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BSR 14 H

Round 14

 Exeter Unstoppable as They Lead 10 Points Clear

 Match 1 Nottingham Trent vs Leeds Beckett

With both teams suffering from postponed matches last week, it was Leeds Beckett who secured a mighty bonus point win with 6 converted tries under their belt.

 

Beckett began their win with a try in the first 5 minutes to take a 7-0 win which was shortly added to at the 20-minute mark.

 

Trent’s Jake Farnworth pulled his team off the ground securing their first try just minutes before Beckett scored their third try of the game, resulting in a 24-8 lead for the away side at the interval.

 

Trent managed to close the gap with the second half underway, scoring two consecutive tries. However, it wasn’t enough as the try hungry Beckett side secured 3 tries before the final whistle blew.

 

Trent remain at the bottom of the pile going into next week’s fixtures and Beckett fit comfortably at 7thwith 4 consecutive wins under their belt.

Match 2 Cardiff vs Loughborough

A bottom of the league clash resulted in another win for Cardiff at home as they beat visitor’s Loughborough.

 

Despite being 14-0 down, Loughborough managed to squeeze in a late minute try before the break. However, an excellent kicking game for Cardiff saw the home side secure half their points from the tee. 

 

6 consecutive losses for Loughborough leaves them 9thin the table, 6 points shy of Nottingham Trent, whilst Cardiff look to bring home a third consecutive win in next week‘s battle against Bath.

Match 3 Cardiff Met vs Bath

5th place Bath overcame their disappointing loss last week against Cardiff by convincingly beating the current runners up, Cardiff Met.

 

Tries from Chris Barry and a penalty by Will Partington saw the away side take the lead from the get-go. 

 

Despite a 1-man advantage after a yellow card to Met’s Harvey Scott, Bath failed to increase their lead, conceding as Met’s Luke Northmore crossed the line.

 

A final try by Bath’s George Wootten and another penalty by Partington saw the team secure their first win of the year. 

 

As for Met, their three-streak loss means they trail 10 points behind top toppers Exeter. 

Match 4 Hartpury v Exeter

Last year’s league and championship winners went head to head on Wednesday afternoon which saw Exeter secure their bonus point after dotting down 7 tries. 

 

Building upon their previous 29-0 loss back in December, the hosts managed to trail just 14-21 at half time.

 

Tries from Exeter’s Will Hollis, Paul Schroter and Olly White in the first half put Exeter in the lead, which was continued in the second half with tries from Bliss, Pierre Thompson, Hollis and Sam Morley.

 

Exeter lead 10 points clear of Cardiff Met, who faced a walloping defeat from Bath earlier in the day. 

Match 5 Northumbria v Durham

Under the Friday night lights, Northumbria welcomed Durham in north-east battle which saw the hosts take the W, pushing into 3rd in the table. 

 

The first half saw Durham take the lead, with tries from Kippa Fawcett, Saul Melvin-Farr and Josh Wright, leaving Northumbria trailing 3 tries to 1 going into the break.

 

After Northumbria’s Michael Walton got the hosts off the ground, tries quickly came from Tom Galbriath and Jamie Ross. Back in the game, Josh Bragman from the tee secured Northumbria their 4thwin on the trot.

 

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