Nottingham started the first half on top form playing really well but couldn’t quite convert the pressure into points. Against the run of play, Ealing slotted an excellent penalty to lead 3-0. Nottingham continued to apply pressure to the Ealing line and were finally rewarded when Joe Barnes weaved through to score and convert his own try to lead 7-3.

The Academy continued to build pressure and phases but were then undone by an exceptional solo try from Ealing to lead 10-14. Nottingham’s defence continued to dominate in the tackle and an excellent defensive set which allowed Ealing no time or space led to a Cameron Seaton intercept try, Joe Barnes converted to give Nottingham the lead again at the break 14-10 with the Nottingham team reflecting on opportunities missed.

In the second half Ealing came out the blocks firing with two well-worked team tries giving them a 14-24 lead and leaving the Nottingham team shell shocked. Then two tries from Joe Morgan, one through good forward play close to the line where the Green and Whites kept possession well and the other a great individual finish after some lovely team attack and interplay. Taran Elms coolly converted both making the final score 28-24 and giving the Green and Whites a much-deserved win against a strong Ealing side.

A massive thank you to our Headline Sponsor Stratstone Land Rover for their continued support and our other sponsors Air-IT, Oak Student Letts and Nottm Trent University for their continued support.


1 Jamie Major

2 Ben Slessor

2 Liam Bishop

4 Andrew Johncock

5 Hamish Miller Ferguson

6 Izaiah Maison Moxam

7 Ryan Jones

8 Joe Morgan

9 Ralph Wills

10 Joe Barnes

11 Adam Hopkins

12 Cameron Seaton

13 Tom Wainwright

14 Jamie Oluwatobi Shaw

15 Taran Elms


16 Tyrese Morton

17 Sam Day

18 Cameron Boyd

19 Jake Incles

20 Josh Alton Smith

21 Joel Bezus

22 James Jowett

23 Elijah Johnson


Try scorers: Joe Barnes, Cameron Seaton, Joe Morgan (2).

Conversions: Joe Barnes (2), Taran Elms (2)