Southam 27 - 12 Pinley
The 2nds get off to a great start with two on the bounce
Southam 2’s started well against Pinley 2’s with a long kick off and immediately put pressure on the visitors at the breakdown. Pinley couldn’t get out of their own half but with possession in the first 10 minutes untidy with knock-ons from both sides no real traction was made by either side.
A penalty was given to Southam for off side of the ruck, they decided to go for the line out and accurate throwing to the middle of the line led to quick over the top ball swiftly fed out by scrum half and captain Phil Nichols into to the Southam backs where Charlie Roony broke Pinleys line to score in the corner.
The conversion was missed by Southams 10 Josh Tolley, but he soon redeemed himself by catching the ball on his 22 line and scoring and individual try by running through most of Pinleys team.
Southam regained the territory when they were awarded another penalty, astute scrumhalf Phil Nichols quickly tapped and ran around Pinleys forwards to score under the posts, Josh Tolley converted.
Pinley scored their only try of the 1st half from poor communication in the Southam forwards at the kick off. Pinley were awarded a penalty which they put in the corner , took a quick line out and their forwards marched over the line for a converted try.
Southam were then awarded a penalty deep in Pinleys half and went for the line out, created the maul and drove Pinley over their line with Southam hooker Sam Ducket to scoring under a mass of forwards.
That was the end of the half leaving the score at 22 – 7.
Southam started poorly in the second half with a lack of discipline and were unable to get out of their own half. Pinley kept attacking the Southam line but the defence held.
Pinley attacked for 25 phases to try and get over the Southam line and eventually a quick tap penalty from Pinley allowed their number 8 to score wide out.
Southam had a few opportunities to score but kept knocking the ball on in the backs and the forwards however their determination shone through and a Phil Nichols break down the blindside drawing the Pinley full back allowed last week’s man of the match Will Allan to score in the corner.
This sealed the second merit league victory in a row with a final score of 27-12. It was a great team effort by the 2’s giving everyone a game and playing well as a team with Sam Duckett man of the match