RUGBY: Newbold ‘Extra Golds’ in action

Too strong for battling Broadstreet as they win 24-14

Because of the weather the twos haven’t played for three weeks – their last game being Broadstreet in the cup! So the Extras Golds returned to league action and eagerly welcomed a Broadstreet side and hoped to use home advantage and the slope to reverse the previous result.

Newbold started poorly with Tuck Shop perfecting a pinpoint kick off and third teamer Allen leaping and claiming a magnificent catch right under the noses of the Broadstreet forwards. This set a great platform to attack but perhaps the opportunities to score were squandered away by kicking or untimely knock-ons

Broadstreet worked up the slope to good effect with their midfield carrying well but were met with a very committed Newbold defence setting the tone for the game

Camped in Broadstreet’s half the twos forwards continually took the ball on and swinging the play the other way, room was created for Tuck Shop to go over for a brace of tries and a solo for Number 8 Crabbe – Newbold racing into a 19 – 0 lead. Wingers Dizzy Rascals and down hill skier Webster ran the ball back with vigour at every opportunity and the lead should have been more going into the interval

Broadstreet used the slope in the second half and kicked the corners but effective lineouts from Raj and Will gave the twos some ball – Manager Blundell retired early with a hamstring tweak and speedster Blood entered the fray. Direct running from Broadstreet gave them a converted score 19–7.

Scrum half Tom was yellow carded for not rolling away and then completely against the run of play, and with Raj in space, Broadstreet turned the ball over and for the first time exchanged inter passing to score a converted try – In doing so hand bags were exchanged and a player from each side was yellow carded (one being manager Blundell who only had just come back on!) 19–14.

With 5 minutes to go Rory Blood ended any confusion which team was going to take the spoils. After quick hands gave the youngster space and he raced up the touch line to score (failingly miserably with the attempted conversion)