Sat 17 Feb 2018

Northampton Casuals RFC
Biggleswade RUFC
Team : N Lawrence (capt) J Schoeman, A Irving, A Stephens, J Van Der Venter, B Tarry, G Hirst, L Lawrence, J O'Doherty, J Wardle, J Franklin, A Frost, R Hughes, K Brian, O Butel

Replacements : J Crowson, S Howes, G Whitehead

Tries ; J Van Der Venter (2) L Lawrence (2)

Conversion : G Hirst

MOM : R Hughes

A brace of tries from winger Jan Der Venter and loose head prop Lee Lawrence saw the Casuals record a bonus point victory against a strong Biggleswade side. Following a period of early pressure the home side took the lead on 16 minutes when Van Der Venter crossed in the right corner following a fine surge into the line from full back Niall Lawrence. The home side extended the lead further when loose head prop Lee Lawrence trundled over to double the Casuals lead. Lawrence added his second and tenth for the season on the half hour from a rolling maul with Gary Hirst's conversion extending the Casuals lead to 17-0.

HT : 17 - 0

Biggleswade upped their game in the third quarter with only a strong Casuals defence preventing the visitors scoring. The home side reasserted its authority in the final quarter but only secured the bonus point victory in the 78th minute when winger Jannie Van Der Venter finished a fine move to secure his second try and the Casuals victory.

FT 22 - 0