Brods celebrate survival with home victory over Dinnington

Old Brodleians v Dinnington' Aaron Fowler scoring his try.
Old Brodleians v Dinnington' Aaron Fowler scoring his try.

Old Brods finished their Yorkshire One season on a positive note with five points which allowed them to climb above local rivals Heath.

Dinnington took advantage of a penalty for offside to take an early three points lead but Brods responded and Ryan Harris broke the line in midfield but could not supply the final pass and the chance was lost.

A missed penalty by Wood was quickly followed by a good break in the Dinnington 22 and he stretched the defence to find Luke Scrimshaw who surged through the gap to touchdown near the posts. Wood converted to put Brods ahead at 7-3.

The Brods scrum was solid with Scott Parkin enjoying his return to the front row, dominating the experienced Dinnington pack with a good all round display.

Brods’ possession meant that Dinnington started to concede penalties and from a kick to touch a clean lineout five yards from the line. saw a mighty surge as the pack steam-rollered the visitors over their own line and Harris emerged from the pile with the try for a 12-3 interval lead.

Young fly-half Danny Wood took Brods deep into the visitor’s half and he passed to Aaron Fowler whose pace took him clear of a defender and then cutting back inside to leave the remaining defence flat footed he touched down between the posts, Wood converting.

Lee Scrimshaw caught the ball from the restart. He powered through the Dinnington pack before setting off on a 40 metre run as far as the 22 where the ball was spun swiftly left through half a dozen pairs of hands and Chappell

finished in the corner, Wood’s touchline conversion extending the score to 29-3.

The visitors finally broke the Brods’ defence when the ball was moved swiftly right to register a score in the corner.

There still seemed no danger but the momentum had swung to the visitors and two further converted tries in the closing minutes brought the score line back to 29-22.

When Brods captain Kyle Millward finally kicked the ball into touch Brods were happy to hear the final whistle.