Sat 11
1st XV
Market Bosworth
Another opportunity missed

Another opportunity missed

By Keith Shurville
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Strong winds deny running rugby

Scouts welcomed Market Bosworth to a windy Rushmere Road and opted to face the elements in the first half.
Both sides were finding it difficult in the wind and it was the visitors that scored first after fifteen minutes when they kicked a penalty into the corner and drove over from the lineout.
Scouts were playing in their usual style and running the ball from deep and were eventually rewarded when, following several passes and changes of direction of the attack, Dean Lake raced through under the sticks. The conversion attempt failed as the ball slid just under the crossbar.
The score was looking as if it would remain level at the break until Market Bosworth scored in the corner in time added on.
The third quarter saw the visitors stick the ball up their jumpers and not allow Scouts to get into the game and they increased their advantage with a penalty.
Scouts eventually started to see a bit more of the ball. Mathew Cockman was close to a score but the final pass inside was adjudged to be forward although within minutes he was on the rampage again and crossed the whitewash to bring the scores within three points.
It was all Scouts attack from then on although they were unlucky not to get the winner, although a crash ball attempt left the referee unsighted in what had appeared to be a try for replacement prop Joe Martin.
This leaves Scouts in sixth place and next week they face third placed Leicester Forest in a rearranged game.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 11, Jan 2020




Midlands 2 East (South)

League position

Market Bosworth
Northampton Old Scouts