Sun 15 Apr 2018 10:08

Sat 7 Apr 2018

Northampton Casuals RFC
Northampton BBOB RFC
Team : D Taylor, J Schoeman, A. Stephens, B Tarry. J Van de Venter, N Lawrence (capt) A Lawrence, W Cheyne J O'Doherty, M Judge, J Franklin, J Crowson, B Robertson, K Brian O Butel
Replacements : R Hancock, M Farmer, S Markus

Tries : J Van de Denter (2), D Taylor, A Lawrence, J Schoeman
Conversions : A Lawrence (4)
Penalty : A Lawrence

The teams started cagily in what was a crucial game at both end of the table. The visitors broke the deadlock with a penalty on 26 minutes. Although the Casuals took the lead shortly after when fulllbak Danny Taylor crossed, two quick BB tries saw them take an eight point lead as half time approached. Crucially for the Casuals, winger Jannie Van de Venter crossed on the stroke of half time with Aiden Lawrence adding the conversion.

HT 12 : 13

The Casuals took a grip of the match early in the second half with tries from scrum half and Aiden Lawrence and winger Jon Schoeman, both converted by Lawrence. The visitors then closed the gap with a fine converted try suggesting a comeback might be on the cards. However, the home side secured the points with a penalty and finished the game of with an excellent try of their own as Van de Venter finished a fine move to ensure that promotion remained in the Casuals own hands. Aiden Lawrence added the conversion.

FT 36 : 20