Dursley Rugby Football Club
Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club CASC since 2004
Dursley U14's comeback stuns the home side
24th September 2007
Weston-Super-Mare RFC 21 Dursley RFC 22
Dursley comeback stuns the home side
The opening game of the season tested the squad to the full.
The first 15 minutes proved to be tight and scrappy with neither side imposing themselves. Then the game came to life with Weston taking the lead when they executed a well rehearsed penalty move from 22 metres out. Dursley pulled one back through Thompson but Weston opened up the Dursley back line twice in quick succession with some strong direct attacks to take a 21-5 lead. Sheldon reduced the deficit just before half time with Winchle converting. New to the team this season Booth, Crosby, Foote, Taylor and Shuttlewood all contributed well. With the Dursley forwards taking control of the mauls Ryan Akhurst scored to give Dursley hope as they went into the last quarter. With Dursley laying siege to the Weston try line it looked as if they would be thwarted but persistent pressure finally paid off as Smith went over in the corner to give Dursley a slender 22-21 lead. An anxious 6 minutes followed but Dursley hung to win their first game of the season.