Yorkshire Carnegie 5 London Scottish 17

Yorkshire Carnegie 5 London Scottish 17

19/10/2018

By Will Hopper

Yorkshire Carnegie couldn’t put an end to their losing streak despite a valiant effort against London Scottish as they fell to a 5-17 defeat.

Both sides were coming into the game off the back of losses but after the announcement of some new signings for Carnegie this week, there was a buzz of optimism around Emerald Headingley Stadium before kick-off.

Injured Carnegie captain, Richard Mayhew was confident ahead of the game that his side could turn their season around, but it was the visitors who began to build pressure after a couple of early penalties from Yorkshire and they got their reward inside the opening ten minutes.

Peter Lucock’s high kick got caught in the wind and caught Carnegie off guard as the ball flew backwards and Joe Luca Smith was able to pounce on the loose ball. It took a good tackle from Louis Brown to prevent Smith from scoring but Rob Stevenson eventually enjoyed the spoils of his side’s good fortune as he finally dove over the line.

It didn’t take long for London to cross over the try line once more as another misplaced kick caused the home side problems. From the restart, the kick sailed over the side line to allow the visitors great field position. A brilliant sidestep from Matt Williams and a well worked passing move from London resulted in Miles Mantella receiving the ball on the inside and he touched down underneath the posts. Jacob Perry added the extras and gave his side an early 12-0 lead.

Chris Elder scored Carnegie’s first try of the game on the half hour mark when a loose pass from Matt Williams was collected by Elder. He played a clever one-two with Andy Forsyth before racing away down the wing to reduce the deficit to seven points.

It was the men wearing light blue who started the second half the better of the two sides and Grayson Hart’s quick play of the ball from the ruck was causing Carnegie problems.

Mantella then scored his second try of the game on the hour mark. After a well worked passing move from London, they had created the overlap on the right-hand side and Mantella drifted across the try line to push London Scottish’s lead to 12 points.  

Despite a number of phases inside the London Scottish 22 metre line, somehow the visitors managed to soak up the pressure from the Carnegie forwards and hang on for a 17-5 win.

Yorkshire Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Stirling was disappointed not only with the result but also the performance of his side. However, there were some positives to take away from the match as he said: “Craig Mitchell has definitely added some strength and Will Vaughan did a good job. That would have been the longest period of rugby he’s played for a number of years so a slight improvement there.”

There’s also some good news for Carnegie fans as Stirling revealed after the match that both Jade Te Rure and Antonio Kiri Kiri will feature next time out against Coventry. He said: “As long as they get of the plane in good nick, they’ll be playing in some capacity.”

