Bradford-on-Avon v Minety

Jack Ward & Martin Coe

Minety let it slip

Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North

Bradford-on-Avon 1st XV 21pts – Minety 1st XV 20pts

In a thrillingly close encounter, Minety displayed great attacking flare in establishing a lead, but let it slip through poor tackling and tactical naivety.

Bradford started positively, missed a penalty but continued to press. From a five metre scrum, they drove their opponents back to the line, where the scrumhalf fished out the ball and dived over for a try.

Bradford’s Matt Edwards slotted the goal, but Minety powered straight back, charging down the flyhalf’s attempted clearance from the restart. The ball ricocheted backwards and Minety’s Robin Greenway got their first. A touch down, a conversion from skipper Jack Ward, and the sides were level again.