Sat 02
1st XV
Northampton Old Scouts
Not quite enough.

Not quite enough.

By Fenton Goodes
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BBOB 15:20 OLD SCOUTS Scouts completed the double over BB with this narrow win at the mill.

The pitch was in really good condition considering the recent weather. The exchange Warwickshire referee, who had a good game, penalised BB twice early on but the home side opened the scoring when a poor clearance kick from Scouts was fielded, resulting in Ross Bowden going over next to the posts, captain Olly James converting 7-0. The game was very open with both sides trying to play, Scouts having the better lineout, with BB the better scrummage. Scouts were given a penalty which went over via the post 7-3. Just before half time,man of the match, Phil Bull was harshly sinbinned for slowing the ball at the breakdown. 7-3. HT.

Scouts started the second half strongly with their forwards driving at the BB line, a try was imminent and it came through the forwards and was converted 7-10. Scouts were using the boot to drive BB back, and their backrow were becoming more dominant. Scouts scored a good try off a planned move under the posts and duly converted 7-17. BB kept themselves in the game with a penalty by Olly James for not releasing 10-17, but off virtually the next play Scouts kicked a penalty themselves 10-20. BB came to life and scored a good try through their player/coach Ben Mann, to at least ensure a losing bonus point 15-20, but it was not enough as Scouts took a deserved win. Next week BB host bottom club Biggleswade in a weather delayed fixture, needing a win.

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Sat 02, Feb 2013




Midlands 2 East (South)