Super Sam

PUBLISHED: 10:27 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 09:27 06 May 2010

Biggleswade got a big confidence boost ahead of Saturday s important league match against Northampton BBOB. They beat Ampthill 36-7 as coach Mac McKay took the opportunity presented by the friendly match to ring the changes and they paid off. Winger Sam B

Biggleswade got a big confidence boost ahead of Saturday's important league match against Northampton BBOB.

They beat Ampthill 36-7 as coach Mac McKay took the opportunity presented by the friendly match to ring the changes and they paid off.

Winger Sam Brocklesby moved into the back row to make the most of his pace, scorching in for three tries.

Russell German, so long on the sidelines with a knee injury, returned to the side and pronounced himself fit.

Matt Keen started at fly-half with Simon Cooper at full-back and Taig Norman moved to the wing.

In an afternoon of flowing moves, the young winger was denied his first try when a scoring pass was deemed forward by the referee.

But despite the scoreline this was no walkover. Ampthill competed well and made Biggy work hard for their six tries.

This was the most in one match so far this season, the highest score and the largest margin of victory.

On a damp, dreary afternoon, the ball was slippery and there were many handling errors. But when the ball went to hand Biggleswade had too much pace outside. With club captain Ross Taylor back at scrum-half, Nathan James returned to the wing.

A strong run down the flank with a kick ahead saw Sam Brocklesby in for his first try. Nathan was also the catalyst for another score setting up his skipper for a try.

Other players to get on the scoresheet were Cooper and Peter Shea with Mark Rastrick adding three conversions.

Biggleswade travel to Northampton to play second placed BBOB this weekend. Losing at home 22-6 with a weak side, Biggleswade are capable of an upset although on a heavy pudding pitch, it is unlikely to be a free flowing encounter.

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