Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Full strength seconds overwhelm Supermarine
Minety 2nd XV 53pts – Supermarine 3rd XV 7pts
Back to full strength, Minety seconds proved too much for a short-handed Supermarine.
For once this season, Minety had a complete squad and it was the opposition who struggled to field a full side. Although Supermarine had a very strong and physical pack, they started with only 14 players and their opponents took full advantage. At the half it was 26-nil to Minety, with tries from Ashley Windle, Richard Garbett and Milo Hartley, plus one from Dellam Murray, who also kicked three conversions.
Supermarine had one last period of pressure on the Minety goal line and when their hosts wheeled a five metre scrum, the visitors were awarded a penalty try.
With time running out, Supermarine kicked the restart only for Minety’s Gareth Snoad to catch it cleanly on the wing. He made off down the hill, leaving the visitors trailing in his wake, his late try making the final score 53-7 in Minety’s favour.
Photos (c) Terry Parker 2013 and reproduced with thanks to The Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard.