KENILWORTH COLTS V BROADSTREET COLTS 9th January 2016
Kenilworth 19 Broadstreet 7
Broadstreet , 2nd placed in the league, probably came to Kenilworth confident of getting a result. However, Kenilworth were up for the game much more than Broadstreet and beat them comprehensively in almost every area. The only Broadstreet try came from a breakaway, well scored down the wing.
Harvey Joy 2
Soggy pitch and wet conditions meant that this was always going to be a battle of the forwards for possession. Small margins make a difference in a game this close and for the first 28 minutes there was no score. However, the Kens made fewer mistakes and were largely camped in the Broadstreet Half. Unable to penetrate further than the 22.
On 29 mins Broadstreet 'knocked on' the ball under pressure, the ref playing advantage, allowed the kick through by Harvey the scrum half. This was followed through by Olly, who beat the Broadstreet player to the ball and kicked it forward perfectly, for the the ball to stop 1 metre behind the Broadstreet Try line. Olly got there first, virtually under the post. TRY. 5 Nil 29 mins. Harv kicked the conversion 7 Nil.
The ½ time talk worked well for Kenilworth. From the kick off the Kens forwards stopped Broadstreet slowing down our ball and Kenilworth started to get real momentum into the forward play. 5 mins in, Broadstreet failed to stop a move up the centre from the wing. Offloaded to Harv then 5 phases of rampaging ball up the centre over the 22. Then out to the wing though 2 hands and score by Callum in the corner 12 Nil no conversion. 5mins 2nd half.
The game continued in much the same vane until 10mins 2nd half, after the Kens score. The forwards lost a ball forward near the half way line. Broads starved of possession, put it strait out to the winger who beat 3 pretty poor tackles to run in and score under the posts. 12-7. Game on.
This score seemed to re-invigorate Kenilworth who set about Broadstreet and contested everything. For 20 mins Kenilworth remained in the Broadstreet half apart from 2 occasions when break away attempts forced them back into their own 22. On 2 occasions the game could have gone either way despite all the possession that Kenilworth had enjoyed.
On 33 mins Kenilworth started the move that won the game on the half way line. With virtually every forward involved they drove from the half way line off loading and popping balls to reach beyond the 22. A final ball to Alex in the centre, who took the ball at speed. Breaking 2 tackles and over under the post to seal the game. 17-7. Harv converted 19-7.
That’s a big win against a team unbeaten apart from by Nuneaton, who we should have beaten as well only losing in the last 2 mins.
I am awaiting other results but we hope to be 2nd placed now with a game in hand.