Dorset & Wilts Division 2 North
The Dream is Reborn
Minety 2nd XV 20 pts – Combe Down 2nd XV 19 pts
Minety seconds battled through to their first win of the season in a thrillingly close game against the visiting Combe Down 2nd XV.
Minety fullback Andy Edwards had a fine kicking game. When his team’s early pressure was thwarted by their opponents’ infringements, he neatly slotted the two resulting penalties to give his team a six-point lead.
The visitors redoubled their efforts and, with five minutes to go before half-time, went over once again for a try. Another good kick made it 13-14 in Combe Down’s favour at the break.
Edwards’ conversion made it 20-14. Combe Down worked hard to overhaul their hosts, but Minety tackled resolutely and kept them out.
A two-to-one overlap finally gave the visitors the opening they were looking for and they ran in a late try in the left-hand corner. The goal kick was scuffed, though, and Minety held on to their one-point lead.
Minety skipper Steve Murray was delighted with the win. “We played for all 80 minutes this week and that’s what made the difference,” he said.
This Saturday, Minety seconds visit Colerne.