After 18 long months away from the field, Tows travelled to newly promoted Leicester Belgrave, just down wind from the local Golden Arches, very distracting for the low numbers on the field. It didn’t take the hosts long to make their size advantage count with a driving maul try early on to take a 5-0 lead. The home side enjoyed relative dominance up front, surprising to find a big pack in Leicester, while Tows looked dangerous in the wider areas when the ball got out there. Belgrave also added a penalty before on the stroke of half time, fast thinking from captain on the day, Callum Jones, for a quick tap to feed Cam Young who finished well, beating a number of Belrgavians to dot down under the sticks as Tows seemed to have their tails up.
Half time probably came at the wrong time for Tows as it disrupted the momentum they had built over the last ten minutes of the half. Belgrave scored three unanswered tries in the second half and secured the bonus point in the last play of the game to end 29-7. While Tows had opportunities to score, the home team had control for large periods of the game. Plenty to learn from and positives to take with new lads coming in to the fold and fronting up but we hope the improvement comes fast with a tough fixture at home to Derby this week coming