1st XV - Report
|Sutton Coldfield||25||vs||0||Worcester Wanderers|
Wanderers Lose At Sutton Coldfield
The Wanderers travelled to table topping Sutton Coldfield and eventually went down by 25 points to nil in a highly competitive encounter.
The second half began with the Wanderers enjoying more of the ball and territory; an early Ned Anderson penalty just went right of the posts. Sutton now defended patiently and the Wanderers couldn't find a way through despite having the better of the third quarter.
Then the game was turned on its head as Sutton broke out of defence & only a scrambling Wanderers defence saved a try, Sutton were awarded a penalty and applied the pressure kicking to touch. Sutton sensed their opportunity and 2 penalties later were controversially awarded a penalty try and the Wanderers were reduced to 14 men following a yellow card for the unfortunate Tim Ohlson.
Clearly rattled, the Wanderers conceded 2 unconverted tries in a 10 minute spell as Sutton took full advantage of their numerically advantage.
Restored to 15 players the Wanderers gamely set about getting a consolation try, several penalty opportunities were scorned but, the Wanderers could find no way through the miserly Sutton defence who were determined to protect their try line and did so to record a well deserved victory.