Gloucester Premier: Dursley 5 Widden Old Boys 14

DURSLEY suffered their sixth defeat in a row against Widden Old Boys at the Stragglers Club.

With only one pitch playable due to the conditions, it was clear from early on that it would be a dog fight.

The first half started scrappily with lots of knock-ons and this allowed Widden to gain good field position with the strong wind at their back.

With it proving difficult for Dursley to clear their lines in the blowing gale, it wasn’t long before Widden crashed over for their first try from a five metre scrum. The conversion was successful, giving the visitors a 7-0 lead.

This was the story of the first half, with Widden keeping the pressure in the Dursley half, and it was little surprise when the visitors got their second try after a sustained period of time in the 22.

It was clear this would be a game of two halves and Dursley had to keep the score to a minimum. In fact they managed to go one better with a bit of magic from fly-half Grant Boucher, who spotted the space and delivered a perfect cross field kick for winger Joe Jepps to score an unconverted try.

Dursley started the second half well, doing what Widden did to them in the first and putting the ball deep in their territory.

The hosts battered the Widden line time and time again, but the defence held firm and Dursley were unable to cross the line, despite coming close on numerous attempts. Dursley now sit just one place off the bottom.

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