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RUGBY UNION: Lacklustre Witney have to pay the price
5:08pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Rugby
Missed opportunities cost Witney victory as they lost 12-7 at home to Reading in South West 1 East on Saturday.
It took a late try from full back James Monks, converted by fly half Henry Lamb, to earn Witney a losing bonus point, despite having most of the possession and territory.
The hosts dominated the first 20 minutes, but poor passing and decision making meant they had nothing to show for their efforts.
Plenty of good line-out ball came from flankers Tim Muller and Carl Campbell, but they spurned at least four clear-cut chances. Reading scored with their first attack when fly half Rob Sweeney put centre Alex Dorliac away to dummy his way through.
Witney used the wind to maintain their dominance after the break without success and Lamb missed two penalties.
Reading had full back Andrew Tweedie sin-binned as their penalty count increased, but No 8 Jamie Guttridge bagged their second try on 75 minutes, Sweeney converting to compound Witney’s misery.