1st XV - Report
Solar powered Park end the drought.
On a sun swept day Broughton Park ended a barren spell which stretched back to Christmas, outscoring Wigton 23 points to 11 and 3 try’s to 1 to record their first victory of 2012.
Whilst not vintage Park, this was a victory the home team fully deserved with all their three tries the result positive running. The first on 15 minutes came when scrum half Kit Brammer broke through Wigton’s defence and delivered a delightfully lofted a one handed pass to right winger Addy Titiloye. Titiloye applied the after burners and raced 40 metres down the right wing to score.
20 min later full back Warren Duffy got in on the act and tore through Wigton’s three quarters line, brushing off tackles like confetti, to score under the post.
In between left winger Adam Brown was unlucky not to get himself on Barrie’s scoreboard when, having rounded his winger and with a clear run to the line, he was adjudged to have trodden on the tip of a blade of grass attached to the touch line. Tough luck Adam, I am sure you will have plenty more chances.
HT: 15 - 0
I don’t know what was said by Wigton’s coach at half time, but it was a more focused Wigton that came out for the second period and for long spells Park were penned in their own half.
A penalty by Thoams temporarily extended Park's lead to 18 - 0, but this was short lived as Wigton's pressure told with 2 penalties of their own.
But with 15 minutes to go, Warren Duffy made the match safe with a parabolic run through a Wigton’s defence which parted like the Red Sea for Moses and allowed him to score 23 - 6.
Two yellow cards, both for ‘team offences’, allowed Wigton to dominate the final quarter but Broughton Park dogged it out. Wigton’s conciliation try, with seconds remaining, was too little too late.
Today Broughton Park displayed grit and determination in abundance. This was an important victory in Parks struggle to avoid relegation. The caked was iced by keeping their opponents, also involved in the relegation battle, to nul points.
Three cracking tries. Well done scorers Titiloye, Duffy (2) and Thomas.
Things are set for a very exiting end of the season. Good luck Park.