Bletchley beat old rivals

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Bletchley returned to winning ways with a hard fought win over old rivals Beaconsfield, 17-3.

They brought a big back line, competitive back row and an organised kick and chase game which allowed them to control field position and win turnovers at the rucks.

This was never going to be an open game with the tricky conditions dominating and every ruck being contested but open rugby broke out on few occasions.

Beaconsfield had the better start and following a kick and chase, struck a penalty after good work at the ensuing ruck.

Bletchley scored the first try of the match with the returning Kyle Gibbings slicing through the Beaconsfield defence off a delayed Harman pass to score near the corner flag.

The conversion was struck well and Bletchley were looking good but Beaconsfield were threatening on occasion.

As the game went into the second half both packs were working hard and the backlines battled for field position.

Bletchley won a penalty from which Phil Harman extended the lead to 10 - 3.

In the last 20 minutes, the heavens opened and following a tremendous defensive shift with flankers Bell and Kirwan to the fore Bletchley pressured a clearance kick for the ball to break to super sub Jimmy King Johnson to touch down the final score of the match.

Bletchley have a few players returning from various travels and injuries and look forward to a busy fixture list in November and December starting away at Bicester on Saturday November 7.

And the club are on the look out for new players to join them. Whether you’re new to the game, new to the area or want to take the sport up again, please contact the club on seniors@bletchleyrugby.com