Sure-footed Spencer gives Hope big kick

Rugby union
Rugby union

Hope Valley

1sts 29,

Marple 2nds 21

Valley booked their ticket to the second round of the Raging Bull Trophy thanks to this victory over Marple.

They were made to fight as the visitors stormed into a 14-3 lead which Hope narrowed to 14-10 by half time.

After taking control in the second half, Valley won through to draw Chester in the competition’s second round.

Tries came from Evans 2 and McGuigan while Spencer was in fine form with the boot, converting all three tries and slotting a penalty.

Hope travel away at Bowden on Saturday while Hope Valley Hawks entertain Oldham 4ths at Castleton, kick off 2.15pm.

Tupton 1st XV 5,

Southwell 10

Tupton’s progress in the NLD Cup was brought to an end at the quarter final stage by Southwell.

In an extremely tight encounter, Tupton’s try came from Jordan White with Phil Harrison taking the man of the match award.

On Saturday, Tupton face a trip to Skegness for a league encounter.

Ollerton 2nd VX 12,

Chesterfield Panthers 3rd XV 12

Ollerton applied the pressure in the first half which saw them build up a 12-0 lead.

But Panthers took control from the start of the second half and tries came from Lee Laughton and Brad Gozzard on his debut.

A Josh Townsend conversion levelled the scores.

Man of the match was Nathan Poulton.

Bakewell U15s 27,


Panthers U15 24

In what proved to be a very even game, the winning margin for Bakewell was just one penalty kick.

Tries for the Panthers came from William Croydon 2, Mikey Croft and Alex Winnard. Mikey Croft was man of the match.


Panthers U14s 5,

Wath U14s 27

Chesterfield Panthers, with several front-line players called up for NLD duty, found themselves 15-0 down at half time.

Panthers’ try came from Jack Large while man of the match was Ewan Hawkins.

In last week’s U14s report it was stated incorrectly that a conversion had been kicked by Michael White. It was team captain Matthew White who added the extras in the 17-0 win over Ashbourne.


Panthers U12s 0,

Ashfield U12s 38

Panthers man of the match was Rowan Barnard.

Other result: Southwell 3rd XV 17, Chesterfield Panthers 2nds 0.

Mellish 3rd XV 36,

Ripley Rhinos

2nd XV 20

Rhinos came away with a bonus point from this Pennant League clash despite the defeat.

Ripley tries came from prop Andy Upton, inside-centre Adam Parr, skipper Craig Culshaw and full back Jamie Banks.

Man of the match was back row player Sam Musgrove.