No disgrace

PUBLISHED: 10:28 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 06 May 2010

Northampton BBOB 23 Biggleswade 3 Midlands Four East (South) Biggleswade came back to the reality of league rugby against the team second in the table. A try in the last move of the game inflated the score in the home side s favour. Despite the pace of S

Northampton BBOB 23 Biggleswade 3 Midlands Four East (South)

Biggleswade came back to the reality of league rugby against the team second in the table.

A try in the last move of the game inflated the score in the home side's favour.

Despite the pace of Sam Brocklesby in the back row, who hunted down the opposition like a tenacious tiger, Biggleswade struggled in the set pieces.

Several strikes were lost in the scrums and the lineouts were a lottery with neither side able to dominate.

Biggleswade did have their chances with Nathan James making a couple of storming runs down the wing before BBOBs defence closed him down.

They also lost the services of veteran number eight Peter Shea. He was shipped off to hospital with a dislocated finger but was back on the ground in just 10 minutes. Nathan Thoday, half his age, gave 110 per cent to fill the void.

Centre Mark Rastrick kicked Biggleswade's only points with a penalty but other opportunities were scorned in an attempt to get the greater reward of a five-point try.

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