2007–08 National Division Two

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2007–08 National Division Two
Countries England
ChampionsOtley
Runners-upManchester (also promoted)
RelegatedHalifax, Henley Hawks, Nuneaton
Attendance87,398 (average 483 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance1,453 Blackheath at home to Westcombe Park on 24 November 2007
Lowest attendance100 Nuneaton at home to Manchester on 10 November 2007
Top point scorerEngland Gareth Wynne
Manchester 286 points
Top try scorerSouth Africa Christoff Lombaard
Cambridge 21 tries
← 2006-07
2008-09 →

The 2007-08 National Division Two was the eighth version (twenty first overall) of the third division of the English rugby union league system using the name National Division Two. New teams to the division included Waterloo and Otley who were relegated from the 2006–07 National Division One while promoted teams included Blaydon coming up from the 2006–07 National Division Three North while Southend (champions) and Westcombe Park (playoffs) came up from the 2006–07 National Division Three South.[1][2][3][4]

At the end of the season Otley made an instant return to their former division by beating runners up Manchester to the title by just one point, with Manchester also gaining promotion by virtue of their second-place finish - both teams would be promoted to the 2008–09 National Division One.[5] Relegated teams included Halifax, Henley Hawks and Nuneaton with Halifax picking up just two wins all season.[6][7][8] Halifax and Nuneaton would drop to the 2008–09 National Division Three North while Henley Hawks would go into the 2008–09 National Division Three South.

One of the more bizarre events to take place over the season was Redruth's game away at Cambridge. Trailing 30 – 0 at half time the Reds returned to their dressing room to find that it had been raided by thieves while they had been playing. Incensed at the missing valuables, including wedding rings, the Redruth team refused to come out for the second half. This led to the game finishing 30 – 0 to Cambridge (who also got a bonus point for scoring four tries) and the RFU would dock Redruth 10 points for failing to complete the game.[9]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Blackheath Rectory Field 6,000 Blackheath, London
Blaydon Crow Trees 2,000 (400 seats) Swalwell, Tyne and Wear
Cambridge Grantchester Road 1,250 (200 seats) Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Halifax Ovenden Park Halifax, West Yorkshire
Henley Hawks Dry Leas 4,000 Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Manchester Grove Park 4,000 Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,314
(514 seats)
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Otley Cross Green 5,000 Otley, West Yorkshire
Redruth The Recreation Ground 3,500 (580 seats) Redruth, Cornwall
Southend Warners Bridge Park Southend, Essex
Stourbridge Stourton Park 3,500 (499 seats) Stourbridge, West Midlands
Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000
(200 seats)
Blundellsands, Merseyside
Westcombe Park Goddington Dene 3,200
(200 seats)
Orpington, London
Wharfedale The Avenue 2,000 Threshfield, Craven, North Yorkshire

Final league table[edit]

2007-2008 National Division Two Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points Diff Bonus Points Points
Otley (C) 26 23 0 3 780 379 401 13 105
Manchester (P) 26 21 0 5 802 460 342 20 104
Stourbridge 26 21 0 5 677 434 243 15 99
Blackheath 26 15 0 11 596 602 -6 15 75
Cambridge 26 14 0 12 619 569 50 13 69
Westcombe Park 26 13 1 12 649 568 81 15 69
Wharfedale 26 12 1 13 592 559 33 17 67
Southend 26 12 0 14 666 620 46 18 66
Redruth 26 14 0 12 545 514 31 12 58*
Waterloo 26 11 1 14 488 517 -29 8 54
Blaydon 26 10 0 16 530 666 -139 13 53
Nuneaton (R) 26 6 0 20 456 747 -291 8 32
Henley Hawks (R) 26 6 1 19 333 617 -284 5 31
Halifax (R) 26 2 0 24 382 863 -481 6 14
Reference National Clubs Association and BBC Sport: Updated 2008-03-30 --- Current English Leagues
  • Redruth deducted ten points for failing to complete their match against Cambridge on 29th September 2007[9]

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

1 September 2007
(BP) Halifax 27 - 30 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 585
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
1 September 2007
Henley Hawks 3 - 15 Cambridge
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 410
Referee: Terry Hall
1 September 2007
(2BP) Manchester 27 - 28 Blackheath (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 307
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
1 September 2007
Otley 25 - 15 Waterloo
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 672
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
1 September 2007
(BP) Southend 13 - 16 Stourbridge
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: Keith Lewis
1 September 2007
(BP) Westcombe Park 39 - 28 Blaydon (BP)
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 300
Referee: Darren Gamage
2 September 2007
(BP) Nuneaton 14 - 21 Redruth
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 200
Referee: Richard Phillips

