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pspan style="color: #008000; font-size: 14pt; font-family: helvetica;"strongFive Point, Five Try Win to End Campaign.nbsp; /strong/span/p

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p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"img style="margin-right: 10px; float: left;" title="Mark Warrilow" src="" alt="Mark Warrilow-E" width="121" height="120" /Broadstreet Rugby Football Club signed off the season with a five point, five try win against Leicestershire neighbours strongSyston RFC/strong on the hottest day this year, (almost in living memory, it’s been that long since…!), to finish eighth (or ninth - as strongLongton RFC/strong still have one to play) in a league campaign full of twists and turns. nbsp;Hot the rugby was not, but both sides endeavoured to entertain in an unaccustomed arena of cramp inducing, brilliant sunshine, in the presence of ‘Street’s major sponsors, strongSytner (Coventry)/strong writes strongBob Harcourt/strong.nbsp; One interesting twist is thatstrong Syston, /strongwho sit in the relegation zone third from bottom, appear to be safe from the dreaded drop due to strongRugby Lions RFC/strong demise just prior to the start of the season and, the fact that consequently one less team will experience the drop from National League Two (Level Four) where Lions should have been competing.nbsp; The cascade effect is that the team with the best playing record of those teams finishing third from bottom in the four Level Five leagues (Mids, North, Ldn, SE) is to have a reprieve.nbsp; As strongSyston/strong finish on fifty points they will remain at Level Five, so only two teams are to be relegated from our Midlands league to Level Six; strongDerby RFC /strongand strongMansfield RFC/strong.nbsp;/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"strongDanny Richards/strong opened the account with a penalty after three minutes following good progress by wing, strongAdam Preece/strong and flanker strongChris Zutic,/strong down the left. nbsp;strongSyston/strong failed to roll away at the ruck and strongRichards/strong did the business. strong3 – 0/strong.nbsp; ‘Street then parcel passed losing them considerable territory and allowed Syston an unsuccessful shot at goal twelve minutes in. Within 2 minutes of play, ‘Street stand-in centre, strongBeau Carney, /strongsliced through mid-field and fed strongMike Rust/strong, giving the supporting full back a clear run in. strongRichards/strong converted for strong10 – 0/strong.nbsp; Approaching the half hour, lock strongAllan Purchase/strong and scrum half captain strongNick Thatcher/strong were ‘inter-changed’ with strongSimon Morris/strong and strongMark Brittain, /strongbefore right wing strongPete Bicknell/strongnbsp;and prop strongMark Warrilow/strong grabbed a try each. The first was created by strongMike Rust/strong, now at scrum half, and the second followed forward pressure on the Syston line drawing in defenders, allowing strongBicknell /strongto stroll in out wide. strongRichards/strong missed the latter conversion. ‘Street picked up the first of two yellow cards just before the break, which, when followed by a second minutes after resumption, reduced the home side to thirteen players for a period early in the second half. nbsp;nbsp;strongHalf Time: 22 – 0./strongnbsp;/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"Syston upped their effort in the second half and ‘Street sat back seemingly enjoying the sunshine and the fact that they were safely positioned at mid-table. In the opening minutes, strongMarc Brittain/strong had a good mazy run down the wing, but the ensuing 5 metre play saw the ball turned over and Syston cleared. ‘Street, still down to thirteen players, conceded a score to the visitors, who worked an overlap down the left. strong22 – 7. /strongThe next 10 minutes saw ‘Street shut up shop until they could be restored to full strength but, with Syston having more of the play; it took until the half hour mark for the home side to increase their tally. A peel off a close-in lineout saw gifted youngster, strongCallum Tucker/strong, feed the ball to fellow lock strongAllan/strong strongPurchase/strong, who bulldozered over at the posts.strong Richards/strong converted, strong29 – 7. /strongFour minutes later, strongNick Thatcher/strong, now returned to the fray, sold his trade-mark dummy to score under the postsstrong. Richards /strongeasily converted for a strong36 – 7/strong lead with eight minutes left on the clock. After a good run, kick and chase by wing man strongAdam Preece,/strong number eight strongOwen Whittle/strong was bundled into touch short after a scrum pick-up, but sloppy play thereafter by ‘Street saw Syston advance up-field and, through determined pressure, scored a well-deserved, un-converted try in the right corner as the game closed. nbsp;strongFinal Score: 36 -12./strongnbsp;/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"On the aforementioned subject of twists and turns lock strongAllan Purchase, /stronguntil his 70thnbsp;minute touch down, felt justifiably umbraged in the face of an end of season turn round the pitch on the annual ‘No Try Naked Run’. nbsp;His beef was that fellow Coventry University student strongNick Allsop/strong, was wrongly accredited a try at strongSandbach RFC/strong which, it has to be admitted, was scored by strongPurchase/strong. nbsp;Close call strongAllan/strong! nbsp;Life can be a bummer sometimes.nbsp;/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: helvetica; color: #008000;"strongWith 49 players used and constant changes to a mostly new squad, the season should be seen as a success over the previous campaign. This season has seen us finish with the 5thnbsp;best points scored tally but with the 6thnbsp;worst points against record in finishing just below mid-table. A telling contradiction! With a tighter defence, who knows….? nbsp;Well done gentlemen, the challenge now is to build on this foundation and to push for the higher reaches of the league. Have a pleasant summer break!nbsp;/strong/span/p




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