Biggleswade opened their Midlands 2 East (South) league campaign with an 18-12 win over Rushden & Higham on Saturday.
Each side scored two tries but the difference was the boot of Harry Worboys who slotted home a penalty and a dropped goal.
The monster Biggleswade pack dominated the game for most of the afternoon winning the major share of the ball in the lineout, dominating the scrums and winning the scrap for the loose ball.
Biggleswade’s scrum-half Michael Trigg opened the scoring with a quick dart up the blind-side. Rushden levelled with a try wide out on the right but a penalty from Worboys restored the lead for Biggleswade.
The second half saw Biggleswade playing towards the road with the slight breeze at their backs so that they were rarely out of Rushden’s half of the pitch. Will Roake sped round under the posts for the touchdown. The lead was cut when in a rare foray into Biggleswade’s half Rushden took advantage of an unusual missed tackle to get another try which was also converted.
This spurred Biggleswade to get back up the other end and after a period of threatening attacks on the Rushden line Harry Worboys slotted over a dropped goal from thirty metres out.
On Saturday the team travels to north Leicester to play Belgrave.