RUGBY: Ojomoh’s men up for the cup
1:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Latest Sport News
TROWBRIDGE coach Steve Ojomoh admits the county cup is a viable target for his side this season An impressive defensive performance saw the Doric Park side through to the semi-finals on Saturday and former Bath and England man Ojomoh sees no reason why his men cannot challenge for the silverware.
“I think the players realise that they need something this year,’’ he said.
“We’re in a very strong league and nobody knows what will happen with that. I don’t think it will be decided until the last couple of weeks of the season.
“We’re now in the semi-finals (of the cup) and we might as well go ahead and try to win it.’’
For a low scoring encounter the opening exchanges were particular good with both sets of backs getting plenty of ball.
The Trowbridge pack started to have the edge at the set piece and their dominance at the scrum began to pay off as the Dorchester pack found itself on the back foot.
Dorchester opened the scoring through a successful penalty from full back Jamie Morgan.
But it was not long before Trowbridge responded with a well-worked try through the forwards, with prop Karl Parry diving over the line and Lloyd Davis adding the conversion to end the first half 7-3 ahead.
The second half saw Trowbridge pile on the pressure, spending a long time camped on the Dorchester line until eventually setting up a try for number eight Shane Johnstone, with Davis adding the extras.
The home side now were in total control and veteran second row Mark Durant found himself with ball in hand and a clear run through to the line for the third try.
Ojomoh added: “It was a good win in the sense that we were able to rest a few players and give others their chance.
“The only disappointment was that we weren’t able to give our Colts a run because they needed to be registered.’’
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