Trowbridge at Twickenham: Fans celebrate memorable win

This Is Wiltshire: Mayor David Halik Mayor David Halik

Overjoyed fans celebrated wildly following a nail-biting win for Trowbridge Rugby Club at Twickenham this afternoon.

The team followed on from clinching promotion last Sunday by defeating Leek 22-19 in the final of the RFU Intermediate Cup.

Fans went through a mixture of emotions as Trowbridge's defence held out in the final few minutes to secure a memorable win.

The final whistle was greeted by huge cheers from the hundreds of Trowbridge fans that had travelled up from Doric Park to the home of English rugby.

After the game, Trowbridge Mayor David Halik said: "I was on the edge of my seat at the end and it was an incredibly exciting game. Trowbridge just didn't give up."

Club member Bruce Leworthy said: "It doesn't get better than this. The game was played the way rugby should be and it was a hard fought contest.

"Huge credit to Trowbridge as they showed a lot if character and belief towards the end. They put their bodies on the line for the win."

Laura Coombs, who attended the match with son Jack, six, said: "It was a very tense game towards the end, almost a bit too close for comfort.

"It is massive for Trowbridge and it has really brought the whole community together. The number of supporters that have come up is crazy."

  • Don't miss our full coverage of the game and the subsequent celebrations in the Wiltshire Times this week along with our 12-page souvenir supplement.

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