Round 2[edit]

15 September 2007
(BP) Blaydon 43 - 28 Halifax
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 498
Referee: Terry Hall
15 September 2007
Cambridge 32 - 13 Nuneaton
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 525
Referee: Darren Gamage
15 September 2007
Waterloo 23 - 19 Manchester (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 444[10]
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
15 September 2007
(BP) Westcombe Park 22 - 21 Southend (BP)
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ed Turnill
15 September 2007
Blackheath P - P Henley Hawks

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 November 2007.
15 September 2007
Redruth P - P Stourbridge

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 November 2007.
15 September 2007
Wharfedale P - P Otley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 November 2007.

Round 3[edit]

22 September 2007
Halifax 10 - 27 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 315[11]
Referee: Ian Robinson
22 September 2007
Henley Hawks 16 - 9 Waterloo (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 250
Referee: Richard Phillips
22 September 2007
(BP) Manchester 35 - 29 Wharfedale (2BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 289
Referee: Terry Hall
22 September 2007
Nuneaton 3 - 32 Blackheath (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 400
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
22 September 2007
(BP) Otley 48 - 8 Blaydon
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 471
Referee: Keith Lewis
22 September 2007
(BP) Southend 48 - 27 Redruth (BP)
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 270
Referee: Darren Gamage
22 September 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 32 - 19 Cambridge
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 500
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore

Round 4[edit]

29 September 2007
Blackheath 21 - 11 Stourbridge
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 460
Referee: Richard Draper
29 September 2007
(BP) Blaydon 15 - 17 Manchester
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 256
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
29 September 2007
(BP) Cambridge 30 - 0 Redruth
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 625
Referee: Terry Hall
  • Game abandoned after 40 minutes as Redruth players refused to play second half after thieves raided the players dressing room. Redruth deducted 10 points for failing to finish game.[9]
29 September 2007
(BP) Halifax 37 - 34 Southend (2BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 270
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
29 September 2007
(BP) Waterloo 29 - 25 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 335
Referee: Chris Sharp
29 September 2007
Westcombe Park 10 - 22 Otley
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 220
Referee: Nigel Higginson
29 September 2007
Wharfedale 12 - 12 Henley Hawks
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 456
Referee: Andrew Vertigan

Round 5[edit]

6 October 2007
Henley Hawks 10 - 6 Blaydon (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 340
Referee: JP Doyle
6 October 2007
(BP) Manchester 32 - 27 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 297
Referee: Darren Gamage
6 October 2007
Nuneaton 18 - 25 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 200
Referee: Keith Lewis
6 October 2007
(BP) Otley 40 - 10 Halifax
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 694
Referee: Chris Sharp
6 October 2007
Redruth 14 - 34 Blackheath (BP)
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 757
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
6 October 2007
Southend 26 - 22 Cambridge (BP)
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Ed Turnill
6 October 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 38 - 19 Waterloo
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 350[12]
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 6[edit]

13 October 2007
(BP) Blackheath 32 - 24 Cambridge (BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 860
Referee: Richard Phillips
13 October 2007
(BP) Blaydon 29 - 25 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 324
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
13 October 2007
Halifax 24 - 34 Manchester (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 362
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
13 October 2007
(BP) Otley 37 - 11 Southend
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 717
Referee: Keith Lewis
13 October 2007
Waterloo 25 - 19 Redruth (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 300
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
13 October 2007
(BP) Westcombe Park 27 - 24 Henley Hawks (BP)
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 256
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
13 October 2007
(BP) Wharfedale 12 - 13 Stourbridge
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 420
Referee: Ian Robinson

Round 7[edit]

20 October 2007
Cambridge 15 - 3 Waterloo
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 550
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
20 October 2007
(BP) Henley Hawks 30 - 9 Halifax
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 485
Referee: Darren Gamage
20 October 2007
(BP) Manchester 32 - 21 Otley
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 325
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
20 October 2007
Redruth 31 - 22 Wharfedale
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 644[13]
Referee: Nigel Higginson
20 October 2007
Southend 21 - 29 Blackheath
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
20 October 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 52 - 15 Blaydon
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Chris Sharp
20 October 2007
(BP) Westcombe Park 67 - 19 Nuneaton
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 210
Referee: Terry Hall

Round 8[edit]

