Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Bradford & Bingley RFC

View

1st XV - Match centre

Bradford & Bingley
Dinnington
T Cummins (2), A Walker, D Tuffour, L Fraser
80:00 +1:00
T Veilawa, M Shaw, S Wilson
J Morton (3)
C Williams, C Williams
C Williams
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - Northern Division - North One East

Bees 31-22 Dinnington

New faces help Bees to first win

One good win does not suddenly mean the Bees are now out of the woods after three defeats in their opening three fixtures sent the Wagon Lane side into the relegation positions at the foot of the table, but this performance will have lifted spirits across the club and gives some real hope that Martin Whitcombe's men have turned a corner.

With games against the sides immediately above them to come in the next three weeks - Northern, Huddersfield YMCA and West Hartlepool, The Bees suddenly have a chance to start climbing out the relegation zone and to start looking at mid table safety.

It was far from plain sailing for the home side as Dinnington held the lead until a superb score from Dennis Tuffour on his debut in the 57th minute, converted by James Morton, pushed the home side into a 19-17 lead. Although Tuffour came off the bench he showed enough in this one performance that he will certainly become a crowd favourite at Wagon Lane as he looked dangerous every time he got his hands on the ball, including a couple of long range breakaways, where he looked capable of running the length of the field, only to be pulled back by a late whistle for an earlier infringement.

Bees V Dinnington 2017
14 photos

The try Tuffour scored was a gem, featuring three sidesteps as the player looked to be falling over his own boots running across the front of the defensive line. His final jink through a gap near the posts saw him over the whitewash with the Wagon Lane crowd acclaiming the brilliant individual effort.

Tuffour was not the only debutant on show, with Andy Walker starting on the left wing and Dan Jeffries returning to his home town club after a couple of seasons at Huddersfield. While Rugby League convert Walker appeared to be enjoying his first foray into Union and celebrated with a 30th minute score out wide on the left, it was Jeffries who caught the eye throughout and who took the man of the match plaudits.

Jeffries added some real impetus to the Bees play from half back, and while he has ball carriers like Tom Booth and Tom Cummins inside him in the pack and big runners like Morton, Walker and Tuffour outside him in the backline, the Bees suddenly look to have a dangerous and very direct running game in midfield.

Cummins bumped and barged to some effect up the middle of the park all afternoon and was rewarded with a brace of scores in the 18th and 67th minutes, both from close range but both requiring the number 8 to power through the last line of defence to launch himself at the line. The second score seemed to be the one which finally ended Dinnington's resistance as their heavyweight tight forwards seemed to visibly tire and the spring in the step of the backline which brought them two well taken first half scores seemed to diminish.

Louis Fraser added a fifth score for the Wagon Lane men after 75 minutes and with the home crowd celebrating a fine first home win, Dinnington ended with a final flourish scoring out wide in the dying moments.

By
Nick Patterson

Key moments

6:00
Penalty Chris Williams kicks a penalty for Dinnington
18:00
Try Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
19:00
Conversion James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
27:00
Try Andy Walker scores for Bradford & Bingley
33:00
Try Terio Veilawa scores for Dinnington
34:00
Conversion Chris Williams kicks a conversion for Dinnington
40:00
Try Matt Shaw scores for Dinnington
40:00
Conversion Chris Williams kicks a conversion for Dinnington
56:00
Try Dennis Tuffour scores for Bradford & Bingley
56:00
Conversion James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
67:00
Try Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
73:00
Try Louis Fraser scores for Bradford & Bingley
73:00
Conversion James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
79:00
Try Scott Wilson scores for Dinnington

Videos and photos

Bees V Dinnington 2017
14 photos
Bees V Dinnington 2017

Highlights

View 0 new events
80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Dan Jeffrey is awarded player of the match for Bradford & Bingley
79:00 Missed Conversion
Chris Williams misses a conversion for Dinnington
79:00 Try 31 - 22
Scott Wilson scores for Dinnington
73:00 Conversion 31 - 17
James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
73:00 Try 29 - 17
Louis Fraser scores for Bradford & Bingley
68:00 Missed Conversion
James Morton misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
67:00 Try 24 - 17
Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
66:00 Sub On
Sam White is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
66:00 Sub On
Manny Riaz is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
66:00 Sub Off
Michael Crotch is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
66:00 Sub Off
Andy Walker is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
62:00 Yellow Card
Max Mountain is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
62:00 Missed Penalty
Chris Williams misses a penalty for Dinnington
56:00 Conversion 19 - 17
James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
56:00 Try 17 - 17
Dennis Tuffour scores for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 Sub Off
Sam White is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 Sub On
Max Mountain is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 Sub Off
Manny Riaz is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
40:00 Sub On
Michael Crotch is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
End of period 1
40:00 Try 12 - 17
Matt Shaw scores for Dinnington
40:00 Conversion 12 - 12
Chris Williams kicks a conversion for Dinnington
37:00 Sub Off
Benny Greaves is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
37:00 Sub On
Dennis Tuffour is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
34:00 Conversion 12 - 10
Chris Williams kicks a conversion for Dinnington
33:00 Try 12 - 8
Terio Veilawa scores for Dinnington
28:00 Missed Conversion
Dan Jeffrey misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
27:00 Try 12 - 3
Andy Walker scores for Bradford & Bingley
24:00 Sub On
Manny Riaz is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
24:00 Sub Off
Max Mountain is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
20:00 Sub Off
Michael Crotch is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
20:00 Sub On
Sam White is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
19:00 Conversion 7 - 3
James Morton kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
18:00 Try 5 - 3
Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
14:00 Missed Penalty
Lee Neha misses a penalty for Bradford & Bingley
6:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Chris Williams kicks a penalty for Dinnington
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Bradford & Bingley
  • Dinnington
  • 0
  • Chris Williams Penalty 6:00'
  • Tom Cummins Try 18:00'
  • James Morton Conversion 19:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub Off 20:00'
  • Sam White Sub On 20:00'
  • Max Mountain Sub Off 24:00'
  • Manny Riaz Sub On 24:00'
  • Andy Walker Try 27:00'
  • Terio Veilawa Try 33:00'
  • Chris Williams Conversion 34:00'
  • Dennis Tuffour Sub On 37:00'
  • Benny Greaves Sub Off 37:00'
  • Matt Shaw Try 40:00'
  • Chris Williams Conversion 40:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub On 40:00'
  • Sam White Sub Off 40:00'
  • Manny Riaz Sub Off 40:00'
  • Max Mountain Sub On 40:00'
  • Dennis Tuffour Try 56:00'
  • James Morton Conversion 56:00'
  • Max Mountain Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Andy Walker Sub Off 66:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub Off 66:00'
  • Manny Riaz Sub On 66:00'
  • Sam White Sub On 66:00'
  • Tom Cummins Try 67:00'
  • Louis Fraser Try 73:00'
  • James Morton Conversion 73:00'
  • Scott Wilson Try 79:00'
  • Dan Jeffrey Player of the Match 80:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Only authorised club members can view team selection.

League round up

Other North One East results

Driffield
36
38
Morpeth
43
0
West Hartlepool
43
22
Northern
Percy Park
10
42

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
7. Malton & Norton 10 27
8. Cleckheaton 10 26
9. Bradford & Bingley 10 23
10. Percy Park 10 19
11. Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. 10 18
12. Dinnington 10 17
13. West Hartlepool 10 13

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors