JAKE Wood scored 10 points in the closing minutes of the game against Trowbridge to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for Thornbury at the weekend.

17-14 down in the final stages, Wood burst up the touchline to beat the covering defender to the corner for a magnificent solo try, which he converted before slotting a penalty in injury time to secure a 24-17 victory.

Thornbury went ahead after just three minutes when Mike Johnson was driven over for the try from a lineout. Jake Wood converted but a Trowbridge penalty seconds after the restart reduced lead to 7-3.

Midway through the half, Thornbury attacked ferociously on the Trowbridge line but a poor pass denied them with a two-man overlap. It was the second time in a few minutes Thorns squandered a try. Instead, Trowbridge surged upfield and kicked a second penalty to make it a one-point game.

As the half-hour approached, Thorns extended their lead when Alfie Richardson found space after a central scrum. He raced outside the Trowbridge wing and when the cover came across fifteen metres out, he passed inside to Sam Garbett who raced over. Wood’s conversion made it 14-6.

Thornbury thought they had a third try shortly before the break, but Luke Panting's score was disallowed and a penalty was given the other way. 

The visitors cleared their lines before the hosts were penalised again, and Trowbridge slotted another penalty from the tee to make it 14-9 at half-time.

Trowbridge started the second half as they finished it and scored a try from a driving lineout which tied the score at 14-14.

Then Wood and Richardson were both yellow-carded in the space of ninety seconds but although down two players, Thornbury somehow kept their line intact. However, shortly after Thorns were restored to full-strength, a fourth penalty put Trowbridge ahead 17-14.

Thorns squandered a chance to go back ahead when the pass to an unmarked player close to the line wasn’t made, but it would not come back to haunt them thanks to the heroics of Wood in the closing stages.

With injury time looming, Wood burst up the touchline from a breakdown thirty metres out. The Trowbridge defence was nowhere to be seen and he had too much pace for the cover and he dived over in the corner.

He added an outstanding conversion for a 21-17 lead and after seven minutes of injury time, he scored a long-range penalty to take his own personal to tally to 14 and secure a 24-17 win.