Cents made the journey to Keynsham knowing they would be in for a tough encounter against a side who have run into some form over the recent weeks.Cents always struggle away at Keynsham even when they are struggling themselves with the away side only winning once since we started playing each other in the leagues.
The match turned out to be as expected with Keynsham pushing Cents all the way in a close encounter.Keynsham will cause a lot of trouble to a lot of sides through to the end of the season.
Keynsham scored first on the half hour mark from a second atempt at a pushover scrum.This score was conveted for a 7-0 lead to the home side.This lead was short lived as straight from the restart Cents scored a well worked try through Rob Pinkney and this was converted by Liam Hemming.
Then just before half time Cents scored a penalty through Liam Hemming and at the break the away side led 7-10.Cents had had a few other scoring chances in the first half but could not quite finish them off and so were pleased to be in front at the break.
Shortly after the restart Keynsham drew level at 10-10 when they also converted a penalty and the score stayed that way until 10 mins before the end of the match.With 10 mins left Richard Pinkney crashed over in the corner after another flowing move by the Cents team.The try went unconverted and Cents hung on for a hard fought victory.Before the winning score the match had been nip and tuck between two sides looking for a victory.
The Old Cents man of the match award went to Michael Mumford who played at Prop for 50 mins after Sam Preece went off and the Cents scrum held their own with the number eight playing their.
Cents now turn their attention to Saturday's local derby against an in form Matson side looking for revenge for their defeat earlier in the season inflicted by Cents.Matson have put a useful run together and will again prove difficult opponents for Cents.