1st XV v Bream 12th October

Eager to continue their winning streak, The Sarries started strongly, with solid defence putting pressure on the opposition. This was rewarded early on with Latchford taking the three points. A strong Bream team were given a chance at goal shortly after this, but failed to convert. In keeping with the gameplan, Latchford kept Bream pinned back in the their own half. Excellent defence and dominant tackles forced the opposition to revert to their kicking game, but a charge down and reclaim allowed Tom Patience an easy jog over the line. The fantastic Saracens Pack kept the team moving forward, always looking threatening with the ball in hand, and a driving maul 10m out lead to the inevitable try, captain James McMahon grounding the ball. Despite a second well worked individual try from Patience, Bream kept their score within reach.

The second half showed some excellent attacking play from a side really starting to show its confidence. Several times Saracens players crossed the line, only to be called back for various infringements. A high penalty count kept The Saracens tracking back, giving the opposition a better attacking platform. The ever exceptional back three of Richardson, Mitchell and Thomas tirelessly tackled to keep the opposition score down, finding no way through the middle of the Sarries defence, and resorting to going round. Tries for Dom Richardson and Sam Rimmer earned the home team the bonus point, but testing times in the last minutes of the game would decide the winner. A yellow card for Patience allowed Bream to take advantage of the extra man for 10 minutes, scoring 12 points in that time, but the Saracens held on for the win. Final score 36-31.

Fantastic games all involved, Tom Mitchell playing out of position, Kyle Thomas having to come on after only a few minutes, the ever ferocious back row players, but Man of the Match goes to Tom Patience, for two excellent tries and dominant running with the ball in hand.

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