Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich YM likely to get second chance in Junior Vase

12:00 16 November 2012

Ipswich YM V Billericay, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich. Action from the game.

Ipswich YM V Billericay, The Street, Rushmere, Ipswich. Action from the game.

Archant

IPSWICH YM’S weekend Junior Vase defeat to Billericay has been chalked-off, following an appeal.

shares

The Suffolk side lost 27-18, at home to the Essex outfit, but were left aggrieved when match officials from Suffolk and North Essex Rugby Union Referees’ Society informed the teams they could not play rolling subs.

Suffolk RFU opted to vote for the rolling subs rule at the beginning of the season, meaning it could be implemented at any league game below level 5 as well as Intermediate Cup, Senior Vase and Junior Vase matches.

Trevor White, the chairman and treasurer of Suffolk and North Essex Rugby Union Referees’ Society, claimed his organisation were not aware of the rule being implemented for cup games, but London SE Cup Administrator Mike Ward, confirmed that “regulations were not fulfilled”.

The game could still be awarded to Billericay, if they were to appeal and be successful but, for now, YM director of rugby at YM, Andrew Moore, is satisfied with the decision.

“We will play on the next available Saturday after any appeal process,” he said.

“The decision has to go through the correct process but we are happy with it.

“As the ruling has found, we were impeded by the laws being changed midway through the game.

“While we do feel for Billericay – they came a long way and won the game – we would have liked to have been given the opportunity to have used rolling subs and see whether or not the outcome would have been different.”

He added: “I would like to stress, however, that at no point did we actually say the referee was at fault.

“He was put in a very difficult position as a young up-and-coming official, being told by outside influences what the rules were.”

n Suffolk Ladies’ scheduled clash with Essex at Stowmarket RUFC on Sunday, has been cancelled as their opponents are unable to field a team.

shares

0 comments

Billy Sharp celebrates his winner against Ipswich at Elland Road last night

Leeds v Ipswich: Daryl Murphy’s saved penalty proved crucial as Ipswich Town suffered a 2-1 defeat to Leeds United, at Elland Road, on Wednesday night.

Mick McCarthy looks unhappy after Leeds' winning goal

Leeds v Ipswich: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy could not hide his disappointment and frustration following tonight’s 2-1 defeat at Leeds United.

Chris Wood closes down at Leeds last night

Leeds v Ipswich: The Blues missed the chance to move back into the Championship’s top six, losing 2-1 at Leeds United on Wednesday evening.

Daryl Murphy

Leeds v Ipswich: Ipswich Town’s top scorer Daryl Murphy and his regular strike partner, Freddie Sears, are among two of a quartet of players that have been dropped for tonight’s game at Leeds United.

Chris Wood came on as a sub at Carrow Road

Confident striker Chris Wood is ready to do some damage for Ipswich Town at the business end of the season.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hopes Leeds United’s defenders – fresh from being given a torrid time by free-flowing Watford – are nervous about the prospect of facing his powerful side.

Tony Mowbray

Former Ipswich Town captain and caretaker manager Tony Mowbray has been appointed Coventry City’s new boss.

David McGoldrick (right) in action for Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town will still be without six injured players for tomorrow night’s Championship match at Leeds United.

Jay Tabb  puts his head into the thick of the action at Norwich

Norwich v Ipswich: Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Norwich City on Sunday, their regional rivals leapfrogging them in the Championship table.

Freddie Sears after his first half chance was saved by Norwich keeper John Ruddy

Norwich v Ipswich: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was not left too disheartened by Sunday’s 2-0 East Anglian derby defeat at Norwich City.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages