Our 1st XV recovered from a dreadful start to eventually secure a comfortable bonus point victory against Overton in Hampshire Division 1 on Saturday.
Overton flew out of the blocks to take a 15-0 lead with three early tries, but we steadied the ship and replied with three tries of our own to level the score. Two were from full back Dominic Pitt (pictured) and the other from scrum half Dave Jones. But it was Overton that finished the first half the stronger and a penalty kick gave them an 18-15 lead at the break.
We were then able to dominate the second half scoring a further five tries. Dominic Pitt helped himself to a further two with the others coming from wing three quarters Dean Young (2) and Lee Swyer. Our centre Josh Butcher also kicked two conversions and Overton could only add two tries and a conversion.