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Your News Broadstreet 39 - Malvern 32

It was a typical November Saturday afternoon to honour Andy Farrington in Broadstreet RFCs Super Saturday feast of rugby. The weather was foggy with a chill in the air and last minute cry-offs meant enforced changes to Broadstreet Head coach Tom Hoines initially selected squad. Brett Chatwin had a painful shoulder so Mark Rae was moved off the bench into the side at outside centre whilst Chris Zutic failed a late fitness test so Nick Pratt moved to the back row and Tom Greevy replaced him in the second row.

Malvern kicked off towards the Street 22 and Simon Morris was underneath it to take a clean catch staying strong for the Street forwards to recycle the ball and take on the Malvern defence. The pack went through the phases pressurising the Malvern defence to step over the offside line which gave Andy Tee the opportunity to take the first points of the afternoon with a penalty kick. Tetley obliged the Street supporters to put the home side into a 3-0 advantage. Broadstreet RFC 3 Malvern RFC 0.

Mozzer took the 2nd Malvern kick off in similar fashion to the first, this time the forwards feeding the backs for Andy Tee to clear to touch giving Broadstreet another attacking platform from which Street ending up being penalised. The next Malvern attack saw Street able to turn over the ball feeding the backs, however a poor clearance kick gave the Malvern fullback time and space to return the ball with pace and support, exposing Broadstreets defensive frailties to score a try in the top left hand corner. The Malvern fly-half Tommy Hayes converted well from the touchline to give them the lead Broadstreet RFC 3 Malvern RFC 7

Broadstreet were penalised again for going into the side of the ruck giving Malvern an opportunity to kick for territory, from the resulting lineout Malvern closed the gap giving Broadstreet an opportunity to take on the Malvern forwards with a quick tap penalty feeding Ben Crash-ball Dawes, great support from the forwards as an eight took the ball back to the Malvern 22 where the visitors were penalised for coming in from the side and Mark Schropfer attempted to make it two drop goals on the trot, unfortunately this time kicking wide so Broadstreet went back for a penalty in front of the posts for Andy Tee to put over after 12 minutes Broadstreet RFC 6 Malvern RFC 7

On 16 minutes Malvern were again attempting to increase their lead by using their left winger to attack Tom Stokes out wide, the Street backrow were a little keen stepping over the offside line when trying to cover back and Malvern were awarded another penalty, which Hayes successfully slotted through the uprights. Broadstreet RFC 6 - Malvern RFC 10

Street then made some great ground initially running it out of their own 22 utilising Ben Dawes on the crash again, a kick into the Malvern 22 saw the away side clear their lines, to be strangely brought back for a lineout on the 22 yard line. On 21 minutes a poor lineout throw from Carlos to the back of the line in the Malvern 22 saw the Street turned over then give away the penalty. A tantrum from Dawes followed throwing the ball away giving Malvern another 10 yards. A line out then scrum followed with communication between Thatch and Carlos a little lost. Handbags followed with a penalty awarded to Malvern for them to kick for the corner. Pressure from the lineout saw Ed Seventy Simkiss penalised and sent to the bin on 26 minutes and the resulting lineout saw Malvern increase their total, fly half Hayes this time unable to add the extras. Broadstreet 6 Malvern 15.

Street took the game straight back to Malvern with some more great forward work in the ruck and mauls. The only answer for Malvern was to take the maul to the ground giving Andy Tee the option to take another shot at goal. Unfortunately the kick went wide. Malvern cleared and Street took the ball straight back to them, a high tackle from Malvern centre Billig on Tom Stokes saw Malvern penalised and Broadstreet, looking for a try, opted for the kick for touch. More running from the resultant driving mauls allowed Nick Thatcher to beat a couple of defenders and feed Nigel Mukarati with an outrageous over the head pass, Nigel showed power and strength to cross the Malvern tryline for Streets first try of the day. The try was converted by Andy Tee with a kick close to the touchline. Broadstreet RFC 13 Malvern 15.

Simkiss returned to the pitch following his spell in the bin and Street started to gain confidence. A strong run from debutant Mark Rae from the Street 22 opened up the pitch for Andy Tee and Lynsey Bishop (On for the injured Matt Fielder), Street kept the ball well and Simkiss was on hand to power over for his 3rd try of the season, an attempt to justify his self induced position in the top try scorer poll. Andy Tetly Tee was good for the extras on the stroke of half time giving Street the advantage.

Half Time:-

Broadstreet RFC 20 Malvern RFC 15

The start of the second half was a strange affair. Committee officers were busy topping up the floodlight generator or putting 50ps in the meter, not sure what but the 3 officials went into the changing rooms for tea and biscuits leaving both sides ready for the restart but no referee. The 2nd half started and the floodlights on the club house side werent sure if they wanted to work so the official halted the game. Our posh electric scoreboard didnt appear to like its dirty power so decided to stop the clock on 20 minutes.

Malvern missed a penalty early into the second half and breaks from Lynsey Bishop and Ben Dawes were able to alleviate the pressure and allow Broadstreet to work themselves into good field position. Strong running from Dawes again was to lead to his 5th try of the season converted by Andy Tee. Broadstreet RFC 27 Malvern RFC 15

More handbags followed with a player from each side sent to the sin bin, this created more space and Street seemed more focused and played to their strengths by attacking through the forwards. A trademark break from Thatch allowed the forwards, through Simon Morris, Mukarati , Dawes and Simkiss to make strong inroads into the Malvern 22. Quick ball out to the backs saw Tom Stokes go over in the corner this was followed by the Malvern wingers knees into Stokes ribs. This should have earnt the player a yellow card for foul play but the referee disagreed and gave Street a penalty restart. Andy Tee missing the conversion from out wide on the right. Broadstreet RFC 32 Malvern RFC 15.

The fight back from Malvern was assisted by some poor options taken by Streets forwards. Ben Keep your foot off it Dawes was the initial culprit putting a kick to nothing straight to the Malvern back 3. Malvern kicked for territory and Tom Stokes, using his football skills, swept the ball to touch. This pressure resulted in a try under the Street posts which Malvern converted with a drop kick. Broadstreet RFC 32 Malvern RFC 22.

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