Sat 02
3rd XV
10
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14
Friendly
Wellingborough 3rds / 2nds
Wellingborough Edge Feisty Encounter

Wellingborough Edge Feisty Encounter

By Press Officer
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Wellingborough met the strength of BB's 3rd team in what turned out to be a fairly evenly matched game, BB failing to capitalise on their chances.


Overlaps were squandered by BB as the two sides traded possession, and with the tight nature of the game, frustration with both the occasional decision and competitive contact was becoming apparent from both sides.

Tommy Buswell opened the scoring from outside centre, combining his pace with some great footwork to keep clear of the tackle. Although BB had a lot of pace in their backs, but the ball rarely reached the wings in the first half, while the pack worked determinedly at keeping possession under the guidance of Paul Hood and Sean Fagun.

Fungi Matezu maintained his superb tackle rate, and was unfortunate on one break to have nearly make it through,only to have had his balance upset slightly. Despite this, he made a further fifteen yards in a feat of awesome baletic style before finally hitting the deck in front of his last opposition. Nevertheless, his instinct retained possession and momentum until support could arrive.

Younder brother Spencer Ngwaya again showed what an asset he can be, and it would be great to see him and others able to get to more games. Joining the fray in the second half, Craig Howting proved as able as ever, while Steven Larkins again proved unafraid of the contact.

BB's game had already began to improve, and the back line began to put more complete moves together, Tommy Buswell distributing the ball well from scrum half. With around a quarter of an hour remaining, new player Matt was unfortunate to be denied a debut try as the referee decided there had been a knock on. Meantime, a flare up had developed, apparently following an incident of stamping by the Wellingborough number 18, only recently brought on as substitute.

Shortly after BB's disallowed score, BB finally made use of their territorial advantage with another try for Buz, although Tim Brown was again unlucky with the conversion. Despite having dragged the score back to 14-10, BB could not quite convert their near continuous possession in the last few minutes into extra points.

Overall, another good team performance, epitomised by the all round effots shown by Man of the Match Tommy Fulthorpe, ever quick to the breakdown, and always keen to move on to the next play.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 02, Apr 2011

Kickoff

14:30