Wolves show their teeth despite loss

Kelvin Dwumfuo breaks through the Tigers line. Pic by Tom Blackman.
Kelvin Dwumfuo breaks through the Tigers line. Pic by Tom Blackman.
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The start to the season has been far from ideal for MK Wolves, but confidence is high in the camp.

Moving into a new home at Manor Fields and now playing in a new division, Wolves couldn’t field a team for their opening fixture against Kings Lynn two weeks ago and were handed an 18-0 defeat as a result of the postponement.

Action from Bedford Tigers II's trip to MK Wolves

Action from Bedford Tigers II's trip to MK Wolves

After a decent season in East RL Premier last season, Wolves took the decision to drop down to Division 1 for this campaign after three years in the top flight.

But with a host of new players and coaches joining the squad, it was felt it was best to rebuild at a lower level.

Numbers in training have gradually increased, though, and Saturday’s narrow 40-32 defeat to local rivals Bedford Tigers A certainly put to rest any concerns they had about Wolves’ competitive spirit.

Starting strongly, Wolves led Tigers 16-10 at the interval and looked good value for their lead, with some strong defence from the back line while their pace in attack threatened to see them in behind on several occasions.

The second half was a balanced affair, but saw Bedford edge their noses ahead going into the final few minutes.

But when a late gasp tackle from the Bedford defence was deemed as a Wolves knock on prompting a turn-over, Tigers took full advantage to score in the corner and put the result beyond reach.

If you’re interesting in taking up rugby league, Wolves train at Manor Field in Bletchley every Wednesday night from 7.30pm-9pm.