Our 1st XV lost their 100% record in Hampshire Division 1 on Saturday when they went down 30-21 away at Alton.
The game started tightly and Alton took the lead with a penalty goal, but our centre Josh Butcher levelled the scores with another penalty kick. Alton then scored a converted try from a number 8 pick up at a 5 metre scrum, but Josh Butcher kicked a further penalty to reduce the deficit to 10-6. Alton extended their lead with two tries, one from a catch and drive at a line out and the other from a good backs move to open up a 20-6 lead at the break.
We came back strongly with tries from left wing Dean Young (pictured) right wing Chris Frost and full back Dominic Pitt to give us a 21-20 lead with ten minutes to go. Alton regained the lead with a penalty goal and we pressed hard for a further try that would have given us an important bonus point win, but a breakaway Alton try and conversion gave them the bonus point win and we returned home empty handed.
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