Hodgkinson’s early score gives Brods winning momentum

Old Brods under 14s started the new year with a well earned 48-10 win in a first ever fixture against a good Mosborough side.

Brods started down the hill knowing they would need to score points as Mosborough had some big strong players in their side who would use the hill to good effect.

Brods received the ball and straight away set up the phases with Peter Ashton and Josh Forrest to the fore. A knock on gave the ball to Mosborough and after Brods won the scrum against the head, scrum half Jimmy Hodgkinson jinked his way over to score with two minutes on the clock.

Mosborough came back but great tackles from Jack Midgley and Toby Robins made sure they did not come to anything. Tom Wilson then received the ball and under some pressure kicked the ball through the defence, followed it through and picked up to score the first of his hat trick, the same player also converting for a 12-0 lead.

Again Mosborough hit back strongly, taking the game to the Brods 22 where a good clearing kick from George Ayreton stopped the attack. A resulting line out was won by Brods and the ball went through the whole back line for Reagan Hargreeves to score a great team try and extend the lead to 17-0.

Brods played some good rugby with the back line of Alfie Blackhall, Reegan Hargreaves, Wilson and Surjun Singh all working well with the ball, and straight from the restart these players passed the ball between themselves to allow Hargreaves to score a quick try, Wilson converting.

Brods wanted to score with every touch of the ball just before the break and errors allowed Mosborough more and more ball before Brods eased the pressure with Hodgkinson scoring,converted by Wilson, for a 29-0 half-time lead.

Brods knew they had to start the second half strongly and did so with a converted try from Wilson in the first minute. Great runs from Ollie Anderson and Liam Storer meant they had good ball to ship about the field which led to Wilson scoring a great wingers try for a 41-0 advantage.

Mosborough refused to lie down and good forwards pressure resulted in them scoring a well deserved try. This proved to be Mosborough’s best period of the game and although Brods kept them out with good defence from Elliot Craven and George Forsyth, they could not prevent another try taking the score to 41-10 with five minutes remaining.

However, Brods regathered and started to control things better and finished with a great try from Craven to complete the scoring.

Much more junior sport in Thursday’s Evening Courier