Biggleswade enjoy comfy win

Free from the pressures of the league, Biggleswade were able to enjoy a comfortable 29-10 win over lowly St Ives. The only downside was the loss of flanker Sam Brocklesby with a broken collarbone who had crossed for two of Biggy s five tries before his de

Free from the pressures of the league, Biggleswade were able to enjoy a comfortable 29-10 win over lowly St Ives.

The only downside was the loss of flanker Sam Brocklesby with a broken collarbone who had crossed for two of Biggy's five tries before his departure.

On a cold fresh afternoon Biggleswade played with the wind at their backs but up the slope towards the chicken farm, now thankfully unused. The smell was overpowering!

After James Bakewell had crossed the line only to be pulled back for an earlier forward pass, full-back Simon Cooper rounded off a good move for the first try.

Brocklesby added a second before the break and then a second straight from the restart.

St Ives rallied and crossed the line before the break to leave the half-time score at 17-5 in Biggleswade's favour.

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But disaster struck soon into the second period with Brocklesby taken to hospital.

St Ives lent a replacement until he was needed by the home side so Biggleswade played with 14 men for the last quarter of the game.

Matt Keen jinked his way over for a try under the posts and Darryl Rogers scored his first of the season after a loose ball was hacked ahead. On a difficult afternoon for goal kicking Mark Rastrick added two conversions.