Biggleswade 2nd XV 8 - 12 Hendon 2nd XV
In what was a match for the purists, Biggleswade 2nd team fell to a narrow defeat to Hendon 2s on Saturday where the weather conditions meant it was always going to be an attritional game.
Biggleswade were first on the scoreboard after a good chase from the kick off led to a long period of possession in the opposition 22. Eventually a penalty kick in front of the posts was too tempting to turn down and was duly sent over the posts.
Hendon 2s had a game plan which revolved around using their forwards around the corner which the Biggleswade defence stepped up well against. However, Hendon eventually struck gold and found a gap which saw the field open up to make the score 5-3.
Biggleswade rallied after this and with their scrum and lineout dominant they looked to bulldoze their way over the try line. After several attacks were repelled, the ball was spun wide and Cameron Plant went over. With the conversion missed the score was 8-5 to the home side and it stayed this way until the half-time whistle.
Biggleswade however didn’t make the brightest of starts and straight from kick off Hendon broke the gain line and moved it wide to score their second try. With the conversion sent over Biggleswade needed a try to take back the lead.
For the remainder of the game the second team dominated possession and territory. But even when a Hendon player was sent to the sin bin for high tackling, they could not find a way through the away team’s line; whether it was from the scrum, maul or the backs, Biggleswade could not find the try which would’ve brought them home the win.
Despite the loss the team can hold their heads up high for a superb performance in tough conditions. With several new players joining the side, alongside growing numbers at training, the 2nd team is going from strength to strength.