Dorset & Wilts Division 1 North
Pewsey finish the stronger
Minety 1st XV 22pts – Pewsey Vale 1st XV 31pts
Minety established a lead with a sterling first half performance but couldn’t hold the line as Pewsey Vale came back strongly in the second half.
Pewsey responded with an attacking period of play that eventually saw them awarded a penalty close to the Minety line. Quick ruck ball soon allowed scrumhalf Tom Haynes to get on the score sheet, dodging through tackles for a try.
Pewsey nearly scored immediately after the restart but the ball carrier knocked on as he crossed the line.
Coming down the slope, the visitors continued to attack. Minety mounted a well organised defence and for a long time held them out. Even when the home team had a player yellow carded for handling in the ruck, they continued to defend, but eventually the pressure and the man advantage told and flyhalf Joe Tavaga motored through for a try.
James Haynes kicked the goal to make it 19-12, but the home side dug in and looked as if they would prevent further scores until an injudicious kick ahead gifted the visitors with vital possession in broken play. Setting up an overlap, Pewsey streamed back down the slope and outside centre Tyson Lewis ran in the try.