|1st XV Report - Sat 30th Jan 2010 v Leighton Buzzard (H)
Wellingborough 13-26 Leighton Buzzard
Leighton Buzzard gained revenge over Wellingborough at the weekend winning 26-13 at Cut Throat Lane.
The game started poorly with the referee blowing her whistle at every opportunity which caused the game to be a stop start affair. Buzzard opened the scoring when Borough ran out of defenders out wide. They soon responded to this when a cross field kick from Pete Vickers was gathered by Dan Fitzhugh on the wing, he beat his opposite man before chipping through for Steven Gall to out pace the covering defence to score. Vickers added the extras and also kicked a long range penalty just before the half time whistle to take his side into a 10-7 lead.
From the restart Buzzard showed the intent and soon crossed for a try after a good run by their 2nd row. Shortly after this, a mistake at a ruck saw the ball pop out the side and the opposition scrum half ran in unopposed to score. Half the Borough players not even realizing he had scored.
The home side then woke up and launched a great attack which gave them good territory but the final pass could never be found. They were rewarded with another Vickers penalty but Buzzard had the final word with another converted try bringing the final score to 26-13.
The game was a very poor standard with both teams failing to get going in a match that was ruined by poor refereeing decisions. Borough need to win next week to keep up their chances of staying in the league.Man of the match: Toby Johnson