October 25th, 2016

Thumping pre-season defeat for Southam

SOUTHAM got ended their pre-season campaign with a disappointing 35-0 defeat on the road at Lutterworth Colts.

The visitors came up against a traditionally well-coached and strong Lutterworth side and their current batch follows that tradition.

After a summer of rebuilding follow the exit of several players last season, Southam made the trip on Saturday with 18 players, some of which were forced to play out of position.

The hosts tried many options to breach the Southam try-line but the visitors stood firm with some excellent tackling and positioning.

They only reward for Lutterworth was a converted try ten minutes before the break to put them 7-0 in front.

Several injuries after the re-start took their toll on Southam and disrupted the balance of the side while their opponents were able to bring on six fresh pairs of legs which allowed them to step it up a gear.

A Southam sin bin allowed the hosts to score three converted tries within the space of ten minutes to all but seal the win.

The visitors did begin to find their feet once back to full strength but they were having to defend resolutely and Lutterworth were able to score one final converted try on the stroke of full-time to wrap up a comfortable win.