Dursley 22

Old Cryptians 35

A SECOND-HALF Dursley collapse saw high-flying Old Cryptians mount an incredible turnaround.

Dursley led 22-3 at the break but Old Cryptians struck 32 unanswered points after the break.

Earlier, the home side took the lead inside five minutes. Strong forward play allowed Kerry Campbell to break free and cross the line. Old Cryptians were further stunned two minutes later when the forwards recycled the ball allowing Goodison to cross to make it 10-0.

Five minutes later Old Crypts pulled three points back from a penalty in front of the post.

Once again, the Dursley pack were given out scrummaging lessons as they dominated on both feeds. Crypts cleared their lines only to find the safe hands of Goodison who returned the ball 30 metres offloaded the ball to Cole who powered beyond four defenders as he made his way towards the try line to make it 15 3.

Dursley grabbed a bonus point when good work from Ford released Goodison who out stepped the full-back for Dursley’s fourth try of the first-half. Boucher added the two points for a 22-3 half-time score.

As good as the first-half was for the home side the second-half proved an anti-climax as they conceded 32 unanswered points.

Dursley were thankful for those players who made themselves available to cover injury and unavailability. Jepps made the most of his first team appearance in keeping up with play, Stevens found himself in the backline, Walpole filled in at scrum-half, a special mention must go to Boucher who played the entire game with a undiagnosed broken hand sustained the week before whilst playing for the seconds.

Dursley's final match of the season will see them once again take on Cirencester in the Combination Cup Final to be played at Painswick RFC, Saturday, 3pm.