Dursley Rugby Football Club
Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club CASC since 2004
U15s Hang on at Cotham Park
12th March 2014
A change of kick off time, muck spreading fragrance and car park mayhem was all part of the pre-match entertainment as Dursley travelled south for an away fixture at Cotham Park. To add to the confusion The Faithful were mesmerised as this mysterious warm yellow object filled the sky and led to a number of bewildered supporters seeking psychological help.
Our referee resplendent in multi-colours was happy to return to the pitch following his successful run as Joseph in the Technicolor dream coat spectacular and brought the teams together for the kickoff. Park took an early lead with a neat try from a 5 yard scrum to lead 5-0. But Dursley got into their stride and some neat backs handling saw Tommy K reach out a long arm to score before Nathan converted to put Dursley ahead 5-7. A converted Cotham Park try saw them retake the lead 12-7 before Coach Lloyd offered the boys some vocal encouragement of the hairdryer variety that paid dividends immediately when another strong running move saw Nathan score an unconverted try in the corner to bring the score level 12-12 at half time.
Dursley started the second half brightly and Ollie G finished a good backs move to retake the lead 12-19. The quick thinking Nathan took a 22 drop out to himself and scampered 60 yards before sliding the ball to Matty G who finished neatly, 17-26. Tommy K got his second try of the match finishing another neat backs move to take the score to 17-33 and Dursley look set for a comfortable win. But poor handling and some lacklustre tackling saw Cotham Park score twice more and with the score now 29-33 a tense finish was in order. However, Dursley were strong in defence and held on and were just about deserved winners of a close game.
Coach Lloyd will undoubtedly be disappointed not to have won more comfortably but a number of changes to the line-up gave him an opportunity to try players in new positions and he can afford to be content with the mornings work.
Score: Cotham Park 29 Dursley 33
Car Park: Cramped
Best sign: Resident parking only
Best Director: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Best odour in a supporting role: cow muck