Reynold’s broken nose forces Redingensians reshuffleBy Nigel Sutcliffe
February 24, 2012
Seb Reynolds is ruled out of Redingensians’ re-arranged National 3 South West trip to Amersham & Chiltern tomorrow (2pm kick-off).
The centre broke his nose just after half-time in last weekend’s 17-3 defeat of Barnstaple, which means a reshuffle of the back division.
Mark Odejobi switches to the centre, Chris Knight moves from fullback to the wing, while Jevon Marsh takes over the No. 15 shirt.
Marsh was unavailable after making a fine start to the season with 10 tries in seven matches and starts his first game for three months.
However, there is an injury concern about Robbie Stapley after the lively No.8 limped off against Barnstaple with an ankle problem.
Meanwhile Jez Flynn, just five scores short of his century of league touchdowns, returns to the bench with an opportunity of moving closer to a remarkable milestone.
Head coach Mike Tewkesbury had a simple message for side. He said: “We can’t afford to be complacent.”
Rams raced to a 56-5 victory against Amersham in the autumn and the Bucks side looked to be nailed-on for relegation.
However, since that drubbing, they have moved clear of the drop zone and could prove tricky opposition.
Redingensians: Marsh; Knight, Aaron Hopkins, Odejobi, Gosling; Brown,WClark; Rumble, Rowland, Baker, C Stapley, Turner, Amor, Azza Hopkins, R Stapley. Reps: M Clarke, Davies, Flynn.
Redingensians Rams eased to a 52-5 victory over Reading in the first round of the Berkshire Cup at the Old Bath Road ground on Wednesday.
Rams led 24-0 at the break thanks to tries from Michael Clarke, Jack Sawbridge, Spike Chandler and Nick Denham with Guy Swadling landing two conversions.
A Jez Flynn touchdown stretched their lead soon after the break and although skipper Clinton Gibson grabbed a try for Reading, Rams finished strongly.
Mike Wheadon crossed twice before Clarke rounded off proceedings with Swadling kicking well to land four more conversions.