Minety RFC

Friday’s Team Sheet

Written by Graham Cooke

November 20th, 2019 at 6:47 pm

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We need your support

After last Saturday’s unfortunate concession against Avonvale, due to injuries and unavailabilities, Minety have been docked 5 league points and now find themselves at the bottom of Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North.

Minety’s next match has been moved forward to Friday at 7.15pm at Chippenham’s wonderful 4G floodlit pitch.  After their great cup win over inform Warminster 2 weeks ago, Andrew Hibbard will be looking to a similar performance against Bradford on Avon as Minety seek to rise back up the league table.

Club Chairman Jack Ward commented: “This Friday (22nd Nov) Minety 1st v Bradford on Avon at Chippenham Rugby club- 7:15 kick off. After a very successful game against Warminster we have decided to play our league fixture on the new 4g pitch at Chippenham. We would love a big support there to cheer the boys on. The bar will be open and it’s a fantastic venue. See you there and spread the word.”

Minety 2nd XV return to action on Saturday 23rd at Minety, where they take on Bradford on Avon 2nd XV, kick off 2.30pm.

 

 

 

Written by Graham Cooke

November 20th, 2019 at 12:20 pm

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Results from the weekend

 

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Chippenham 35 : 20 Melksham
Marlborough 17 : 17 Bradford on Avon
Minety 5 : 11 Sutton Benger
Royal Wootton Bassett 39 : 0 Frome
Trowbridge 15 : 6 Calne
Warminster 24 : 7 Avonvale
 

 

 

 

 

 

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Bath Saracens 85 : 12 Minety
Trowbridge 0 : 57 Royal Wootton Bassett
Warminster HWO :   Swindon
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Written by Graham Cooke

November 12th, 2019 at 3:27 pm

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MTV of Vase match at Chippenham RFC

Bustard Productions film, for MTV, of last Wednesday’s match in the Dorset and Wilts Vase against Warminster, and played under the floodlights at Chippenham RFC’s new all weather pitch, is now available on this site.  It can be accessed via this link, clicking on the MTV icon or by choosing the Minety Player option from the side menu.

 

 

 

Written by Graham Cooke

November 12th, 2019 at 3:18 pm

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Minety win through in Cup battle

Minety defeated Warminster in the 2nd round of the Dorset and Wilts Vase at Chippenham’s new all weather facility on Wednesday night.

The match was orginally scheduled to be played at Warminster on the previous Saturday but was switched to an 8pm Wednesday evening at Chippenham after concerns about pitch conditions after the recent spell of very heavy rainfall across the region.

Minety’s 29 – 8 victory came against a Warminster team who have shown good form this season, defeating Marlborough, Melksham, Minety and Sutton Benger thus far in the league.

Jack Ward opened the scoring in the 3rd minute after a fine break away try involving Luke Radcliffe, captain Andrew Hibbard and others.  Garin Garland converted the try to put Minety 7 – 0 up.

Warminster struck back with a penalty and then an unconverted try in the 16th minute to lead by 8 – 7 before Andrew Hibbard struck for a try after period of Minety pressure on the Warminster line.

With rain falling heavily, both teams fought out the rest of the half with Minety turning roujnd at half time with a 12 – 8 lead.

As the rain continued to fall there is no doubt that the game would have been abandoned were it not played on the newly laid all weather pitch at Chippenham.

Ward added a second try in the 46th minute, again converted by Garland and the victory was sealed on the hour when flanker Jay Thompson crossed for a fine try, with the conversion by Garland.

Garland ended the scoring with a surprise drop goal in the 70th minute to put the village side 29 – 8 ahead and they held out for a fine win.

Film of the match can be found on the Minety player (MTV) page – see the right hand menu option.

Team: Colin French, Tom Claxton, Mark Glew, Ben Scott, Matt Stone, Jay Thompson, Kieran Tillotson, Andrew Hibbard (c), Sam Hughes, Garin Garland, Dave Cooke, Luke Radcliffe, Jack Ward, Del Murray and Chris Rule.  Replacements: Andy Darrall, Matt Chisholm, Morgan Aubrey and Scott Thompson.

