Broadstreet RFC 53, v London Irish Wild Geese 40

Hopes were high going into Saturdays fixture away to Broadstreet after last weekend’s bonus point victory over Tonbridge Juddains. Unfortunately, a second away win slipped through the fingers of the traveling Wild Geese. However, the game did not lack excitement in the attacking sense from both sides, with tries from Fullback Peter Hodgekinson (1), Wings George Owen (1) and Reon Joseph (2), Centre Charlie Broughton (1) and Outhalf Alex Seers (1 Try & 5 Conversions) amassing a total of 40 points (6 Tries, 5 Conversions) by the Geese.

On any other day this would have been enough to secure a second bonus point win but, it was the defence of the Geese that cost them the match even after having a 14-point lead after 15 minutes. Broadstreet capitalised on a lot of missed tackles to end the first half 28-21 in favour of the hosts.

After the break the Geese came out firing with an early try from right wing Reon Joseph scoring the first of his brace and leveling the game at 28-28, sealing the try bonus point. Joseph struck again minutes later with some fancy football skills to score his second to put the Geese in front with Seers missing the conversion making it 28-33. After holding on to a deserved lead in the first 15 minutes of the second half, the Geese defence began to slip, allowing Broadstreet in to retake the lead making it 35-33. Again, the Geese were architects of their own demise knocking the ball on while building a well-structured attack inside the host’s half. Broadstreet reacted quickly to take advantage of the out of position Geese defence to cut through and score from their own 10 metre line to extend their lead to 9-points at 42-33. The Geese re-grouped again to score off some hard carries for Broughton to bash through and put the Geese back within 2-points at 42-40.

However, the hard work was quickly extinguished by two smartly taken penalty kicks to put the hosts in front by 8, putting the Geese outside the losing bonus point range. Broadstreet then put the final nail in the coffin, scoring in the last minute, to end a disappointing loss for the traveling Geese and ending the game 13 points clear at 53-40.

London Irish Wild Geese:
1. George Dean
2. Jack Cohen
3. Charlie Connor
4. Callum Haggett
5. Sam Hobbins
6. Scott Moore (Captain)
7. Tyler Bush
8. Harry Rowland
9. Chico U’Chong
10. Alex Seers
11. George Owen
12. Joe Price
13. Charlie Broughton
14. Reon Joseph
15. Peter Hodgekinson
16. Brad Clements
17. Kerry O’Sullivan
18. Ziana Alexis
19. Archie MacKay
20. Freddie Bunting