Taunton RFC vs Broadstreet RFC
On Saturday 2nd September 2017, Taunton Titans played the opening match of
he season at their home ground in Hyde Park, Taunton; against Broadstreet RFC. Commsplus sponsored the match to mark the opening of the 2017-18 rugby season. It was a strong start for Taunton from the off, with a penalty handed down giving the. Titans a 3-0 lead 6 minutes in.
First try of the game was scored by Broadstreet RFC winger, Stan Mayne in the 10th minute. This, followed by the successful conversion by Broadstreet’s Lee Chapman brought Broadstreet into the lead 3-7. Taunton’s first try of the season came shortly after with Commsplus sponsored Aron Struminski scoring from the right wing, ignoring several challenges from Broadstreet on the way. With a missed conversion from the Titans the score rested at 8-7 with Taunton holding a 1 point lead. The Titans started racking up a score with Struminski scoring again for Taunton.
At half time the score was Taunton 15-14 Broadstreet. That 1 point lead still remaining for Taunton on their first match of the season. During half time, a plane with a trailing Commsplus banner flew over the ground to take aerial photographs and to display our the support for Taunton Titans in their first match of the season.
As the second half began, Broadstreet’s Lee Chapman scored and converted it, bringing the score to Taunton 15-21 Broadstreet. With Taunton trailing, Taunton’s Toby East scored and the conversion that followed put Taunton back into the lead with Taunton 22-21 Broadstreet. With this lead, Taunton were back on track. The next try scored was by Taunton’s Brett Harvey and converted by Gary Kingdom, sponsored by Commsplus Mobile, bringing the score to Taunton Taunton 29-21 Broadstreet. With a well established lead, Taunton continued to drive, with Kingdom once again scoring for Taunton giving Taunton an astounding lead at Taunton 34-21 Broadstreet. Before the whistle blew, there was one more chance for Ollie Rice as he scored a clean try and once again Commsplus Mobile sponsored Gary Kingdom converts bringing the final score to Taunton 41-21 Broadstreet.
A very successful first game of the season for Taunton, with a strong win under their belt early on, it’s a good start to the the 2017-18 rugby season for the Titans. Commsplus would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the players and staff at the Taunton Rugby Ground in Hyde Park, and we wish them all the best for their next game and look forward to supporting them throughout this rugby season.