Dursley 22

North Bristol 10

DURSLEY continued their run of form, making it seven wins and a draw from the last eight games, writes Ian Perrett.

A fine kick following the award of a penalty on three minutes saw Dursley’s lineout catch and go driving hard for the line, with Crosswell peeling off to crash over the line. Lennard converting the two points.

Dursley found themselves camped for long periods in the visitors’ half and it was surprising that they added no more points. Even more surprising on the half-hour with their first venture into Dursley’s half North Bristol scored in the corner to make it 7 – 5.

Just before half-time Dursley stretched their lead when following good work at the scrum the ball made its way along the back line to Perrett on the wing, who raced forward passed inside to Bailey who drew the full-back passed to Perrett who finished well with two desperate tacklers being taken over the line with him. Lennard’s conversion struck the post.

The visitors started the second-half brightly taking the game to the home side who defended resolutely. However, North’s scrum-half somehow managed to pick the ball up from his boots and race forward to score an unconverted try in the corner.

The home side realised they had a game on their hands and needed to improve in all areas. This they did when Jack Pinker intelligently took a quick tap penalty and raced forward to score under the posts. Lennard added the two points.

Camm at number 8 was having a barn storming game, which was typified when he stepped through a ruck picked up the ball, set off down the pitch and despatched the number 14 who must of wondered what had hit him. Some desperate defending then resulted in a penalty to Dursley which Lennard slotted from the 22 for a final score , which moved them up into fifth- place.