Biggleswade secured maximum points with a well-deserved win over Belgrave in Midlands 2 East (South) on Saturday by 26 points to 17.
It was the boot of Michael Trigg who started the scoring for Biggleswade with a successful penalty. But the home side quickly responded with the first try of the game.
A second soon followed for Belgrave as Biggleswade lost a strike against the head. Despite the early promise a large loss seemed possible for the visitors. Worse was to follow with scrum half Michael Trigg being carried off with a bad leg injury.
The Biggleswade pack then did one of their “specials” with a massive driving maul from near the opposition’s ten metre line. It ended with number eight Kyle Loan flopping over the line for his first try in Midlands 2.
Biggleswade took the lead just before half-time with a cracking try. It started with a Tom Flather kick through Belgrave’s defensive line for the corner. And it ended with winger Taig Norman playing his first game now the farming season is over with a dive in the corner.
Elliot Tunstall was involved in Biggleswade’s third try with an inter-passing move with centre Stuart Phipps who crossed the line for the try. A second soon followed for Norman after another flowing move started off by an overhead pass from the demonic Kyle Loan.
Belgrave struck back with a third try of their own to get within seven points and with the reward of a bonus point beckoning. Biggleswade replied in a spirited fashion. Another flowing attack with bags of supporting players suggested that a try was inevitable but it was not to be. Instead Elliot Tunstall stretched Biggleswade’s lead with a successful penalty.
Next up on Saturday, September 26 is a home league match against Vipers who two weeks ago drew with Belgrave.