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Dronfield Colts v Burton Colts

Dronfield Colts v Burton Colts

By Kevin Abel
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A win, but a really poor game of rugby after last week’s fireworks………

Burton Colts travelled up the M1 to the outskirts of Sheffield for a game against Dronfield colts, a cracking new club house and set up, when we eventually found it. Burton won the toss and chose to play up the sloping pitch in the 1st half. They received the kick off and of we went, it was hard going and not helped that every time they made some head way Burton would commit some infringement and give away a penalty, this was pretty much pattern for the 1st half, Burton like the grand Old Duke of York marched to the top of the hill only to be marched back down again. This with 1 exception George E made a nice break on the half way line feed skipper Harry who was in support, Harry then made good ground before a lovely out of the back of the hand pass to Ben who handed off the cover to score, conversion by Ed Robson. The 2nd half and Burton playing down the slope got good field position and score after 5 minutes where Ben barged his way over, conversion missed. The backs pulled a move and George A kicked ahead the Dronfeild full back got tackled behind his own try line and from the ensuring scrum / breakdowns George Robson went over to score converted by his brother. It was set for Burton to kick on in the last 20 minutes get some points on the score board, however this didn’t materialises, instead we had poor execution in passing and yet more poor discipline giving away possession and field position. Dronfield on one of their forays into the Burton 22 made good use of some ball and managed to cross the white wash for a converted score. The game ending 7 v 19. If this has been a premiership game of football it would be nailed on to be last up on Match of the Day it was that dull and disjointed a game I have witnessed in a long time. Having said that you can’t expect much else if you give away 20+ penalty’s in a 70 minute game. The pick of the backs would be George E and the best forward on the day Alex Yigit, other than that everyone else was a 5 out of 10. The lads were desperately disappointed with the game and I know they very much look forward to welcoming Dronfield to Burton where they will have another opportunity to show what they really are about when it comes to playing Rugby.
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Sat 11, Nov 2017