Bletchley pushed aside by rampant Buzzards

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After a promising start, Bletchley capitulated in the second half against neighbours Leighton Buzzard, slumping to a 34-3 defeat.

The old cliché of ‘it’s a game of two halves’ told the whole story for Buzzards, as a second half onslaught saw the visitors score 26 unanswered points at Manor Fields.

Bletchley are rock bottom of South West 1 East with just one win from 18 games this campaign, but it looked, from their performance in the first half, that they were in with a shout of a second win against Buzzard on Saturday.

Any hopes the visitors had of gaining an early advantage were quickly suppressed by some committed Bletchley defence.

As Leighton grew frustrated at their lack of inroads, Bletchley took full advantage, kicking themselves into a 3-0 lead after 22 minutes.

Unfortunately though, that would be their only score of the afternoon.

Six minutes later, Leighton were level through a penalty of their own.

Play then resorted to type, both sides slugging it out in midfield with neither try line threatened.

However with half time beckoning Leighton broke the deadlock. as hooker Ed Payne scored in the corner to lead 8-3 at the break.

In the second half, play was now all in the Bletchley half, and it was no surprise when, 11 minutes into the half, following sustained pressure close to the home line, skipper Nick Turney drove over, with the conversion making it 15-3.

Four minutes later, capitalising on some dithering in the home defence, winger Olly Taylor charged down the attempted clearance kick and gathered up to score in the corner.

Taylor scored his second try with 15 minutes to go, and two minutes later, Buzzards were awarded a penalty try to complete the scoring.