27 October 2007
Blaydon 25 - 0 Redruth
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 353
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
27 October 2007
(BP) Halifax 23 - 24 Nuneaton
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 385[14]
Referee: Ian Robinson
27 October 2007
(BP) Manchester 41 - 22 Southend
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 319
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
27 October 2007
Otley 23 - 10 Henley Hawks
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 780
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
27 October 2007
(BP) Waterloo 27 - 16 Blackheath
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 431
Referee: Nigel Higginson
27 October 2007
(BP) Westcombe Park 14 - 17 Stourbridge
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 240
Referee: Ed Turnill
27 October 2007
(BP) Wharfedale 27 - 24 Cambridge (BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 456
Referee: Richard Kelly

Round 9[edit]

3 November 2015
(BP) Blackheath 37 - 28 Wharfedale
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 780
Referee: David Sainsbury
3 November 2015
(BP) Cambridge 57 - 12 Blaydon
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 620
Referee: Keith Lewis
3 November 2015
Henley Hawks 25 - 16 Manchester
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 435
Referee: Terry Hall
3 November 2015
Nuneaton 21 - 38 Otley (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 150
Referee: Darren Gamage
3 November 2015
Redruth 19 - 16 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 612
Referee: Richard Phillips
3 November 2015
(BP) Southend 40 - 6 Waterloo
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 250
Referee: Mark Varnon
3 November 2015
(BP) Stourbridge 37 - 13 Halifax
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Tim Fisher

Round 10[edit]

10 November 2007
(BP) Blaydon 34 - 31 Blackheath (2BP)
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 462
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
10 November 2007
Halifax 17 - 41 Redruth (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 420
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
10 November 2007
(BP) Henley Hawks 8 - 9 Southend
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 455
Referee: Richard Kelly
10 November 2007
Nuneaton 20 - 43 Manchester (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 100
Referee: Richard Phillips
10 November 2007
(BP) Otley 20 - 21 Stourbridge
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 912
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
10 November 2007
Westcombe Park 28 - 17 Cambridge
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 315
Referee: JP Doyle
10 November 2007
(BP) Wharfedale 18 - 24 Waterloo
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 416
Referee: Andrew Vertigan

Round 2 (rescheduled games)[edit]

17 November 2007
Blackheath 19 - 3 Henley Hawks
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 649
Referee: Keith Lewis
  • Game rescheduled from 15 September 2007.
17 November 2007
(BP) Redruth 27 - 9 Stourbridge
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 802
Referee: Darren Gamage
  • Game rescheduled from 15 September 2007.
17 November 2007
Wharfedale 0 - 18 Otley
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 1,010
Referee: Nigel Higginson
  • Game rescheduled from 15 September 2007.

Round 11[edit]

24 November 2007
Blackheath 19 - 34 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 1,453
Referee: Darren Gamage
24 November 2007
Cambridge 20 - 8 Halifax
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 480
Referee: Michael Tutty
24 November 2007
(BP) Nuneaton 3 - 10 Henley Hawks
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 150
Referee: Chris Sharp
24 November 2007
(BP) Redruth 7 - 13 Otley
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 900
Referee: David Sainsbury
24 November 2007
(BP) Southend 32 - 21 Wharfedale
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
24 November 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 8 - 11 Manchester
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
24 November 2007
(BP) Waterloo 26 - 12 Blaydon
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 287
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice

Round 12[edit]

1 December 2007
Blaydon 15 - 29 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 373
Referee: Trevor Fisher
1 December 2007
Halifax 15 - 32 Blackheath (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 420
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
1 December 2007
Henley Hawks 14 - 24 Stourbridge
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 315[15]
Referee: Steve Harland
1 December 2007
(BP) Manchester 22 - 14 Redruth
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 270
Referee: Alan Falzone
1 December 2007
(BP) Otley 34 - 25 Cambridge
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 483
Referee: Terry Hall
1 December 2007
Westcombe Park 22 - 22 Waterloo
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 320
Referee: Matt Kemp
2 December 2007
Nuneaton 16 - 12 Southend (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 180
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 13[edit]

15 December 2007
(BP) Blackheath 12 - 17 Otley
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 650
Referee: Richard Phillips
15 December 2007
(BP) Cambridge 29 - 18 Manchester
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 402
Referee: Mark Wilson
15 December 2007
(BP) Redruth 44 - 3 Henley Hawks
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 747
Referee: Darren Gamage
15 December 2007
Southend 23 - 8 Blaydon
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 375
Referee: Terry Hall
15 December 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 31 - 12 Nuneaton
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 500
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
15 December 2007
(BP) Waterloo 24 - 0 Halifax
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 287
Referee: Ed Turnill
15 December 2007
Wharfedale P - P Westcombe Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 22 March 2008.

