A depleted Buzzard U17 squad faced a well-trained Biggleswade side in their first match of the season and were immediately put under defensive pressure.
Despite being 1 man down (all match) Buzzards defended well and succeeded in keeping a clean slate for nearly 20 minutes. Buzzards were alert to the break out and a precision kick into the visitors 22 by Julian Gallie was chased down by Charlie Beaumont and Harley to put Biggleswade under pressure, but Buzzards couldn’t convert.
However, at the opposite end the visitors started to find the weak spots in the Buzzard defence and started accumulating points. A further breakout by the Iestyn down the left wing was the closest Buzzards came to score despite his acrobatics. In the 2nd half, Buzzards started brightly from their 22 with Gallie kicking a long ball which he followed up supported by the backs. In the resulting ruck, a penalty was taken quickly by Gallie who was brought down on the line. From the ruck, the forwards, led by captain Harry Nossiter, drove over to score.
Under pressure, indiscipline by Biggleswade at the breakdown and an increasing penalty count enabled Buzzards to occupy a greater period in the visitor’s half. Good movement by the backs led to a fine solo run by Jacob Dove who was rewarded by a try on the wing. The visitors answered quickly but a steal by Buzzards at a ruck led to the backs combining to score the 3rd try.
Final score Buzzards 17 – Biggleswade 43.