Protheroe adds threat to bat­tle for sur­vival

Gloucestershire Echo - - DECKS WEEK -

IT must have been a first with Glouces­ter and Hart­pury live on TV at the same time.

It was a mas­sive game for Hart­pury who were play­ing Rich­mond, one place above them in the ta­ble.

The Hart­pury vic­tory draws them level on points and gives them hope to move off the bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Mat Protheroe, the diminu­tive full-back, was a con­stant thorn in Rich­mond’s side, com­ing into the line at pace link­ing well with his wingers, cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties time and again.

The other stand­out back was Harry Cochrane who had a busy game at scrum half.

Our Cirences­ter backs coach, he scored a cru­cial try which was fin­ished off with a flam­boy­ant dive.

He was not fin­ished there, with a post-match in­ter­view that will go down on his ca­reer high­lights reel.

The vic­tory re­ally does give Hart­pury hope of beat­ing the drop.

Keep­ing the loan play­ers fit and able to play the ma­jor­ity of the games in the defin­ing weeks of the sea­son will be key.

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