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Your News Broadstreet 3XV 50 - Hinkley 3XV 17

This hastily arranged pool fixture against National 2 South opposition was

perfect preparation for next Saturdays league opener against Barkers

Butts, and Broadstreet responded well to the task in hand with a pretty

emphatic victory running in a total of 10 tries.

In his first game looking after the team, Browny demonstrated extreme

keenness by scheduling a meet-time 2 hours before the kick-off, however he

informs me that this was merely to ensure that the multitude of pensioners

in the large squad got plenty of time to stretch off and also to give Loper

the chance to cram in a sneaky pre-match pint!

Broadstreet started the game impressively and held their own at set-pieces

against a strong Hinckley pack. Broadstreets backs gave Hinckley very few

chances to score with some awesome defence, particularly from Paul Lydster

and ginger warrior Stu Crawford (by far the most excited about the start of

the season!), and Broadstreet forwards dominated loose play, with back-rows

Jerome Johnson and Quentin Doireau particularly lively throughout. As a

result, Broadstreet notched up 6 tries against a shell-shocked Hinckley

defence, and the first-half ended with Broadstreet 30-5 up and seemingly

certain of a win.

Browny demonstrated his lack of managerial experience by making a number of

changes at a key point in the 2ndhalf which allowed Hinckley to bag a couple

of tries and sniff a chance of a comeback, however the boys killed the game

dead with 4 great tries in quick succession. Scrum-half Paul Lydster was

in great form throughout and will undoubtedly be one of our lynch-pins this

season. He dominated proceedings and his excellent distribution gave Steve

Staystrong Allen (making a welcome return to the club) the perfect

platform to unleash our dynamic three-quarter line. Jamie Dodds pace and

running lines caused havoc all day and Danny Rowstrons silky skills

(especially in the final 10 minutes) were a joy to behold. Another player

making a superb comeback was loosehead prop Aidy Jones, fit again and raring

to go he had to be dragged off to give Phil Smith a run-out at the end!

After finishing last season as Warwickshire 2 champions, the forthcoming

league campaign sees Broadstreet 3rdXV take the 2ndXVs place in

Warwickshire 1. Everyone got a game in an excellent performance, however

theres no doubt that we will need to consistently perform at this standard

and then some if we are to repeat the success of last season. No

conversions from 10 attempts might also need to sharpen up our kicking for

goal! ;o)

Under Loper s watchful eye, Browny has promised to work on his

motivational speeches......either that or leave them to someone else,

however his saving grace may be the clever use of catchphrases.

MotM Tied between Jerome Johnson....busy all game, & Paul

Lydster....controlled the game brillantly

DotD Downesy.....only 2.5 hours late!

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