Tewkesbury v Old Richians

Tewkesbury 25 v Old Richians 6

Saturday 18th February 2012

After a two week break due to bad weather conditions both sides made a slow start in this local encounter.  The half time score was 6-6 with two penalties each.
After the break the game came to light when centre Paul Baker broke through the Old Richians defence on Tewkesbury's 10 metre line, passing the ball to Matt Stone who made an inside pass to James Hartland to score the first try under the posts; converted by Anthony Richards.  Minutes later Matt Stone intercepted a pass from an Old Richians attacking move deep in the Tewkesbury half and sprinted up the field to score a converted try. Old Richians seemed to have the steam knocked out of them with a Tewkesbury lead of 20-6.
Tewkesbury's forwards were gaining the momentum with props Rob Howe and Henry Compton outstanding.  After continual pressure on the Old Richians line Matt Stone scored his second try of the game in injury time, making the final score 25-6. 
Tewkesbury benefited with the return of Club Captain, Simon Bytheway, after a long term lay off due to injury.