Brods continued their fine early season form with another convincing victory over a strong Keighley outfit at Woodhead on Saturday .
The win was based on an outstanding defensive effort particularly in the first 20 minutes when the visitors dominated territory and possession . During this period Keighley although camped within the Brods half were unable to breakdown the resilient defensive line .
Keighley went ahead after 15 minutes when awarded a penalty and converted by fly half Brown , On 20 minutes Brods managed to work their first position in their opponent’s half and began to earn their fare share of possession through an excellent lineout and an improving scrum .Strangely the visitors made 3 substitutions on 25 minutes and Brods stepped up their game .
On 30 minutes Brodie Wilson stole possession just inside the Keighley half and broke clear on a powerful run to the Keighley line for an outstanding personal effort .The conversion was missed however within minutes Wilson was on the scoresheet again with a similar effort following a ball steal by Pete Williams and another race to the line from half way .This try was converted by Phil Town and the Woodhead boys were pleased to have a 12-3 lead at half time with the benefit of the slope to come in the second period .
The Hipperholme boys started the second half strongly and immediately pressured their opponents deep in their own half . Brods dominance of the lineout through the athletic Bob Sykes gave Brods a good platform and following a drive by the home pack the visitors could not clear their lines and Ben Burnside’s charge down gave him the chance to score his first try for his new club .
The Woodhead pack was now clearly on top and with the scrum in the ascendancy took their chance to score their fourth try on 17 minutes of the second period . From an attacking scrum the home pack shunted their opposition and Cameron Wroot finished well as they drove them back over their line .Brods defence continued to stifle the power runners in the Keighley attack with their centre pairing of Matt Carbutt and Phil Town outstanding .Keighley ultimately ran out of ideas and Brods were well worth their bonus point victory which lifts them to second in the table with a 100% record .
Updated 13:44 - 25 Sep 2017 by James Ogden