RUGBY: Bingham RFC triumph in Keyworth mudbath

Bingham RFC mudbath
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Midlands League 4

East (North)

Keyworth 7

Bingham 13

Atrocious weather and pitch conditions welcomed Bingham at Keyworth in a night game to officially open their new floodlights – but the visitors overcame adversity for a welcome victory.

Bingham kicked off playing down the slope with the wind and found it difficult to control the ball. Despite the conditions, Sean McConnell at 10 was doing his best to create openings.

The Bingham scrum suffered at the hands of a larger Keyworth pack but Jonathan Thomas played a blinder clearing up scrappy ball.

Bingham kept Keyworth pinned in their own half and Thomas squeezed over on 15 minutes. Tom Packer kicked the conversion

A penalty on 25 minutes and another five minutes later from Packer extended the lead to 13-0 with Keyworth making little progress upfield.

Packer pulled a penalty just wide before half time.

Bingham found it further challenging after the break but limited Keyworth’s opportunities until they fail to clear and conceded a 5m scrum which Keyworth drove over.

Bingham remained dogged and managed to keep play upfield and even got into the Keyworth 22 on occasions and stop any further Keyworth scoring opportunities.

The invaluable win took Bingham nine points clear of the bottom two clubs in the league.