Beeston Broncos U9s hosted Bradford Dudley Hill on Sunday morning – and it always promised to be a good game, writes Beeston Broncos Coach Darrell Robinson.
After two previous meetings it was a game each, so there was a lot to play for. The home team started the game at lightning pace with number 6 Aidan Robinson scoring in the first minute.
The visitors were quick to reply with some direct running straight down the middle using their big players well. After a very fast start to the game things start to settle down a bit and there was some fierce defence from both teams. It was obvious it was gonna be a tight game.
Broncos’ 11 Jarvis Falconer was next over the line after some fancy side steps cut the defence and then sprinted half the length of the field for the touchdown. The visitors again quickly replied. Some excellent team work and well executed passing between Broncos’ 7 Cameron Phillis and 6 Aidan Robinson finished with the Broncos’ 6 crossing the line again.
From the restart some terrier-like defence caused Dudley to spill the ball and Nathan Kirk (Broncos’ 9) pounced on the loose ball, the following play got the ball to Broncos’ flying winger Lukas Tottie for him to go almost full length for his first try of the game and the putting the home side a couple of scores in front for half time.
The second half started with Broncos’ new players Thomas Stockdale and Cameron Coatham taking some solid drives only to be met with some excellent defence from Dudley.
In the second half there was more try for try exchanges with Dudley getting a try against the run play and evening things up again. Broncos winger Lukas Tottie crossed the line three more times with his pace to much to handle for the big Dudley side only to have two of them chalked off thanks to last-gasp efforts from the visitors doing just enough to dislodge the ball before grounding.
Grace Day, the Broncos 5 and only girl playing, also got on the score sheet with some quick thinking from the dummy half position she picked up the ball seen the gap and stepped through catching the vistors off guard.
In the end Dudley had no answer the the speed and passing of the Beeston Broncos who did enough in defence to control Dudley big physical team. The game overall was a fantastic credit to both clubs and some future stars were definiteley on show in south Leeds.
Look out for more Beeston Broncos match reports in coming weeks.
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