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Your News Oakmeadians 24 - Witney 45

First time at Bournemouth! Lovely town! Idyllic setting! Great result! Long way


Following last week€™s draw at home, it was important to get the show on the road

again. The opening passage of play followed what has now become a familiar

pattern: kick-off followed by a penalty against Witney and a score against a few

minutes later, when the Oakmedians centre broke through his tackler and went on

to score under the posts.

0 : 7 . Louie Collins put in some fine work on the wing to gain some serious

ground. Unfortunately ill-discipline cost Witney a turn over penalty in a

promising position and the chance was gone. With 20 minutes gone, Snaz put in a

great run to beat the defence before offloading to Struttie to touch down under

the posts. 7 : 7. Oakmedians were game though and scored again on 28 minutes,

7 : 14. Louie was in determined form and went over again after 37 minutes to

restore parity at 14 : 14. Just before half time Henry Lamb cut through the

defence in a fine 30 metre run and Snaz was on hand to touch down and put Witney

in at half time at 14 : 21

After the break both teams had periods of pressure but it was Witney that were

able to put points on the board with a push-over try, touched down by Snaz.

Great work! Eddie did the honours yet again 14 : 28 - Eddie was not just kicking

everything he was offered but made some great catches under pressure . There

followed a lovely crossfield kick from Henry Lamb , which was scooped up by

Nathan who weaved his way to the line for another great score 35 : 14. Pierre

Dubost came on for Nathan and Carl Campbell made way for Tim Muller. But

Oakmedians were now resurgent and crossed for an unconverted try 19 : 35. The

ref. decided he had had enough of Owen and sent him for a 10 minute rest on the

touchline. Oakmedians took advantage of their numerical superiority and crossed

for another unconverted try 35 : 24. Witney woke up from their mid-half nap and

Eddie converted pressure into points with a nicely taken penalty 24 : 38. Pierre

Dubost finally got his hands on the ball, bamboozled half the Oakmedians team

with some deft footwork before allowing Al Richens to rumble over from 5 metres

€“ it reminded me of Asterix and Obelix. Eddie did the honours again and the game

ended 24 : 45

Some great stuff from everyone but the discipline issue is going to cost.

Notwithstanding some bizarre decisions from a very vocal referee the fact

remains that the penalty count was 12 €“ 2 against Witney and we played yet

another 10 minutes with 14 men!!

1st XV

Mitcham, Collins(L), Harper, Strutt, Phillips, Lamb(H), Campbell(G): Burke,

Collins(S), Richens, Fowler, Bennett, *Hicks(J), Campbell(C), Rowles

Repl: Muller(C.Campbell-60), Copperwheat(A), Dubost(Phillips-60)


None this week but very pleased to hear the result from the coast!

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