Sat 28
1st XV
12
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45
League
Dunlop
SHIPSTON FALL TO LEADERS

SHIPSTON FALL TO LEADERS

By Gary Bonsor
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The Ram's battle but Dunlop too strong


Shipston entertained top of the table Dunlop in the last home game of the season knowing they were already safe from relegation-but not a day to be without 4 or 5 of their key players.
Right from kick off the ram's found themselves 0-5 down as Dunlop looked to secure a winning bonus point victory to stay in front of Bedworth at the top of the table.
The next half hour saw the visitors score at regular interval's to secure a 0-33 half time lead.
With the win and bonus point in the bag,Dunlop eased off in the 2nd half and it became more of an even contest with Dunlop scoring on 52 minutes to increase their lead to 0-38.
Shipston battled and although never looked like scoring,they more than matched what 'suppose to be' the best team in the league.
The last 10 minutes though saw the home team start to gain more of the ball and threaten the Dunlop line and on 70 minutes a quick tap penalty was taken to left winger Justin Saker to crashed over to make it 5-38.
Dunlop hit back to make it 5-45 but Shipston had the last say when at the death the ball was spun out to the right wing for Dan Taylor to score in the corner-Rob James added the difficult conversion to make the final score 12-45.
Man of the Match for me was Ben Haines who kept going for 80 minutes despite feeling 'a little delicate!'
Just to round up the other scores in the league,I did my old side Manor Park an injustice yesterday by saying they had called off their game with Woodrush-they did play and ran Woodrush close but lost 17-24.Upton didn't fancy playing Bedworth and forfeited the points.
Our last game is just down the Fosse at Harbury after Easter who beat Pershore away 7-12 yesterday-let's be there!
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Match details

Match date

Sat 28, Mar 2015

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Midlands 3 West (South)