Debutant Edd Thrower thought that his two tries as Bedford Blues beat Doncaster 29-24 in Yorkshire was simply down to a ‘good day at the office.’
The former Saracens fullback, who signed this summer and was making his first competitive start for the club, said: “It was great to get off the mark like that. “It was a good day at the office for me, but the boys really put it on a platter and I was there to finish it off.”
The modest full-back can hardly give much credit to his team-mates after scoring with a darting run from within his own half, although he did reveal that the move was something the team had worked on in training.
Thrower said: “It was a planned moved between myself and Myles Dorrian. He said, ‘I’ll stay and you have a little run’. I saw a few fatties in front of me, and I thought I’d have a little dabble. I never thought I’d go all the way – I thought I’d offload at some point but then it opened up for me and it was great to get down into the corner.”
The win in the early kick-off was hard fought and Thrower believes that it was down to not underestimating the tough way in which Doncaster would come at them.
He said: “We knew it was going to be a very hard game coming here. They have a very strong pack and fortunately we were able to grind a good win out.”
The away triumph was especially important given the way the Blues were defeated two weeks ago at Knights neighbours Rotherham.
Thrower said: “We knew that this was a massive game for us, we knew a win would build confidence.
“In our last away game at Rotherham, we let it slip and we were determined for that not to happen again.
“We needed a big performance and I think we got that.”