Rotherham v Bedford

Sunday, 9 September, 2012 - 15:00
1st XV
Draw 38-38

An enthralling first half saw James Pritchard’s penalty put Bedford in front with less than a minute on the clock, before the Titans responded with tries from Mike Whitehead and Alex Rieder, while Neil Cochrane pulled one back for the Blues.

Bedford started the second half in a more positive manner, scoring three tries - including two from winger Josh Bassett, but they were to be denied a bonus point victory when they conceded a penalty try in the dying seconds of the match.

t took the Blues just 40 seconds to go ahead when Pritchard converted a penalty, only for their lead to be short-lived as the Titans scored the first try of the match less than a minute later. Neale Patrick’s surging run left the Blues defence out of position and the ball was switched wide for full-back Mike Whitehead to go over.

The conversion was missed but Rotherham had another chance to get points on the board when they won a penalty. McKinney converted and Bedford were now 8-3 down.

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