Friday night lights!
By Martin Plowman
Boros Colts secure draw with the last play!
Boro's Colts took on Mens Own on Friday night at a cold Cut Throat Lane in a fixture that hasnt been played at Under 17 level for a number of years. As always it was the opposition that started brighter with an unconverted try as Boro stood off tackles and rucks. Boro came back with a try of their own from Ben Richardson converted by James Maher. As half time approached Boro again allowed Mens Own to score a converted try of their own to lead at half time 12-7. Boro made changes and came storming back into the game, a try from Harry Taylor levelled the game and a period of heavy pressure then went unrewarded as Mens Own defence held out. They then scored a further unconverted try to lead 17-12 before Ben Plowman scored under the posts for Boro to lead for the first time at 19-17. Back came Mens Own as Boro's returning players tired, cramp for both Morgan Skett and Dom Meylan-Stevenson plus injuries to Reece Kerr and James Maher led to a reshuffle before Mens Own scored a converted try to lead 24-19 with minutes to play. On the last play Josh Anderson managed to break away and score 24-24 and it was probably fitting for both sides that Joel Richardson struck the post with his conversion! Boro welcomed back Dom Meylan-Stevenson and Josh Anderson, and several players had good games, Phil Nickless, James Maher, Tommy Smith and Harry Taylor took his try well, Dick of the day was Josh White for butchering a 3 man overlap after 15 phases of play for a length of the pitch try.... and this weeks MuMu Man of the Match sponsored by MuMu of Wellingborough was the Wrecking Ball that was formally known as Harry Gayton and is now called Moley Cyrus!! Well played Moley.