Old Brodleians RUFC

Old Brodleians RUFC


by stuart bannister


Old Brods u7s played a hastily re-arranged one off match for the Ken Habergham Trophy against Morley u7s

as the Morley festival had to be cancelled last Thursday due to a waterlogged pitch . but the Brods pitch

quite surprisingly was ok , and it was decided to move the game to Woodhead .


Morley began with the ball , but spilled it to enable the hosts to pick up the loose ball and a pass to George

Bannister enabled him to finish nicely in the corner . Morley re-started and scored almost immediately , the Brods

through WILLIAM BENTLEY scored a try after a superb solo effort . Morley hit back again with a try .


From the re-start EDWARD LEACOCK burst through the Morley defence and scored a fantastic try in the corner .

The Brods defended well but Morley managed to squeeze in for a try , after some Morley handling errors the

Brods scored 2 quick fire well taken tries with SAMUEL THACKERAY and Bannister crossing .


In the 2nd half Morley burst through to cut the arrears , only for Thackeray to extend the Brods lead with

some sublime support play . Morley after four tags scored again , Brods re-started and a loose pass which

went behind the player enabled Leacock to pick up and charge down the touchline . Unfortunately he was

tagged just a few metres short , Morley expected the supporting Bannister to take the ball to the right , but

a jink and a step to the left and he was able to score in the left corner .


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Morley hit back again , then the Brods after a few passes found Bannister who took on the visitors and spotted

a gap and sped through for a good try . Morley scored again but the wet , cold conditions played a part as the

teams found it difficult to grab those tags .

Bannister scored again for the Brods after good support play , on the last play of the game Morley moved the ball

around and did eventually manage to score a consolation try . The Brods had won a good game by 9-8 and

won the Ken Habergham Trophy .


A big well done to todays team , and to the rest of the squad who have played this season . And have improved

and also have learnt so much in their Rugby Development . Stuart and Jeff look forward to coaching you all next

season .


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