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Olney welcomed Buckingham for the last league fixture of the season, with the hope that they would complete the double after winning 15-27 in the first game of the season, and with the Presidents lunch there was a good home crowd to get behind the Olney players.

The game commenced at a high tempo with both teams looking keen for an early score, and it was after one failed penalty attempt, the Buckingham Fly Half found his range taking the three points on his second attempt. Though it was Olney who were first to score a try from Second Row, Liam Lancaster making a clean break and Fly Half, Mark Marwood converted putting Olney ahead 7-3. Buckingham then managed to maintain the majority of the possession and kept the Olney players pinned back in the twenty-two, though the Olney players defended well with Winger, Johnathan Bryce making a superb tackle to prevent what should of most certainly been a try.

After the Olney players had defended for what seemed like a lifetime, they had a phase of attack and Prop, Mike Ormesher proved influential making a strong break himself to score Olney’s second try, with Mark Marwood securing the additional points extending the lead 14-3. With only minutes before the half time break, Buckingham were once again pressing the Olney defence, and to the joy of their travelling supporters were rewarded with a converted try before the break, taking the score to 14-10 at half time.

With both teams appreciating some water at the break on the warm afternoon, it was not long before the visitors got back into the game scoring three points from a penalty taking the score to a very close 14-13, before scoring an unconverted try taking the lead 14-18 whilst it can only be described as the Olney players being caught napping. Buckingham continued to press Olney back and held them in the twenty-two once again, before Back Row, James Moody made a superb turnover and the ball was passed to Winger, James Padfield who sped away before off loading to Mark Marwood to complete the try and conversion taking Olney back ahead 21-18.

Both sides began to play more explosive rugby, and it was Olney’s Captain, Chris Parnham who was next to make a break and score a try with mark Marwood once again converting taking Olney’s lead to a more comfortable 28-18. From the restart, the high ball was taken by Mike Ormesher with Liam Lancaster in support making a strong run, though Buckingham were now working hard to prevent Olney’s break away tries and a strong tackle on Mark Marwood prevented an off load to players in support where another try could of been possible. With Buckingham taking a further three points from a converted penalty 28-21, Olney looked keen to conclude the afternoon with another score, and it was Back Row, George Stanton who completed Olney’s fifth try of the afternoon which was not converted but gave Olney a respectable home win of 33-21 to complete their season.

Tries; L Lancaster, M Ormesher, M Marwood, C Parnham (Capt), G Stanton

Con; M Marwood x4

Well done to the entire First XV 2010/11 squad after another long season of rugby. This concludes my last report as Publicity Officer after five seasons, time for someone else to step forward and take up the baton!

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