22-17 down with 2 minutes left, inside our own half ........ no problem ........ secured with a really tough and pressure conversion by Kingsley following a Fraser half pitch effort off the base of scrum 2 minutes from time, only thing separating the sides. A draw would have been a fair result and reflection of the contest, although we'll take it of course!
A fine collective effort from the 16 available Beccs match day squad, again thanks to all the boys for playing in unfamiliar positions for the benefit of the team. Great collective character to come from behind twice, and continuing to play right up to the final whistle.
A really close and competitive match. Both sides should be very proud of their collective efforts which produced an excellent game of rugby for the spectators.Excellent passages of team play, Toby's try in particular was the pick of the team trys, going through the phases, some hard running lines and passing the ball down the line. Our defensive structure needs some work, all too often sucked into the breakdown leaving all too frequent overlaps, which were well used and exploited by our visitors.
Extended thanks to Chris Betts for kindly and fairly refereeing the game. Richly deserved man of the match to Fin for huge work rate and making a nuisance of himself , as all back row should !, at the breakdown. Well led by match day Captains George and Toby.
5-0 - Beccs try, Fraser 5mins
5-5 - Cranbrook, 14mins
10-5 - Beccs try, Toby 18mins
10-12 - Cranbrook try & conversion, 24mins
10-17 - Cranbrook 38mins
17-17 - Beccs try, Fraser & Kingsley conversion, 40mins
17-22 - Cranbrook try, 41mins
24-22 - Beccs try Fraser & Kingsley conversion, 48mins
Squad (16): Aaron, Quinn, George, Oliver B, Cathal, Jake, Christian, Fin, Fraser, Leo, Kingsley, Ellis, Oliver.D, Adam, Louie, Toby. Non playing & waterboy Ollie.M.