14/12/04 – Berkswell & Balsall Rugby Club U17s

jo writes “Sunday 21st November 2004

Earlsdon 0 – BBRFC 14

The start of the return fixtures on a miserable wet dreary day but good rugby conditions.

Good to see the return of Adam Dennis, Nick Waite and James Munday back from injuries but unfortunate to hear that Matt Reid will be out for a number of weeks.

The game started with a lot of pressure in Earlsdon half, good defensive play by Bs but they never looked switched on for most of the first half. B’s Adam Dennis managed to hold up an Earlsdon try in the 16th minute. The game turned into football in the 25th minute when James Bridge kicked the ball down the field from the half way line and successfully dived on it resulting in Bs first try and a conversion by Andrew Buck.

A good team talk at half time created a better 2nd half. Bs stepped up the pressure and dominated the game, Earlsdon defended hard. Andrew Buck had a chance and went diving for the try line but it was disallowed because it was a double move! With 10 minutes to go Karl Parker scored from a brave charge forward right alongside the post and Andrew Buck converted it.

Jo Parker