Foresters 50 Bradford & Bingley 7

June 6th, 2015
The last league game played, four weeks ago, the team were somewhat lacklustre, indecisive in parts and not in any way Forester like.An obvious blip. This match, one or two selected players had been poached, due to injuries, for first team duty but the stalwart Dickinson returned and a solid, mainly young, good quality side took to the field. Despite the very testing conditions , a return to the form we have come to expect was soon obvious for all to see. This was apparent from the first minute when Harry Bullough, today at centre,broke clear to snatch a try which was converted by Barrett, who`s return to the Wharfedale fold is most welcome. The teams tackling today , thankfully stong and efficient, the movement of the backs crisp and free flowing and the forwards, as a unit, showing signs of domination which became more apparent as the game progressed. Considering the conditions, spectators were provided with excellent fare and a home side in full flow. Whilst mistakes were understandably made, the Greens showed considerable enterprise and a willingness to play fast, open rugby. Make no mistake though Bradford played with great commitment and grit, never lying down and in the first half rewarded with a fine try after superb work from their scrum half, which converted made the half time score 12-7. Soon after Wharfedale really did start to get on top and Baines was replaced by George Altham and shortly after Jimmy Bullough by McRobert but not before he had sniped in for a try in the corner. Throughout Barrett, showing great alacrity and man of the match abilities, scored two well taken tries and punched over five conversions. The Bees were finding out how the fitness of the Foresters proved yet again one of the reasons for their success against most sides and tries started to flow especially with the forwards strong, forceful and continuously dominating.The other scorers in the second period were Prell, McRobert,Whyte and Wareing.All good, alert, well judged and executed scores. Very difficult to pick out individual performances, as all the team must be given great credit, which they richly deserve,  having played with character, determination and an overriding will to win with style, which they certainly did. The younger members of the squad continue to impress with Stockdale benefiting from the experienced wily campaigner Dickinson by his side. There are several others again showing the advancement which the coaches must be delighted with.They are well drilled, physically and mentally and their approach to each game must be daunting to opposition sides.Undoubtedly they will lose at some stage but it will not be without a fight. This win means the Foresters reach half way through the season undefeated in the league, which they should be justifiable proud of. They reflect the image of the Club with some panache.
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