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RUGBY UNION: Wasteful Witney pay the price
5:58pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Rugby
Witney failed to capitalise on a dominant first-half performance as they lost 11-8 at home to Salisbury in South West 1 East on Saturday.
Despite leading 8-0, Witney were punished for ill-discipline and errors after the break.
The hosts started well and their pressure finally told with wing Lewis Collins finishing off a slick backs move on ten minutes.
Fly half Henry Lamb added a penalty, but Witney were stung by an interception try.
Salisbury’s Luke Tuna-buna raced clear before gathering his own kick to score.
Trailing 8-5 at the break, Salisbury came out rejuvenated and equalised with a penalty from wing Tom Pottage.
Witney could not make the most of a five-metre scrum and continued to concede penalties.
One such offence saw Pot-tage make it 11-8 on 70 minutes which proved the winner.
Chipping Norton maintained a strong grip on second place in the BB&O Premier Division with a 44-5 victory at Harwell.
Matt Dawson, Barry Nutt and Matty King all grabbed try braces for Chippy.
Sam Jackson and Tom Hall also crossed over, with Nutt converting two and seeing another three efforts strike a post.
Harwell replied with a try from Matt Rushden.
Chipping Norton have a five-point lead over third-placed Swindon College.