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Shipston Vets 22
Shottery 0
Shipston Vets finally got a home game this season and renewed an old rivalry with near neighbours Shottery. The old Rams started well and Dave Graham went over under the posts after breaking through the Shottery midfield. Mick Pyne added the extras. The rest of the half was a good even contest with neither side able to trouble the scoreboard. Shipston probably started the second half the stronger but should have had their lead cut when a kickable penalty went just wide after Martin Goodman was penalised for blatantly entering a ruck from an offside position. Pyne converted a penalty at the other end to give Shipston a 10-0 lead. Rams winger Lee Williams came close in the right corner but put a foot in touch before grounding the ball. Scrum half Jem Mountford extended Shipston's lead when he strolled over unapposed from a scrum 10 metres out from the Shottery line.. Sterling defence from centres Pete Organ and Graham kept Shottery at bay in the midfield. The home side saved the best try till last when the ball was spun the width of the pitch from right to left for Phil Hall to go over in the corner. Pyne converted from the touch line for a 22-0 final score. The Vets should be at home again this sat when Old Covents 3rds are the visitors.