Old Richians 38 – Tewkesbury 42
We found ourselves playing on a cold and foggy morning at Old Richians with both teams knowing this would be a good game as history has proven over the last few years.
Once again Tewkesbury started poorly with Old Richians showing the way scoring three unanswered tries in the 9th, 11th and 17th minutes respectively. All three tries were converted. Tewkesbury rallied a little and scored through N.Knight after an excellent solo run by E.Perry. Tewkesbury missed the conversion. The game then yo-yo’d with Richians scoring again and converting after a number of missed tackles by Tewkesbury. O. Osbourne then scored and converted for Tewkesbury.
The second half showed a different and resilient Tewkesbury side who after conceding a 5th and 6th try to Old Richians came back into the game strongly with N. Knight scoring and S.Thomas converting and S.Thomas scoring and B.Roberts converting. We then saw S.Thomas kick over the Richains defence with N.Knight robbing the ball off the catcher and passing to O.Osbourne who ran in his second try of the game and N.Knight converted. From the kick off Tewkesbury took the ball forward and after three amazing dummies J.Brinn scored to bring the try count to 6 all. The conversion was missed.
An excellent committed game by both teams. Well done all.
Trys : O.Osbourne (2), N.Knight (2), S.Thomas, J. Brinn
Conversion : O.Osbourne, S.Thomas, B.Roberts, N.Knight
Team : B. Roberts, J. Brinn, N. Knight, T. Rothwell , A.Newing, C.Janes, S.Thomas, W.Sayers , J. Carter, O. Osbourne, E.Perry, T.Leggett
Subs: W. Alonso, C. Stone, J.Roberts
M.O.M. – J.Carter