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Your News Broadstreet forced to Ring The Changes Again

The weather at Spring Lane was fine and the pitch flat and drying. Ideal

conditions for Rugby. There were several changes to personnel (again). The

Nottingham pair of Romey Vassell and Ollie Marchon were not available, a

welcome return from injury for Simon Morris to the bench and England

Colleges' U19 Jack Howlands was included in the squad for the 1st time. with

Joe Lowery making his first start, at 15.

The first 10 minutes were all played in the hosts half, much of it in their

22. Frustratingly, no points were forthcoming despite the home defence

coming under sustained and intense pressure. In the 11th minute, a good move

from the home back resulted in a surge up field. An excellent cover tackle

from Brett Chatwin prevented a certain try.

In the 12th minute an interception try was scored by Malvern, with Dixon

going in under the posts and Southwell adding the extras. 7-0.

In the 15th minute a high tackle on Chris Zutic resulted in 10 minutes in

the naughty corner for the Malvern no. 8, Michael Lau Leong. Unfortunately,

Dago earned the same punishment for retaliation.

An excellent break and finish by the Malvern 9, Thomas Longley, resulted in

a further try for Malvern in the 20th minute. The conversion was missed.


A trademark break by Brett Chatwin in the 24th minute resulted in an

attacking lineout for street. Following a forward drive and 2 attacking

scrums Chris Zutic dotted down, Chatwin slotted the conversion. 12-7. This

was followed by a 36th minute penalty goal by Bret Chatwin, caused by the

Malvern forwards being off their feet at the ruck. 12-7.

Street were looking good at this point and were starting to dominate

possession. However, another quality break for the quick thinking Malvern 9,

Longley resulted in a try in the corner for winger James Ashton in the 38th

minute. The conversion was missed. 17-10 to the home side.

A blow to the face saw Joe Lowery replaced in the 39th minute, with Jack

Howlands winning his 1st cap.

Just before the half time whistle, the Malvern 2nd row, Matthew Williams,

was yellow carded for hands in the ruck. The subsequent penalty was missed.

Half Time Malvern RFC 17 - Broadstreet RFC 10.

The 2nd half saw Malvern on the attack and an excellent last ditch tackle by

Jack Howlands prevented a certain try. Malvern were now starting to enjoy

more possession and in the 52nd minute a penalty was awarded and scored.


There followed a period of sustained pressure from Malvern, and 2 tries in

the 62nd and 70th minutes ensured a home win. 32-10.

Another interception , this time by the Malvern sub, Rory Gratwohl, in the

75th minute earned another 7 points. 39-10.

Final result Malvern RFC 39 - Broadstreet RFC 10.

A below par peformance for the street and no complaints from the players or

supporters. Beaten by a better team on the day.

It doesn't get any easier next week, with the much improved Sheffield

Tigers, away.

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