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Sat 25 Nov TBC - Midlands Division - Midlands 3 West (South) Full time

Bromyard RFC 1st XV 18 - 20 Old Leamingtonians RFC 1st XV

Old Leamingtonians Rugby Football Club Senior Men's Match Report Saturday 25th November 2017

Old Leamingtonians Rugby Football Club
Senior Men's Match Report Saturday 25th November 2017

Result: Bromyard RFC 1st XV 18 - 20 Old Leamingtonians RFC 1st XV

From the kick off OLs dominated the first 15 minutes of the game keeping the home fifteen deep into their own half of the field and the pressure paid off when OLs forced Bromyard back into their goal area for the first try scored by John Carlos. The conversion was missed but from the kick off OLs continued to apply good pressure but it was Bromyard that managed the next score. From a long clearance kick up field OLs mis-fielded and from the resulting period of play Bromyard scored the first of two tries in quick succession. Neither try was converted.

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This period of play served to move OLs into a higher gear, and despite Bromyard defending well the game moved back into home side half the field and when good pressure by the OLs forwards saw Bromyard give away a penalty. The ball was kicked into touch for a five metre line out. The resulting lineout ball was taken cleanly by Joe Tallamini and from the forward drive that followed the home side was forced back into their goal area where Joe Tallamini dropped on the ball to finish off the move. The try was converted by Henry Reynolds.

With the first half drawing to a close an exchange of converted penalties saw the half reached with OLs having the small advantage of a two point lead at 15 points to 13.

The second half saw OLs having to defend for the first 15 minutes with Bromyard having the better of the game but it was OLs that added to the score line when their three-quarters, who hadn’t featured to any great degree came more into the game and from well won possession inside the OLs half the ball was moved swiftly out to the three-quarters and following some smart interchanges centre Simon Hemming finished off an exciting move with a decisive cut through the Bromyard defences to touch down under the posts. The conversion was missed leaving OLs with a seven point lead going into the last 10 minutes.

Bromyard came back into the game and OLs were put under increasing pressure and the pressure paid off when home side managed to break down the OLs defence with a try five minutes from time wide out on the left field. Fortunately for OLs the conversion attempt fell short and with OLs still defending up the final whistle the visitors escaped with a narrow two point advantage.

This win takes OLs up to fourth in the league. The next match sees league leaders Dunlop visit The Crofts on 2nd December with a 2.15pm kick off.

Report provided by Den Fisher
1.OLs defend desperately
2.OLs pack down in equal forward struggle

Nick Crighton
OLRFC Press & Publicity Officer
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Rugby St Andrews 22 85
2. Old Coventrians 22 83
3. Shipston On Stour 22 80
4. Old Leamingtonians 22 76
5. Alcester 22 60
6. Ledbury 22 53
7. Dunlop 22 47

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