Depleted Mids Trundle Over Law Society
Mids pull one out of the hat after a couple of frustrating results
A strangely sedentary game ended the Mids 2017 league programme. The score ended up at 25-15 in Mids favour, and as is traditional a fourth try for a bonus point was not secured, despite having left themselves plenty of time to do so.
The scoring was opened via an interception, which was finished off in painfully slow fashion by James Orchard, as no Law Society player seemed to register what had happened. The rest of the half involved an array of tit-for-tat scoring, and althoug the passage of time means that the exact score is not fresh in the mind, it was only a smattering of points that the Mids led by. This had been thanks to a kick chased hard by James Jenkins, one of several debutants on the day. He added ten points from the boot to make a successful first look at the 1st team.
With the Mids playing up the slope in the second half, it was expected to call upon a major defensive effort, but Mids control of set pieces (scrums excepted) meant that they kept Law Society out of their 22 for most of the half. Another try was added, and the home team ran out of steam a little in the final ten minutes, to keep things safe for Mids. In fact the highlight of the closing period was a stare out between Josh Chieke and the opposing winger over who would be first to get a touch of the ball. Neither did.