In a challenging encounter, Old Bedians 1st XV faced off against Thornton Cleveleys in a battle that ultimately saw them fall short with a final score of 92-17. The match got off to a promising start for Old Bedians as they took an early lead. However, with Old Bedians facing availability issues and having several players playing out of their usual positions due to injuries and unavailability, Thornton Cleveleys very quickly took a dominant lead.
Old Bedians showed admirable resilience throughout the match. Despite the final score, the team can take pride in the effort and sportsmanship they displayed, given the issues they encountered with player unavailability and positional issues. Thornton Cleveleys emerged as the dominant force in this game, with their relentless attack and precise execution earning them a commanding lead. Old Bedians, however, can draw valuable lessons from this match and work on their weaknesses as they continue throughout the season.
The 1st XV's next fixture is away to Burnley in the league on 14th October.