Sat 08
Leicester Forest
Burton NLD Colts
Leicester Forest Colts v Burton Colts

Leicester Forest Colts v Burton Colts

By Kevin Abel
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Slow start costs Colts against a well drilled Leicester Forest outfit...........

Burton travelled over to Leicester Forest RFC for an early kick off, very nice set up with a new 3G pitch. The colts were missing 1 or 2 regulars but still fielded a very strong side all be it with 1 or 2 out of position. LF kicked off and it was clear to see they were a good side, the fly half and centers asking big questions of the defence with a pack that up for it as well. Burton were slow to start and a tad dis-jointed and they struggled to cope with LF style of play, like sides used to playing on 3G there was lots of off-loading in the tackle with support runners offering themselves as soon as contact was made. 3 try’s down in the first 20 minutes things looked a bit grim for Burton. However they are quick learners and started to wrap players up in the tackle so preventing the quick off loads and if it went to floor some aggressive counter rucking. Burton started to get into the game eventually Jacob R cross after a cracking in and out run down the touch line. Half time scores 21 v 7. Determined to get back into the game Burton were undone by letting in a very soft score making the task much harder, However 15 minutes into the 2nd half Jacob R scored another good try after an elusive run, this was followed by 2nd row / no8 / Centre, big Ed Robson going on a powerful run, chipping the oncoming defence and catch his own kick and score near the posts. Burton finished off the day with another well worked try when Jacob L went over wide out. Final score 42 v 24. No excuses beaten by a very good LF side, an unusually slow start and likely playing a game as opposed to training on a 3G pitch would have been a steep learning curve. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to play LF again this season and give a better account of ourselves. Man of the match and a constant pain to LF at the break down was No 7 Alex Yiget, I lost count of the number of turn overs he won. Next week our 2nd league game of the season take us up into the hills to play Ashbourne.
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Sat 08, Sep 2018