20:58RT @carnegierugby: Full Time- a frustrating evening for Carnegie who showed glimpses of what they are capable of in attack. Thanks to all w…
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20:52RT @carnegierugby: The Man of the Match award as chosen by BBC Radio Leeds is awarded to Peter Lucock. #carnegielive
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20:46RT @carnegierugby: Full Time- a frustrating evening for Carnegie who showed glimpses of what they are capable of in attack. Thanks to all w…
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20:45Full Time- a frustrating evening for Carnegie who showed glimpses of what they are capable of in attack. Thanks to… https://t.co/Lt6EbVd8eh
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20:43RT @carnegierugby: 14 minutes remain here at Headingley, things just aren't quite clicking for Carnegie still time to recover though 5-17 #…
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20:41The Man of the Match award as chosen by BBC Radio Leeds is awarded to Peter Lucock. #carnegielive
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20:3979- Credit to Scottish there defense is solid as they persistently keep Carnegie out, they turn the ball over and k… https://t.co/L3wJD5BUwT
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20:344 minutes to go heavy pressure from Yorkshire on the visitors line #carnegielive
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20:3271- Lineout to Carnegie on the Scottish 40 meter mark, a clever grubber kick from George Watkins trickles out of pl… https://t.co/9CXufRO57u
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20:31RT @carnegierugby: 30 - Try Carnegie !!!!!, Scottish have possession on half way but drop the ball, Chris Elder pounces on and excels 40 me…
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20:2614 minutes remain here at Headingley, things just aren't quite clicking for Carnegie still time to recover though 5-17 #carnegielive
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20:23RT @carnegierugby: 62- Try for London Scottish as a swift back line move sees them score in the corner, the conversion is missed leaving th…
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20:2362- Try for London Scottish as a swift back line move sees them score in the corner, the conversion is missed leavi… https://t.co/rFqjAvHR4d
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20:2061- Big Moment in the game here as Yorkshire are forced to defend their line following the London Scottish line out… https://t.co/9rHrQBdi5G
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20:1860- Frustration for Carnegie as they are penalized on half way for hands in the ruck. #carnegielive
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20:1556- Scrum to Carnegie in the Scottish 22, Chance !!! #carnegielive
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20:1554- Carnegie's second substitution as JB Bruzulier replaces Oliver Fox #carnegielive
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20:1352- Again terrific Yorkshire Defense is rewarded as Peter Lucock wins the penalty in the ruck, following this he cl… https://t.co/LVW4kDk50r
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20:0949- Carnegie Sub- Dylan Donnellan replaces Elliot ward #carnegielive
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20:0343- Slow start to this second period, but a scum to Carnegie on half way results in a penalty which Peter Lucock n… https://t.co/PuZUmAVGvT
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20:01RT @carnegierugby: The teams have returned for the second half #carnegielive
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19:59The teams have returned for the second half #carnegielive
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19:53RT @carnegierugby: Half Time here at the Emerald Headingley Stadium, plenty of positives for Carnegie after the first 40 with it all to pla…
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19:50RT @carnegierugby: Half Time here at the Emerald Headingley Stadium, plenty of positives for Carnegie after the first 40 with it all to pla…
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19:49Half Time here at the Emerald Headingley Stadium, plenty of positives for Carnegie after the first 40 with it all t… https://t.co/ZGhxWYDJbW
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19:4640- Watkins slices the Scottish defense open on half and powers 30 meters up field, after several rucks the center… https://t.co/2zuyqR7O8Q
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19:4038- There is a few handbags as both sides tempers boil over the referee calms things down as Scottish have the scrum. #carnegielive
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19:38RT @carnegierugby: 30 - Try Carnegie !!!!!, Scottish have possession on half way but drop the ball, Chris Elder pounces on and excels 40 me…
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19:3531- Elder just fails to convert his own kick, 5-12. #carnegielive
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19:35RT @carnegierugby: 30 - Try Carnegie !!!!!, Scottish have possession on half way but drop the ball, Chris Elder pounces on and excels 40 me…
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19:3430 - Try Carnegie !!!!!, Scottish have possession on half way but drop the ball, Chris Elder pounces on and excels… https://t.co/g6FwK8BltB
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19:2826- Great Defense from Carnegie, Scottish attack down the left and right deep inside the Yorkshire 22, the white an… https://t.co/pawHuXT5n0
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19:2421- Scottish pinch the line,-out and clear the ball to half way, Carnegie enjoy some possession in the middle of t… https://t.co/ch1mVt6DX8
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19:2019 Constant Carnegie pressure on the Scottish line results in a penalty for a high tackle, chance from the line out here #carnegielive
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19:1613- Scottish enjoy a fair share of possession, they ship the ball wide and combine well with winger Miles Mantell… https://t.co/NZkLwn1Jj3
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19:129- The resulting field position finishes with Scottish scoring in the corner though Rob Stevenson, Perry's conversi… https://t.co/3rpwTh9MGq
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19:107- Forysth's punt goes high in to the night sky, both sides allow the ball to bounce with Joe Luca Smith reacting f… https://t.co/E6P6lwftLy
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19:043- After some early kicking exchanges Scottish are awarded a penalty, Perry's kick places them inside Carnegie's half #carnegielive
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19:04RT @carnegierugby: 1- We are under way, Forysth starts the game with the kick off for Carnegie #carnegielive
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19:031- We are under way, Forysth starts the game with the kick off for Carnegie #carnegielive
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19:02RT @carnegierugby: Both teams have entered the field it's a lovely crisp evening here in Headingley, come on Carnegie #carnegielive
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19:01Both teams have entered the field it's a lovely crisp evening here in Headingley, come on Carnegie #carnegielive
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18:58RT @carnegierugby: Replacements - 16- Donnellan 17 - Vaughan 18- Ilnicki 19- Frost 20 -Currie 21- Bruzulier 22- Davey #carnegielive
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18:58RT @carnegierugby: Your Yorkshire Carnegie starting 15 for this evenings clash with London Scottish: 1- Thraves 2- Buckle 3- Mitchell 4-Br…
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18:57Replacements - 16- Donnellan 17 - Vaughan 18- Ilnicki 19- Frost 20 -Currie 21- Bruzulier 22- Davey #carnegielive
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18:56RT @carnegierugby: Your Yorkshire Carnegie starting 15 for this evenings clash with London Scottish: 1- Thraves 2- Buckle 3- Mitchell 4-Br…
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18:56Your Yorkshire Carnegie starting 15 for this evenings clash with London Scottish: 1- Thraves 2- Buckle 3- Mitchell… https://t.co/9pMz4Yxovc
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Lineup

Louis Brown
Tom Bullough
George Watkins
Pete Lucock
Chris Wolfe-Elder
Andy Forsyth
Oliver Fox
James Thraves
Joe Buckle
Craig Mitchell
Will Britton
Mike Myerscough
Elliott Ward
Josh Bainbridge
Daniel Temm
Dylan Donnellan
Will Vaughan
Jake Ilnicki
Kieran Frost
Dan Moor
Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier
Harry Davey

Scorers

Chris Wolfe-Elder
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