Half Way


By Blues Ed
January 31 2020

Let's hope Mike Rayer and his troops enjoy a better second half to the season - w are still in second bottom place but things look like they may be on the up.

Jersey Reds are the opposition at Goldington Road (Saturday kick off 3.00) and arrive in 4th place although their form slipped a little at the end of 2019.

The Blues have a handful of changes up front from last week's narrow defeat at Pirates.

Jordan Onojaife and Ed Taylor return in the second row  and Olie Curry will be at blindside. Alafoti Fa’osiliva replaces Dan Temm at number 8 and  Lewis Robling starts on the bench after his injury.

Sam Leeming will be at inside centre with Rich Lane at full back, as we have lost  Pete Lydon who is back at Trailfinders to cover injuries.

Blues: 15 Rich Lane, 14 Ryan Hutler, 13 Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, 12 Sam Leeming, 11  Matt Worley, 10 Will Hooley (Capt), 9  Grayson Hart, 1  Joe Wrafter, 2      Charlie Clare, 3 Henry Paul , 4 Jordan Onojaife, 5  Ed Taylor, 6 Oli Curry, 7 Joe Atkinson, 8 Alafoti Fa’osiliva .

Reps:  Robbie Smith, Sean McCarthy,  Alex Penny,  Will Carrick Smith,  Huw Worthington, James Lennon,  Lewis Robling, Pat Tapley.

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Half Way
Posted by: Blues Brothers (IP Logged)
Date: 31/01/2020 12:13

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Re: Half Way
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 31/01/2020 17:31

To my untrained eye team selection looks good and the bookies agree as they make us favourites......lets hope wind drops and the rain stays away......one or two Jersey boys are making the trip to see their team play.......we had better be on our best behaviour.......

Re: Half Way
Posted by: Jonathan Wilcox (IP Logged)
Date: 31/01/2020 21:04

I’ve been disappointed with our new 8, quick to offload, few carries. What do others think?

Re: Half Way
Posted by: compo simonite (IP Logged)
Date: 02/02/2020 13:26

Its a bit late for a pantomime but it certainly was, but this match had much of the theatre about it, farce, comedy, tragedy, thriller even a musical.....

There were the usual Blues problem with lineouts etc.....I agree with comments elsewhere we don't tend to ‘cultivate’ the referee Jersey certainly did and it worked at well for them at the scrum....

.....the farce bit was the regularity with which the Islanders seemed to get injured this incensed many in the stand.....

....the tragedy for the visitors was the way in which the choreography fell apart at the end when the referee awarded us a penalty.....

......the thriller was when the Blues pounced at the end in true Blues style.....

......the musical well that came from the pages of The Sound of Music.....the bells......which in my humble opinion got the Blues Supporters warmed up and even more vocal.......

......the boys in Blues Blue are far from perfect......but they are back ......ding a ling a ling.......

Re: Half Way
Posted by: Garlic sausage (IP Logged)
Date: 02/02/2020 17:53

Up to 9th. How far can we go?

Re: Half Way
Posted by: iron blue (IP Logged)
Date: 02/02/2020 19:33

I think Hirskyj-Douglas was awesome yesterday, probably our most improved player. Great win and well deserved well done lads.

Re: Half Way
Posted by: iron blue (IP Logged)
Date: 02/02/2020 19:39

Scores from yesterday

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