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p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-size: 12pt;"Broadstreet Rugby Football Club, needing four points to secure promotion to National League Two, went the whole hog in racking up an emphatic strong46 – 14/strong maximum five pointer title performance at a sun-blessed strongSandbach RUFC/strong with two games still to play.nbsp; Left winger strongTommy Harris/strong ran in five tries; two in the first half and three the second; out of ‘Street’s seven at strongSandbach/strong’s extensive Bradwall Lane base in taking the National League Three (Midlands) title in style writesstrong Bob Harcourt.nbsp; Sandbach/strong’s choice of Street’s Man-of-the-Match, scrum half strongAndy Murray,/strong set the scoreboard ticking eight minutes in with an elusive gallop to the line and prop strongBen Dawes/strong bulldozered over from his usual 2 or 3 metres in the second half for his 13supth/sup try of the season to total the heavenly seven.nbsp; strongDawesy/strong now stands third in the league’s Top Try Scorer rankings.nbsp; This was a cracking open game with something for everyone and strongSandbach/strong must be applauded for their wholehearted contribution to the contest in running in two worthy tries of their own; not to mention some big-hitting defence in the face of a ramped up ‘Street who maintained a ‘heady’ pace throughout and as one pundit remarked afterwards, i“Broadstreet man of the match – why the team, of course”/i.nbsp; And so it was, with every player putting in a full shift in striving for a perfect team performance despite the first half loss of two backs - centre strongJordan Simpson/strong and fly half strongDanny Richards /strong– Simpson with a shoulder injury, then kicker and playmaker Richards with a nasty nasal laceration requiring surgery.nbsp; Playing down the slope and with a strong, swirling wind, ‘Street needed to avoid a slow start and they did not disappoint their travelling support by running in three converted tries and a penalty to lead strong24 – 0/strong at the break. The question! Would that be enough?nbsp; /span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-size: 12pt;"span style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; float: left; display: inherit; max-width: 148px;" class="wf_caption"img src="" width="150" height="150" alt="Tommy-Harris" /strongspan style="max-width: 150px; text-align: center; display: block;"Tommy Harris/span/strong/spanA good low pass pick up by strongTommy Harris/strong after eight minutes pressure in the strongSandbach/strong half saw him hand on to lightening quick scrum half strongAndy Murray/strong who stepped and weaved a path to the try line for the opening score.nbsp; strongRichards/strong converted, strong0 – 7./strongnbsp; Six minutes later ‘Street lost centre strongJordan Simpson/strong to injury thereby requiring a backline re-shuffle; strongTom Harris/strong moving from the right wing to centre and strongJeff Gregson/strong, returning from a month plus long injury, took up the vacated wing spot.nbsp; On resumption of play full back strongCorey Venus/strong popped up for two good line breaks and from resulting phase play Sandbach transgressed and strongRichards/strong boomed over a penalty, strong0 – 10/strong on 22 minutes.nbsp; From the kick off, good ball retention by ‘Street forwards allowed quick ball for strongMurray /strongto pop the ball to captain strongBeau Carney;/strong who led admirably from the front where he was involved in everything; and he handed on to centre strongWill Owen/strong who snaked his way into a half break.nbsp; Fellow centre convert strongTom Harris/strong was on hand to draw a defender before putting his namesake strongTommy Harris/strong in for his first try.nbsp; strongRichards/strong again landed a fine conversion from wide, strong0 – 17 /strongand still 15 minutes to go before the break.nbsp; The restart saw good progress being made by strongBen Dawes/strong, strongBeau Carney/strong and fellow forwards strongAndy Solomon, Matthew Solomon/strong – both once again majestic in the lineout and grafters the loose - together with hooker strongStewart /strong(Bull’s-eye)strong Pearl/strong and tight-head strongHarry Pendleton/strong they forced a five metre Sandbach scrum.nbsp; Although the home side worked a good exit, a turnover from the resulting play saw strongMurray/strong feed the ball out for strongRichards/strong, strongGregson/strong and strongVenus /strongto make progress; setting up strongTommy Harris/strong to zip over for his second touchdown, strongRichards/strong converted for strong0 – 24/strong before being replaced by flanker strongChris Zutic/strong after sustaining a nasty looking facial injury.nbsp; Not for the first time this season versatile back row strongCarney/strong slotted in at centre; talented full back strongVenus /strongwent to fly half and strongZutic/strong took the blind-side berth as grafter strongGareth Turner/strong moved to Number eight.nbsp; After a lengthy stoppage and still a good ten minutes to half time remaining, much disrupted ‘Street were put under some pressure by sustained Sandbach team-play, but the visitors defence held firm until the break. strongHalf Time: 0 – 24.nbsp; /strong/span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-size: 12pt;"The Cheshire hosts now had the slope and wind in their favour as they kicked off deep into ‘Street territory.nbsp; Some appropriate pick and go and pick and pass saw ‘Street hit half way but, losing possession through a knock on, it looked like a return to their own 22 was inevitable, however, Sandbach’s kick failed to make touch and the two strongHarrises/strong ran the ball back into opposition territory before the ball was ‘fortuitously plucked’ out of a ruck by a home player, however, before the dreaded long kick could follow, prop strongBen Dawes/strong won the ball back with a deft turnover and bludgeoned forward.nbsp; Home forwards killed the ball allowing strongVenus/strong to punt the penalty to the corner.nbsp; A lineout peel saw strongBeau Carney/strong feed strongTommy Harris/strong and he scampered round the defence for his hat-trick try, strongVenus /strongmissed the kick, strong0 – 29 /strongafter just eight minutes played.nbsp; Sandbach open-side strongAlly Burton/strong picked up the only yellow card of the game minutes later as the home side struggled to stem the relentless ‘Street attack that from a lineout drive saw powerful openside strongJamie Harrop/strong peel off to set up the supporting forwards for strongBen Dawes/strong to eventually crash over on the half hour; strongVenus /strongmissed a difficult kick, strong0 – 34 /strongandstrong /strongten minutes to go.nbsp; Lost possession eventually condemned ‘Street to their 22 and after some sterling defence, with outstanding back rowers, strongGareth Turner, Jamie Harrop/strong and strongChris Zutic/strong leading the way, Sandbach were repelled time and again, but eventually superb ball retention and two penalties paid dividends for Sandbach as home hooker strongTom Herd/strong crashed over for a hard earned touch down, with strongBenny Elliot/strong adding the conversion for strong7 – 34/strong going into the fourth quarter.nbsp; Following powerful play by back row strongJamie Harrop/strong and strongGareth Turner, /strongcontinued by ‘skipper’ strongCarney/strong around half way, ‘Street’s kept up their relentless play against the wind and slope with some admirable approach, by forwards and backs, bringing strongTommy Harris/strong his fourth opportunity and he took it willingly to touch down wide out.nbsp; strongCorey Venus/strong was unable to convert, strong7 – 39./strongnbsp; A penalty in their own half saw Sandbach again kick deep into the visitor’s 22 from where they launched another patient build up for a well-crafted try for strongAndy Nash/strong under the posts. A conversion by strongElliot/strong saw the home boys take the score to strong14 – 39.nbsp; /strong‘Street ‘played’ for the full eighty minutes, as a team should, and made their pace and power tell to set up a fifth try for the on-song strongTommy Harris;/strong the score was converted by strongCorey Venus/strong to round off a first class team performance.nbsp; /span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Sandbachnbsp;/span/strongstrongspan style="font-size: 14pt;"14/span/strongstrongspan style="font-size: 12pt;" Broadstreet /span/strongstrongspan style="font-size: 14pt;"46 - /span/strongstrongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Tommy Harris /span/strongstrongspan style="font-size: 14pt;"25/span/strongstrong/strong/p

