Bournville to much to soon for Sutton

Bournville 60 v 27 Sutton Coldfield

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016 06:11pm
Sutton New Hall, Birmingham
By David Daniels
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Midlands 1 West


After securing an excellent moral boosting 26-12 victory over 6th placed Wolverhampton the previous weekend, last weekend's fixture against 2nd place Bournville came too soon in Sutton's recovery plan. Ideally Sutton would have chosen to face a team from lower down the league table, which hopefully would have enabled them to build on their previous victory but instead they faced a high flying and well drilled Bournville side, who blew them away in a traumatic first half, which left the visitors trailing by 38-3 at the break. 

Sutton produced a spirited comeback in the second period, which they won 24-22 showing great character and belief in themselves but they could not overturn the first half deficit and suffered a 60-27 defeat, which wiped out the hard won victory over Wolverhampton and plunged them back into the relegation zone...but the second half performance gives them hope for the future and although the recovery faltered last weekend there are still 15 games left to play to the end of the season. 

Sutton did well in the scrums against strong opposition but the visitors were out maneuvered at the lineouts by an experienced and clinical Bournville side, who ran in 9 tries against Sutton's 4 second half tries, which gave Sutton the consolation of a try scoring bonus point. 

The Sutton tries were scored by centre Tom McNamee, no8 Ben Bottomley, 2nd row George Ord and winger Martin Browning. Tom McNamee also kicked a monster first half penalty and Alex White added 2 conversions. Man of the match for Sutton was Luke Stewart, who although playing out of position having switched from flanker to centre, produced a colossus of a performance to aid the Sutton cause and Sutton were pleased to welcome back Dean Harper into the second row after a long absence. 

This weekend Sutton face another serious challenge when they welcome 3rd place Burton to the RSG, Walmley Road. KO 2.15 pm.

Sutton other team results:
Sutton Development side 36 pts v Camp Hill 22 pts
With Sutton 1st XV playing their Midlands 1 league fixture against Bournville RFC under floodlights at the University ground on Friday night, the Sutton Development side game against Camp Hill was the only game in town on Saturday afternoon at the Walmley Road Roger Smoldon Ground and the young Sutton side, combining youth with a sprinkling of experience took centre stage with an excellent 36-22 victory.

Pictured the Development side that took the field Sat afternoon and man of the match Danny Bancroft (words and picture by Gerard Shanahan)

Great win by the Development XV on Saturday afternoon at the RSG coming from behind to beat a good Camp Hill side 36-22 courtesy of tries by Danny Griffin, Mitch Brindley(2) and Danny Bancroft(2); man of the match Banko also kicked a penalty goal and 4 conversions for a personal tally of 21 points, in an outstanding individual performance.


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