Fairford outclass Minety in local derby
11:16am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Sport
Dorset & Wilts Div 1 North.
FAIRFORD put six tries past an outclassed Minety in their first home game of the season.
Minety started strongly but an aggressive defensive display allowed Fairford to weather the early storm.
Against the run of play, Fairford opened the scoring – a spectacular solo effort from wing Mike Wrona.
Collecting a loose kick on his left wing, he ran the width of the pitch, leaving several defenders in his wake, before clattering through the Minety full back to touch down his first try for the club.
After a breakaway try from Minety scrum half Duncan Simpson, Fairford struck again. The front row won an opposition scrum and quick-thinking fly half Tom Robinson released Wrona to cause more havoc among the opposition. Then, after good work from ‘Ants’ Little, hooker Simon Waite spotted a gap in the defence and after linking up with back-rower Guy Livermore, they set up Ben Crocker for his second try in as many games.
Fairford were relentless thereafter, and rarely looked threatened.
Ben Brice added a third try before the break, Fairford capitalising on a quickly-taken penalty. Andy Waite added the extras.
In the second half, Fairford showed their class with a relentless attacking display. Displaying superior fitness, they were able to cut Minety open at will.
A fourth try was added when Wrona broke through several tackles in midfield before scoring under the posts to cap a fine MoM performance.
As Minety tired, Robinson instigated a perfectly-executed backs move with débutante Paul Allen before releasing Crocker for his second try of the day.
Minety grabbed a consolation try late on through winger Elis Garland before Robinson capped another mature performance, dummying his way through several defenders to score with the last touch of the game.