20th Oct, 2017

Old Leamingtonians Under-18s draw with Broadstreet

Steve Carpenter 8th Jan, 2017 Updated: 9th Jan, 2017

RUGBY UNION: THERE was a hint of disappointment at the final whistle for Old Leamingtonians’ Under-18s as they scraped a 7-7 at home to Broadstreet who at one stage were down to 13 men.

In their first match since Christmas, OLs started in an all too familiar lethargic fashion and made a number of simple errors early on.

This allowed Broadstreet to dominate the first period of the match although they only had a single converted try to show in the first half as they led 7-0 at the break.

Eventually OLs awoke from their slumbers, and began to get a foothold in the match. The hosts began to incur the displeasure of the referee as they infringed to thwart OLs, however after another penalty was awarded, Connor Jones crashed over the line for a try with Alex Witchell converting to level the score.

With Broadstreet down to 13 at one stage it seemed as though OLs would prevail, but, in truth, the visitors held out with some comfort and a draw was probably the least they deserved after an impressive first period display.

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