Thorney travelled to Corby for this week’s Midlands Four East South fixture. With a team weakened slightly with five first team players not available, Thorney started the game well with strong runs up field by the forward pack Steven Lewis scoring the opening try.
Fly half Lee Picton
was controlling the game well from using the forwards at every opportunity to break the line and make good yards, Corby’s stubborn defence out wide was up to the defensive task meeting the Throrney forwards with some big hits. The Corby backs also showed good hands and awareness cleaning up loose ball from a Thorney lineout to score just with 10 minutes of the first half left. Thorney turned round at half time 12-5 down.
A few wise words from skipper Darrell Thrower
motivated his team, no more so than Nigel Lewis
who carried the ball well all game causing all sorts of problems for the Corby defence, he was supported well by his team mates to gain good field position in the Corby 22. Thorney’s constant pressure ended in a quick penalty seized by Darrell Thrower
who bagged the second try 17-12, with 8 minutes left on the clock Thorney kept their composure to work good field position back into the Corby 22.
Throeny’s forward dominance continued forcing a penalty from a scrum, again the skippers quick thinking to seize the quick tap and bag his second try of the game 17-19, this two minutes left on the clock the Thorney backs kept possession of the ball to after some great running and more pressure from the forwards Corby conceded yet another penalty Lee Picton
duly converting the close out Thorney’s first away win of the season 17-22.
Skipper Darrell Thrower
was very pleased with his team’s performance even though they made hard work of it he said “it was real hard work out there today we put ourselves under a lot of pressure to come here and win and we did securing our first away win”