It’s first points for four months

Biggleswade 20 Long Buckby 20 Midlands Four East (South) Despite two close calls in the last five minutes, Biggleswade hung on to secure their first league point since September. It means that they are still bottom but finally moving in the right directi

Biggleswade 20 Long Buckby 20

Midlands Four East (South)

Despite two close calls in the last five minutes, Biggleswade hung on to secure their first league point since September.

It means that they are still bottom but finally moving in the right direction.

Kicking off with the blustery wind in their favour, Biggleswade had the worst possible start.

From deep in Long Buckby's half, the visitors broke out through a yawning gap and went the length of the field for a try in the corner.

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Stung by this early rebuff but determined not to be rolled over again, Biggleswade quickly got back on level terms.

It was the captain who led the way as full-back Mark Rastrick burst through on a crash ball for the equalising try.

Adam Sewell again started at number 10 and showed why as he powered through from close range for the second try, converted by Rastrick, to put Biggleswade into a seven-point lead.

After the break, Buckby started strongly and soon crossed the line for a second try rounding under the posts to make the conversion easier. Too easy as it turned out as the kick was dragged wide of the posts!

All game Biggleswade varied the length of the throw at the lineout.

Once again they caught Buckby on the hop and a short throw to the front was carried on by winger Martin Cray for a try in the corner.

But the lead was shortlived as Buckby came back when a slip in the centre saw them break out and a few moments later cross for a third try. The conversion made it all square at 17-17.

There was still time for a successful penalty by each side to rack the tension up another notch.

In the final moments, Buckby had two chances to snatch victory but a long range penalty went wide and a drop goal fell short. The final whistle went as the ball was safely touched down.

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