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Dreamers Hold on for Tight Win

The Dreamers had a a tough clash against Devizes III. Both teams being evenly matched, one using youth and the other experience. Minety 2nds fielded the12141009_10207614599033825_2177484616341661755_o young side that included current and ex academy players. Playing downhill Minety started scoring with in the first five minutes by Captain Ben Scott crashing over the line after a great run by centre Tom Burgess and wing Dale Langdown. Tom McAllister (playing his first game for the Dreamers) converted to make the score 7-0. Devizes battled back up the hill to get themselves onto the board but unfortunately for them they did not get the kick to level the scores. Minety answered with Tom McAllister touching down for his debut Try, but he was unable to convert. With an early injury Minety brought on Tim Vaughn who combined well Tom McAllister to assist Dale Langdon for his try, with another unsuccessful conversion the score stood at 17-5 at half time.

Minety had a large squad so half time saw several substitutions for players on the bench giving them a chance to rest some of the first half players.




Devizes mounted a comeback coming down the hill making it hard work for the Minety forwards, adding even more pressure with the Devizes number 10 making a good kick to touch. With a well drilled maul off the lineout they rumbled over the line to bring the score to 17-10 followed soon after another try and with a successful conversion brought the scores level to 17 – 17.

With Minety sustaining further injuries to their front row they were forced to go uncontested. Despite this the Dreamers got off a good chase on the restart putting the pressure back onto Devizes. With the ball in hand Minety went wide across the pitch followed by great hands from the backs allowing Matt Stone to go over in the corner, with a successful kick making the score 24-17 with 9 mins to go.

With Minety working hard in defence they were unable to soak up the pressure from Devizes attack and with time almost up Devizes got over the line. However feeling the effort of the last few minutes they were unable to convert leaving the score 24-22 on the last blast of the final whistle.






Man of the Match:

Tom McAllister – Tom had an outstanding debut Game for the Dreamers scoring a try and two conversions from difficult field positions. Captain Ben Scott said “He came out and took on the number 10 jersey and made it his own today. He looked comfortable throughout the game and I hope we have him with us for many games to come”.






Date: 10th  October 2015.  Kick off 3pm

Venue : Minety Fields, Minety.

Weather conditions: Dull and overcast.

Competition: Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North

Report By Tracy Glew

Written by Ben Scott

October 13th, 2015 at 7:34 am

Minety scramble to bonus point victory

Minety 1st XV consolidated their position near the top of the Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North with a 31points to 17 win over Devizes at Minety on Saturday 10th October.

The home team raced into an nearly lead when scrum half Max Sparrow bagged the first of a hat trick of tries with Jack Ward adding the conversion from far out on the left. Losing centre Luke Radcliffe to injury, the home side pressed Devizes back and Sparrow scored his second try in the 16th minute from a tap penalty near the visitors’ line.

Devizes hit back with a penalty and then a converted try before Dale Hicks crashed over for his maiden try for Minety after a fine reverse move in the backs.

Minety extended their lead to 14 points when Gareth Graham picked up at the base of a scrum and scored to ensure Minety’s crucial league bonus point but the home team were made to sweat when Devizes struck back with a converted try to leave the score 24-17 with minutes to go.

Minety’s win was secured in the dying moments when Sparrow scored his third, diving over a ruck of players to score beneath the posts.

Coach Andy Ward said, “We made really hard work of that match and it certainly wasn’t our best performance this season.  There were some good performances but we were so inconsistent.”

Hat trick hero Max Parrow was delighted with his first trio in first team colours.  “It was a job done, we’ve added a bonus point and we’re right on the heels of the league leader.”

Next week Minety take on Blandford in the semi final of the Dorset and Wilts Vase.


Man of the Match: Pete Hazell

Date: 10th  October 2015.  Kick off 3pm

Venue : Minety Fields, Minety.

Weather conditions: Dull and overcast.

Competition: Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North



Written by Graham Cooke

October 10th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Wall to wall rugby at Minety on Saturday


On Saturday Minety Rfc 1st and 2nds have home fixtures vs Devizes 2nds and 3rds. Kick offs are at 2:30.

The club will be hosting some guests for the day as they pass through en route to Cardiff for Sunday. So let’s try and get good numbers along to watch and support the boys and make it a good atmosphere at the club.

With two big televisions it is a great place to watch the World Cup with a rugby atmosphere. There will be the Wales vs Australia game on at 4:45 followed be the England match at 8pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Dave Peirce

Written by Graham Cooke

October 6th, 2015 at 10:06 am

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Minety draw Blandford in Vase Semi

Fresh and confident from their marvellous 37-12 victory over Supermarine in the quarter final, Minety have been drawn against Blandford in the semi final of the D&W1 Vase at a venue yet to be confirmed (although the draw suggests it will be a home fixture for Minety).

