Saturday 18 January 2014
Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North
Rude awakening for Dreamers
Trowbridge 3rd XV 41pts – Minety 2nd XV 0pts
Short-handed Minety seconds were soundly beaten by Trowbridge thirds despite the hosts’ sporting loan of three players.
Minety arrived with only 12 men. Trowbridge generously lent them three front row players, but though the new recruits put in a sterling effort and the visitors fought hard, their disorganised defence proved insufficient to hold back their hosts.
Injuries gradually reduced the visitors’ numbers in the second half. Scrums were uncontested but Minety ended back with only 12 players on the field.
In total, Trowbridge ran in seven tries. There was a brace for Ryan Jones and touchdowns for Ben Deadman, Tom Davies, George Leat, Josh Hayden and Sam Butcher. Paul Taylor kicked three conversions.