 

Written by Graham Cooke

November 8th, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Fixture changes and social updates

This Saturday’s second round of the Dorset and Wilts Vase, due to be played at Warminster, has been swapped to Chippenham’s brand new all weather pitch on Wednesday 6th November, with a kick off time of 8pm.

Friday 1st November 

– Ladies night at Cricklade House Hotel –

Saturday 2nd November – World Cup Final: England v. South Africa  will be shown at the Rugby Club. Andrew has confirmed the club will be open from 8:30am.

Tuesday 5th of November – Training at 7pm at Minety Playing Fields

Wednesday 6th November – Cup game with Warminster under the lights at Chippenham. For clarity there is no game this Saturday, we are training Tuesday at 7:00pm, playing Warminster on Wednesday at Chippenham 8:00 kickoff.

Saturday 9th;

– 1st team at home to Sutton Benger with a 2:30pm kickoff.
– 2nd team away to Bath Saracens

If everyone can get their availability in to the coaches for both training and games so they can plan ahead for a busy week!

 

Written by Graham Cooke

November 1st, 2019 at 8:45 am

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Results from the weekend

Minety 1st XV travelled to top of the table, Frome on Saturday.  The Somerset side, competing in the Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North, were unbeaten in the league and maintained their 100% record with a 24 – 12 win over the travelling Minety side.

Avonvale, again not from Dorset nor Wilts, kept up the pressure with a convincing win over newly promoted Marlborough, while Melksham leap frogged Royal Wootton Bassett to climb to 3rd place with a 24-5 win at home.  Sutton Benger lost heavily at home to the fast improving Warminster, who are now up to 6th place having started the campaign on -5 points by way of a penalty levied against them at the end of last season for not fulfilling a fixture against Minety.

Minety’s loss and Trowbridge’s surprise 7-0 defeat by struggling Bradford on Avon allowed Calne to close the gap on the middle of the table teams with a fine 28-5 win over bottom club Chippenham.

 

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Avonvale 41 : 8 Marlborough
Bradford on Avon 7 : 0 Trowbridge
Calne 28 : 5 Chippenham
Frome 24 : 12 Minety
Melksham 24 : 5 Royal Wootton Bassett
Sutton Benger 3 : 33 Warminster
 
Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Chippenham 10 : 12 Warminster
Cricklade HWO :   Bradford on Avon
Melksham Aban : Aban Bath Saracens
Minety HWO :   Trowbridge
Royal Wootton Bassett 45 : 5 Swindon
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Minety’s Home Walkover against Trowbridge has pushed Steve Wilson’s team up to 3rd place in Dorset and Wilts Division 3 North.  Top of the table Chippenham surrendered their unbeaten record, losing at home to 6th placed Warminster.  Cricklade and Minety both benefitted from Home Walk Overs while Bath Saracens, who started the day in 2nd place, slipped to 4th when their match at Melksham was abandoned, presumably due to the pitch conditions.

Royal Wotton Basset hauled themselves up into 5th place with a comprehensive win over bottom club Swindon.

 

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Written by Graham Cooke

October 28th, 2019 at 9:41 am

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Quizmasters

All in all, it was a good day for Minety RFC on Saturday.

Having watched England and Wales win through to the semi finals of the World Cup, it was a double pleasure to witness Mineyty 1st XV defeat Royal Wootton Bassett in Division 1 and hear of the notable 2nd XV away victory at Swindon in Division 3.

If that wasn’t enough, a group of Minety players and supporters clubbed togaether at the last moment to enter the Charlton Village Quiz evening.

Showing a remarkable sporting knowledge, an adequate grasp of the English language, a passable knowledge of France and French customs and good showings on rounds dealing with Music and Wiltshire the team chose to play their “Joker” (double scoring) on a round where they had to identify 10 different types of chocolate.  With 10 points plus a bonus available, the Minety team registered a cracking 22 out of 22 and, to the amazement of all present, won the quiz by half a point.

