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Feversham Lens
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Mar 12, 2011, 6:28 PM

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Re: [Feversham Lens] Where are you going - where did you go? RUGBY UNION or Reply Privately

Saturday 12th March 2011
Bradford Salem 24 Malton and Norton 24 (HT 7-17)
Yorkshire One
Admission: 3 (including 32pp programme - 24pp glossy shell; 8pp photocopied insert)
Attendance: 80 (h/c)
Tea (mug if staying in the clubhouse; plastic cup if taking it outside): 70p


An exciting game between the bottom and top clubs in Yorkshire One went to the last play. Leaders Malton and Norton's fly-half saw a 35m penalty come back off the crossbar in the first minute of second-half stoppage time. A draw was a fair result, though. Bradford Salem, owing to the awful winter and the quirkiness of the fixture list, were playing only their second home match since November 13th, and battled gamely throughout as they kept alive slim hopes of avoiding relegation.

Salem led 7-0 with a well-worked second-minute try to their left wing, but Malt hit back with two (rather soft) converted tries on the stroke of half-time to lead 17-7 at the break. It was harsh on Salem, who had dominated both possession and territory, but failed to take their chances. In a tense second period, the hosts drew level at 17-17 and then again at 24-24, with bulky skipper and prop Simon Davies the unlikely hero, scoring a hat-trick of tries - all from within 10 yards of the line.

Salem's Shay Lane ground at Heaton, in north-west Bradford, is an appealing little set-up. It is located amid woods, with the main pitch, very narrow and fairly short, cut into the side of the valley. The views are excellent. A reasonably new propped cantilever stand, straddling the halfway line on the west side and sheltering four steps of terracing, provides the only cover and the best vantage point. There is some hardstanding on this side. Houses, looking rather like executive boxes, are located close behind the goal at the south end, and there is a car park to the rear of the north end sticks. The clubhouse, a modern, ugly, flat-top structure, is at the foot of grassy banking in the north-east corner. The pitch, which slopes downhill markedly from west to east and was very heavy for this fixture, is railed off.

A champagne job for me as I finished the last of this season's Yorkshire One grounds! Nice to get a game worthy of the occasion.

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