One more loss

PUBLISHED: 12:05 12 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

Midlands Four East (South) Biggleswade 0 Long Buckby 20 Despite competing hard for much of this match, Biggleswade s rugby players once again came away empty handed. Hopes were high before the game of avenging the heavy loss inflicted in the away fixture

Midlands Four East (South)

Biggleswade 0 Long Buckby 20

Despite competing hard for much of this match, Biggleswade's rugby players once again came away empty handed.

Hopes were high before the game of avenging the heavy loss inflicted in the away fixture and ending the run of three defeats on the trot.

But despite having a stronger side out, especially in the threequarters, early promise came to nothing.

The arrival at the club of ex-Army PTI Colin McKay, who is known as Mac, to coach the squad has seen an improvement in the defensive strength of the team.

This was shown early on as Long Buckby hammered away but could make no impression.

Biggleswade gave away too many penalties but Long Buckby's kicker could not convert them until just before half-time. A high tackle, instinctively thrown out as a quick penalty was taken, saw the first and only points on the board before the break.

Turning round three points down, Biggleswade started the new half strongly but could not turn possession into points. Instead a missed kick to touch saw Buckby on the counter and winning a penalty after another Biggleswade error, scored a try wide out.

Worse was to follow as a five metre scrum went awfully wrong. As it broke up and the ball popped out James Bakewell dived on the ball. The referee immediately awarded a penalty try and sent him to the bin to reflect on the error of his ways for 10 minutes. With time running out, the visitors scored another try wide out to seal their win.

The seconds continued their winning run with victory over Cambridge 4ths, who won the title last season. The 25-12 win was their 13th from 14 starts. The thirds visited Datchworth and went down 34-12 in an entertaining game.

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