Beaten Brods hope for better against Wath

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Old Brodleians, beaten 29-10 at Doncaster Pheonix last weekend, host another South Yorkshire side when Wath Upon Dearne are the visitors at Woodhead.

Against, Doncaster, Brods produced an improved performance but were unable to overcome opponents who must be among the favourites for promotion from the division..

Doncaster opened strongly and on five minutes their captain and centre Andy Ellis opened the scoring and Dan Storey converted.

Brods responded well before Storey added three points from a penalty for offside. Wood had two close penalty attempts from distance, however was unable to reduce the margin.

Cole’s break from midfield put Sam Deacon clear, however the final pass went to ground with the line at his mercy.

Brods’ scrummaging was good and the forwards earned a penalty close to half time, Wood striking the ball well to reduce the margin to 10-3.

The second half opened in similar style to the first with Doncaster moving the ball well though the hands. Centre Ben Miller showed real pace to break clear of defenders and finished well to give Storey an easy conversion.

Phoenix continued to play powerful rugby and open side wing forward Clarke featured again to claim a further try, which was also converted, to extend the scoreline to 24-3.

Brods’ efforts eventually yielded a try with Kivalu’s slipped pass putting Sam Deacon clear and he finished well, converted by Wood.

Brods continued to press, however the home side had the last word with a break out from defence for a bonus point try in the last seconds.