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With local company Hopping Mad Brewery sponsoring the game, the clubhouse was full and I’m sure had the weather been better so would the touchline. Although Wimborne seemed to have good support for one of their furthest away fixtures, no doubt a good bus trip home.

After their recent losses the Olney side were in need of a home win and having lost away at Wimborne earlier in the season 42-24, to a side which were now bottom of the league, this showed that no results are predictable in this league. It was the Olney side that dominated the first half keeping the visitors on the defence, and after a couple of missed opportunities the Olney side finally got the tries under way, with Full Back, Mark Marwood running a good line to score the first try of the afternoon, which Centre, James Hawken converted 7-0. Wimborne had their first real attack of the afternoon, though the Olney defence looked solid and after a turn over James Hawken made a clean break up field though it ended in a Wimborne scrum. Olney regained the possession, and after some persistence it was back row, James Moody who went over to score, with James Hawken once again converting 14-0.

The Olney players looked to be playing with more confidence as a team and the determination of securing a win, though the Wimborne side never looked complacent, even when they lost a forward to the sin bin. Olney’s forwards used this one man advantage to drive the Wimborne players back over the line, with Olney’s Prop, Ollie Brackenbury stretching over the line to score, with James Hawken converting 21-0. The Wimborne players did however manage to get into the Olney twenty-two just before half time, though Olney held them off to keep the score 21-0 at the break.

The second half commenced very calmly, and it was the Wimborne winger who went over to score the next try of the afternoon which was not converted 21-5. The Olney side then seemed to have a new lease of life and the forwards scored two further tries, coming from Prop, Mo Ormersher and second row, Liam Lancaster with one being converted by James Hawken, and with Wimborne taking advantage of acres of space at the side of a ruck, scored another try, taking the final score to 33-10 with Flanker, James Moody named man of the match.

A needy win for the home side with the addition of a bonus point, though the celebrations on the home side were low, with the players concern going to Adam Kelsall, who made an urgent trip to hospital after getting dog mess in his eye. Both the immediate action of going directly to hospital (thanks to John Lay for taking Adam), and after having two litres of saline solution flushed into his eye plus the additional medication, hopefully all should be well. This should be a reminder to all dog walkers.....please take responsibility for your dogs actions!!!!!! In this instance a senior rugby player was extremely lucky, it could have been a very different outcome.

Olney play at home this Saturday against Witney.

Tries; Mark Marwood, James Moody, Ollie Brackenbury, Mo Ormesher, Liam Lancaster

Cons; James Hawken x4

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