Two front row score to steal the win away from Bugbrooke
A 20 minute lapse by Boro let in bugbrooke 2nd's, but the A team dug in for the win.
Another game another team that does not turn up with a front row, i feel this could be a reoccurring theme this season. Thankfully Richard Mallard stepped up and played at least 20 minutes for Bugbrooke before being sidelined with an injury. A big thank to Richard for playing for them and hope to see on the park with us soon.
Boro A team wanted a good start to the game and it came 10 minutes into it after a wayward kick from Rob Armstrong was chased by James Clancy, who offloaded to Jevan Davies who popped to James Smith who ran in for a try, converted by Rob Armstrong. Boros second came soon after with some neat play by the forwards up the park and Alex Booth saw a blindside opportunity and went over in the corner, converted by Rob Armstrong.
Boro scored their third try with in twenty mins with some quick thinking from Paul Lambert from a penalty saw him dummy twice to fool the Bugbrooke defence to go over the line, converted by Rob Armstrong. The next 20 minutes was not boro's finest with Bugbrooke running in four tries unanswered three tries where down the blindside and poor tackling let them in. Then Bugbrookes fourth was taken by their quick thinking nine who was left a nice hole and A guard to scoot over all tries converted. This mean't the half time score was 28 v 21 to Bugbrooke.
The second half was all Boro trying to make amends for their poor twenty minute display. With Paul Lambert and Freddie Davidson making yards in midfield and the forwards working the blindside with carries from Jevan Davies, Joel Smith and Booth. Boro soon got a lineout ten metres out from Bugbrookes line. A catch and drive saw prop Dave Morgan control to ball at the back of the maul to go over the line.
The last ten minutes saw Boro constantly attack Bugbrookes line with no reward and plenty of mistakes until four minutes to go Reece Pavillion found some space and handed off a tackler to go over the line, converted by Rob Armstrong. Boro still had to see out the game but it was a close affair and Boro where much relived to get the win.
Saxby Cider Man of the Match went Simon Hall for covering a lot of ground and dong all the dog work a good six should do.
Also big thank you to Adam Lambert for managing the sideline.
Next week the A team play Old Northamptonians 2nd XV away 3.00pm kick off.