Walker at double in a rare draw

Rugby union
Rugby union

Tupton 1st XV 24,

Ashfield 1st XV 24

Tupton entertained Ashfield in the final round of the first half of the league season and came away disappointed with the first draw the league has seen.

With a strong start Tupton led 12-0 within as many minutes through tries by Jordan White and Dillon Samuels with Sam Curry converting.

Tupton seemed to switch off from this point as they let Ashfield back into the game leaving the half-time score at 12 all.

The second half Tupton regrouped and came out with a positive attitude, Marcus Walker scored a try in the seventh minute of the second half with Sam Curry scoring the extras.

Seven minutes later Marcus was on form again with another try taking the score to 24-12.

In the final quarter of the game Ashfield pulled everything out of the hat and bought the scoring to level pegging with two tries and a conversion.

Tupron’s next match is a big derby clash on Saturday, January 7, away to Chesterfield Panthers, 2.15pm kick off.

Nottinghamians 1st VX 10,

Chesterfield Panthers 1st XV 16

A good away victory for the Panthers saw them move to midway in the table as the Christmas break sees the halfway point in the season reached.

Keyworth 2nds 6,

Chesterfield Panthers 6

Having lost players to injury and first team call ups, the Panthers still put on a strong display and could have won the game.

A converted try gave Keyworth an early lead but two penalties from Daz Lund saw the teams go into half time with just one point between them.

That was to be all the scoring for the game.

The home side took advantage of a number of replacements at the start of the second-half to bring on fresh legs but determined tackling by the Chesterfield team, and in particular Jordan Adams, kept them out.

Man of the match was Craig Haslingden.