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Your News Trojans 27 - Wimbledon 44

This was another long away journey to the outskirts of Southampton from where Wimbledon returned having secured a bonus point win. Given that five changes had been made to the team that faced East Grinstead the week before, one coming on the morning of the match, this was a creditable effort by the three players new to the team. Especially good was the powerful and elusive running of winger Pete Scott who rounded his opponent more than once. A new-look front row with Steve May and hooker Tiernan Dixon and Pete Wallace moving to the tight-head side were not disrupted by the reluctance of the home team to assume the crouch position in the scrums. The referee was very lenient to this tactic given that the Wimbledon scrum was lower from the start and throughout the whole match. The fitness of Trojans was also shown up given that Wimbledon ran-up 36 second half points and conceded 17. That Trojans were 15 8 ahead after 46 minutes was also cause for praise for Wimbledons determination.

Once again the Wimbledon performance was marred by a yellow card, this time for lifting the player in the tackle. Also of concern is that Trojans earned a bonus point for scoring four tries in their defeat and had the score tied at 22 22 at one stage. But the positives were far stronger and the introduction of replacement centre Joe Croft at 55 minutes gave much more direct running in the three-quarters when the Trojans defence was tiring.

Wimbledons try scorers were Leon Driscoll (2), Myles Stringer and who also scored a dropped goal, Pete Wallace, Dan Brown, Jules Callanan, Driscoll also scored four conversions and a penalty goal. Trojans scored their tries through Ravenhill, Bateman, Payne and Kochanowski, who also converted two and kicked a penalty goal.

Next week Wimbledon First XV will be at home to Gosport & Fareham with a 3.00pm kick-off.

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