Milton Keynes 2nds 26 v 24 Leighton Buzzard 2nds
Buzzard 2s made their second trip to Milton Keynes this season to play the 2nd team but this week with a significantly weaker squad. Buzzards started well with some lovely interplay between backs and forwards culminating a try for every perennial Gary Low but the conversion attempt failed. The lead was short lived and MK immediately replied with a try of their own. This week it was Ollie Hagger pulling the strings in the fly half position drawing the MK defence on many occasions which eventually led to a fantastic try for Ethan Hayter which was dully converted by Jack Cullen. Again MK produced a converted try within 3 minutes. Buzzards produced several waves of attack through the forwards and this allowed Ben Silvester to score a break away try running 40 metres to score under the posts and again Jack Cullen converted but Buzzards couldn’t break away and within minutes MK drew level again with a converted try. And then MK scored another converted try; some of the more senior Buzzards were now flagging but they stayed in the game. The score was now 26 – 19 in MK’s favour. The game was a good contest and Buzzards score another try through Dan Abbott but the conversion was missed to bring the score to 26 -24. Buzzard hadn’t finished and threw everything at MK who’s defence held until Buzzards spilled the ball and Mk ran the length of the pitch to score under the posts for a converted try. Final score 33 – 24. A great performance but not a win.
Try Scorers: Gary Low, Dan Abbott, Ethan Hayter, Ben Silvester. Conversions: Jack Cullen (2).
Team: Billy Nash, Gary Low, Kieran Turney, Steve Jay, Dan Abbott, Ben Silvester, Wayne Chapman, Ross Bevan, Jack Cullen, Ollie Hagger, Charlie Beaumont, Terry Wessels, Ethan Hayter, Craig Johnson, Leigh Draper.
Replacements: Nigel Beaumont, Dan Allen