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    Posted: 29 May 2011 at 19:33
Does anyone know the result of this match? It appears that interest in this competition has been lost since Cheshire and Gloucestershire were knocked out last week; no team selection, no discussion, no support for Lancashire or Hertfordshire clearly!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2011 at 11:08
stumbled across this in my Daily Post this morning

LANCASHIRE completed a hat-trick of Bill Beaumont Cup victories and carried off the County Championship for a record 21st time when they produced a powerful second-half display to get the better of a tenacious Hertfordshire at Twickenham.

Lancashire head coach Mark Nelson said: “Hertfordshire came back at us in the last 10 minutes to score a couple of tries that took the gloss of things a bit, but it was a very tough game.

“We had a couple of really good moments, we stuck to our game plan and put pressure on them and scored some very good tries.

“Overall, it’s been a great campaign and to finish it off with a really good win at Twickenham over a very good side makes it all worthwhile,” he added.

“Lancashire are more experienced than us and it showed at times, particularly in the way they took their chances,” said Hertfordshire’s Paul Turner.

“If the tries we scored late on had come a bit earlier it could have been anybody’s game, but in fairness to them, they were a big side and they probably overpowered us a little bit.”

Both sides were true to the pre-match promise to keep the ball in hand at every opportunity, but that enterprising resolve was more than matched by the calibre of some robust defensive play which more than accounted for any guile or precision the two sides were able to conjure up in the first-half.

Ironically, the only try of the opening period on nine minutes stemmed from a delicate piece of footwork by Lancashire fly-half Alex Davies.

He delayed a slide-rule chip into the Hertfordshire in-goal area with such precision that centre Matthew Riley had the simples of task to gather unchallenged and score. Davies then added the conversion and a later penalty to keep the Red Rose men ahead 10-6 at the break, full-back Richard Gregg slotting a brace of penalties for Hertfordshire to keep them in contention.

They would have had an interval lead but for a fine piece of cover defending by Lancashire full-back Adam Armstrong, who executed a try-saving tackle on Stefan Liebenberg to perfection as the scrum-half was about to cross in the corner.

Two Gregg penalty attempts brought no reward for Hertfordshire soon after the restart and it was Lancashire who extended their lead with a second try after 47 minutes.

On this occasion the Hertfordshire tackling was seriously flawed as Hughes got into his stride on the right flank, two solid hand-offs giving him a clear run to the line and a chance to impress the England Counties contingent on the sidelines. Hughes leaves with them for Spain tomorrow.

Joining him on that trip is Ollie Brennand, who also showed nimble finishing skills for another Lancashire try, lock Louis McGowan and replacement James Moore also swelling the Lancashire try tally to five.

Hertfordshire gained reward for their tenacity when flanker Laurence White and replacement Ollie Cooper-Miller crossed, Gregg converting the latter, and the game closed with replacement Jack Micans crossing for his team’s third try on the final whistle.

LANCASHIRE: A Armstrong (Barking); T Hughes (Preston Grasshoppers), C Briers (Fylde), M Riley (Sedgley Park), O Brennand (Fylde); A Davies (Plymouth Albion), S Collins (Fylde); D Birchall (Sedgley Park), A Loney (Rotherham Titans) capt, P Altham (Fylde), L McGowan (Rotherham Titans), G Rawlings (Longton), S Beaumont (Fylde), S McGinnis (Fylde), J Crous (Sedgley Park). Replacements: S Griffiths (Liverpool St Helens), M Rylance (Caldy), G Ferguson (Fylde), P Arnold (Fylde), M Charters (Preston Grasshoppers), C Johnson (Huddersfield), James Moore (Vale of Lune).

Tries: Riley, Hughes, McGowan, Moore, Brennand. C: Davies 2 P: Davies



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Edited by Mersey - 30 May 2011 at 11:09
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2011 at 15:28
score was 32-23

Hertfordshire:

Richard Gregg (Old Albanian); James Tirrell (Letchworth), Chris Lombaard (Old Albanian), Stuart Smart (Hertford), Ian Crompton (Hertford): James Shanahan (Old Albanian), Stefan Liebenberg (Old Albanian); James Ellershaw (Old Albanian), Brett MacNamee (Hertford) (Capt), Rob Schillaci (Hertford), Craig South (Hertford), David Shotton (Tring), Lawrence White (Old Albanian), Chris Rainbow (Hertford), Josh Corcoran (Hertford). 

Replacements: Wes Cope (Old Albanian), Arran Macdougall (Hertford), Torran Macdougall (Hertford), Ollie Cooper-Miller (Old Albanian), Jack Micans (Old Albanian), Tom Newton (Tring), Zac Vinnicombe (Old Albanian)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2011 at 18:32
Congratulations Lancashire, Commiserations Hertfordshire.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2011 at 13:26
Who played well yesterday??
Who deserved the man of the match award?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2011 at 13:30
very much Fylde (6+2) vs Albania (6+4) [caps awarded?]

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2011 at 14:04
Originally posted by FoghornLeghorn FoghornLeghorn wrote:

very much Fylde (6+2) vs Albania (6+4) [caps awarded?]

Food for thought for those making bold predictions about Fylde's prospects for next season! Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 2011 at 17:50
There were 7 starters and 2 subs from Hertford playing as well, so it was not all O£A's. The Lancs team took all of their chances well, the Herts boys were a step behind, and losing Shanerhan to injury in the first half did not help.
Lancs deserved the win.
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