Saturday 30 November 2013
Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Minety defy Devizes
Devizes 2nd XV 15pts – Minety 1st XV pts 29pts
Minety moved up to second in the league with a hard-fought bonus point win at Devizes.
The two sides observed a minute’s silence before the game to honour the passing of Devizes stalwart and club president Les Dowse.
Minety scored first with a penalty goal from skipper Jack Ward, but Devizes flyhalf Gareth Davies soon replied in kind.
After that, neither team were able to score until late in the half, when Minety’s Pete Hazell pounced on loose ball. He broke two tackles before offloading to flyhalf Tom Fitzcharles. He in turn drew the last defender and then slipped the ball to scrumhalf Duncan Simpson, who went over for a try.
Ward converted to make it 3-10.