Injuries hamper the Bosworth cause
LOTS of changes to the team sheet due to work commitments, injuries sustained in the previous week and a suspension made this weeks team not the strongest that Bosworth have put out this season.
And they ended up on the wrong end of a 52-26 defeat to Bugbrooke.
However, the start of the game showed lots of promise with the Bosworth side pinning Bugbrooke on their own line for at least five minutes.
When the home side managed to make a clearance it was returned to the Bugbrooke line where the pressure was kept up but not turned into points. A Bosworth player was judged to not have rolled away which resulted in Bugbrooke getting into the visitors half for the first time.
Injuries to the Bosworth hooker and scrum half put a damper on the attack and helped Bugbrooke turn the tables and from a kick ahead which the Bosworth full back failed to clear from behind his own line gifted the home side with their first try and conversion.
With confidence gained the Bugbrooke threes showed that they were pretty fast and immediately ran in another try in the corner. The same try scorer repeated his effort within minutes.
Bosworth recovered their composure and from the back of the scrum mounted an excellent forwards pass- ing move getting Ricky Wickwar over for Bosworth’s first try.
Unfortunately, having won the ball from a line out overthrow and kicking ahead the ball was returned, with the Bugbrooke winger beating the full back to the touch down and giving them a bonus point before half time.
From the restart Bosworth created another attacking move which resulted in a scrum ten metres out and from the won ball scrum half Guy Goodman jinked his way through for Bosworth’s second try which Joe Randon converted.
Bugbrooke scored again before half time as well as from the re-start after the break.
Keeping their heads up, Bosworth kept attacking and from a line out in their twenty two Ricky Wickwar battled his way over for his second try which Joe Randon converted. Just like the game had started, Bosworth pinned the home side on their own line for several minutes to no avail and with more injuries to players. Bosworth front row now consisted of three hookers.
The pressure moved to the Bosworth half and Wickwar, from a defensive position on his own line, broke through and ran most of the length of the pitch releasing the ball to Sam Balance to complete the run and score in the corner for a bonus point, and Joe Randon adding a difficult conversion. At this stage Bosworth looked like they could even get a loosing bonus point if not overtake Bugbrooke but it was not to be.
Having warned the Bosworth front row once about standing up in the scrum near to the try line they were defending, the referee awarded the home side a penalty try as Bosworth were unable to accede to the referees wishes.
Shortly afterwards Bug brooke’s threes were stopped short of the Bosworth line only for the referee to deem the tackle to be too high and from the quick penalty Bugbrooke went over for the last bit of action in a match full of entertainment played in good spirit which belies the final score.