Bucks in Shield Cup Win?!?

By chris harrison - April 20 2012
Bucks in Shield Cup Win?!?
Todd with Shield or Cup!? After losing their County Cup and League Champion status the Bucks entertained Seaton Carew II in their final attempt to win any silverware this season.

This they were able to do in emphatic style as they overcame the game but ultimately over run seasiders.

On 4mins a West attack was pushed into touch but the subsequent Seaton throw went awry and the Bucks gained an attacking 5m scrum. No8, Jay Corbett, picked up from the base and powered over.

On 10mins the No8 repeated his feat when Seaton scrum ball was disrupted and popped out the back. No9 Paul Williamson pounced to secure the ball and as a maul ensued Corbett broke from it to burst through several tackles and dive over.

Winger Luke Mallinson converted (12-0).

The distinctly nasty weather conditions always hampered both teams attacking intentions and it was not to be until the 25min when West once again capitalised on an attacking position.

No6 Pete Considine and prop Craig Forrest drove close to the line before it was shipped to the backs. Fly Half Gav Robinson took a good catch to then release No12 Paul Miller under the posts. Mallinson converted (19-0).

As much as both sides tried there was to be no more scores before half time.

Seaton came out determined to take the ball to the Bucks but this was soon to be their downfall as a dropped pass was booted through by Mallinson. A mistake when trying to retrieve the ball on the floor by the visitors defence allowed Mallinson to gather the ball over the line to score (24-0).

Forrest was next on the score sheet when after intense pressure on the visitors line he received the ball to barrel over from a ruck. Mallinson converted (31-0).

Forrest did it again shortly after when this time he was able to show a turn of pace as he received from a ruck, beat off 1 defender and carried 2 more over the line. Mallinson converted (38-0).

As conditions deteriorated rapidly West now turned the screw. No13 Martin Todd made a customary outside break to race in from 35 metres. Mallinson converted (45-0).

Partner Miller brought up the half-century as a Seaton mistake was once again kicked through Robinson won the ball on the floor and popped it up to the inside centre to score (50-0).

Corbett now completed his hat trick from 30m out and prop Paul Dove converted.

With only 1min to go some nice hands from the backs and especially Danny Quinn allowed winger Nige Bulmer to race over in the corner (62-0).

The trophy was presented by local rugby stalwart John Dove to Bucks skipper Marty Todd as the rain and darkness closed in.

 

15.Jonny Cole 14.Luke Mallinson (Nige Bulmer)13.Martin Todd (Michael Foster)12.Paul Miller 11.Martin Boatman (Dan Quinn)10.Gav Robinson 9.Paul Williamson (Chris Harrison)8.Jay Corbett 7.Sam Powell 6.Pete Considine 5.Michael Robson 4.Jonny Wray (Craig Hadwen) 3.Craig Forrest (Carl Graham) 2.Nathan Wales 1.Paul Dove

 

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