Revenge for early season defeat!
By Martin Plowman
Victory for Boro's Colts v Bugbrooke
Wellingborough's colts took on Bugbrooke at Cut Throat Lane on a bright but cold day. This was a reverse fixture from September that Bugbrooke won 19-12. Boro welcomed back James Maher and Connor Gordon from injury and gave a Colts debut to Under 16's Captain James Batten, Batten is now the the 4th Under 16 to make their debut in the last few weeks as preparations already begin for next season. There were several positional changes as we found ourselves with 5, yes 5 unavailable props through injury illness and holiday with Matt Gough stepping into the breach.
Boro began brightly but resolute defence from Bugbrooke kept them at bay, Boro then suffered from what only can be described as brain freeze in the conditions and gave away a pitch length of penalties in five minutes to concede under the posts. Conversion missed.
Boro stepped up their defence and cut out the errors and scored through Tommy Jenkins to leave the half time score 5-5.
The coaches were impressed with the boys at half time, issues were discussed and a game plan formed for the second half...... which was promptly forgotten! Bugbrooke scored again before Boro once again settled down and two tries from Josh Anderson, one converted by James Maher saw Boro home. There were good performances from Tommy Jenkins, Matt Gough, Billy Hyman, James Batten, Josh White, Mason Roberts and Tommy Smith but the MuMu Gourmet Burgers Man of the Match went to George Crisp.
A good start to the second half of the season and good preparation for next weeks game at home against Old Northamptonians.