IMPROVED intent, tempo and accuracy in the second half proved too little, too late for the Bulls this week
IMPROVED intent, tempo and accuracy in the second half proved too little, too late for the Bulls this week at Well Hall Sports Ground against Blackheath.
The visitors were caught cold straight from kick-off with the initial receipt running in a return from 60 metres.
Blackheath then continued to bombard the Bulls but they defended bravely limiting them to two more tries, which were converted.
The Bulls had little possession in the first 40 minutes apart from two bursts from centres Toby Davies and Louis Flynn and Elliot Cox.
A further 40 minutes of pressure looked likely when centre Louis Flynn was forced off with an ankle injury and Dan Hawkins was moved to the centre. But several Heathens attacks were bravely snuffed out by Alex Collis and Scott White.
The first signs of a rally came when Curtis Langdon and Sam Beckett made runs into Heathens territory and the Bulls scrum began to have an impact as Fred Taylor darted over on the right flank from a set piece. Roddy Giles added the two points.
But the Bulls still looked vulnerable and leaked two tries from counter-attack play before prop Cecil MacCarthy drove over between the posts.
Bulls: Harry Jackson, Curtis Langdon, James Hadfield (Cecil MacCarthy, 55 mins), Ross Gilbert, Will Woodward, Alex Collis, Scott White, James Scott (Sam Beckett, 41 mins), Fred Taylor (Toby Howe, 62 mins), Roddy Giles, Dan Hawkins, Toby Davies, Louis Flynn (Ross Lewis, 41 mins), Callum Cooke, Elliot Cox.