Buffaloes tame the Broncos
The Buffaloes ‘A’ Travelled to South Leeds to take on the Beeston Broncos, in torrential rain, for most of the game, with the element playing their part in a terrific struggle.
The Buffaloes kicked off, and in the first tackle, one of the Beeston forwards was injured, reducing them to 13 fit players for the rest of the game.
In the fifth minutes of the game, the Buffaloes, who having had most of the possession so far, swept the ball out to the left-wing, where Kyle Briggs, on his return to the club, drew the defenders and passed the Ball to Cameron McGill, who cross the Try Line for the opening score. Captain Tom Jenkins missed the conversion, giving the Buffaloes a 0-4 lead.
Both teams were battling the weather, and the referees whistle, with the game ebbing and flowing, but with neither team getting the upper hand.
In the 21st minute, the ball was spun to the left-wing on the back of a couple of penalties. Briggs again sucked in the defenders and fed the ball to McGill for his second try. Jenkins again was unable to add the conversion. Doubling the Buffaloes lead to 0-8.
Just on the half-hour mark, the home side had some pressure on the Buffaloes line. One of the Beeston second rowers crashed over from short range for a converted try, reducing the lead to 6-8.
On the stroke of halftime, Buffaloes fullback Liam Lether was sin-binned for throwing the ball at one of the home team players.
Three minutes after the restart, Briggs broke through the home sides defence and race 50 metres for a try, swatting defenders off along the way. The conversion was unsuccessful, making the Buffaloes lead, 6-12.
In the 49th minute, Buffaloes Hooker Dylan Murphy was sin-binned for backchat to the referee.
In the 66th Minute, Andy Boot went on one of his rampaging runs and fed the ball to the returning Jack Wilson for the Buffaloes 4th try of the Afternoon; Jenkins was on target with the conversion. Extending the lead to 6-18
With six minutes of the game remaining, Callum Pratt raced away from the despairing defenders to cross for the fifth try of the afternoon, with Jenkins again on target. taking the lead to 6-24.
On the final play of the game the Buffaloes gave away a penalty, in a kickable position and the broncos decided to kick for goal, with the referee blowing for time as the ball crossed the black dot. making the final score, Beeston Broncos 8 Bramley Buffaloes 24.
Buffaloes: 1) Liam Lether, 2) Cameron McGill, 3) Connor Booth, 4) Kyle Briggs, 5) Henry Sedgwick, 6) Kacper Mroz, 7) Kieran Mcfarlane, 8) Thomas Jenkins (c), 9) Dylan Murphy, 10) Andrew Boot, 11) Ben Wilkinson, 12) Billy Butterworth,3) Jacob Oldroyd, Subs (all used); 14) Jack Wilson, 15) Sean Beesting, 16) Jo Oldroyd, 17) Callum Pratt, 18) Joe Sykes, 19) Callum Greaves, 20) Craig Dobbs.
Tries; McGill (5, 21), Briggs (43), Wilson (66), Pratt (76)
Goals; Jenkins x 2