Round 14[edit]

22 December 2007
Halifax 11 - 39 Blaydon (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 282
Referee: Michael Tutty
22 December 2007
Henley Hawks 18 - 27 Blackheath (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 527
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
22 December 2007
Manchester 5 - 22 Waterloo
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 479
Referee: Tim Fisher
22 December 2007
Nuneaton 26 - 7 Cambridge
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 270
Referee: Terry Hall
22 December 2007
(BP) Otley 42 - 9 Wharfedale
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,363
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
22 December 2007
(BP) Southend 30 - 21 Westcombe Park
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 580
Referee: Richard Phillips
22 December 2007
(BP) Stourbridge 34 - 0 Redruth
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 500
Referee: Richard Kelly

Round 15[edit]

5 January 2008
(BP) Blackheath 54 - 18 Nuneaton
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 683
Referee: Richard Phillips
5 January 2008
(BP) Blaydon 19 - 23 Otley
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 473
Referee: Trevor Fisher
5 January 2008
Cambridge 8 - 32 Stourbridge (BP)
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 580
Referee: Darren Gamage
5 January 2008
(BP) Redruth 40 - 17 Southend
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 630
Referee: Paul Kimber
5 January 2008
(BP) Waterloo 34 - 0 Henley Hawks
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 350
Referee: Richard Kelly
5 January 2008
(BP) Westcombe Park 59 - 0 Halifax
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 730
Referee: David Sainsbury
5 January 2008
Wharfedale 7 - 27 Manchester (BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 420
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 16[edit]

19 January 2008
(BP) Otley 46 - 8 Westcombe Park
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 550[16]
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
19 January 2008
Redruth 25 - 8 Cambridge
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 859
Referee: Nick Williams
19 January 2008
(BP) Southend 36 - 26 Halifax (BP)
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 480
Referee: Philip Davis
19 January 2008
(BP) Stourbridge 29 - 7 Blackheath
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 800
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
19 January 2008
Henley Hawks P - P Wharfedale

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 8 March 2008.
19 January 2008
Manchester P - P Blaydon

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 8 March 2008.
19 January 2008
Nuneaton P - P Waterloo

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 February 2008.

Round 17[edit]

26 January 2008
Blackheath 10 - 18 Redruth
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 920
Referee: Michael Tutty
26 January 2008
(BP) Blaydon 34 - 12 Henley Hawks
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 246
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
26 January 2008
(BP) Cambridge 35 - 32 Southend (2BP)
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 520
Referee: JP Doyle
26 January 2008
Halifax 13 - 24 Otley
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 545
Referee: Richard Draper
26 January 2008
(BP) Waterloo 15 - 18 Stourbridge
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 427
Referee: Nigel Higginson
26 January 2008
(2BP) Westcombe Park 31 - 32 Manchester (BP)
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 355
Referee: Richard Phillips
26 January 2008
Wharfedale 22 - 16 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 330
Referee: Richard Kelly

Round 16 (rescheduled game)[edit]

2 February 2008
Nuneaton 19 - 17 Waterloo (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 150
Referee: David Sainsbury
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.

Round 18[edit]

9 February 2008
(BP) Cambridge 40 - 10 Blackheath
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 625
Referee: Richard Phillips
9 February 2008
(BP) Henley Hawks 5 - 9 Westcombe Park
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 405
Referee: Richard Draper
9 February 2008
Nuneaton 5 - 20 Blaydon
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 160
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
9 February 2008
Redruth 22 - 10 Waterloo
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 928
Referee: Trevor Fisher
9 February 2008
(BP) Southend 20 - 24 Otley
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: Darren Gamage
9 February 2008
Stourbridge 29 - 26 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 700
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
9 February 2008
Manchester P - P Halifax

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 22 March 2008.

