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Marlborough Rugby: MRFC triumph at home over feisty Wimborne and the strong winds

Marlborough 22 - 15 Wimborne

Marlborough edged another tight encounter with a home win over Wimborne on a very windy day on the common.

The early phases saw the home team on top and using the windy conditions full back Nathan Morgan sent over a penalty.  This was followed by a good line out win by Sam Gouldbourn to secure the ball and set up a driving maul.  The ball found its way to Chris Budgen who directed his forwards on a 15 meter drive, before he dived over.  Morgan narrowly missed the conversion. Marlborough had an 8-0 lead after 10 minutes.

Wimborne fought back and were next to score after some good passing.  This made it 8-5.  The only other score of the half came from Leo Tuliva after some good midfield passing and a through the legs pass from Budgen.  Tuliva gathered the ball in his own half, ran outside 2 tackles before cutting inside another to score a great try. Morgan converted for a 15-5 half time score.

Wimborne had the slope for the second half and were immediate on the front foot. Pinning Marlborough deep in their half.  They scored 2 tries and the game was even.  The home team with some determined encouragement again stepped up their game.  The scrum was on top and repeatedly winning penalties. A pick up by Tuliva led to the ball reaching centre Jamie Laing who showed good footwork for the game winning try. Morgan added the extras for a 22-15 win.

Beanland Bros - Hugo, Bertie and BenBeanland Bros - Hugo, Bertie and BenThe Alfred's Nomads were unfortunate to lose 28-33 to Supermarine after a last minute try.  One feature of the game was the Beanland family having 3 brothers in the front row.  Hugo, Bertie and Ben playing together for the first time for a true family moment.

 

 

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