Left to right: Dave, Sam, Kieran, Emily, Duncan and Graham

Written by Graham Cooke

October 23rd, 2019 at 12:52 pm

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MTV of Minety v. Royal Wootton Bassett now published

Bustard Productions film, for MTV, of last Saturday’s match against Royal Wootton Bassett is now available on this site.  It can be accessed via this link, clicking on the MTV icon or by choosing the Minety Player option from the side menu.

 

 

 

Written by Graham Cooke

October 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 am

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Results from the weekend

Your weekly round up of results from the leagues that Minety compete in.

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Calne 17 : 41 Melksham
Chippenham 40 : 17 Bradford on Avon
Marlborough 22 : 34 Sutton Benger
Minety 21 : 17 Royal Wootton Bassett
Trowbridge 5 : 41 Avonvale
Warminster 21 : 27 Frome
 

Frome remain the only unbeaten team in Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North (even though they come from Somerset).  Minety’s defeat of Royal Wootton Bassett ended the latters’ unbeaten start to the seaosn and saw them drop to second in the table with Minety back in 7th place.

Avonvale kept up their impressive start to the season with a comprehensive win over Trowbridge while Sutton Benger kept up their series of wins with a victory at Marlborough.  Melksham’s win keeps them in 5th spot with Warminster narrowly ahead of Minety in 6th place, both clubs on 11 league points.

At the bottom, Bradford have just 2 points while Calne have 5 and Chippenham and Marlborough both have 6 points.

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Bath Saracens 65 : 31 Cricklade
Bradford on Avon   : W Chippenham
Swindon 7 : 41 Minety
Trowbridge 7 : 34 Melksham
Warminster 36 : 14 Royal Wootton Bassett
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Chippenham head Division 3 North with an unblemished 4 match winning streak.  Bath Saracens are 2nd, having enjoyed a high scoring win against 3rd placed Cricklade.  Minety jump up to 4th place with their big win at bottom of the table Swindon, overtaking Royal Wootton Bassett, who slumped to a heavy defeat at the hands of 6th placed Warminster. 

Chippenham head the table with 20 points with Bath Saracens 2nd (15), Cricklade 3rd (11) and Minety 4th with 10 points.

Swindon prop up the table with -10 with Trowbridge and Melksham each with 0 points above them.  

 

Written by Graham Cooke

October 21st, 2019 at 11:18 am

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Late try secures victory for Minety

Minety welcomed hitherto unbeaten Royal Wootton Bassett to Minety Fields on Saturday in a Dorset and Wilts Division 1 North encounter on Saturday.

Playing up the slope, on a well grassed pitch, Minety held their illustrious visitors in the early stages of the match but had to rely upon some excellent defensive tackling from, amongst others, flanker Matt Chisholm, prop Mark Glew and scrum half Garin Garland to keep the visitors out.

Bassett opened the scoring in the 9th minute.  A clearing kick fell short and Bassett’s backs ran the ball back into Minety’s 22m for their winger to score wide out on the right.  A fine touchline conversion kick opened up a 7-0 lead for the visitors.

Minety tied the scores in the 16th minute.  Centre Duncan Simpson broke through and was stopped close to the line.  Bassett were penalised for not releasing and Garland took a quick tap penalty and dived over to score.  The conversion was successful and the scores level at 7 points apiece.

After a period of territorial advantage, Minety were put on the back foot by some clever tactical kicking down the slope by Bassett., who regained the lead in the 32nd minute with a try from their Number 8 and another well kicked conversion.

Minety ended the half strongly and captain Andrew Hibbard was held up over the Bassett line in the 38th minute before a Garland penalty kick sailed narrowly wide.

Bassett, leading 14-7 at the break, looked the more likely to score at the start of the second half but Minety’s defense held resolute and Garland’s pressure relieving kicking held Bassett at bay.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 64th minute after Minety were penalised for a high tackle 20 metres out in front of the posts.

