Scunthorpe 4th's XV 26 v 17 Barnsley 3rd's XV
Scunthorpe 4th's were on the road again this week traveling to Barnsley for a friendly fixture. The game kicked off with Scunthorpe having the better of possession keeping their hosts firmly camped in there own half. The dominant pressure from Scunthorpe told with an early try by captain Tim Foster
after the backs ran good running lines to create an opening on the outside with Colin Redhead
adding the extras.
From a Barnsley lineout on their 5 meter line the Scunthorpe flankers pressured the opposition stand off resulting in a misdirected kick. Neil Wainer
caught the ball and broke through the opposition defense to score by the posts to take the score to 14-0 with the conversion being added.
Following the restart several phases of play enabled the forwards to drive their opposite numbers back up to the opposition 5 meter line. The ball was eventually passed out to Scunthorpe’s stand off Colin Redhead
who ghosted through the defense to score under the posts and also add the conversion taking the half time score to 21-0 at half time.
The second half started in much the same vain with Scunthorpe dominating possession creating a couple of half chances which they were unable to convert into points. Loose play and loss of concentration led to an errors by Scunthorpe allowing Barnsley to collect a loose ball and from the kick and chase Barnsley got to the ball first to touch down for try.
Scunthorpe errors were to prove costly with a misplaced pass going to ground and the Barnsley centre was on hand to capitalize by picking up a loose ball to score but they were unable to add the extras conversion points.
Scunthorpe managed to regain composure with the forwards who were able make steady progress down field eventually getting a line out at the Barnsley 22 meter line. Nigel Foster
caught the ball from Darren Mason
pass off the top and with a fleetness of foot the veteran sprinted down the blind side to score in the corner.
Barnsley managed to pick up the pace again pushing Scunthorpe back to their 22 with good work from forward and three quarters links. Eventually the ball was spun out to Barnsley centre who brushed aside our outside centre for the first time in the match to score under the posts. The conversion was an easy kick which was the final score of the game to leave it 26-17 in Scunthorpe’s favour with Neil Wainer
picked up the man of the match award.