Winscombe register fine win at Oldfield

Winscombe returned from Oldfield with an excellent victory.

Oldfield 14 pts

Winscombe 29 pts

WINSCOMBE travelled to Oldfield and returned with an excellent 29-14 victory.

The visitors started well with two strikes against the head by Dan Fryer, a line-out stolen by Will Thomas, some forward drives with Simon Thompson and Matt Truscott prominent and a clean break by Owen Howell. This period of pressure ended with Chris Aske crashing over for a try.

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Good defence by Ryan Robinson denied the hosts on a couple of occasions, before fine work from Adam Scrase, Jim Rutherford, Thomas and Lewis Podpadec set up Owen Howell for a try converted by Steve Pugh.

It took only three minutes for Oldfield to reply, their outside centre scoring a fine individual try to take the score to 7-12 at the break.

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As in the first-half, Winscombe started positively and Thomas was awarded the first of his three pushover tries on 52 minutes.

Winscombe were straight back on the attack after Aske collected the restart and Podpadec kicked for position. The pressure again resulted in a penalty and this time the pushover try came from 10 metres out. Howell added the extras on 63 minutes.

Winscombe kicked for touch from a penalty on halfway and the ball would have gone dead for a scrum back, but for an Oldfield player inexplicably trying to catch it and only succeeding in presenting Winscombe with an attacking five metre scrimmage, from which Thomas gleefully scored again.

Oldfield belatedly rediscovered some form and found a gap in the determined defence to score a converted try with five minutes remaining.

YOUNG outside-half Lewis Podpadec from Wedmore, has left for Slovenia, the home of his grandparents, for a week’s trial with the Slovenia Rugby Union, whose national coach is ex-Uruguayan international Emmanuel Meyer.

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