Sat 27
Market Bosworth
44
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26
Cup
Colts XV
Harborough Colts lose in National Cup to Bosworth

Harborough Colts lose in National Cup to Bosworth

By David Nance
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Harborough Colts knew that they would face an uphill task when they travelled to Bosworth with only 6 available backs and needing to play forwards out


Harborough Colts knew that they would face an uphill task when they travelled to Bosworth with only 6 available backs and needing to play forwards out of position. They made it even harder for themselves by starting slowly and knocking on from the kick off. This led to 2 early scores for Bosworth who were 10-0 up within as many minutes. Harborough did hit back with a try by Harvey Slade converted by Fraser Harrop but Bosworth made it 17-7 before Harborough scored again with an outstanding run by Fin Clarke and Harrop’s conversion made it 17-14 at half time. It was Harborough who started the second half stronger with the ever-present George Thornton rounding off an excellent move with Harrop again converting for a 21-17 lead. Bosworth reduced this to a point from a penalty but the impressive Harrop showed his pace on the blind side to touch down but this time failed to add the extra points. At 26-20 Harborough looked the stronger but injuries hit them hard as they lost key players and Bosworth fought back to regain the lead. It remained close until the final 15 minutes but by then Harborough were relying on front 5 forwards in their back line. The pressure told with Bosworth securing an impressive 44-26 victory that they deserved from the performance but with players returning Harborough can look to a positive campaign starting next Saturday in the County Cup.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 27, Sep 2014

Kickoff

15:00

Meet time

01:00