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Next Up: Jersey Reds v Yorkshire Carnegie, Saturday 25th November, kick off 3pm

17th November 2017 9:45 pm By Leanne Flynn

Next Up: Jersey Reds v Yorkshire Carnegie, Saturday 25th November, kick off 3pm

Yorkshire Carnegie travel to Jersey Reds for their next Greene King IPA Championship game at Rue des Landes, St Peter on Saturday 25th November kick off 3pm.

This will be the second meeting between the sides this season, with the teams having met earlier in the season in the British and Irish Cup.

Back in October a youthful Yorkshire Carnegie side suffered a 32-3 defeat on their long journey to the Channel Islands, with a penalty from Harry Davey their only points in the game.

For ticket prices please see table below. To book your tickets, all fans will need to book via Jersey’s ticket office on 01534 499929 or on their web site www.jerseyreds.je The ticket office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Gates open at 12noon on the day of the game.

  Standing – via the Jersey’s web site* Standing – over the phone or on the day
Adult £18 £21
Students £7 £7
Under 18’s Matchday Only Free

*Discounted price is available up to 48 hours before kick-off

Jersey Reds’ details are:

Ground Address: Jersey Rugby Football Club, Rue des Landes, St. Peter, JE3 7BG

Website: www.jerseyreds.je

Ticket Hotline Number: 01534 499929 option 3

Car Parking: is available free of charge at the Stadium.

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Jersey Reds 10 Yorkshire Carnegie 20

25th November 2017 4:54 pm By Phil Daly

Two second half tries from prop Marc Thomas from close range and a well worked effort by Louis Brown in the first half helped secure a 20-10 win.

Yorkshire Carnegie were looking to get back to winning ways but they faced one of the trickiest trips in the Greene King IPA Championship as they headed over to the Channel Islands to face Jersey Reds.

James Lowes made just one enforced change from the side that battled hard against league leaders Bristol eight days earlier with Fred Burdon starting at centre in place of the injured Chris Elder.

On a sunny winters’ afternoon at Jersey, Yorkshire enjoyed the lions share of possession early on but they were handicapped by a misfiring line out that prevented the visitors building up any sort of momentum from their control of the ball.

Jersey opened the scoring after a penalty at the scrum and Brendan Cope made the most of it with a booming kick down field. They then were awarded advantage at the line out and made the most of the free play for Tom Pincus to put winger Josh Hodson over for the try. Cope added the conversion from the touchline to give his side a 7-0 lead after 16 minutes.

Yorkshire responded well to that and had the chance to hit back when Jersey centre Apakuki Ma’afu was sin binned for a dangerous tackle on Pete Lucock. Carnegie immediately made the most of their numerical advantage when Lucock produced a brilliant cross field kick into the arms of Louis Brown, who beat former Carnegie player Auguy Slowik to the ball, and stepped his way through to score his third try of the season. Stevie McColl was unable to add the conversion and to make matters worse, was injured taking the kick and had to be replaced by Andy Forsyth.

Carnegie should have taken the lead almost immediately however when Will Homer and Brown caught Jersey flat footed from the re-start with a smart blindside move put the winger away. He looked destined to score as he raced clear only to be hauled into touch in the corner five metres from the Reds line.

The visitors were now camped on the Jersey line as they gained three penalties at the scrum but an error by Ollie Stedman, picking up at the base of the scrum, turned over possession and Jersey were able to survive before Ma’afu returned.

Carnegie had one last chance in the final minute of the half with a penalty in stoppage time. However, somewhat typically of the frustrating first half, the kick to touch, which would have given a great platform for the catch and drive from the line out, was put out on the full and the referee blew time for the interval.

Yorkshire again dominated territory at the start of the second half but they could not make the sheer weight of possession count as the line out continued to lack consistency which took the pressure off the home side.

In the end, Jersey were able to extend their lead when they got a penalty on a rare excursion into the Yorkshire half and Cope kicked the goal to make it 10-5.

Scrum half Will Homer was doing more than most to get his team going forward and he produced a sensational break that deserved a try only for the final pass to winger George Watkins not to materialise and the chance was gone.

However, eventually Carnegie did manage to get across for a second try. Having been awarded a kickable penalty they opted to kick for the corner and hooker Joe Buckle rewarded that faith with a good throw, Stedman was initially held up before prop Marc Thomas forced his way over from close range against his former club. Homer added an excellent conversion to put his side 12-10 in front with 18 minutes to go.

Carnegie looked like they might be in again when Thomas produced a wide pass to Brown only for play to be called back as the pass had drifted forward in the strong wind.

James Lowes’ side then produced some smart play to take control of the game, keeping the ball tight with several phases of play and forcing Jersey to infringe as they tried to get the ball back. The penalty was kicked to the corner and Thomas eventually went over for his second try of the game. Lucock missed the conversion so there was still hope for the home side at 17-10 in stoppage time.

However, Yorkshire continued their impressive performance to close out the game and a penalty in the final seconds gave Lucock the chance to deny Jersey a losing bonus point and made the final score 20-10.

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