Sat 15
Wednesbury 2
3rd XV
Thirds Battle on

Thirds Battle on

By andrew kavanagh
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Hard fought win

The thirds were on their travels this week to play Wednesbury and the home of the Tallest rugby posts in the world. Before they left a search party was launched after it appeared Whiskey had been abducted from the club car park. Your scribe thought those sneaky second teamers had bundled him to a car. But no Whiskey was located in the nearby Tesco buying a drink. It came as a great shock to him to find out that the club also sold drinks. After catching their breath staring at what people locally call the eighth wonder of the world the thirds faced a rather large and up for it Wednesbury outfit. We welcomed into the pack a new old face "JJ" whose name confusingly is Julian Bebbington who last played for Castle shortly before the outbreak of World War 2. The first half was a tight affair with both sides unable to breakdown each others defence. Some heroic tackles by Castle kept the rather large Wednesbury centres and back row at bay. The half ended in a 0-0 draw. Meanwhile on the touchline the local midgy population were happy with their 10-0 lead they held over subs Kav and Judda
The second half started with Wednesbury dominating play and led to them scoring a try to take the lead.Many a team could have folded at this point but not Castle and a well worked move resulted in Whiskey going over the line. And then ladies and Gentleman came the moment of pure forwards rugby in the classic up the jumper style. The excellent Huw Evans leapt like a salmon in a line out on the half way line. A maul ensued and momentum was gained and kept going and going until the 5 yard line was in sight. Your scribe with the ball in hand could see the line, his eyes widened in anticipation of scoring his second try of the season he broke away from the maul and sped towards the line...and fell over!! But leighton came to the rescue and flew across the line to take a 10-5 lead.
Incensed by this Wednesbury threw everything they had at Castle and too a man they stood up and kept them out to take the points in a most well deserved win. Special mention goes out to Marcus and Mitch from the Colts who didn't shirk in the line of fire, Well done lads!

Man of the match Huw Evans

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Sat 15, Nov 2014






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