Hard fought victory v Cleve
By Mike House
Strong start wins the game!
St Brendans welcomed Cleve to the Portway in perfect conditions. St Brendans managed to play their whole available squad against a large Cleve squad.
SBOB came out of the blocks very strongly passing the ball superbly down the line to our wingers. For this Ethan scored 3 tries with some very strong runs.
Cleve slowly clawed themselves back into the game through some of their big forwards and there were some neatly taken tries. The middle part of the match was a bit of an arm wrestle with both sets of forwards looking for the ascendency. Scrums were even but a better SBOB defence kept the score positive to us. A little bit of niggle did not change the game! Rudy scored his first try of the season. (Front row union!) Archie added a couple more and Rory had a neat kick and chase.
Final score was 10 tries to 4. It was great to have some more boys back from injury and we are now developing some strength in depth in all positions.
The match was played in great spirit by both teams. Thanks to Cleve for visiting us today.