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RUGBY UNION: Alchester edged out
10:30am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in Rugby
SOUTHERN COUNTIES NORTH
ALCHESTER suffered late heartache as they lost 18-17 at home to Reading Abbey.
The hosts led 17-13 before a try from Sam Hallett snatched it for Abbey.
Prop Dave Pike’s try put Alchester ahead, but Abbey equalised through Ollie Walton.
Wing Kris Ancil won the race to touch down fly half Tom Miles’s cross kick for try No 2, but the latter missed his second conversion attempt.
Walton’s second try made it 10-10 at half-time, while Alchester were twice held up in the second period.
Centre Adam White finished off a good move for try No 3, which Miles converted.
Jo Murphy slotted a penalty for Abbey on 62 minutes after a high tackle from White.
With five minutes left, a try from Hallett won it for Abbey.
Struggling Wallingford’s woes continued with a 52-5 defeat at Drifters. Wallingford’s try came from flanker Max Hewitt, but Drifters dominated.
Dan Lake grabbed a hat-trick of tries, and Carl Corcoran and Olly Ashton bagged braces. Pete Whitby completed their tally. Matthew Brown kicked six conversions.
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