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1st XV - Match centre

Bradford & Bingley
Northern
T Cummins, D Jeffrey, T Lightfoot, T Booth (2), M Mountain
Full time
J Woodhead, A Clark, D Matthews, M Wilson
T Lightfoot, D Walker (2)
A Comnor, C Burrowes
C Burrowes, C Burrowes
Sat 20 Jan 14:15 - Northern Division - North One East

Bees 36-30 Northern

Bees win points fest.

The North One East table has now clearly split into a top six and a bottom eight, with only 6 points separating the side in seventh, Huddersfield YMCA, and the eleventh placed club, Percy Park. The Bees sit in the middle of that pack with three points less than YMCA and three more than Percy Park, but there will be little let up in the pressure on the Wagon Lane side over the coming weeks, as The Bees have fixtures against all the clubs surrounding them, starting with a visit to West Hartlepool next Saturday, followed by the visit of Huddersfield YMCA on Saturday February 3rd. In this game against the division's bottom club, the Bees did all they need to, running in six tries to claim maximum points, but crucially defensive laxity in time added on allowed Northern to pinch two bonus points, as they scored two tries to pull within 6 points of Martin Whitcombe's men which in the final shakedown at the end of April may be vital in deciding the relegation places in the division.

Due to the heavy conditions underfoot on the main pitch at Wagon Lane, the game was played over the river on the Second Team pitch, which despite the rain, snow and frost of recent days looked in immaculate condition for a pitch at the end of January, and it was hoped would allow the Bees to keep the ball in hand and run at their opposition.

Northern were on the scoreboard in the first minute with a penalty slotted by fly half Charlie Burrowes, but the Bees responded almost immediately through a Tom Cummins try, converted by Tanner Lightfoot in the fifth minute. Burrowes slotted a second three pointer with ten minutes played to bring the score to 7-6.

Bees V Northern 2018
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The Bees then began to lose their shape and although the stated intent was to play a high tempo running game, the home side were now guilty of some very poor kicking which gifted field position and possession to their visitors. Northern were able to capitalise on some ragged defensive alignment out wide as Jonny Woodhead trotted in for the score on 26 minutes.

The Bees tightened up their kicking game and started to run at the Northern defence with Cummins and skipper Tom Booth always managing to dent the visiting defence and keep the Bees rolling forward. With five minutes to go before half time, Dan Jeffrey was able to dart over from close range after sustained pressure.

Almost immediately from the restart the Bees were on the scoreboard again in quick succession with Lightfoot and Booth both getting over the whitewash to put the home side 22 points to 11 in front. The Bees seemed to have come out for the second half much sharper and more focussed than they had for much of the opening forty and the game appeared to be there for the taking. However, Northern refused to lie down and Alex Clark was able to pull a converted score back for the visitors.

There had been a long break in play as the Northern number eight, James Millington was stretchered off and taken to a waiting ambulance, just after half time, which may have upset the rhythm of the game for both sides. When Max Mountain galloped over for the Bees fifth try of the afternoon, converted by Dominic Walker, the Bees appeared to be firmly in control and cruising to a relatively straightforward win.

Skipper Booth added the cherry on top with a charge to the line in the 67th minute, with Walker adding the extras it was now 36 points to 18 and that should have been that. Booth left the field having injured himself during that one-man stampede to the line, but there seemed to be no reason for concern as the home side were now comfortably on top. However, full credit to the visitors who refused to stick to the script and took the game back to the Bees, who seemed to have collectively eased off after that sixth try. As time ticked past eighty minutes Northern's endeavour was rewarded with a converted score from Dan Matthews. With Northern's next foray into Bees territory, it seemed all the home side needed was someone to put boot to ball to clear their lines and end the game, but an inability to get the ball into touch gifted Northern possession and Michael Wilson was over the whitewash, with Burrowes conversion securing the losing bonus point.

