Our 3rd XV put in a tremendous performance against a very strong Dorchester 3rd XV, but had to be content with a solitary try bonus point.
Dorchester flew out of the blocks and took a 21-0 lead in the first 20 minutes with three converted tries. We fought back strongly and by half time had reduced the deficit to 21-10 with two tries out wide from wing three quarter Luke Ansell (pictured) and full back Nick Doulton.
We dominated the first period of the second half. Dorchester were on the ropes and constantly trying to slow play down, which resulted in them conceding a penalty try and having a player sent to the sin bin. Luke Ansell scored a second try to give us a 22-21 lead, but Dorchester came back strongly with three tries and a conversion to record a well deserved away bonus point win.
Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC