Brods draw blank once again on road trip to Bridlington

Action from Old Brods
Action from Old Brods

OLD BRODLEIANS were brought back down to earth on Saturday following their opening week’s triumph over neighbours Old Crossleyans

Bridlington’s Dukes Park has never been a happy hunting ground for the Hipperholme side and they were beaten fair and square in this Yorkshire One clash.

The home side got away to a flyer with a penalty after just four minutes and followed up after 10 minutes with a well-taken try on the left by powerful centre Andrews.

Following a series of missed tackles, Brid’s No 8 Thompson picked up and fed right wing Arthur who squeezed in at the corner.

Brods finally got their act together and applied some sustained pressure following a good period of possession.

Young prop forward Reece Ward forced his way over the line together with three defenders to put the visitors back in the game and the momentum continued with the Brods pack beginning to assert themselves with a powerful drive resulting in a penalty to Wood. That made the scoreline 13-8, at which it remained until half-time.

After the break, Brods were without hooker Ogden due to injury and Jack Andrews moved to cover the position from the back row.

However, he received a yellow card for a high tackle and the Brods pack lost its shape, allowing Brid’ to extendtheir lead with two penalties.

The visitors had to defend their own line repeatedly and did well until, fpollowing a lineout steal, home side crossed again.

Hosting Sandal, Brods’ 2nd XV came from behind to register a 26-5 victory, their first of the season.

The Under-17s travelled to West Park Leeds and secured their second win of the season while the Under-12s travelled to Harrogate and also secured victory.

This weekend the club is expected to be a popular location for watching the opening fixtures of the World Cup. The clubhouse will be open from 6.00pm on Friday with many of the junior sides having a brief training session before settling down to watch the opener between England and Fiji (8.00pm). Food will be available and the game will be available in HD on the on the big screen as well as on several HD televisions throughout the club.

On Saturday, the club will host a pre-match luncheon with top local comedian Pete Emmett entertaining over 100 guests prior to the game.

n Old Brodleians girls squad – ‘The Brodettes’ – are actively looking to recruit new players from school years six to 13

Training for all age groups is up at Woodhead on Wednesdays 6.15-7.45pm and on a Saturday 9.15-11am.

If you want to make new friends, get fit and learn all about the game please email sharon.crowther@btinternet.com or telephone 07808 858911.