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17-10 Win for OLRFC U18s

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016 07:13pm
Blackdown, Warwick
By Damian Dixon
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Old Leamingtonians Under 18s returned to league action on Saturday with a visit to Banbury, and emerged with a deserved win by 17 – 10. 

The early exchanges saw Banbury have most of the possession but OLs defence held firm. In fact the visitors scored first when good forward play allowed the ball to be spun wide, with Max Ward scoring; Alex Witchell added the conversion. OLs scored again in similar fashion, this time through Callum Semple. Banbury were stung into action and after good recycling by their pack scored, to leave OLs in front 12 -5 at half time. 

Banbury started the second half well, aided by some missed tackles from OLs. However, OLs scored next when George Parker picked up from the base of a scrum, bounced off two tacklers to score in the corner. The game then lost structure as OLs lost momentum through a number of injuries, but Banbury were unable to take advantage until the dying moments when they mauled the ball over the line after a quick tap penalty. There was no time for a restart, leaving OLs winners by 17 – 10.

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