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Camps lose out despite fightback

Dudley Kingswinford 29 Camp Hill 25

Dudley Kingswinford 29 Camp Hill 25

DESPITE trailing by 18 points at half-time, Camp Hill’s spirit and fitness saw them fight back to actually take the lead just before the hour mark.

Good early possession saw Camps take the early lead through a penalty from centre Ian Briggs. Dudley replied swiftly, fly half Gareth Bown collecting from a scrum 20 metres out to go over for a try.

They added another when prop Stefan Thorp was driven over following a line out. Bown added the extras. Dudley left wing Jak Davis added another try, and scrum half Jon Higgins a converted fourth. A Briggs penalty took it to half-time.

Four minutes into the second half Camps started to revive. Lock Jan Van Der Walt dived over for his season’s fourth try, Briggs converting. Winger Alex Richmond found centre Jon Ford in support to go over. Brigg’s conversion made it 24-18. He then fed right wing Rob Obeng-Manu, whose pace saw him dot down, the conversion unbelievably giving Camps a one-point lead.

But a 60-metre breakaway from Dudley’s Davis, who squeezed over the line, preserved his side’s unbeaten record.

This Saturday, Camp Hill entertain Leamington (ko, 2.15pm).

 

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