Sodbury lose out in top of the table clash

January 30 2018

Sodbury knew that the toss would be as crucial as it is in Test cricket as Barts love to play down their hill in the second half. The early exchanges were fairly equal and both teams were affected by the pudding of a pitch.

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Barton Hill 20 – 12
Chipping Sodbury

 

Sodbury knew that the toss would be as crucial as it is in Test cricket as Barts love to play down their hill in the second half. The early exchanges were fairly equal and both teams were affected by the pudding of a pitch. 

Barts nailed the opening points when they secured a lineout from a penalty. Their organised drive from 10m was only slowed, and not stopped.

Sodbury scored after the ball was spat out from a ruck, the backs exploiting the blindside with Jack Skelton diving in to score. Cook converted from the touchline.  Barts’ kicker had a much easier penalty kick minutes later from 35m, which saw the hosts retake the lead. 

As half time loomed, Sodbury recycled the ball and Bradley, who was cutting back across, couldn’t be denied the score. 

In the second half, Barts were awarded an early penalty, which they kicked for a lineout 15m away from the Sodbury tryline and then crashed over from close range to take the lead. 

Barts’ repeated narrow but muscular attack forced a 5m scrum from the visitors from which they went over to secure the win.