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Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Officer.
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Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Release.
RFU County Championship.
Dorset & Wilts 18 pts v Berkshire 30 @ Royal Wootton Bassett RFC.
Match Sponsor IHC.
Both Berkshire & the Twin Counties had only pride to play for as the third county in the pool, Sussex had already progressed into the knock out stage of the competition, but although the game was a dead rubber it made no difference to the commitment from either side.
The visitors were first to trouble the scorer crossing for an early try & then add the conversion.
Dorset & Wilts rallied & Wimborne fly half Tom Moysey produced a mazey run to touchdown for a try with North Dorset centre Sam Baker adding the extras.
The home pack took possession from a line out close to the Berkshire goal line & then produced an impressive drive to steam roller over with Wimborne prop Gary Williamson claiming the honours with the touchdown.
Dorset & Wilts were now winning some good possession & the visitors defence began to buckle, they gave away two penalties in succession for Baker to convert both to make the score Dorset & Wilts 18 to Berkshire’s 7.
Thirty minutes had elapsed & the heavens opened, lightning flashed & thunder echoed around the ground & only the most committed spectators (& photographers) remained pitch side as the rest made a dash for the security of the clubhouse, but there was enough time for Berkshire to kick a penalty to make the score Dorset & Wilts 18 Berkshire 10 @ the break.
After the turn around & with the ball having the consistency of a bar of soap both sides made handling errors, but the Twin Counties made more & were punished for their misdemeanours.
Firstly conceding a penalty then two more tries, both converted & then another penalty @ the death.
North Dorset winger Mindas Kazlauskas showed he has enough quality to play @ county level with a couple of good runs & Wimborne number 8 Steve King made his presence felt around the park, but when front row Gary Williamson went off mid way through the second half with a knee injury the home pack struggled to secure their own ball & Berkshire had the lion’s share of possession & made best use of it.
After loosing their opening match 28 points to 10 against Sussex two weeks ago & with Sussex beating Berkshire last week, the Twin Counties have only pride to play for on Saturday as they can not progress any further in the competition.
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Idris Martin Freelance Photojournalist Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Officer. 5 Hanover Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 7QP Tel.01305 776027 Mob. 07774 485186 Email, email@example.com Website. https://idrismartin.wordpress.com Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Release. 10/05/2017. Jason Leonard Under … Continue reading