Brods’ talent prospers

Brods overcame terrible conditions as their their young development side put on a fine display in front of a good crowd.

Captain Kieran Nalton’s leadership around the field was exemplary as Brods controlled most of the play in the first half with the teenage front row of Dawson, Wilson and Moger doing a great job on their experienced opponents.

Both sides did their best to play good rugby and it was the enthusiasm of the home side which prevailed. Ryan Harris, Lawrie Hamer and Richard Stokes were outstanding in the back row and Selby had no answer to the pace of the game.

Perry Wilson crossed for the opening try on 20 minutes, following great support play, and Phil Town converted before adding a further penalty for a 10-0 half time lead.

Town then demonstrated his tactical awareness by his probing line kicking and manouvered the Brods side around the field in a commanding second half display.

He constantly put Selby onto the back foot and they had to defend their line for long periods before he increased the lead with a further penalty before he crossed the try line after breaking several tackles on a powerful run.

He converted his own try to extend the score to 20-0 and it really was a matter of how many points the home side would score against a side who were third in the Championship before kick off.

Brods continued to play open rugby, powerful prop Alex Dawson was enjoying the freedom to carry the ball and he ran hard to cross the line after 20 minutes.

The youngest player on the Brods side, Peter Walker, was making only his second appearance in the senior side and he had an excellent game in attack and defence, making a superb break to put Wilson in for his second try, again converted by Town as Brods notched up 34 points.

Brods were rampant as Nalton crossed for a well deserved try and finally livewire winger Michael Briggs, who had caused problems all afternoon, crossed in the corner to register the final try.

Old Brodleians II 46

Selby 0

Yorkshire Championship League One