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Newbold on Avon
S Gall, K Checkley
Sat 30 Jan 14:15 - Midlands Division - Midlands 1 East Full time

Boro falter on road at Newbold

Boro lose away at Newbold

Boro travelled to Newbold this week, a difficult place to visit and so it proved this week. This week saw a couple of changes in the forwards with Rob Owen starting in the back row, and in the front row Freddie Davidson and Mark Bartlem started. In the backs Steven Gall made his first league start of the season on the wing and Ben Taylor started at 9. On the bench Joel Smith and Rob Armstrong provided company to Charlie Baker.

1st Half
After some early scrappy play from both sides Newbold scored the first points through a well worked try (New 7v0 Boro). Boro soon answered back with an intercept, although the attack was thwarted a well executed cross kick saw Steven Gall catch the ball on the bounce to score in the right hand corner (New 7v5 Boro). Newbold soon extended their lead through a try out wide after a couple of missed tackles (New 14v5 Boro).

Boro couldn't get themselves into the game and it wasn't long before Newbold scored another try (New 21v5 Boro). This was quickly followed by another try from the Newbold forwards (New 28v5 Boro). Boro managed to get a try back after a good lineout drive saw the ball spun wide left for Kieran Checkley to dot the ball down (New 28v10 Boro). However, Newbold soon scored another try as the half time whistle went (New 35v10 Boro).

HT Score
Newbold on Avon 35 v 10 Wellingborough

2nd Half
The second half started a little better with Boro managing to get their hands on the ball, however a couple of errors saw Boro not take advantage. Newbold tried to capitalize on these mistakes but some good defence and tackling saw Newbold pressurised into making errors. As the half progressed Newbold started to get on top and were awarded with another forward orientated try (New 42v10 Boro).

The final play of the half saw an intercept from a Newbold back to extend their lead (New 49v10 Boro).

FT Score
Newbold on Avon 49 v 10 Wellingborough

A comprehensive defeat this week for the Boro against a top 4 side in the league. Newbold dominated the match and Boro didn't have an answer to it. Next week sees Boro entertain Bugbrooke, this is a game in which Boro need to win to put to bed the last two losses.

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  • Newbold on Avon
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  • Steven Gall Try 15:00'
  • Kieran Checkley Try 35:00'

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