Banks Peninsula Rugby Club
Banks Peninsula Rugby Club Senior Division II Game Report
2 April v Southbridge at Little River
After the hard work in preseason the BP Seniors were excited to get underway in the Ellesmere Division II competition on Saturday. Being drawn against Southbridge was always going to be a tough game and the young BP squad was well tested by the experience and quality of Southbridge.
The game did not fail to deliver as Southbridge started strongly, their set piece giving BP a few lessons early on. BP showed great heart and determination spending long periods on defence and under pressure but holding out and taking a three -nil lead thanks to the boot of Andy Christie on 14 minutes. Southbridge responded with a converted try two minutes later and the score remained 7-3 until half time.
A strong start to the second spell by Southbridge had them leading 21-3 at the three quarter mark. BP came home strongly in the last quarter, holding onto the ball for longer periods of time and applying more pressure. This resulted in the try of the day that started well inside the BP half with open running rugby finished off by the captain Matt Cole, crashing over from close range. Andy Christie was again successful from the tee making the final score 24-10 to Southbridge.
There were some good signs of things to come from the BP team. They played an exciting, open brand of rugby and the crowd were entertained throughout. Thanks must go to those that helped look after Corey Thacker. He is recovering well after the horror head knock and will have plates inserted to fix his eye socket this week.
They are playing Springston this week at Springston. Get along and support the lads as they have a crack at last year’s Div II winners.