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RUGBY UNION: Witney battle back for opening victory
5:45pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Rugby
Witney came back from 19-3 down at the break to pip hosts Buckingham 20-19 at Hailey Road on Saturday in their South West 1 East opener.
The visitors gave debuts to fly half Phil Thomas and centre Dave Hyde, but they had only a Thomas penalty to show for their first-half efforts.
Centre James Bernard, wing Calum Gillie and No 8 Tom Amos all went over for Buckingham, fly half Andrew White converting two.
Witney’s superior fitness showed after the break, with Alex Carlsson and Matt Clarke scoring tries, both converted by Thomas, who added a penalty, which proved decisive.