Bournville 2's v Bridgnorth 2's
To borrow from Sir Brucie...'Good game, good game"
From the photo man
As we all know Pierre de Coubertin was a French educationalist, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee. Yes I know you already knew that but he was responsible, in a round about sort of way, for this rather apt phrase 'it's not the winning but the taking part that counts.' A big thanks to Mr Wiki Pedia for this gem.
Bridgnorth were the better team on the day and deserved their win. However, in saying that - what a great game. Whatever the score was at the finish, it hardly does justice to the performance of Bournville 2's. Against a heavier pack and playing up the 'Metchley' slope Bournville contained Bridgnorth for at least 30 mins of the 1st half until the inevitable happened and Bridgnorth scored a few (maybe three) well taken scores.
Bourns were not out of the contest and harassed the Bridgnorth's 22. Unfortunately Bridgnorth had a few forward players who defied the laws of physics. For those of a certain age it was like watching Charlie at his best but not just over the first 20' (6.096m). Ask any old Bournville fart.
I think they scored a few more tries but we got one too.
The match ended and we had lost.
For future games at Metchley Park please note. I did the decent thing and asked for the ball back that went over the garden fence. The lady who answered the door was quite charming and asked for the colour of the ball. I said it would be easy to identify as it was an oval rugby ball. She told me she was aware of the shape, but what was the colour? How many balls are in that garden? She also asked me to...'tell the 'boys' to be more careful where they kicked the ball in future'. Job done.
Should any editors of the more fashionable sporting papers want to employ me for my match reporting services, I am open to offers.
On to the photos - what a grey day, no sun - where was the light?
You will find what there is HERE - as you can see the photos get progressively grainier as the light gets worse towards the end of the game.
Also included HERE are some photos I took in November of the 2's and 3's at home - I somehow missed these.
To my fellow photographer on the touchline - I hope I selected the correct player
Sully - Bournville's always friendly (and free) photographer