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RUGBY UNION: Misery for Witney after derby defeat
4:30pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
Witney’s woes in South West 1 East continued as they lost 34-22 at Grove on Saturday.
Grove began well with a penalty by Roger Sevier followed by a try from Harry Carr, Sevier converting.
Witney cut the deficit with a penalty, but Grove’s Guy Nicholl touched down in the corner for a 15-3 lead.
Sevier missed the conversion and a penalty chance.
Witney hit back with a try, but Grove went further ahead via a Nicholl try for a 20-8 half-time lead.
Witney turned down two opportunities to kick penalties and fell further behind when Nicholl crashed over in the corner for his second and Grove’s bonus point try.
The visitors attacked strongly and spurned another kickable penalty, opting for the corner lineout which paid off with a converted try.
Sevier landed a penalty to make it 28-15, only for Witney to reply with another converted try.
However, two more Sevier penalties put them out of sight.
Witney’s tries came from David Hyde, Charlie Bennett and Carl Strutt, while Phil Thomas converted two and landed a penalty.