A injury hit Guild squad travel to the undefeated league leaders Burbage
The Guild visited the league leaders with a injury hit squad but still had the belief that they could beat Burbage on there own patch. Guild started very strong with alot of pace within there game. Offload after Offload allowed Guild to put Burbage under so much pressure. Guilds great start was awarded with a penalty successful converted by Ethan Fox. Guild continued the pressure and after a Macauley Jones kick bounced infront of Burbages fullback allowed Ethan Fox to collect the ball and score for the Guild. After the conversion Guild led the league leaders 10-0. Burbage started to get back in to the game and replied with a quick try out of nowhere. 10-5 to Guild. Guild were not effected by the Burbage try and attacked again straight away and winger Sean Curley scored another Guild try to give them a comfortable 15-5 lead. unfortunately the conversion was missed by the Guild. Burbage finished the half strong and scored another try making the score at half time. Trinity Guild 15-10 Burbage. Guild would start the second half with 14 men as back row Clayton Jones was sent to the sin bin for not rolling away in a ruck.
Guild kept there momentum up by earning a penalty early in the second half. Ethan Fox successfully kicked the penalty giving Guild a 18-10 lead. Unfortunately that was the last of the scoring for the Guild as Burbage went up through the gears and scored 5 unanswered tries within the last 20 minutes to comfortably win the Game 39-18. The result didn't reflect the game and Guild were unfortunately effected by injuries during the game, leaving the Guild tired within the last 10 minutes. Burbage ran fresh changes off the replacements bench and took advantage of Guilds tiring legs.
Coaches Comments - Guild, that was the best ive seen you start a game and you never gave up and kept fighting until the last whistle. Great effort today lads lets keep that momentum up threw the season. The performance are starting to come together. All we need to do now is finish the games off.
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