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Blues undone at Witney

Tight rearguard opened five times while Hungerford concede even more in Tadley debry

Malcolm Howe

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Blues undone at Witney

NEWBURY BLUES dropped into fifth spot in South West One East after going down 31-8 at ‘bogey’ side Witney on Saturday.

Blues had conceded only 48 points all season going into the game, and they started well with a Ryan Trevaskis penalty giving them the lead before Matt Clarke’s two penalties and a Jamie Burke try put Witney ahead, Tom Sanders touching down to leave Blues in close contact at 11-8 down at the interval.

But the home side took charge with the wind behind them after the re-start and tries from Burke again, George Lane, Arrun Lambourne and Rhys Morgan - none of the converted - saw Witney through to a bonus point and Blues to their first blank of the campaign.

The weather hit other fixtures, but Hungerford were hit by a Tadley Tigers tornado as they crashed 76-3 at Red Lane in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier Division.

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