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Your News Sutton Salt Street’s Self-Inflicted Wounds.


pspan style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 18pt; color: #26c412;"Street assist Sutton Coldfield in beating themselves.nbsp;nbsp;/span/p


p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"Broadstreet RFC assisted strongSutton Coldfield RFC/strong in beating themselves in an error strewn first half, at current table topper’s Walmley Road ground writes strongBob Harcourt/strong.nbsp; Dominating first half territory and possession, ‘Street blundered three times and three times strongSutton Coldfield/strong punished them with touchdowns. ‘Street really should have scored in the opening minutes but repeat foul play offences prevented chances, resulting in a team yellow card for a strongSutton Coldfield/strong lock.nbsp; Entering the second quarter, the usually consummate strongNick Thatcher/strong launched a blind side daisy cutter pass which was scooped up by strongSutton Coldfield/strong’s left wing allowing an easy run in from 60 metres out. A superb touch line conversion gave the hosts a strong7 – 0/strong lead.nbsp; During the second quarter strongLee Chapman/strong missed a three pointer and two more yellow cards were issued, one each to forwards tussling after a set piece. No penalty was awarded to either side indicating that the referee had not seen the cause of the tussle!?nbsp;nbsp; A disastrous last few minutes of the half saw ‘Street’s threequarter’s scrum defence line drift too early, allowing the easiest of inside breaks for a sucker try under the posts. Converted, 14 – 0.nbsp; ‘Just play out the remaining minutes; regroup for the second half, the hill is still not too steep! Not to be, an inexcusable, simple, missed tackle, by a backrow forward in midfield allowed Sutton in behind the defence line and the damage was a further, avoidable, five points. The wide conversion was missed this time.nbsp; strongHalf Time: Sutton 19 Broadstreet 0. /strong(Now we know how strongSouth Leicester RFC/strong felt, being 21 points to 0 down at half time last week)./span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"span style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; float: left; display: inline-table;" class="wf_caption"img src="" width="175" height="175" alt="Lee-Chapman-2" /strongspan style="max-width: 175px; text-align: center; display: block;"Lee Chapman/span/strong/span‘Street had further chances from the kick off as Sutton’s full back dropped the ball in his 22 metres in front of his posts. From the scrummage ‘Street played left and only a cynical killing of the ball near the line by Sutton’s lock, which attractednbsp; another yellow card, prevented a score.nbsp;/spanspan style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"In the following play ‘Street lost possession and Sutton cleared. From the lineout, ‘Street attacked again and a Sutton off-side at the ruck allowed strongChapman/strong to kick a penaltystrong. 19 – 3.nbsp; /strongTwo minutes later, ‘Street’s back row forward replacement, fresh on, was penalised at the kick-off ruck, allowing Sutton an attacking lineout six metres out. The ball was spun wide left and Sutton squeezed over. Conversion missed. strong24 – 3./strongnbsp; nbsp;Into the last quarter, Sutton, who were now taking the ascendency in play as well as on the scoreboard, threatened frequently and took an almost unassailable lead when, from a penalty award, they kicked to the corner and finished off a well organised drive for another touchdown, also unconverted. strong29 – 3.nbsp; /strong‘Street had a chance from the restart, but the usually reliable strongChapman/strong’s corner touch kick sailed dead, taking play back to half way. Sutton pressed and from a scrum their threequarters worked an inside break for a flattering, deflating, sixth try. Converted strong36 – 3.nbsp; /strongIn the last ten minutes, two more yellow cards were issued, one each to forwards for a lone tete-a-tete./span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"Four times two despatches in two matches, for hitherto innocuous scuffles! Tell us what’s going on someone? There appears to be a determination by referees to make post ad hoc sending off of both players where unseen scuffles have occurred. Without the benefit of official touch judges one can sympathise, but, as a result many innocent defensive grapplers are being binned! This is open to tactical abuse is it not? Is it really the way forward? One for you pundits, maybe!/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;" ‘Street almost had the last say when excellent play from in their own 22 involving strongLiam Munro, Ben Dawes, Todd Freemantle/strong and strongAnthony Miller/strong saw the latter hauled down in front of Sutton’s posts by superb last ditch defence, which, it has to be said, reflected Sutton’s defence throughout./span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"strongTeam:/strong Dawes, Pearl, Tatlow, Tucker, Solomon, Morris, Monro, Turner, Thatcher, Chapman, Brittain, Freemantle, Owen, Gregson, Richards. strongReps: /strongWilkes, Beddows, Miller.nbsp;/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"‘Street players know they are better, but on the day too many costly errors and being a little naïve in the close encounters reflected badly on the score sheet. From such damage one has to learn fast. As the man from strongSouth Leicester/strong said, “One to forget – move on”!/spanspan style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: 12pt;"./span/p

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