Banbury 9 Camp Hill 32
IN their first match action for seven wintry weeks, Camp Hill continued where they left off with this victory, to extend their winning run to five.
Camps went into a tenth minute lead through an Ian Briggs penalty before the centre finished off an attack in the home ‘22’ three minutes later to dive over for a try which he converted.
Banbury, who have found the going hard this term, saw more of the ball into the second quarter and were rewarded with two penalties which were kicked by fly half Mike Smith.
The visitors had the final say of the first half however when Briggs’ second penalty made the half time score 6 - 13.
The hosts’ only other score of the match came through Smith’s third penalty four minutes after the restart and although they continued to battle hard they found Camps’ sharpness and penetration too much to handle, particularly from the hour mark.
It was then that a quick tap penalty in the home ‘22’ found flanker Chris Goddard who drove over the line for Camps’ second try.
Briggs improved this and then a scintillating individualistic try from sixty metres out as fellow centre Jon Ford made all the running to go to ground with delight.
Camps’ final score came after Briggs chipped ahead and chased down his kick to register his fifth try of the campaign which was a fitting way to seal the win and keep Camp Hill nibbling away at the division’s top four teams.
On Saturday Camp Hill are at home to Whitchurch, kick-off is at 2.15 pm.