Sat 22
2nd XV Development Squad
47
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10
League
Burton 'A' XV
M Yeates, W Denbow (3), G Sowden (2), D Germain
Tries
M Yeates (5), C Young
Conversions
What a difference a week makes

What a difference a week makes

By Mark Frost
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1st Home Game


What a difference a week makes and it showed today . With our 1st defeat at the hands of Broadstreet the 2s needed to adjust the squad again with so many players unavailable and some carrying knocks . Playing Burton isn’t an easy task let alone beating them but today all the players stood out from 1 to 15 , We also had players playing out of position just to make sure this fixture went ahead . Giles Sowden at 12 and tall 2nd rower George raven on the wing played extremely well along with Cam young having a go at 9 and the 9 Ben Barwell moving to 10 .
As for the game Tows started strong with lots of options to Carry the ball it didn’t take long for the points to start appearing but Tows constantly kept the pressure on making the Burton forwards work hard for scraps but again we started to let gaps appear which allowed Burtons forwards to dictate the pace and we had some close calls but there poor handling let them down .
At the break new instructions got given on how we wanted to play the 2nd half and the guys responded brilliantly unfortunately Dave McKee received a yellow card for retaliation from a drop shoulder to the face , The refs decision was probably right but no punishment for Burton who at this point in the game got their 2nd wind so time for changes .
Luke Wilmot getting his 1st senior debut at loosehead and changes some forwards
Rob Russell- Phil Culwick making their 1st appearance.
Burton hit back after Tows decided to take a nap but if that wasn’t bad enough they decided they needed another nap letting Burton in again .
Tows decided to wake up and started the fight back scoring a further 3 try’s in the 2nd half . FT 47-10
Debut appearances for Luke Wilmot and Will Denbow along with some stand out performances from Dave McKee
Matt Chalcraft
Giles Sowden
Pat pope
Man of the match goes to Mitchell Brown
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Match details

Match date

Sat 22, Sep 2018

Kickoff

TBC

Meet time

13:00

Competition

Division 1

League position

5
Burton 'A' XV
12
Towcestrians 2nd XV