Biggy lose again

PUBLISHED: 14:13 16 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:14 06 May 2010

Biggleswade 5 Northampton BBOB 26 Midlands Four East (South) Biggleswade paid the price for being unable to turn pressure into points while slack defence helped the visitors. If Biggleswade do not break the losing habit soon, relegation will be inevitabl

Biggleswade 5

Northampton BBOB 26

Midlands Four East (South)

Biggleswade paid the price for being unable to turn pressure into points while slack defence helped the visitors.

If Biggleswade do not break the losing habit soon, relegation will be inevitable.

The basement side competed well for the first half an hour but several of their good attacking positions were wasted.

Then, for no rational reason, Biggleswade tried to run the ball from deep inside their 22.

A dropped pass gifted the BBOB centre the softest of tries.

The forwards played well throughout and were rewarded for a strong driving maul and several recycled balls with a penalty opportunity. Unfortunately the kick was missed.

With just injury time to go before the break, Biggleswade got their only points of the game. A tapped five-metre penalty was driven on by the forwards with flanker Karl Marshall ending up at the bottom of the heap.

The game restarted with seemingly just seconds on the clock.

Somehow the ball went loose and instead of a safe touch kick, BBOB had a second try for a comfortable 14-5 lead at half-time.

The start of the second half was like the first with Biggleswade camped in BBOB's half but getting no reward.

But when the visitors broke free they scored almost at once.

Late on BBOB exploited their pace out wide to add another try.

This Saturday there is a friendly against Dunstablians with a return to league action at Vipers the weekend after that.

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