A Good Win Just Before Christmas
Beccehamian 22 - Old Dunstonians 7
It was a wet and windy day at Sparrows Den on Saturday. Both sides arrived with the intent to play open rugby but the conditions did not help.
The early exchanges were even but on 12 minutes Tom Buckle burst through to score a try wide out but the conversion was missed making it 5-0.
Beccs were on top for the next 15 minutes but good defence from ODs prevented us from scoring.
A loose kick from Beccs was well picked up by ODs right winger Jamal just inside Beccs half and he weaved his way to the line to score. Mike Ubee converted the try making it 5-7.
Beccs came back well and very quickly were awarded a penalty which Jordan Souter kicked to make it 8-7.
On the cusp of half time Callum Buckler went over to score Beccs second try and Jordan Souter converted to make it 15-7.
The rain increased in the second half to make handling more difficult.
Tom Ottewill got close to a try when he knocked the ball forward over the line.
For the next 20 minutes ODs were in the ascendancy and battered away at Beccs line to no avail. Eventually the ref lost patience with Beccs and showed Paul Broadhurst a yellow card for off side.
ODs continued to batter the Beccs line but a stout defence held them out and eventually the siege was lifted.
Beccs managed to get into the ODs half again and held on to the ball long enough for Tom Buckle to score another try which Jordan converted for a 22-7 lead.
ODs had enough time left to mount a number of attacks but the Beccs defence held out.
Ref: Simon Goatcher
Team: G Tossell, S Usher, D Le Bas, D Watkins, D Speed, B Coles, T Buckle, R Souter, P Brooks, F Buckle, O Tomkins, J Souter, C Buckler, E Ashworth, P Broadhurst. Subs: H Copley, J Fogarty, T Ottewill.