The home side hit back almost immediately after the restart.  A defensive kick only found Garland 30 metres out.  Somehow the scrum half managed to evade all of the Bassett defence to touch down a superb solo effort under the posts.  The conversion was successful and Minety were back within 3 points at 17-14.

The match winning points for Minety came in the last minute of normal time.  A Bassett scrum was disrupted in their own 22m and Garland picked up the loose ball and raced for the line, passing to flanker Kieran Tillotson who drew the final defender before slipping the ball to Hibbard who raced in to score.

Garland kicked the conversion and Minety held out for a fine 21-17 win.

 

Squad:  Colin French, Jay Thompson, Mark Glew, Ben Collins, Matt Stone, Matt Chisholm, Kieran Tillotson, Andrew Hibbard, Garin Garland, Ben Langridge, Dave Cooke, Duncan Simpson, Luke Radcliffe, Del Murray, Chris Rule, Rob Hinwood, Tom Claxton and James Irvine.

Written by Graham Cooke

October 20th, 2019 at 7:04 pm

PARKING AT MINETY PLAYING FIELDS.

Car-parking is available at MINETY PLAYING FIELDS but please do not park in front of the gated entrance to the playing fields.  Should you need to park elsewhere in the village when the car-park is full please be considerate as to where you park.
 
Please do not park on the pavements or block residents’ driveways and please park well clear of road junctions. Please be respectful of the other road users & pedestrians when parking within the village of Minety.
 
Thank you for your co-operation.
 

Written by Graham Cooke

October 19th, 2019 at 12:26 pm

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MTV: Minety 2nd XV v Royal Wootton Bassett III

Bustard Productions film, for MTV, of last Saturday’s match against Royal Wootton Bassett III is now available on this site.  It can be accessed via this link, clicking on the MTV icon or by choosing the Minety Player option from the side menu.

 

 

 

Written by Graham Cooke

October 8th, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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Results from the weekend

 

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Avonvale 78 : 0 Chippenham
Bradford on Avon 19 : 20 Calne
Frome 57 : 14 Marlborough
Melksham 20 : 5 Minety
Royal Wootton Bassett 42 : 24 Warminster
Trowbridge 28 : 7 Sutton Benger
 

 

Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Bradford on Avon 45 : 5 Warminster
Melksham 51 : 0 Swindon
Minety 25 : 21 Royal Wootton Bassett
Trowbridge 15 : 75 Cricklade
Chippenham 39 : 12 Bath Saracens
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Written by Graham Cooke

October 7th, 2019 at 6:00 am

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1st XV Report: Minety go down fighting

On Saturday Minety travelled to Melksham, injures forcing coach James Irving to don his boots as part of makeshift Minety back line. However, Minety stepped up and looked the more likely to score in opening exchanges. On 25 mins Minety took advantage of a Melksham yellow card to take a scrum against the head allowing number eight Andrew Hibbard to power over, stand in kicker Dave Cooke falling fractionally short with the long-range conversation.

Melksham hit back immediately with a freak score. A Minety knock on from the restart hitting the head of the Melksham winger, bouncing behind the Minety defence and sitting up nicely for a score in the corner.

A further score from Melksham on the stroke of half time gave them a 12-5 lead at the interval.

The second half was evenly contested throughout but a half peppered with injuries. Minety losing Ben Scott and Mark Glew.

On 60 minutes Melksham stretched their lead to 17-5 breaking out from their own 22m to score in the corner. A further penalty took it to 20-5 in the last minutes of normal time.

Minety held on through some 15 minutes of added time to deny Melksham a try bonus and keep the final score at Melksham 20 Minety 5.

Team: Colin French, Tom Claxton, Andy Darrall, Ben Scott, Matt Stone, Kieran Tillotson, Jay Thompson, Andrew Hibbard, Mark Glew, Ben Langridge, James Irving, Duncan Simpson, Dave Cooke, Rob Hinwood, Chris Rule. Replacements: Ben Collins, James Stuart, Matt Chisholm.

 

Match report: Cliff Garland

Written by Graham Cooke

October 6th, 2019 at 5:34 pm