Sat 20
1st XV
Oadby Wyggestonians


By Fenton Goodes
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BB took a bonus point win and moved up the table with this win at the mill. After the heavy midweek rain the pitch was spongy in places but very near ideal.

BB were slow to settle and early mistakes could have proved costly, but scrummage dominance and some excellent counter rucking snuffed out any danger. Wyggs looked dangerous through their backs but were far to elaborate on the quarter hour as BB winger Dan George stepped between them to intercept and race away to score, Olly James con 7-0. Wyggs responded with some fine back play to level the scores and it was game on at 7-7. BB put a penalty in the corner and attacked Wyggs through their forwards, forcing a 5m scrum, BB man of the match Sam Miller driving over, James con 14-7. The game ebbed and flowed with BB dominant upfront,but with the Wyggs backs always looking dangerous. BB were penalised for hands in the ruck 14-10, and on the stroke of half time Wyggs scored the try of the game with some lovely hands and support and con 14-17. HT.

The curse of the BB fly half continued when Jack Cullis took a knock and was forced to leave the field at half time. This introduced another of the Diggin babes, when colt Matty Joseph came off the bench. BB decided to play a series of pick and drives, and hooker Kyle Dufty finished a move 19-17. George got his second when he intercepted again and ran 60yds to score the bonus point try, James con 26-17. Immediately BB were penalised and Wyggs kicker kept them in the game 26-20. David Abraham scored a good try after pressure from the forwards, James again converted 33-20 with some significant work from young Joseph. Again BB were caught offside and conceded another three 33-23. Wyggs battled hard for the reward of bonus points, but BB's defence stood firm. This was a thoroughly entertaining game played by like minded sides and should set BB up for their first derby of the season, away at Old Scouts next week.

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Sat 20, Oct 2012




Midlands 2 East (South)