Cents entertained Banbury RFC at the Stade de Bridge for the first time ever this weekend and it was the visitors who stole the show with an early second half try blitz.
Cents and Banbury were locked at 12-12 at half time and this score line reflected that the two sides were evenly matched in an entertaining first half.Both sides looked to move the ball from anywhere on the field and both sides were full of running.Cents had scored their points through tries by Michael Mathers and Nathan Stroud with one try converted by Alex(C)Cox and Banbury also scored two tries with one converted.
With the slope in their favour Cents looked to move on and very early in the second half they took the lead again when Alex(C)Cox converted a penalty for a15-12 lead.Banbury then dominated the next 15 minutes to run in three converted tries for a 15-33 lead going into the final Quarter.All the visitors tries were well taken but if Cents first time tackling had been better in this period then they might have stood a chance in winning the match.
Cents dominated the last quarter of the match but were unable to break down a well organised defence and all the home side had to show for their efforts was an unconverted try scored by Kieran Blackmore.
Banbury were well worth their victory and Cents will have to regroup for their next league match in two weeks time when they play Chippenham away.By then Cents injury problems should have cleared up for them to bounce back.