Blandford ply their trade in Dorset & Wilts Division 1 South and have enjoyed a mixed start to the season; three matches into the season they have won one, drawn one and lost one.

Written by Graham Cooke

October 4th, 2015 at 7:04 pm

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Minety march into Vase Semi final

Minety 1st XV inflicted Supermarine’s first defeat of the season in the Vase Quarter final played at Minety on Saturday, the home side running out 37 – 12 victors.

Playing downhill in the first half, Minety raced into a 10 – 0 lead with tries from Jack Ward and Steve Brown.  A Garin Garland penalty extended the lead to 13 points before top of the table Supermarine scored a push over try just before half time.

Minety extended their lead in the 43rd minute when Matt Roberts ended a flowing move from the backs to score a try with Garland converting.  Minety had to defend for lengthy periods of the game and lost Jack Ward to the sin bin and Ashley Windle after a clash of heads but, against the run of play, Gareth Graham scored for the home side after a break out and Garland slotted the conversion.  Another Garland penalty extended the lead to 30 before Steve Brown broke through to score his second try of the game, again converted by Garland.  A late Supermarine try and conversion saw the game end with Minety victors by 37 – 12.

Minety coach Andy Ward said, “It was great to win over a Supermarine team who have won all of their league matches this season and who only came down into the league from the Southern Division last season.  In patches we played some really great rugby but we need to add consistency and improve our discipline.”

Double try scorer Steve Brown was delighted with his performance and the tries.  “Both were really well set up by the backs.  I thought it was our best performance of the season; we were so aggressive in defence.”

Man of the Match: Max Sparrow

Date: 3rd October 2015.  Kick off 2.45pm

Venue : Minety Fields, Minety.

Weather conditions: Sunny and mild.

Competition: Dorset & Wilts Division 1 Vase Quarter Final

Written by Graham Cooke

October 3rd, 2015 at 5:32 pm

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Schools’ TAG Festival

We are still in need to volunteers to referee or help with out with our Schools’ TAG Festivals over the next 2 weeks

· Year 3/4 on Wednesday 7th October2015 @ 3.45 – 6.00pm

· Year 5/6 on Wednesday 14th October2015 @ 3.45 – 6.00pm

A total of 23 teams are entered in the events, that’s around 250 children who will experience rugby at Minety RFC in this World Cup Year.

We provide a trophy for the winning team on each night, a medal for each winning player and a certificate for all players.

It is a great recruiting opportunity for our mini’s teams!!

We need volunteers and helpers to help make each evening successful:

· We need at least 5 referees to cover the 4 pitches and allow an occasional rest! (approx. 7 mins, tag rugby, fun spirit)
· People to set-up the 4 x small pitches
· Help in the kitchen serving tea/coffee/biscuits and, especially, helping serve up a hot dog for each child at the end

If you can help in any way please contact either:

Simon Goddard – simon@sgoddard.plus.com,
Pete McAllister – PeterJMcAllister@Yahoo.co.uk

Written by Graham Cooke

October 3rd, 2015 at 1:03 pm

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1st Aid Course

We have 1 space on a 1st aid course this Sunday at the Blundon House Hotel, 9am – 5pm. Cost covered by the club.
Would be good to have another club member trained up.
If interested contact Cliff Garland to reserve your spot.
Cheers, Peircey.

Written by Graham Cooke

September 30th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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KO Cup & International rugby this Saturday

Minety 1st XV will be hosting Supermarine at home on Saturday in the quarter final of the Vase, kick off at 3pm.

Supermarine are currently top of the Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North league with a perfect record of played 3, won 3, bonus points 3 and an average of over 50 points per game, so it will be a real test for our lads.  Minety will go into the game buoyed by two recent league wins, at home to Corsham and away at Swindon.

All support will be welcomed.

A bonus is that the England Australia game will be shown live in the clubhouse on Saturday night, so why not make a day of excellent rugby and fine company?

Written by Graham Cooke

September 30th, 2015 at 7:51 am

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Dale completes Berlin Marathon

Congratulations to Minety’s Dale Langdown who completed the Berlin Marathon yesterday.

Dale writes: “I would just like to say a massive thank you to everybody for there massive support and sponsorship! A massive thank you to Ben Chwistek and Emily McGregor for your support in the crowd! it was the most painful, emotional hardest day of my life but now looking back I couldn’t be happier knowing I have raised over £1300, as it stands, for Save the Children all because of my amazing friends and family.”

There is still time to donate if you havent  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DaleLangdown

Written by Graham Cooke

September 28th, 2015 at 8:56 am

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Minety 1st win at Swindon

Minety 1st XV pulled off a remarkable win at Swindon II’s on Saturday, coming away with a 22 – 12 victory.  For a full report on the game, please click on this link.

Latest league results and table: Click here.


Written by Graham Cooke

September 26th, 2015 at 7:42 pm

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