Winning run is over

Mike Brookes of Matlock RFC
Mike Brookes of Matlock RFC

All good things must come to an end and that was the case for Matlock RFC 1sts on Saturday.

After recording a magnificent run of seven straight wins in the Midlands One East division, they lost 30-12 at Leighton Buzzard on Saturday.

Matlock made the worst possible start after their long journey south and were 15-0 down by the time the half-time whistle was blown.

There was more to cheer about in the second half as Mike Brookes went over for a try but the home side soon pushed further ahead to all but clinch the game.

James Shooter got on the scoresheet with a try late in the game and Chris Young kicked the conversion but ultimately it was a too little too late.