A trying season is over

Biggleswade 10 Oadby-Wyggestonians 34 Midlands Four East (South) This final league game – like so many this season – promised much but in the end went the same way. Biggleswade competed hard for much of the match but a lack of pace out wide was ruthlessl

Biggleswade 10

Oadby-Wyggestonians 34

Midlands Four East (South)

This final league game - like so many this season - promised much but in the end went the same way.

Biggleswade competed hard for much of the match but a lack of pace out wide was ruthlessly exploited for a couple of tries which made all the difference.

After pressing hard in an opening salvo, Biggleswade finally opened their account with a solo effort from Adam Sewell. Hacking on a dropped Oadby ball on the half-line, he won the race for the touch down under the posts. Mark Rastrick added the two points for the conversion.

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Oadby, who claimed to have 40 players unavailable, quickly struck back with a converted try.

They added three more tries before half time exposing the serious lack of pace by Biggleswade on the wing. Not really unexpected when a prop-cum-flanker is put up against quick centres.

Fearing a massacre in the second half in the boiling sun, Biggleswade tightened up considerably after the break. The defence was much more robust and the tackling better.

Matt Keen, as always, was awesome with one crunching effort after another. Karl Marshall too did his bit to atone for unwise comments in the first half that cost Biggleswade considerable ground.

Late on, Oadby added a drop goal to their tally and then another try on the stroke of full time.

With just the chairman's game on April 29 left, the curtain is almost down on a dismal season. But the next chapter might bring better things.

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