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Colts - Match centre

Burton RFC
Birmingham & Solihull RFC
Sat 12 Nov 14:15 - National Colts Cup 2016 - 2017

Colts just beaten in National Cup

Bees now enter the National Colts plate

With just 16 available players Bees travelled to Burton in confident mood. The early exchanges were even and the visitors threatened with two individual break away runs from Owen Walker and Jack Fitzgerald but a lack of support saw both chances squandered. On 10 minutes the home side went ahead with a converted try. 5 minutes later they extended their lead with a penalty. The much bigger Burton forwards threw everything at Bees but heroic defending held them out. In fact it was Bees who finished the half stronger and were rewarded with a penalty in front of the posts, that fly half Hari Ladwa duly slotted over to trail 10-3
At the restart the visitors enjoyed the slope and began to gain some possession but on many occasions the backs failed to link up with too many wrong options being taken. Burton took advantage and scored their second try. With Bees centre Oscar Blundell receiving a yellow card all seemed lost but some clever opportunism and football skills from Bees saw Fitzgerald chase a kick through, gather and go over. Ladwa converted. At 15-10 down Bees now looked to move the ball wide but then a poor clearance kick allowed the home side to counter attack and score an unconverted try in the corner. With just 10 minutes left a forward charge from Bees saw No. 8 Jacob Lisle go over for an unconverted try. With the visitors now back to 15 players they took the game to Burton looking for a winning score but the home side's defensive effort kept Bees at bay.

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