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1st XV - Match centre

Royal Wootton Bassett
Sat 23 Jan 14:30 - South West Divsion - Southern Counties South Full time



Wimborne travelled to Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday and returned empty handed after being well beaten by the team that now currently comfortably tops the Southern Counties League.
Wimborne were forced to make a late change resulting in veteran scrum half Jason Llewellyn being asked to make the long journey to north Wiltshire late on resulting in Ollie Bourton debuting for the season having to shift to the full back position.
Wimborne then made the worst possible start when captain Paul Watson took an early blow and was forced to leave the field in the third minute.
With the lion’s share of possession a clinical RWB side were able to score two tries in the first quarter of the match and before Wimborne were able to pose any sort of threat approaching the half hour mark.
After forcing a penalty but with the resultant shot ay goal going wide Wimborne regained possession immediately from the drop out and an astute kick ahead by Llewellyn saw hooker Sean Barker in an advanced position and winning the race to the touch down with the home team’s full back. Paul Roberts converted and suddenly Wimborne, albeit momentarily in the game.
Maintaining the 7-14 score line to half time was Wimborne’s aim at this point but unfortunately they allowed RWB to breach their defence and go over in the corner in the final minute to reach the interval with a comfortable 21 to 7 lead.
In truth Wimborne never really threatened the RWB line in the second half and gradually the home team pulled away when the laudable efforts in defending began to take their toll resulted in three further tries to cement a conclusive victory

Wimborne team:
1 G.Draper 2 S.Barker 3 J.Arnold 4 P.Watson(capt) 5 S. Longmire 6 B.Allcock 7 E.Carter 8 D.Foley
9 J.Llewellyn 10 W.Tabard 11 J.Brokenshire 12 O.Hamer 13 S.Leiper 14 P.Roberts 15 O.Bourton
Replacements M.Corbin , C.Lawes

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Marlborough 22 68
7. Dorset Dockers 22 54
8. Walcot 22 38
9. Wimborne 22 38
10. Frome 22 30
11. Bradford-on-Avon 22 20
12. Dorchester 22 11


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