Sat 12
3rd XV
Milton Keynes III
Tommy Bus Gets Four!

Tommy Bus Gets Four!

By John Tucker
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Question: when is a conversion not a conversion? Ask Ceeley. Tim Brown did. Many times.

Constant pressure throughout from BB made up for the disappointment of their contentious early season draw away at MK, although BB started by lending MK one player, increasing to two as the game progressed.

Tommy Buswell ran some great angles and crossed the line four times, consistently supported by a plethora of his teammates.

Jay Vassel had a swift dash to secure his first BB try in the first half, which more than made up for his first touch of the game. Josh Shaw matched his feat in the second with an equally good effort, proving to be both strong and safe in attack whilst securing good ball for his support.

Captain David Willix definitely had two tries, but strangely seems to be denying having scored a third - a case of jug avoidance?

Richie Adams bagged another brace, overcoming his recent injury, plus kicked two conversions. Dean Stagg and his loose hands benefited from an unsighted referee as he to made it over the line.

Tim Briggs was equal to the challenge with his own pair, and his on the pitch reunion with brother Tom looked to be a successful partnership, both making striding runs to increase BB's domination as the second half progressed.

Nevertheless, the prize for the best juggling must go to Gary Bowers. His fellow players dispute the amount of knock-ons he took to get his try - ranging from two to five - but it's an interesting new Law that allows you to score by putting the ball down on someone's foot.

Steve Briggs' kicking in open play was excellent, Daz Earl overcame his manflu to provide relaiable support, generally reflecting the pace and creativity of the backs.

The pack again proved a formidable obstacle, with the weight of Fagan, Green and Young combining with the consistency of Daryl Richards, ably complemented by a solid second row and hesitantly mobile but experienced back row. Warren Mackie deserved the two tries he scored, and Simon Hill added the weight of his own talents to Taff's weight for an interesting recipe.

Jake Young (Faggot) scored, as did Mike Varnsverry for BB, having played the first half for MK. We think that makes fourteen tries, supplemented by Steve Briggs six conversions (and Richie's two) - not a bad result.

Overall, another excellent team performance by BB, whilst credit must go to Milton Keynes for sticking at their task, despite only coming over with fourteen players.

Birthday boy Paul Hood made a welcome appearance with his kit a good hour after the final whistle, but proved equal to the raw onion and chillies.

Friendly against Mens Own IIs away this coming Saturday.

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Sat 12, Mar 2011




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