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8 hours ago, Marauder said:

Our pitch is looking brilliant at the moment, we've got a committee member who recently retired and he spends most days down on the Miners welfare ground looking after our little patch.

Good stuff, ours is also looked after a very helpful and capable volunteer. Unfortunately our pitch is superb for draining in winter but we pay the price in these conditions. Like most clubs we are on a water meter and it is financially impossible to utilise a sprinkler type system.

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2 hours ago, johnmatrix said:

If lads can't turn up on a weekend, I doubt very much they'll turn out on a week night!

you can play on Thursday night and go to festivals/stag dos on the weekend

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7 hours ago, bazza_merged said:

you can play on Thursday night and go to festivals/stag dos on the weekend

Switch to Summer you will have that many player you won’t know what to do with them, David Gent

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Most players I know do not like playing on a week night, especially if your in a manual job. Not to mention quite alot of players will work away so you'd be down on playing numbers again. 

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9 hours ago, bazza_merged said:

you can play on Thursday night and go to festivals/stag dos on the weekend

What if you've got 75% of your team working away like we do and don't live in an area surrounded by other rugby league playing villages like Sherburn.

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11 hours ago, chisholm said:

Good stuff, ours is also looked after a very helpful and capable volunteer. Unfortunately our pitch is superb for draining in winter but we pay the price in these conditions. Like most clubs we are on a water meter and it is financially impossible to utilise a sprinkler type system.

We've been working hard on our ground for the last three years or so, it's actually looking a lot better than the after photo I've posted (It was taken two years ago) I'll post some up to date photo's in the next couple of months when we get a 75 seater stand erected.

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Played there when the pitchside barriers looked like that, your boys were always a good set. Always had to front up and be prepared for a physical battle against your mob, not in a dirty sense though.

How strongng is the junior set up in Donny area now? 

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16 hours ago, johnmatrix said:

Played there when the pitchside barriers looked like that, your boys were always a good set. Always had to front up and be prepared for a physical battle against your mob, not in a dirty sense though.

How strongng is the junior set up in Donny area now? 

Moorends have the weakest junior set up by far but we are addressing that aggressively now we've put our open-age back in order after a little internal management problem that had us on our knees three years ago, Bentley and Toll Bar have strong juniors with both having many kids from our area in their set up's, both Bentley & Toll Bar don't have any real direct competition from a union side like we do with Thornensians.

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Made the mistake, this evening, of breaking up a journey from York to Huddersfield by watching a Yorkshire League First Division fixture at Ovenden Park (Halifax RUFC) between Queensbury and Keighley Albion. What a dreadful advert for amateur rugby league outside the National Conference League. A few Saturdays ago, I saw Queensbury, who can obviously play a bit, win an exciting game at Allerton Bywater. This evening, unfortunately, they seemed more interested in fighting. Queensbury had three sin-binned and another sent off. They finished the game with just 10 players on the field. Laughably, so witless were bottom-placed Albion (it never dawned on the visitors to get the ball wide), they not only failed to score against 10 but somehow managed to concede a try! All in all, absolute dross. A crowd of about 135 saw Queensbury win 38-4, to go top of the table, after leading 16-0 at half-time. Try count finished 8-1. Last time I watch Queensbury! Cricket tomorrow, I think. Likely to involve fewer headbangers.

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On ‎6‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 11:44 PM, bazza_merged said:

you can play on Thursday night and go to festivals/stag dos on the weekend

What about guys who work away or do you mean borrowing players from all over to fulfil a fixture which is completely different to actually fulfilling the fixture with your own players, this seems to be a tactic being used by many NCL clubs to fulfil 2nd team games

 

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12 hours ago, Hopping Mad said:

