Cavaliers continue to improve as season progresses.

Cavaliers continue to improve as season progresses.

By Glenn Tyreman
18th May 2014
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Oxford beat Bristol to move into 3rd place in table


Oxford Cavaliers picked up their second win in a row to move up to 3rd place in the Conference South Table. The Cavaliers started well an applied a huge amount of pressure on the Sonic's line but failed to get over for a score. The deadlock was broken on 12 minutes when stand off Andy Winfield ghosted through the Sonic's defence untouched to score under the posts giving the hosts a 4-0 lead, with Winfield converting his own try to make it 6-0.

The Sonics soon got back on level terms as poor edge defence saw the Bristol Centre go 50 meters to score under the posts. With the kick added the scores was locked at 6-6.

The game then saw defences on top till the 35th minute when the deadlock was broken by Ed Vickers who crashed over from 10 meters out to make it 10-6. Winfield once again added the easy extras to extend the lead to 12-6. Straight from the restart the Cavaliers broke once more and a weaving run Scrum Half Wez Newton saw him score next to the post to make the score 16-6. Andy Winfield once again added the simple extras making the half time score 18-6 to the Cavaliers.

HALF TIME: OXFORD CAVALIERS 18 - 6 BRISTOL SONIC'S

The second half started off well for the home side with Ed Vickers picking up his second on 42 minutes and once again Winfield added the extras to put the Cavaliers in control at 24-6. The Sonic's needed to score next to stay in touch and this they did after a knock on at the play the ball allowed the Sonic's to cross over from close range. Dom Swann added the extras to make it 24-12.

The Cavaliers then got the game back on track and good forward players put the Cavaliers on the front foot and Alex Wright scored from 10 meters out after a quick penalty tap. Winfield converted the extras again pushing the score to 30-12 to the home side.

With the Sonic's large defensive stint taking its toll the Cavalier ran in three quick try's from James Bovett, Rich White and Ruari Lynch pushing the game out of reach at 44-12. The Sonic's had the last say before the whistle with a consolation try making the final score 44-18.

FULL TIME: OXFORD CAVALIERS 44 - 18 BRISTOL SONIC'S

STAR MAN: ED VICKERS WAS A HANDFUL FOR THE SONIC'S DEFENCE ALL DAY AND SCORED TWO GREAT TRY'S.

PLAY OF THE DAY: WESLEY NEWTONS INTERCEPTION AND 70 METER RUN AND GRUBBER KICK THROUGH WAS PICK OF THE HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK.

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