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Victory hanging in the balance

Old Halesonians 17 Camp Hill 24

Old Halesonians 17 Camp Hill 24

CAMP Hill showed real quality, coming out on top in a game that was constantly in the balance.

The visitors started by conceding, following a loose midfield pass, however they struck back through a Luke Smith try, converted by Hooper.

Alex Richmond covered 60 metres to land a try which Briggs added the extras to give Camps the advantage, after Briggs had kicked a penalty.

Birthday boy George Wilkinson proved to be Camps’ saviour in the second half, when they found themselves behind. The newly nineteen-year-old scored a try in the corner. Briggs missed the conversion, but made up with it with two more penalties in the final 10 minutes to give Camps their third consecutive league victory.

Camps welcome Old Laurentians on Saturday, kick off 2.15pm.

Birmingham Exiles 5 Keresley 42

BIRMINGHAM Exiles’ recent run of form mattered little against an unbeaten Keresley side.

The determined visitors were ruthless with their opportunities, amassing a 32 point lead by half-time.

Exiles improved in the second half, with the slope in their favour.

Despite spending time in the Keresley half, it was the Coventry side that extended their lead after the Exiles were penalised for a knock on.

The Exiles mustered a try after Keresley were penalised for offside.

Fine runs from Exiles’ Loveridge and Lisle both failed to break an unyielding defence.

Next up for the Exiles is a trip to Nuneaton side Manor Park.

Berkswell and Balsall 24 Earlsdon 21

With just six minutes to go Berkswell were staring at defeat to bottom of the table Earlsdon, but not for the first time this season, their forwards rescued the match with two late scores from set-scrums.

B’s welcomed back several players after injury and unavailability and took the points in this key match between the two bottom sides. Full back Jamie Knott brought an assurance to the kicking duties which had been lacking in previous weeks, Captain Joe Cart led by example from the back-row and a fine all-action performance from Richard Waite at scrum half all helped to steer Berkswell to their late victory.

Earlsdon had worked their way back from an early 10-0 deficit, to lead 21-10 with just minutes left.

The manner of the defeat must have been particularly hard for them, as they still look for their first victory of the season.

This Saturday the B’s are away at Kidderminster.

 

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