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Basic errors cost Kings Norton

Pinley 36 v 10 Kings Norton

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013 08:26am
Alvechurch, Bromsgrove
By Roger Adams
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Kings without a victory since their start of the season win over Shipston travelled to Coventry for their final match of 2013 against League leaders Pinley.

On paper this seemed to suggest another daunting task but in fact lost this match due to making too many basic errors. Facing a brisk wind and the slope Kings entire squad which included a debut for Cory Allen who was drafted in due to a growing injury list doggedly resisted all of the home side’s efforts to break down their stout defence for the first 23 minutes but then were driven over for a unconverted try. 5 mins later after Kings had failed to make touch Pinley came strong and repeated the move for a converted try. Kings made a number of forays up field but were pegged back due to the strong wind  to end the first half at Pinley 12 pts v Kings Norton 0 pts.

From the restart a dropped pass deep inside their territory was seized upon and Pinley scored a converted try. Then 4 mins later as Kings attacked Pinley kicked through and won the chase to score another goal increasing the score to Pinley 24 Kings nil.

Finally Kings forwards began to use their backs and after good work by Louis Stelling and Rob McGhee the ball was fed along the line to 18yr old Cory Allen who made no mistake scoring his debut try in the corner. Kings were again caught out as they lost the ball whilst on the attack and Pinley broke out for another converted try.

After 28 mins as Kings forwards drove the home pack backwards Stelling made a great break and scored Kings 2nd try. On 32 mins played Pinley then scored the best try of the game to take the score to Pinley 36 pts v Kings Norton 10 pts. This proved to be the final score as with 6 mins remaining an injury to Kings back row player Ben Boyce stopped play due to him being unable to be moved from the pitch and the referee blew up for time.

Kings now have some time to regroup & plan for the second half of the season.

Their first match of 2014 being at home to Southam on 2nd January    

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