Gloucester Premier: Hucclecote 15 Dursley 9
8:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Sport
DURSLEY picked up their first point of the season at Hucclecote but are still searching for their first win.
Midway through the first-half Hucclecote put the first points on the board when they were awarded a penalty some 40 metres out but nicely in front of the posts.
Dursley worked to level the scores and five minutes later were awarded a penalty when centre James Sheldon was tripped after the ball had gone but the kick from fly half Boucher skimmed wide of the posts.
Good defence from Paul Winterbottom and Tony Niblett, both veterans putting in a sterling performance, while in their own five metre channel stopped a certain score from Hucclecote.
A try saving tackle into touch by last man Tom Broomfield brought the first-half to a close with the score at 3-0.
With just ten minutes gone in the second-half Boucher levelled the score from a penalty just inside the 22.
Midway through the half Hucclecote spun the ball wide, forcing an overlap to score in the corner, and they added the extra two points for the conversion, taking them back into the lead at 10-3.
On 66 minutes Dursley were awarded another penalty just outside the 22 which Boucher comfortably slotted to close the gap.
With ten minutes left to play Hucclecote added a further unconverted tr,y extending their lead to 6-15.
Dursley continued to battle and in the closing minutes were awarded a penalty 40 metres out which Boucher took confidently to narrow the margin.
With no further scores Dursley came away with a bonus point and are looking forward to the meeting with newly-promoted Newent at home on Saturday.
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