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Old Brentwoods pushing forward
10:43am Friday 11th October 2013 in Local Sport
LAST weekend Old Brentwoods had the first games for their new youth section and this weekend saw the club put out four senior sides for the first time in recent history and the fourth team played their first match on the newly created third pitch at Ashwells Road.
The veterans side played against Trinovantes, a roaming side created three years ago.
The visiting pack made use of their greater size and employed a direct approach, but fine tackling from the OBs backline stopped several dangerous moves.
Old Brentwoods took the lead when after a series of good back drives, Tony Walker fed Billy Mullen for a sprint to the line. The try was converted by Rigden.
Trinovantes were let off as rusty handling saw the Old Brentwoods back line squander a couple of scoring chances.
This allowed the visitors back into the game and suddenly they were scoring at the other end – two quick tries saw the game turn in favour of the visitors.
After half time the home side again put on the pressure leading to a fine score from Neil Hannaway which was duly converted by Rigden.
Trinovantes came back again scoring and taking the lead 15-14.
The rest of the half saw a great battle, but with a few minutes remaining Old Brentwoods were awarded a penalty and Rigden struck it well, giving the OBs the lead at 17-15 which they were able to hang on to until the final whistle.
Old Brentwoods first team went to Sudbury to take on the present league leaders. The home side showed why they are top and produced the better display. Sudbury running out 41-13 winners.
Old Brentwoods second team went to Southend for their merit table clash and came back deserved winners, with tries from Jack Mayhew and Ishmael Arrarte in the first half.
In the second half though the OBs really got into their stride, with an excellent solo try from Adam Steadman and further tries from Arrarte and Mayhew to seal the victory 35-14.
Old Brentwoods third team hosted newly formed London Lithuanians. Faced with the much younger, stronger Lithuanian side the Old Brentwoods knew they were up against it. They didn’t give up though, but the final score line of 3-75 showed what a hard day it had been.
Training sessions are held at Ashwells Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays commencing at 7.15pm.
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