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Coach Andy Grayson’s reflections on Bassett win

Minety coach Andy Grayson was delighted with Minety’s superb performance against Royal Wootton Bassett at the weekend.

“That was a really, really good performance from the team today.  There were just so many positives to take out of that.

“Our defence on the line was excellent all game, except for the couple of times when we gave up tries, and our attack, when we went through our practice moves, was very impressive and resulted in some lovely tries.

“It was very difficult to decide upon a Man of the Match but for his brace of tries and the fact that he didn’t drop the ball once, Matt Stone was a worthy winner.  Sam Hughes and Cameron Smith, both making their debuts this season, had great games and were in the running for Man of the Match.  The scrum today was good and thanks must go to Cameron for helping that to happen.  It’s good to have him back at the club after a couple of years absence. Ben Sellick also put in a great shift today and there will be one or two Bassett players who will be feeling the effects of his tackles next week.  I must also mention Jack Howse.  His second try was a perfectly timed interception but there were times during the first try that I wondered where he was going – mind you, I think that was shared by everyone on the pitch at the time.

“So now we turn our attention to Calne and Cup matters next weekend.”

Matt Stone, Man of the Match

Man of the Match: Matt Stone

We managed to grab a word with Man of the Match, Matt Stone, at the end of the game and asked him what the secret behind two fantastic tries and a great shift throughout the game.

“Weetabix, I guess!  I don’t really know how it all came about.  It was a case of being in the right place at the right time, I guess.   Training is helping me with my game and I know that I didn’t have the best game last week so was much more determined to up my game this week.

“I’m consciously thinking about what I am going to do next and not worrying about what has just happened, and that is making a difference to my game.

“It was great to play in a game like that.  Everyone was playing for everyone else and it was all so positive.  It’s a fantastic feeling when it all works like that.”


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