Broadstreet turned up to Syston wearing their brand new and fresh kit thanks to the boys at Scorpion Sports.
Syston kicked the game off choosing to play with a slight advantage with the slope, they managed to capitalise on yet another poor start for ‘Street, with Syston having plenty of ball and the ‘Street boys having to soak a lot up in defence, good pressure and a missed tackles saw Syston score but not convert, 5-0.
Street kicked off well and put pressure on Syston, forcing a knock on to give Street the first scrum off the match, Street showed dominance in this area all game and it was this dominance which forced Syston to go down to 14 men. ‘Street won 3 scrum penalties which left the official no choice but to award ‘Street a penalty try. Converted by Sam Hollingsworth . 5-7
Broadstreet again switched off, which resulted in them being placed under pressure again from the restart, which allowed Syston put some good phase play together and ‘Street giving away a penalty for not rolling away, Syston capitalised on this to convert the penalty to make it 8-7 to the boys in Blue.
Street managed to put some phase play together themselves with some great link up play from 'Street faithful Lee Chapman and new kid on the block Sam Hollingsworth to score a well worked try, Hollingsworth was unable to convert his own try to make it 8-12.
Street put pressure on Syston yet again but a collision just outside Systons 22 saw the men in blue clear their lines with Street getting the lineout, last play was called before the first 40 mins which resulted in ‘Street winning a rare lineout of the half only to see a bad decision being made which allowed Syston to win a penalty just inside the Street half. The penalty was converted by the big boot of the blues 12 which only a few years ago played at 6.
Half time Syston 11 – Broadstreet 12
The Second half saw a much more controlled start for the Street boys and the boys in red seemed to be a lot more cohesive and it just seemed to click in the second half. The first score in the half was a try from Toby Hutchinson with a great worked try, unconverted to take it 11-17.
More try's followed seeing the ‘Street boys scoring 2 try's from winger Tom Walker all converted taking the score to 11-31 which made the Syston boys a little disjointed. Street now with a point to prove from their previous losses took every chance that came to them with yet more try's coming from scrum half Andy Murray, converted and Mike Worthington unconverted which left the final score Syston 11 – Broadstreet 43.
With plenty still to work on for the ‘Street boys, it was clear that several players could of put their hat on the table for man of the match but the ‘Streets coaches selected 18 year old Toby Hutchinson. One for the future I am sure.
Well done boys and a big well done to the 2nd team who also got a big win on the road again at Syston.