2nd XV Match Report - Notts Corsairs vs DRUFC
Age is but a number... Super File!!!
Despite the long anticipated return of Captain Pete, a decent display from the Corsairs resulted in defeat for a rather damp Dronfield 2nd XV on Saturday in Nottingham.
Despite missing a number of key players, the game started with Dron defending well, but ultimately it always felt like Corsairs were likely to be the first scorers.
Already carrying a number of injuries that would end the career of a lesser man, stalwart front rower Ben Ironmonger had to limp off early in the game, but fortunately was replaced by veteran superstar Andy File. Within what felt like seconds of stepping onto the pitch, File demonstrated his legendary attacking prowess with a carry that looked like it would see him all the way through to the promised land. This display led to gasps of awe and concern from the Corsairs' sideline, and it was clear they weren't sure what had just hit them. However, rather than dominate too much, File generously chose to ultimately set up the first Dron try which was finally completed by 13 Ben Agar.
Once again, there were notable displays from young Elliot Strong (a very apt name), who picked up a rather purple and swollen knee with a few minutes to go, Stan Hoare, and Billy "Whizz" Wyton, who managed to give Ironmonger a slight shiner "assisting" in a tackle...
File unsurprisingly got the second try for Dronfield to square up the game ready for half time. However, ultimately the well drilled Corsairs side proved a bit too much on the day and hung on to narrowly win 15-10.
Special mention to Colts Coach, and Billy's dad, Paul Wyton for making his debut for the club following Strong's injury... you're never too old.
Andy Chambers would without doubt have got D@#k of the Day, for trying to get carded all game (and eventually succeeding) but he left, in presumed shame, before it was awarded. Wyton (junior) quite rightly was awarded Man of the Match.
One of those away games where it didn't quite click, but the return game should be something special.