2nd xv Match Reports 2018 - 2019

2nd xv v Bugbrooke 23rd February 2019

Leighton Buzzard 2nds 49 – 38 Bugbrook 2nds
Bugbrook decided to take advantage of the slope on a sun drenched Wrights Meadow and quickly ran in 2 converted tries to take an early lead.  Leighton were stung into action and started to exploit their advantage in the scrum, responding with a try by the magnificent, blonde haired Adam Stacey, converted by Jake Wheeler.
Bugbrook’s danger lay in the backs and they responded with a converted try.  Unfortunately Jacob Barker’s impressive start to the game, was cut short when he had to leave the field with a suspected head injury.  He was replaced by Callum Creber, who worked tirelessly about the park and quickly linked up with Jack Green.
The sustained pressure, lead to Jack Kempster crashing over the white wash, converted by Wheeler.  Quickly followed by Stacey scoring his second try, converted by Wheeler.  The half time score was 21-21 and after a short break to catch their breaths, this entertaining open game restarted with Leighton Buzzard coming down the slope.
Leighton added to their haul with tries by Green and Wayne Chapman, both converted by Wheeler.  Bugbrook reponded with an unconverted try.  Following good work in the loose, Will Batchelor had to leave the pitch with a leg injury and this lead to Leighton bringing on their finishers, ever green Ross Mounteney, Ace hop along McDade, Paul Gronert and Chopper Stallan.
Leighton and Bugbrook continued to exchange tries, Leighton found space around the fringes, with tries by Creber and Stacey for his third, both converted by Ollie Gronert and Bugbrook scored 2 tries out wide.  Nige Eaton came on in the last knocking for his first run out this season.
The large crowd retired to the bar, to reflect on the final score of 49-38 and to grab a seat for the England Wales match.