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Old Yards fail to learn from mistakes

The visit of Tamworth to Tilehouse Lane saw little change in fortune for the Old Yards as previous errors were repeated.

Midlands West 4 (North)
Old Yards RFC 5 - 30 Tamworth

The visit of Tamworth to Tilehouse Lane saw little change in fortune for the Old Yards as previous errors were repeated.

Despite controlling much of the possession, the Y’s failed to take the chances that came their way.

A solitary try from young James Hendrick was never going to be enough for the home side, and as fatigue set in during the second half, Tamworth scored four tries to gain victory by a slightly flattering scoreline.

Midlands West 4 (South)
Birmingham Exiles 11 - 19 Stoke Old Boys

The stalemate in this game was broken after thirty minutes, following a left-to-right cross kick from Morris which was missed by Exiles’ defenders, but Stoke’s full back James Brewerton collected and crossed for try.

Within three minutes E’s had cut the gap as stand off Dan Johnstone kicked a goal from a penalty given for a high tackle.

With the slope in their favour, E’s began the second half brightly. Francis Pugh, impressive throughout, crossed close to the right corner. Not long after, having done well to repel an attack in their right, Exiles took a six-point lead as Pugh struck a good, 40-metre penalty.

Stoke responded quickly though, with stand-off Rob Morris crossing for a try close to the posts which he goaled himself to edge his side ahead 12-11.

The crucial score came from a scrum, as Old Boys inside centre Tom Kent burst through on an angled run, which took him over the line where he cut inside to touch down, with Brewerton converting.

 

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