Touring side just have the edge over hosts

Tom Bennett breaks from a maul
Tom Bennett breaks from a maul

Bridlington Marauders entertained a touring side from Manchester Rugby Club on Saturday for their final game of the season.

Played the day after the club’s end-of-season presentation night, Bridlington fielded a number of players who were not selected for the Merit League play-off final last Saturday to give them a last run-out of the campaign.

Daniel Kempton sprints clear

Daniel Kempton sprints clear

Both teams battled well throughout the match, which was a closely fought encounter, and the defence from both sides were very good.

Each side was only able to score a single try, but Manchester were fortunate to convert theirs which meant they ran out 7-5 winners.

The visitors got on the scoresheet early on but the home side came back in the second half to score a try through Aaron Baker, breaking from a maul close to the line, but unfortunately the conversion was missed.

Both sides put on a good display of attacking rugby, but it was the display of each side’s defence that stood out, and it was good to see such a close encounter.

Action from Bridlington v Manchester

Action from Bridlington v Manchester