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Kingswood XV vs OC XV - 3rd Sept 2016

Kingswood 28 - OC 29

Good start to OCs season with away win at Kingswood after Mossy dusts off his boots for his annual master class...

In wet and windy conditions OCs flew out the blocks and scored after a quick tap penalty within the first few minutes, Mossy trundling over after the tap by Tim 'I'm not a winger' Farmer. Kingswood then scored pretty much from kick off in similar circumstances with a quick tap and bundle by their own bulky 8. After this OCs dominated territory and pressure which led to three more scores two from 1st phase breaks by Larry, one where he went all the way and a second when he off loaded to Exon. The final try of the half came from good OCs build up play and then the ball was spread wide to Mossy with an overlap, the big man dummied, stepped and went close to posts himself...masterful!!

Half-time 24-7

And so the second half. To be fair Kingswood played some decent rugby using the wind and slope to keep OCs pinned in their own 22. The Kings scrum completely dominated proceedings and after successive scrums a penalty try was awarded. After more pressure basically stopping the OCs having any possession a turnover led to their big blonde centre going over. With 10 to go after the OCs finally got into the Kingswood half but another turnover led to the same blonde centre scoring once more, and after all the good play the OCs were behind with less than 10 to go...A deep kick off from Wilson pinned Kingswood back and finally the OCs had a bit of possession in the Kingswood 22. 3 five metre pens in a row saw a couple of their guys get binned and Rory Chappell was able to go over unopposed after a typically scrappy bit of two and fro where the OCs may have lost the ball again. Who knows?

There was 3 minutes on the clock and still time for the OCs to lose the ball, give away a pen but at the end new boy Chris Powell won another steal at Kingswood lineout (Exon had done the same all game) and the OCs booted it out to much relief...

Shout out to numerous 1st team debutants - Big Ben Crowther, Rob Cann, Chris Powell, Sam Dron, Isa Ghardian and Ollie Campbell

Good performances by James Wilson, Dan Exon, Big Ben, Will Johnson, Larry and Tim 'prop on the wing' Farmer but MoM goes to the one and only David Robert Moss!!!!

Final 29-28 Tries - D Moss 2, L Evans, D Exon, R Chappell Cons - J Wilson 2 YC