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Your News Towcestrians 24 - Brackley 6

Towcestrians entertained Brackley in this final of the Northampton Alliance Cup, with the local visitors seeking to continue some recent good form and cause an upset against a Tows side in mid table of the higher League.

Tows soon demonstrated a clear advantage when in the forward battle at the first scrum the Brackley eight buckled under pressure 5 meters from their own line. However, it took Tows 15 minutes of scrappy play to eventually get on the scoreboard when a neat move from the three quarters saw Pepi Nanci score in the corner. Against the run of play Brackley twice hit back with well taken penalties and suddenly Tows found themselves 5pts to 6Pts behind. Nevertheless, despite the Brackley resistance, the Tows forwards continued in the ascendant and they eventually drove over the Brackley line for Richard Tustian to get the touch down. Gag Evans converted and Tows were an disappointing 12Pts to 6 Pts ahead at half time.

With Brackley having weathered the storm of the first half, and still very much in the game, the match then disappointingly went into stalemate. Both sides worked hard to no avail until Marc Yeates broke the pattern by crossing under the post to put Tows further ahead. Soon after, Tows winger Pete Wallis took the ball from his brother Jim and crossed and Tows seemed to home and dry. To their credit, Brackley then rallied and in the closing quarter they not only had the better of the exchanges, but definitely looked the more dangerous and more likely to score. However, as the Tows defence held out, the home side ended the game 24Pts to 6 Pts ahead which saw them into the next round of the competition.

Next week Towcestrians continue League duties at home to Stewarts & Lloyds. Kick Off 2.30pm.

Towcestrians RFC 2nd XV 15Pts vs Peterborough RFC 3rd XV 10Pts

A try from Johny Burns converted by Rob Bodily was followed by a solo effort from Dan Nash who ran from his own half to score. To seal the game for Tows Darren Harrison slotted a penalty secured the League points. were

Towcestrians RFC 3rd XV non league game against Bletchley was cancelled because of injuries in the Tows sides. Tows have extended sincere apologies to the Bletchley club.

For more information contact: Bob Price on (01604) 858795 or

David Taylor on (01327) 352248. e-mail:

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