24th September 2016, AEI (Rugby) RFC 10 vs Broadstreet III 60

AEI (Rugby) RFC back to earth with a bump!

Having performed well in the previous week and with another unusually large squad to choose from, AEI were confident of making it another win against a visiting Broadstreet 3rd team. Unfortunately, the game demonstrated that while AEI are making significant progress on previous seasons, there remain some fundamental areas which need work.

Too often the Broadstreet backs showed a speed of thought and movement which their less experienced counterparts were unable to match, too many missed tackles giving the Broadstreet backs the confidence to attack from anywhere on the park.

The AEI forwards gained a measure of superiority over their opponents and frequently had the Broadstreet pack moving backwards at scrums. Strong runs from man of the match Joel Bale and others in the team (including wannabe prop Derek Mcculloch) kept AEI interested in the game and were rewarded with two muscular tries by Joel Bale and Steve Brown who’s pirouette to wrong foot the defense would have made Darcy Bussell proud.

However, an inability to compete at the breakdown and marshal a defensive line provided too much turnover ball, which the swift Broadstreet backs used to full effect.

AEI will be heartened by a turnout of some 28 players and will look forward to learning the lessons from the game and rebounding in next week’s away game against Leamington IIIs.

Man of the match Joel Bale

Next week AEI (Rugby) RFC play away to Leamington IIIs. Anyone wanting to play for or support a local grassroots Rugby team is always very welcome, visit www.aeirfc.co.uk , phone 07936 533444 or email aeirugbyrfc@virginmedia.com for more details.

We celebrate our 100th season next year if you have been part of AEI (Rugby) RFC over the years as a player or supporter we would like you to join in the celebrations.   To find out more visit www.aeirfc.co.uk


Report compliments of Nathan Yeung.

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