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Review week 8 M2EN

By Peter Ilott

Pete stretches his lead

Melbourne wrapped up a comfortable bonus point victory over rock bottom Southwell with 13 Trys to keep their place at the top of the table.

On to the other fixtures

We both correctly predicted 3 of the fixtures.

Lincoln proved too strong for Ilkeston with a bonus point 33-12 victory and continue their strong home form.

Loughborough beat local rivals Ashby too with a bonus point win 28-8.

Ashbourne took the long road to Market Rasen and in a high scoring close game lost 29-26 but came away with 2 points from the fixture. Market Rasen keeping up the pressure at the top with a 5 pointer.

The game we got wrong was the Matlock v Newark game and we were both undecided on this one prior to the game, both going for Matlock. Newark will be glad to get back to winning ways winning 31-29 after a poor run. 2 bonus points for Matlock though.

The game we differed on was Long Eaton v Dronfield. Again we were both unsure and Matt opted for Dronfield, Pete for Long Eaton. Long Eaton prevailed 22-14 to continue their good run after a shaky start.

This means Pete is now 4 up.

Melbourne are 5 points clear of Market Rasen on 35 points at the top. Then comes a 7 point gap to Matlock. Then there are 8 teams within 6 points of each other and 7 of these teams have 4 wins apiece. It seems that mid table anyone can beat anyone else on their day. Bonus points could make a difference at the end of the season. Ashby are a little adrift, with Southwell rock bottom and 10 points adrift of Ashby.

Week off next week. Preview week 9 on the 30th. 3 more games before the Christmas break with Melbourne at Newark, hosting Ashbourne and then the short trip to Ashby,

Updated 09:14 - 24 Nov 2018 by Andrew Jansen

Where next?

Preview Week 9 M2EN Pete 4 up. Matt was given the option of 1st or 2nd choice this week and was not fussed so Pete attempting to steal the high ground this week.
Preview week 8 M2EN League action resumes

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Fixtures
Sat 30 Mar
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Festival 14:30
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1st Team Ashbourne
League 15:00
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League 15:00
Sun 31 Mar
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U12s Derby
Tour 09:30
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U11s Derby
Friendly 09:30
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U10s Derby
Friendly 09:30
h
U9s Derby
Friendly 09:30
h
U8s Derby
Friendly 09:30
h
U7s Derby
Friendly 09:30
a
U14s Rugeley
Friendly 10:00
a
Friendly 10:00
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Training 10:00
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Training 11:00
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U15s Mansfield
Friendly 11:00
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U11s Minxes Mansfield
Friendly 13:00
Sat 6 Apr
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1st Team Ashby
League 15:00
h
2nd XV Notts Medics
League 15:00
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League 15:00
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The Academy Derby
Friendly 15:00

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