Broadland-GY romp to biggest win for eight years
Mildenhall 3 Broadland–Great Yarmouth 72
Broadland-GY faced a long travel for their first game back after the Christmas break but they were rewarded with their biggest win for eight years. After a slow start to the game they started to show the attacking skills that have seen them doing well in the league so far this season. After struggling to break through the Mildenhall line, Broadland finally managed it only for Adam Towfighi to lose control of the ball over the line. Eventually they did manage to register points through two quick tries from centre Mossie. Mildenhall were struggling to cope with the power and pace of Broadland and good work from Kieran Wilkes, Chris Hewitt and Jimmy Dwyer was tying in the Mildenhall defence leaving space for Rye Bilyard to add two more tries to the tally and Mossie completing his hat trick with ten minutes of the half remaining. The forwards continued to punch holes in the defence and allow the backs to try and spread the ball out to wing Ben Collings but sadly they ran out of space and were pushed out of touch just before the try line.
The second half begun with Broadland determined to maintain their attacking threat and with the ball going smoothly through the hands from Simon Ruddick and Mark White the pace was increased and Mildenhall could no longer cope. Jonno Stanhope-Smith came on, along with Barry Trett which meant Mildenhall had no let up from the physicality of Broadland’s play and the results started to show. Broadland scored quick tries from Ash Sullivan, Phil Buckley, Richard Ruddick and Tom Weston along with a well worked try from kick off by Stacey Ledgerwood. Prop Mason Jerome burst through a gap to score another and Broadland were starting to run away with the game. However Mildenhall then enjoyed their best spell of possession, but after several penalties from the five metre line they turned the ball over and Simon Coleman took the ball out from behind the line and surged up field. After good link up play between the majority of the team Mossie added his fourth try of the game. Mildenhall did add three points to the scoreboard and prevent a shut out but it was all they could manage on the day as another penalty fell just short. Despite the score Mildenhall continued to battle throughout and displayed an impressive fighting spirit.
Con : Murray 2 of 5
Tries : A Mossie 4, R Bilyard 2, S Ledgerwood, A Sullivan, P Buckley, R Ruddick,T Weston, M Jerome
Con T Weston 4 of 7 A Sulivan 2 of 4
J Dwyer, R Bilyard, M Jerome, K Wilkes, S Coleman, C Hewitt, R Ruddick, A Towfighi, P Buckley (c), S Ruddick, S Ledgerwood, A Mossie, M White, B Collings, T Weston,
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Replacements: J Stanhope-Smith, A Sullivan, B Trett
Broadland-Great Yarmouth Tigers 15 Crusaders II 10
Broadland – Great Yarmouth Tigers battled out a tough Win, last weekend as they faced a strong Crusaders 2nd XV.
Crusaders pushed hard from the start, and continued pressure saw them break through to score (unconverted). The Tigers rallied well and following some great work from Forwards Chaninga, Cammock and Lovick, moved the ball inside the Crusaders 5 meter line. Scrum Half Russ Clarke spun the ball out, Rob Dobson drew his man before releasing Kyle Rogers who stepped inside, then out to score under the posts (Converted Dodson). Broadland continued to press but at times were far too philanthropic with deep kicks, which Crusaders were dealing with well. Andrew Riches Jnr had a good run, with great support from Paul Abel, Luke Moorehouse and James Chaplin- Madden, but Broadland could not make more of it, The half concluded with the Great Yarmouth Side leading 7-5.
Crusaders surged early in the half and although Morrison and Sewell put in some great tackles, crusaders maintained momentum, and came away with a score to take the lead. Broadland tested Crusaders on a number of occasions, Dodson came close to a clean break as did Darren Moorehouse. Eventually Broadland moved the ball in close, Clarke fed Rogers who, passed wide to Number 8 Asa Morrison, who pirouetted in contact to break and score in the corner (unconverted) for Broadland to take the lead.
Broadland kept pushing and runs from Andrew Riches snr and Adam Vincent moved the ball ever closer, Rob Dodson had a go at a long range penalty, and although close it cleared the bar to give Broadland a 5 point cushion. With ten minutes to go Crusaders pinned Broadland in their own half, Broadland stayed firm and the defensive line was exemplary, and turnover at Broadland’s own 5 meter line from Prop Chaninga on the last play of the game, was neatly fed to Sewell who kicked to touch to conclude the game
Tries : K Rogers, A Morrison
Con : R Dodson 1 of 2
Pen : R Dodson 1 of 1
Comm Tech MoM ; A Vincent
2nd XV Team
J Sewell A Riche Jnrs, K Rogers, D Moorehouse Jnr J Chaplin Madden, R Dodson, R Clarke,F Chaninga, L Lovick, M Cammock, A Riches Snr, A Vincent,P Abel, L Moorehouse, A Morrison
Replacements M Leckerman (40Mins) N Rose (50 Mins), P Finney (55 mins) Not used G Thompson, T Swift, J Hall
Tomorrow the 1st XV host Norwich Medics and the 2nd XV welcome West Norfolk 3rd XV, both matches kick off at 2.15pm. For further details about rugby in Great Yarmouth please visit www.broadlandrfc.com