Penrith 42 v Carlisle 13

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Saturday 21st February 2009

Penrith got the revenge they were looking for at Winters Park in this return fixture, after losing at Carlisle in November.  The city side put on a display that probably matched their poorest effort of the season at Morpeth!

Winter’s Park lived up to it’s name with the elements apparently taking a toll on the visitor’s with their game blown completely off course!

First half action from Winters Park

First half action from Winters Park








Carlisle seemed reluctant to deal with the Penrith danger man, fly half Steve Wood, who was allowed too much freedom to dictate the match for Penrith.  Apart from his undoubted outfield skills, Wood landed three penalties within the first seventeen minutes to put Carlisle on the back foot.

Glen Weightman slotted over a drop goal from 25 metres midway through the opening period but unusually, he fluffed other opportunities that came his way during the game.

Glen Weightman attempts a penalty kick.

Glen Weightman attempts a penalty kick.










There were brief flurries of activity from Carlisle who, on the few occasions that they got into their stride, threatened the Penrith line, but were unable to finish off, and their efforts were further frustrated when hooker Tom Graham had to leave the field after getting a nasty knock.  Mark Allan came off the bench to deputise.

At the break Penrith had a comfortable lead at 23 pts to 3 pts but in the second period they had to work a bit harder with Carlisle getting themselves into the game a little more, but not enough to give them hope of getting anything from the game.

After the break they brought on Max Connon for Stephane Helies at full back and Nigel Arismandez replaced Gareth Wylie in the pack.

Penrith had reached the 30 point mark before Carlisle made a concerted effort to reduce the arrears.  Outside centre Chris Harris, one of the bright sparks of the city side, got himself two well worked tries on forty two and seventy three minutes, and was unlucky not to get his hat trick.

Chris Harris - a brace of tries and star performer in the backs.

Chris Harris - a brace of tries and star performer in the backs.











Flanker Matt Charters - the pick of the pack.

Flanker Matt Charters - the pick of the pack.









MAN OF THE MATCH  – Matt Charters

RUNNER UP  –  Chris Harris

IN THIRD PLACE  –  Tom Armstrong

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  • milton rimene

    Well done chris ,glad to hear you are still playing good innovative rugby make sure you have support with you and make the right decisions. good luck
    Hi to Martin Plummer I am coaching senior B rugby at Hautapu Rugby club in Cambridge 2009 Comps start in 2 weeks our game plan is to move the ball as quickly as possible we well see how we go. shall keep you posted.
    Ben is now playing Rugby in Hong Kong.
    Milton Rimene