RUGBY: Cirencester throw away winning position
12:01pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
CIRENCESTER saw their first victory of the season snatched away in the final five minutes at Chosen Hill Former Pupils.
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The early exchanges were even, although Chosen Hill slotted a penalty in the sixth minute.
On 16 minutes, a Chosen Hill centre slipped through a tackle and put over the winger in the corner for the first try on the match (8-0).
Cirencester rallied and soon after the restart full back James Fisher made a strong run into the Chosen Hill half before feeding Luke Lester, who sidestepped the winger to score a try which was converted by Tom Brown.
Cirencester had the ascendency and on 24 minutes Sam Griffiths came in off the wing to score the second try, again converted by Brown for a 14-8 lead.
At the end of the well-contested first half, Fisher chipped over the defence and collected the ball himself for a fine individual try. The conversion gave Ciren a 21-8 lead at the break.
A penalty early in the second half extended the lead still further, only for Chosen Hill to respond with two quick tries to make the score 24-22.
Subsequently, Cirencester's two successful penalties to Chosen Hill’s one meant the visitors led 30-25 into the final five minutes.
With their first win in sight, Ciren switched off and Chosen Hill again scored two converted tries to lead 39-30.
But in the final play of the match, the Ciren forwards retained good ball and prop Ashley Scrivens crashed over to ensure that his side came away with two points from a game where they should have won and had all five.
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