Sat 29
1st XV
Dogged defence wins the day for BB.

Dogged defence wins the day for BB.

By Fenton Goodes
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A magnificent defensive performance from BB gave them the win over Lutterworth.Final score 20-14.


Although outscoring Lutts 3 tries to 2, it was the defence led by captain Olly James, fellow centre Josh Slinn and BB man of the match, hooker Kyle Dufty that secured victory. The game kicked off in bright autumn sunshine, in ideal conditions, the mill looking a picture. After early BB pressure fly half Ryan Haddon kicked a pen 3-0 to give BB the lead. Lutts responded but made a hash of a simple penalty kick. The game expertly reffed by Dorset & Wilts, Rupert Dyke turned in Lutts favour. With their forwards dominant at scrum and lineout, on 20mins, Lutts refused a penalty kick to scrummage and score a simple try and con 3-7. BB were further hampered when in a case of mistaken identity, scrum half Tom Shaul was sinbinned. It was now only good defence keeping BB in the game. Although on the stroke of ht, Haddon missed a long range penalty.

Lutterworth made the strange decision to return to the changing room at ht. This cost them dear on the restart, they were penalised, BB went to the corner, won the lineout and good ball transferance put wing Dan George in the corner, Haddon striking a magnificent con 10-7. The forwards had a disagreement and the BBs big lock Ben Briggs was binned, scrummage and lineout which was difficult, was now impossible. Lutts regained the lead with a forward drive from a lineout and con 10-14.Again during this period some dogged defence BB kept them in the game. Some respite was gained from a penalty, kicked long into Lutts territory. Then Haddon showed what a fine all round player he could become with a superb individual try 15-14. Restored to 15 BB came into the game and after good forward drives from Dufty and lock Phil Bull, George beat his man to score in the corner. 20-14. BB saw the game out under pressure, with no further score. BB will need the same levels of guts and determination, next week, when they make the short journey to Market Harborough.

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Sat 29, Sep 2012




Midlands 2 East (South)