3rd December Banbury @ Home (League)
Broadstreet welcomed Banbury to Ivor Preece after going playing Banbury earlier in the year where we lost 28:14. This as you know was a very frustrating game with 4 yellow cards dished out to us by the referee did not help us keep any continuity in our play. A good turnout at training on Thursday night in preparation for this Saturday fixture was clearly in the forefront of the players and coaches mind that we wanted to win this game.
From the start the Broadstreet lads started the game with the tempo of a final, with challenging for the ball from kick off. Broadstreet kept the pressure on Banbury in their own half until in the 15th minute saw Louis Wynn Leary cross the line from some excellent handling & ball retention from both the forwards & backs going right to left and back again. From the restart Broadstreet manage to work their way back into the visitors 22 where 15 metres out they had a defensive line out which was taken against the head by Jack Sharman, which led to a quick drive and the ball was released out to the backs seeing Jay West go over for the 2nd try in the 20th minute where he converted his own try. In the 25th minute saw Luca Stuart intercept a ball to run in Broadstreet 3rd. The final try of the first half saw Jack Sharman in a kick and chase foot race beating the defender to apply the necessary downward pressure with the referee perfectly placed to award Jack for his efforts.
The second half started similar to the first with saw Broadstreet handling improve with good early ball getting out to Elliot Brookes on the wing which saw him cross the line twice in the first 12 minutes of the second half. Both tries came from good retention and handling from the forwards and the backs. The 3rd try came from a box kick that was chased by several players with Liam Obrien crossing the white wash. Almost straight away from the proceeding kick off saw Connor Walker with his first touch of the ball score under the posts. The final try of the game came from Luca Stuart finishing a 9 try fest game and Jay converting five tries. Great performance from the whole 22-man squad and better still supported by all the lads on the injury list.
Let’s keep the momentum going.