RUGBY: Oakmeadians 2nd 37 Warminster 30
7:00pm Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Latest Sport News
THERE was late heartbreak for Warminster as they lost out in the final play of the game in Dorset & Wilts One South.
The home side scored the opening, unconverted, try but despite being under pressure, Warminster hung in and Jason Sprangle reduced arrears with a penalty.
Warminster dominated the scrums with prop Simon Hall tearing his opposite number apart, ably assisted by his fellow front rowers Dan Woods and Matty Dunford.
But they could not find a cutting edge in the backs, snot helped when starting fly-half Lewis Noble sustained an ankle injury.
Oaks scored a second try, then added a penalty when Warminster full-back Rob Johnson was shown a yellow card after deliberately knocking on to prevent a certain try.
Sprangle reduced arrears with his own kick before the break and the Amber and Blues were a different team in the second half.
However, their execution again failed them, wing Dean Priestman knocking on before Oaks were lucky to be only temporarily taken down to 14 men when a head-butt aimed at the visitors’ Dave Coleman
was only punished with a yellow card.
Second row Reid Curtus finally got Warminster first try, Sprangle kicking the conversion to cut the gap to two points and the sides traded further tries, Johnson intercepting for a converted score for the away side.
The hosts scored their bonus-point try to make it 25-20, but Rob Bell’s charge from 10 metres and Sprangle’s conversion pushed their side two points in front.
Oaks regained the lead with a further try before Bell’s super drop goal from 30 metres tied up the scores.
However, from the restart, winger Luke Windsor’s attempted clearance did not find touch and Oaks’ backs pounced on the ball to go under the posts and secure victory.
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