Made the mistake, this evening, of breaking up a journey from York to Huddersfield by watching a Yorkshire League First Division fixture at Ovenden Park (Halifax RUFC) between Queensbury and Keighley Albion. What a dreadful advert for amateur rugby league outside the National Conference League. A few Saturdays ago, I saw Queensbury, who can obviously play a bit, win an exciting game at Allerton Bywater. This evening, unfortunately, they seemed more interested in fighting. Queensbury had three sin-binned and another sent off. They finished the game with just 10 players on the field. Laughably, so witless were bottom-placed Albion (it never dawned on the visitors to get the ball wide), they not only failed to score against 10 but somehow managed to concede a try! All in all, absolute dross. A crowd of about 135 saw Queensbury win 38-4, to go top of the table, after leading 16-0 at half-time. Try count finished 8-1. Last time I watch Queensbury! Cricket tomorrow, I think. Likely to involve fewer headbangers.

Was there a big difference between last nights Queensbury team (Players) and the one you watched against Allerton ?

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21 hours ago, Marauder said:

Was there a big difference between last nights Queensbury team (Players) and the one you watched against Allerton ?

I couldn't say. The biff appeared to begin once Queensbury had the game won. Perhaps they were bored. Or it's how they behave generally on a Friday evening...

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1st Team match for Outlaws on Saturday was off because Bentley had an u13s Cup Final(!) so played against Sherwood Wolfhunt instead. 30-30 draw, Wolfhunt have come on leaps and bounds over the last few years. 

Today I coached our women's team in their first ever home game at Lenton Lane. We won 26-6 over Dearne Valley Bulldogs, turned out with 15 players (before today, we haven't had a full starting 13 since 2014), and some really good tries scored. Our women's team has been a real positive this year. 

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I applaud Bentley for wanting their first team there when their juniors play in a cup final, it means a lot to the kids who I assume  are the children of a lot of their first team players. (I know when I've watched them they always have a lot of kids pitch side.

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Managed to find a game on in the Yorkshire League this afternoon (quite an achievement). King Cross Park outscored Division Two rivals Wibsey seven tries to three in winning 40-18. The hosts led 22-12 at half-time. An open, entertaining contest played in a good spirit. Wibsey trailed 6-22 after 26 minutes but never gave up. Indeed, they were the better side for spells during the second half. Just shy of a hundred spectators watching at the former home of King Cross Cricket Club. Nice set-up, close to Halifax RLFC's old Thrum Hall ground, with fine views over the Hebble Valley. Shame about the mid-match thunderstorm, complete with hail, on an otherwise sunny afternoon.

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WEST OF ENGLAND FINALS DAY

 

Championship Final

Bath RL 42-30 Cheltenham Phoenix

 

Grand Final

Swindon St George 14-22 All Golds

 

Two good games especially the Grand Final. Gutted Swindon couldn't quite get the win but proud of everyone who wore the red and white of St George. 

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3 hours ago, DoubleD said:

It’s a shame the finals day is in mid August though, very early. Are there any further games?

All Golds now represent the West of England in the Harry Jepsom Trophy. I think they play Saltash, the champions of the South West, in the 1st Round 

 

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Correct Mr Rhino. All Golds visit Saltash Essayons this Sunday 19 August. Kick off 14.30 Venue Torpoint RFC.  Unfortunately going to miss it myself, due to family holiday.  The winners host the Midlands winners on September 2, at the same time the winners of London and East meet. Final at Hemel on September 9.

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On ‎6‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 9:32 AM, Marauder said:

We've been working hard on our ground for the last three years or so, it's actually looking a lot better than the after photo I've posted (It was taken two years ago) I'll post some up to date photo's in the next couple of months when we get a 75 seater stand erected.

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Footings going in for the new stand, should be completed within he next eight weeks.

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12 hours ago, Marauder said:

Footings going in for the new stand, should be completed within he next eight weeks.

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Brilliant job being done. Just need a Master's team now, one in the Doncaster area would be fantastic.

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8 hours ago, GB120 said:

Brilliant job being done. Just need a Master's team now, one in the Doncaster area would be fantastic.

Check our over 30's v under 39's on you tube

 

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