Sat 05
1st XV
30
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27
League
Paviors
Good Game - Great Result

Good Game - Great Result

By Keith Shurville
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Scouts set out to gain revenge for a heavy defeat in the corresponding fixture when they were knocked out of their stride by a series of yellow cards.


Paviors started well and provided some tough questions for the Scouts defence to answer and scored the first points after five minutes when continual pressure on the line resulted in their fly half touching down.
The score was converted and the hosts attacked from the restart. Several attempts at creating space eventually saw fly half Adam Frost aim a cross kick in the direction of right wing George Barrett and four swift passes saw hooker Jim Smith cross the whitewash.
Frost converted to level the scores and within minutes scored a try and conversion himself following a storming run through the middle by Richard Bussey.
Scouts lead was increased with a Frost penalty but it was cancelled out by Paviors score before Frost was on hand again. A speculative kick towards Barrett was nowhere near the target but the ball landed in space and bounced neatly for Liam Hancock to dot down. Frost added the extras.
Cross field kicks were becoming popular and Paviors used the same tactic just before the break to reduce the score to 24 – 15 at the end of the half.
Both sides were playing excellent running rugby and Paviors narrowed the deficit to four points when a clever chip through was pounced on over the line.
Frost added a penalty to keep Scouts noses in front although they were being made to work hard in defence with several last ditch tackles having to be made.
Scouts were still intent on attacking out of defence and were making good progress and a break from Dean Lake almost resulted in a score.
Frost added another penalty but in this end to end encounter Scouts were never sure that victory was getting nearer, which was proved when the visitors crossed for a bonus point try which turned into two with neither side scoring in the last ten minutes.
This Saturday Scouts are away to Kettering in the East Midlands Cup Semi-Final KO 2:15.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 05, Mar 2016

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Midlands 1 East