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Berkswell & Balsall RFC 28 Earlswood 24

Berkswell & Balsall RFC claimed a vital win over local rivals Earlsdon RFC in what turned out to be a very gripping game.

B’s claimed a vital win over local rivals Earlsdon RFC in what turned out to be a very gripping game.

B’s started brightly and, after just five minutes, winger Oliver Eburne dived over after a well-executed back move.

Buoyed by this, the home side went on the offensive and scored again on 10 minutes when a driving line out saw prop Nick Waite crash over.

Earlsdon hit back straight away when they punched a hole through the middle. B’s held the initial surge, but when the ball went wide, the visitors were able to dot down in the corner for 14-7.

B’s continued to dominate and got a third try when winger Scott Eburne intercepted a pass to sprint 40 metres to score in the corner.

On the stroke of half-time, the away side reduced the deficit, after multiple phases of ball retention, to 21-14.

The second half was much tighter, but the away side got on the scoreboard first with a penalty from 45 metres. B’s responded quickly with a converted try when winger Oliver Eburne scored his second after Berkswell created the space with some brilliant offloads.

Earlsdon reduced the deficit to just four points with five minutes left, but the home side held on to secure a well-deserved win.

 

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