So Bazza couldn’t make the game today, and Russ who NORMALLY goes, had to put family first. (Go figure!) Living in Devon, I was unable to travel today either, so no J&S presence for a write up so I will just give some thoughts. I have no tales about travel, because no train, car or bus journeys were required, I just sat in my lounge. Also no food to consider. I had already eaten some beans on toast lunch time, and didn’t feel like anything else.
After the great result of not losing last week, yes I know – just saying, it was important that we got something from today’s game. We obviously had a number of first choice players out, which is never helpful and even more so when you are in the position we are.
So to my take then. I did what I normally do when I can’t go, I put Jeff Stelling and his mates on Sky Go and had the rugby on the TV.
Let me get the rugby out of the way first. Great result by England, Eddie Jones seems to have done a brilliant job. The game wasn’t without controversy though. The Aussies scored two tries, however they were both disallowed. One was a definite the other was a bit 50/50. Shame. Lol. It was pretty close going into the last 10 or so minutes, but the Aussies went to sleep and England capitalised. So 30-6 looked like a thrashing, it was closer than that in truth, however England took their chances and therefore got the 30 points.
I was a few minutes late putting Sky Go on, and I was astonished to discover we were 1-0 up already with a goal from Che. The reports from the game on Sky indicated that Forest were the better side but Blues were digging in well and looking like they could counter.
That appeared to be pretty much the pattern according to the reporter, however we clearly did something right because we ended up with a clean sheet and a victory. We seem to play better and get better results from sides higher in the league, so this bodes well for the next 3 games! I hope this boosts confidence for the team, the coaches and the fans. It sounded like the crowd were brilliant today, to be honest as usual, which must have helped. Let’s stick together, stay behind the lads and hopefully we can start moving upwards.
Baz, hurry up and come back!
Ps our competition is still active until Monday.