RUGBY: Tetbury beat neighbours Minchinhampton in friendly
8:29pm Sunday 20th October 2013 in Sport
TETBURY withstood a second-half rally from near-neighbours Minchinhampton to run out comfortable winners in this friendly.
Unfortunately, the lack of experienced front row players in the Minch squad meant the game had to be played with uncontested scrums.
Tetbury started strongly and fly half Tom Horrell converted a long penalty kick to see Tetbury take the lead.
Minch responded with a series of strong attacks and had the better of the play for the next 15 minutes, scoring two tries, one of which was converted.
This was just the challenge the young Tetbury team needed and they responded with great commitment.
After a series of penalties, Tetbury scored a good try when scrum half Lewis Prosser took a quick tap and dived over; Horrell added the conversion and a further penalty as half-time approached.
Tetbury launched one last attack which resulted in a fine individual try, running from inside his own 22 by full back Ky Thomas.
Minchinhampton reinforced their side at the break with a number of their experienced players and took the game to Tetbury, but the hosts gradually regained control of the game and their pressure eventually told with Horrell kicking a further penalty.
Horrell shrewdly kept the scoreboard ticking over and moved Tetbury further ahead with two well taken drop goals to complete the scoring.
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