Teamwork is key to victory

BRODS welcomed tough opposition to Woodhead in the form of Middlebrough.

From the kick off Oscar Mathers received the ball and the Brods forward took it downhill and with good team support and ball handling saw the first try of the game by Harry Dunne.

Brods worked well as a unit and have developed well over the past few games of the season, and this was apparent in the recycling of the ball and ongoing pressure allowing further tries by George Ayrton and Tom Wilson.

The first half saw the Brods in possession of the ball with good attacking play, despite Middlesbrough working hard they were unable to prevent them scoring and at half time it was 15 - 0.

Brods anticipated a tougher second half with Middlesbrough now having downhill advantage, but the team approach continued with all players tackling well and keeping their defensive line.

However, Middlesbrough showed skillful ball handling and pace and scored their first try, which was converted.

Brods dug in and continued their defence but unfortunately a high tackle by Brods awarded the visitors a penalty try, taking them, with the goal kick, to within a point of Brods at 15 - 14.

The Brods boys kept their heads and even with changes, the team remained focused, working as a unit and with determination and skill put the pressure back on the visitors, with Joe Sealey almost scoring his first try but being held up over the line.

Collective pressure and ongoing attack allowed Luke Chadwick to finally score, which was converted by Wilson.

Man of the match was Joe Sealey and big hitter was George Ayrton.