Sat 21
1st XV
Mossley Hill
Bedes remain unbeaten: Old Bedians 47 - Mossley Hill 7

Bedes remain unbeaten: Old Bedians 47 - Mossley Hill 7

By James Hennigan
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Bedians make hay whilst the sun shines in Didsbury

Under the soaring September sun, Old Bedians took on Mossley Hill for their second game of the season.

Old Bedians started the game intensely putting the spirited Mossley Hill defence under pressure early on, and were rewarded with two tries from Tom Slinger and Scot Duncan Mullins. New fly half, Sam Whyte, adding the conversions in an all-round excellent performance from hand and boot.

Strong runs from Richard Thompson, Chris Johnson and Matt Beaty provided an excellent platform for fast flowing rugby under the sun at Millgate Lane, with the first half being fiercely contested in blustery conditions.

Following strong midfield defence from the Welsh duo, Owens and Roberts-Harry, Mossley Hill scored a well deserved try late at the end of the first half to take the game to just one score at half time (14-7).

With the wind at their back, Old Bedians played fast flowing rugby throughout the second half. Line breaks from the ever-present Vince Betty left space across the back line and Tom Slinger crossed again to top off a strong performance for the blonde bombshell. Benefiting from the hard work from the pack, Captain Gaffney controlled the play, scoring an opportunistic try before Betty got a well-deserved try.

Rob Oliver and Sam Whyte topped off excellent individual performances with further second half tries, taking the score to 47-7 at the final whistle.

Match Timeline

First half

5-0 try Tom Slinger wide left
7-0 con Sam Whyte
12-0 try Duncan Mullins (break from Sam Whyte)
14-0 con Sam Whyte
14-7 try and con Mossley

Second half

19-7 Tom Slinger try, wide pass from Sam Whyte
21-7 con Sam Whyte
28-7 try James Gaffney, break and one on one from Gaffney. Con Sam Whyte
33-7 try Sam Whyte. Move off Daffyd Roberts-Harry to break, through hands wide. Missed con.
40-7 interception try Rob Oliver, con Slinger
47-7 Vince Betty try, Slinger con

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Match details

Match date

Sat 21, Sep 2019




Lancs/Cheshire Two

League position

Old Bedians
Mossley Hill