Round 19[edit]

16 February 2008
(BP) Blackheath 41 - 33 Southend (BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 680
Referee: Andy Fielding
16 February 2008
(BP) Blaydon 29 - 20 Stourbridge
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 348
Referee: P.W Davies
16 February 2008
(BP) Halifax 15 - 21 Henley Hawks
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 225
Referee: Ed Turnill
16 February 2008
Nuneaton 28 - 39 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 200
Referee: Richard Phillips
16 February 2008
(BP) Otley 41 - 17 Manchester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 783
Referee: Terry Hall
16 February 2008
Waterloo 20 - 30 Cambridge (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 382
Referee: Chris Sharp
16 February 2008
Wharfedale 17 - 10 Redruth (BP)
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 435
Referee: Nigel Higginson

Round 20[edit]

23 February 2008
Blackheath 31 - 22 Waterloo
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 640
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
23 February 2008
(BP) Cambridge 33 - 22 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 535
Referee: Terry Hall
23 February 2008
Henley Hawks 10 - 29 Otley (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 340
Referee: Nigel Higginson
23 February 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 41 - 22 Halifax
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 250
Referee: Chris Sharp
23 February 2008
Redruth 25 - 14 Blaydon
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 968
Referee: Paul Knowles
23 February 2008
Southend 8 - 39 Manchester (BP)
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 720
Referee: Richard Kelly
23 February 2008
(BP) Stourbridge 32 - 12 Westcombe Park
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore

Round 21[edit]

1 March 2008
(BP) Blaydon 35 - 8 Cambridge
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 260
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
1 March 2008
Halifax 10 - 34 Stourbridge (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 247
Referee: Richard Kelly
1 March 2008
(BP) Manchester 41 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 347
Referee: Keith Lewis
1 March 2008
Otley 23 - 5 Nuneaton
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 461
Referee: Michael Tutty
1 March 2008
Waterloo 15 - 24 Southend
Report
St Anthony's Road
Referee: Darren Gamage
1 March 2008
(BP) Westcombe Park 40 - 14 Redruth
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 250
Referee: Terry Hall
1 March 2008
(BP) Wharfedale 39 - 7 Blackheath
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 425
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 16 (rescheduled games)[edit]

8 March 2008
Henley Hawks 18 - 29 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 190
Referee: Mark Wilson
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.
8 March 2008
(BP) Manchester 64 - 10 Blaydon
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 243
Referee: Chris Sharp
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.

Round 22[edit]

15 March 2008
(BP) Blackheath 32 - 26 Blaydon (2BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 475
Referee: Richard Phillips
15 March 2008
Cambridge 27 - 13 Westcombe Park
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 470
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
15 March 2008
(BP) Manchester 29 - 8 Nuneaton
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 289
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
15 March 2008
(BP) Redruth 38 - 3 Halifax
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 753
Referee: Philip Davis
15 March 2008
(BP) Southend 59 - 12 Henley Hawks
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 430
Referee: Terry Hall
15 March 2008
(BP) Stourbridge 41 - 23 Otley
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 800
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
15 March 2008
Waterloo 30 - 8 Wharfedale
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 403
Referee: Paul Knowles

Rounds 13 & 18 (rescheduled games)[edit]

22 March 2008
(BP) Manchester 67 - 3 Halifax
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 295
Referee: Trevor Fisher
  • Game rescheduled from 9 February 2008.
22 March 2008
(BP) Wharfedale 38 - 10 Westcombe Park
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 456
Referee: Mark Wilson
  • Game rescheduled from 15 December 2007.

Round 23[edit]

29 March 2008
Blaydon 21 - 7 Waterloo
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 301
Referee: Andrew McMenemy
29 March 2008
Halifax 11 - 20 Cambridge
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 384
Referee: Philip Davis
29 March 2008
(BP) Henley Hawks 18 - 23 Nuneaton
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 254
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
29 March 2008
(BP) Manchester 27 - 7 Stourbridge
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 563
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
29 March 2008
Otley 20 - 18 Redruth (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 716
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
29 March 2008
(BP) Westcombe Park 7 - 13 Blackheath
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 1,021
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
29 March 2008
(BP) Wharfedale 24 - 7 Southend
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 415
Referee: Nigel Higginson

Round 24[edit]

12 April 2008
Blackheath 20 - 17 Halifax (BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Referee: 475
12 April 2008
(BP) Cambridge 22 - 47 Otley (BP)
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 560
Referee: Michael Tutty
12 April 2008
Redruth 10 - 42 Manchester (BP)
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 824
Referee: Keith Lewis
12 April 2008
(BP) Stourbridge 41 - 19 Henley Hawks
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: Terry Hall
12 April 2008
Waterloo 22 - 17 Westcombe Park (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 286
Referee: Ed Turnill
12 April 2008
(BP) Wharfedale 33 - 10 Blaydon
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 520
Referee: Mark Wilson
13 April 2008
(BP) Southend 41 - 15 Nuneaton
Report
Warners Bridge Park
Attendance: 680
Referee: Richard Kelly

Round 25[edit]

