentioned, the firsts are hosting league leaders Chippenham II, while the seconds welcome their counterparts from Westbury. Come and join us on the touch-line for what should be a great afternoon. Kick-offs are at 2.30 pm.