Dursley Rugby Football Club
Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club CASC since 2004
Dursley U14s vs. Thornbury U14s
15th October 2006
Match Date: Sunday 19th November
Opposition: Thornbury RFC
Venue: Thornbury RFC
Lack of players due to GRFC Academy commitments and injuries left Dursley with a bare squad of fifteen to travel and face a strong Thornbury side.
The match started evenly, with Thornbury proving the better in the ruck, easily turning over the visitor’s own ball, but Dursley’s adventurous backs took the ball to the opposition twenty-two at every opportunity in return. Thornbury resorted to kicking the high ball, but fullback Jack Pascoe secured the catch, running back at the opposition defence. Stalemate ensued until winger and man of the match, Ollie Meacle, reading the Thornbury back play, took the clever interception ball to score a try. The conversion by centre Joce Chillingworth gave Dursley a slim seven point lead into the second half.
However, an injury to flanker Simon Thomas left the Dursley squad playing most of the second half with just fourteen. Despite this, Thornbury took some time to capitalise on the extra man, taking two tries late into the game, as the Dursley players flagged. A final score of 14-7 to Thornbury was fair under the circumstances.