p style="text-align: justify;"strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Mrs Freemantle, /span/strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"I believe, was in attendance in a fetching pink outfit despite her son being side-lined from last week, but she declined to comment, except to mutter in a deep masculine voice something like, i“That was awesome Victor; who would have bet on that result Fred”/i?nbsp; /span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Cameo Moment:/span/strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"The final whistle heralding elation, promotion and a challenge completed with no little panache! Congratulations to one and all.nbsp; /span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Team: /span/strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Ben Dawes, Stewart Pearl, Harry Pendleton; Andy Solomon, Matthew Solomon; Gareth Turner, Jamie Harrop, Beau Carney; Andy Murray, Danny Richards; Tommy Harris, Jordan Simpson, Will Owen, Tom Harris; Corey Venus. /spanstrongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Reps:/span/strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;" Paul Hurst, Chris Zutic, Jefferey Gregson.nbsp; /span/p

p style="text-align: justify;"strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Not Forgetting:nbsp; /span/strongspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Neil Tatlow, Josh McNulty, Sam Bennett, Mark Warrilow, Paul Wilkes, Callum Tucker, Chris Wood, Alex Beddows, Simon Morris, Sam Harcourt, Nick Thatcher, Lee Chapman, Todd Freemantle, Andy McGrory, Marc Brittain, Anthony Miller, Liam Munro, John Smit, Ignas Darkintis, Brad Thorne, Brett Daynes and Greg Evans all of whom contributed to the campaign this season./span/p

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