RUGBY: Frustrated Minchinhampton lose out to Norton
6:01pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Sport
MINCHINHAMPTON 1st XVs second home outing at their new ground met with defeat to visitors Norton.
Gloucester Div 3
Norton started strongly and caught Minch napping to score a converted early try, ill-discipline from the outset having cost Minch both territory and points from a kick in the first minute.
Minch responded strongly and tightened up the breakdown to give their backs some clean ball, with debutant Turner finishing off a determined kick chase.
Norton came back with a clean break through midfield to score under the posts, shortly followed by a try for Pollard at the other end leaving the game in the balance at half-time. Following the break, Norton’s strong scrum took hold and discipline cost Minch possession and territory, the whistle helping Norton pick up two further tries.
Minch fought back to close the gap with a Humberstone try, and there were strong debuts from Langford and Jenns, but Norton had the final say with a try at the close.
Decision making, indiscipline, and some interesting decisions from the referee left a frustrated Minch vanquished at 17-31.
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