Disraeli’s been up to his old tricks again!
The three tries scored on Saturday against Supermarine maintain Minety’s record of having scored at least one try in every league match this season
Steve White became the 34th player this season to don a 1st team shirt
Ben Scott missed Saturday’s match with injury, bringing to a close a run of consective appearances dating back to 9th September, 12 matches in total
Tom Claxton and Garin Garland are now at the top of the appearance charts with 13 appearances from 14 matches
Jack Howse now has the longest unbroken run of appearances for the 1st team with 9 consecutive appearances going back to 28th October
Chris Rule and Joack Howse are now the most commonly used Minety centre pairing this season
Supermarine’s penalty in the 26th minute was the first points scored against Minety this season, a total of 186 minutes plous stoppage time
Minety have now prevented an opposition team scoring a try in 4 matches this season: Swindon (9th December); Warminster (13th January); RWB (20th January); and Supermarine (27th January)
Garin Garland’s 10 points (try, conversion and penalty) take his totla for the season to 156 points or 46.71% of the total
The 1st XV have scored 334 points over 14 matches, averaging 23.86 per game.
The 1st XV have conceded 169 points in 14 games, averaging 12 points per game
The move above Warminster into 4th place in the league is the highest position attained this season
In the 2016 / 2017 season the team accrued 57 points, scoring 557 points (average 25.3) and conceding 435 (average 19.8)
In the 2017 / 2018 season thus far we have 8 games left and have already gained 46 points
Jack Ward’s try was his 4th of the season and he now joins Matt Roberts as 3rd top points scorer this season (behind Garin Garland and Dave Cooke)
17 different players have scored points for Minety this season
12 yellow cards and 0 reds have been shown to Minety players in the 14 games played
Minety is 12 points behind the leaders (Bradford) and 46 above the bottom team (Swindon)
6 of the 12 league teams have scored more than Minety; only 3 have conceded fewer
The letter “W” is the most common 1st letter of a surname of a Minety 1st team player (Ward, Watts, Wilson, Windle, Windle and White)
Wednesday night’s training session in Swindon was the first away from the club since 2016 and was certainly the coldest on record!
As Disraeli so appositely put it: Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.