19 April 2008
Blaydon 11 - 24 Southend (BP)
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 210
Referee: Fraser Gill
19 April 2008
Halifax 20 - 7 Waterloo
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 220
Referee: Luke Pearce
19 April 2008
Henley Hawks 5 - 22 Redruth (BP)
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 335
Referee: Richard Phillips
19 April 2008
(BP) Manchester 36 - 14 Cambridge
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 432
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
19 April 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 23 - 24 Stourbridge (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 280
Referee: Ed Turnill
19 April 2008
(BP) Otley 47 - 0 Blackheath
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,037
Referee: Richard Draper
19 April 2008
(BP) Westcombe Park 24 - 22 Wharfedale (BP)
Report
Goddington Dene
Attendance: 189
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 26[edit]

26 April 2008
Blackheath 3 - 29 Manchester (BP)
Report
Rectory Field
Attendance: 857
Referee: Darren Gamage
26 April 2008
Blaydon 10 - 27 Westcombe Park
Report
Crow Trees
Attendance: 614
Referee: Richard Kelly
26 April 2008
(BP) Cambridge 38 - 14 Henley Hawks
Report
Grantchester Road
Attendance: 1,370
Referee: David Sainsbury
26 April 2008
(BP) Redruth 39 - 16 Nuneaton
Report
The Recreation Ground
Attendance: 825
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
26 April 2008
(BP) Stourbridge 27 - 23 Southend (BP)
Report
Stourton Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Rowan Kitt
26 April 2008
Waterloo 15 - 37 Otley (BP)
Report
St Anthony's Road
Attendance: 620
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
26 April 2008
(BP) Wharfedale 41 - 10 Halifax
Report
The Avenue
Attendance: 450
Referee: Luke Pearce

Total season attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Blackheath 13 9,582 737 1,453 460 12%
Blaydon 13 4,718 363 614 210 18%
Cambridge 13 7,862 605 1,370 402 48%
Halifax 13 4,660 358 585 220 N/A
Henley Hawks 13 4,741 365 527 190 9%
Manchester 13 4,455 343 563 243 9%
Nuneaton 13 2,690 207 400 100 5%
Otley 13 9,639 741 1,363 461 15%
Redruth 13 10,249 788 968 612 23%
Southend 13 5,985 460 720 250 N/A
Stourbridge 13 7,450 573 800 350 16%
Waterloo 12[a 2] 4,552 379 620 286 4%
Westcombe Park 13 4,606 354 1,021 189 11%
Wharfedale 13 6,209 478 1,010 330 24%
  1. ^ Note that 1 home attendance is missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing games not included.
  2. ^ Missing home attendance v Southend on 1 March 2008.

Individual statistics[edit]

  • Note if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relegation ooooh relegation". therugbyforum.com. 18 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Blaydon batter their way to title success". Chronicle Live. 24 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Just champion!". Echo News. 24 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Tyne's play-off blues". Chronicle Live. 1 May 2007.
  5. ^ "Waterloo 15 Otley 37 Champions Otley head back up in fine style". Yorkshire Post. 28 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Halifax 20 Waterloo 7: Relegated Halifax celebrate at long last". Yorkshire Post. 21 April 2008.
  7. ^ "Henley 5 Redruth 22 Edward Bawden reports". Redruth Rugby. 20 April 2008.
  8. ^ "Redruth 39 Nuneaton 16 Roger Watson reports". Redruth Rugby. 27 April 2008.
  9. ^ a b c "Angry players refuse to restart game after theft". Cambridge News. 1 October 2007.
  10. ^ "Match Facts Waterloo v Manchester". Sky Sports. 15 September 2007.
  11. ^ "Match Facts Halifax v Westcombe Park". Sky Sports. 22 September 2007.
  12. ^ "Match Facts Stourbridge v Waterloo". Sky Sports. 6 October 2007.
  13. ^ "Match Facts Redruth v Wharfedale". Sky Sports. 20 October 2007.
  14. ^ "Match Facts Halifax v Nuneaton". Sky Sports. 27 October 2007.
  15. ^ "Match Facts Henley Hawks v Stourbridge". Sky Sports. 1 December 2007.
  16. ^ "Match Facts Otley v Westcombe Park". Sky Sports. 19 January 2008.
  17. ^ "National Two 07/08 Leading top scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  18. ^ "National Two 07/08 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  19. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  20. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  21. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  22. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  23. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  24. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  25. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  26. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  27. ^ "National Two 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.
  28. ^ "National Two 07/08 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.

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