15/9/18 Warminster 33 – 23 Pewsey Vale – Match Report

Warminster 33 – 23 Pewsey Vale
Pewsey opened the scoring with only two minutes on the clock, centre James Haynes slotting a penalty, awarded .for holding on as Warminster scrambled to hold the off a determined Pewsey attack.

There then was a ten minute period of end to end play. Warminster were next up on the scoreboard with a well taken winger’s try, converted. Pewsey full back Will Bowerman was on hand to take five points following a Pewsey forward surge, Haynes added the extras.
At the end of the first quarter Haynes had to go off injured. This unbalanced the Pewsey defence and by half time Warminster had scored two more converted tries both coming from turnover ball, with the Warminster speedsters running in from their own half. 21 – 10 to Warminster at turn round.

Pewsey drove forward from the restart. Flanker Chris Spence finished off the move hitting the whitewash with less than sixty seconds gone. For the next twenty minutes were camped in the home side’s twenty two.Ten minutes in lock Olly Spence was next up with a crash over try. Both tries unconverted.

Pewsey crossed the home team’s line three more times following a series of scrums, only to be denied as held up. The third quarter ended with fly half Tom Regan penalty to give Pewsey the lead at 23 – 21.
Play then became end to end and in a repeat of the first half Warminster ran in two tries from deep, one converted, to finish 33 – 23 winners.
Always a challenge to play one of the best teams in the league, Pewsey acquitted themselves well.. The hard work on the training park delivered a fast paced joined up game plan that had the home team on the back foot for long periods of the game.

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