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Key moments

1:00
Penalty Charlie Burrowes kicks a penalty for Northern
5:00
Try Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
6:00
Conversion Tanner Lightfoot kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
11:00
Penalty Charlie Burrowes kicks a penalty for Northern
26:00
Try Jonny Woodhead scores for Northern
36:00
Try Dan Jeffrey scores for Bradford & Bingley
42:00
Try Tanner Lightfoot scores for Bradford & Bingley
45:00
Try Tom Booth scores for Bradford & Bingley
52:00
Try Alex Clark scores for Northern
53:00
Conversion Andrew Comnor kicks a conversion for Northern
58:00
Try Max Mountain scores for Bradford & Bingley
59:00
Conversion Dominic Walker kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
69:00
Try Tom Booth scores for Bradford & Bingley
70:00
Conversion Dominic Walker kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
80:00
Try Dan Matthews scores for Northern
80:00 +1:00
Conversion Charlie Burrowes kicks a conversion for Northern
80:00 +3:00
Try Michael Wilson scores for Northern

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Bees V Northern 2018
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Bees V Northern 2018

Highlights

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80:00 +4:00 Missed Conversion
Charlie Burrowes misses a conversion for Northern
80:00 +3:00 Try 36 - 30
Michael Wilson scores for Northern
80:00 +1:00 Conversion 36 - 25
Charlie Burrowes kicks a conversion for Northern
80:00 Try 36 - 23
Dan Matthews scores for Northern
70:00 Conversion 36 - 18
Dominic Walker kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Booth is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
70:00 Sub On
Richard Hughes is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
69:00 Try 34 - 18
Tom Booth scores for Bradford & Bingley
59:00 Conversion 29 - 18
Dominic Walker kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
58:00 Try 27 - 18
Max Mountain scores for Bradford & Bingley
54:00 Sub On
Peter Booth is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
54:00 Sub Off
Richard Hughes is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub Off
Roger Raper is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Sub On
Michael Crotch is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
53:00 Conversion 22 - 18
Andrew Comnor kicks a conversion for Northern
52:00 Try 22 - 16
Alex Clark scores for Northern
49:00 Missed Conversion
Andrew Comnor misses a conversion for Northern
46:00 Missed Conversion
Dominic Walker misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
45:00 Try 22 - 11
Tom Booth scores for Bradford & Bingley
44:00 Yellow Card
Charlie Burrowes is yellow carded for Northern
43:00 Missed Conversion
Tanner Lightfoot misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
42:00 Try 17 - 11
Tanner Lightfoot scores for Bradford & Bingley
End of period 1
37:00 Missed Conversion
Tanner Lightfoot misses a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
36:00 Try 12 - 11
Dan Jeffrey scores for Bradford & Bingley
29:00 Yellow Card
Max Mountain is yellow carded for Bradford & Bingley
28:00 Sub On
Roger Raper is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
28:00 Sub Off
Michael Crotch is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
27:00 Missed Conversion
Charlie Burrowes misses a conversion for Northern
26:00 Try 7 - 11
Jonny Woodhead scores for Northern
20:00 Sub On
Dominic Walker is substituted on for Bradford & Bingley
20:00 Sub Off
Ali MacDonald is substituted off for Bradford & Bingley
11:00 Penalty 7 - 6
Charlie Burrowes kicks a penalty for Northern
6:00 Conversion 7 - 3
Tanner Lightfoot kicks a conversion for Bradford & Bingley
5:00 Try 5 - 3
Tom Cummins scores for Bradford & Bingley
1:00 Penalty 0 - 3
Charlie Burrowes kicks a penalty for Northern
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bradford & Bingley
  • Northern
  • 0
  • Charlie Burrowes Penalty 1:00'
  • Tom Cummins Try 5:00'
  • Tanner Lightfoot Conversion 6:00'
  • Charlie Burrowes Penalty 11:00'
  • Ali MacDonald Sub Off 20:00'
  • Dominic Walker Sub On 20:00'
  • Jonny Woodhead Try 26:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub Off 28:00'
  • Roger Raper Sub On 28:00'
  • Max Mountain Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Dan Jeffrey Try 36:00'
  • Tanner Lightfoot Try 42:00'
  • Charlie Burrowes Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Tom Booth Try 45:00'
  • Alex Clark Try 52:00'
  • Michael Crotch Sub On 53:00'
  • Roger Raper Sub Off 53:00'
  • Andrew Comnor Conversion 53:00'
  • Peter Booth Sub On 54:00'
  • Richard Hughes Sub Off 54:00'
  • Max Mountain Try 58:00'
  • Dominic Walker Conversion 59:00'
  • Tom Booth Try 69:00'
  • Dominic Walker Conversion 70:00'
  • Richard Hughes Sub On 70:00'
  • Tom Booth Sub Off 70:00'
  • Dan Matthews Try 80:00'
  • Charlie Burrowes Conversion 80:00 +1:00'
  • Michael Wilson Try 80:00 +3:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Malton & Norton 25 57
9. Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. 26 51
10. Dinnington 26 48
11. Bradford & Bingley 25 48
12. Percy Park 25 44
13. West Hartlepool 26 39
14. Northern 26 37

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