Tested against opposition from a higher league
After last week’s fight back to beat Aston 2nds, Erdington had high hopes going into this weeks match. They welcomed Handsworth to Spring Lane for a friendly. It was to be a tough game as they faced an opposition 5 leagues above their current situation.
Erdington started the game well scoring quickly through Ryan Comiskey. Converted 7-0.
Handsworth responded shortly after following good possession inside the 22. Missed 7-5.
After 20 minutes Erdington scored after good phases, making their way down the pitch through the forwards before the backs took over and Joe Ellor scored. Converted 14-5.
Handsworth responded quickly to score their second of the game. Missed 14-10.
Erdington extended their lead through a penalty to give them the lead at 17-10.
Handsworth then broke through from half way to even the score. Converted 17-17.
Handsworth would score again quickly to take the lead. Converted 24-17.
Just before half time Handsworth added to their lead. Converted 31-17.
HALF TIME 31-17.
The second half continued with pressure from Handsworth and despite some solid defending from Erdington the difference in the level of the opposition showed through the more the half went on. Handsworth would score a further five tries in the second half.
FINAL SCORE 17-64.
An unflattering scoreline, but this did not justify the hardwork the team put up against an unexpectedly tough opposition.
On his return to the pitch a great shift put in by Justin Price earned him man of the match.
There might have been a game on 300 miles away that people wanted to watch but everyone knows the place to be for the real action is at Spring Lane watching Erdington. Which you can do again next week as they welcome Birmingham Bulls in the Greater Birmingham Merit Table, kick off 2.15pm.