1st Team Match Report – by Hugo Austin

On Saturday Tows laid host to the first local derby of the season against newly promoted Leighton Buzzard who last season were unbeaten.

The visitors soon found themselves behind, winger Adam Wilkinson finished out wide within first five minutes. The try seemed to bring Buzzard to life, as they came back strongly by controlling territory only to miss their chance to get some points on the board.

To general surprise in view of recent form, Falvey followed suit to miss a penalty.

Tows’ backs now looked dangerous and capable of scoring at every opportunity, despite limited supply of ball, Centre Luke Rust proved the point, finishing wide out, he outpaced Buzzard’s defence. Falvey Converted.

As the end of the half loomed, the visitors were running out of time without registering in the score board the. However, one last period of pressure saw them score in the corner leaving the score at the break 12 – 5.

The second half started in a vigorous fashion with Buzzard in all-out attack, somewhat thwarted by a handling error leading to number eight Craig Holton running clear from the twenty two to deflate the visitors.

Tows then tried their best to commit hare Kari as their discipline deteriorated, picking up two yellow cards. Whilst vulnerable with 13 men, the eager Buzzard side looked to take advantage pushing through two unconverted tries. A frantic last few minutes saw Tows just managing to squeak home, the final score, 17-15.