Sat 20
Stroud
32
-
31
League
1st XV
Pipped at the post!

Pipped at the post!

By Andy Davies
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Penalty woo for 1s


Gordano miss out on a historic away win after a last minute Penalty kick in a 10 try thriller. Gordano travelled to Stroud in a determined mind wanting to write a few wrongs from their previous match at home and came out of the blocks in style and put the home team under a huge amount of pressure and it was all worth it when Sam Hodge scored under the posts. Conversion added by Dyer. After the great start gordano were put under pressure themselves and the next 20 minutes was all Stroud as they ran in 4 trys to take a 22-7 lead. Gordano finished the half as they started and pulled themselves back into the game with another Hodge try. The second half Gordano were the dominate side for most of it and with trys from Prop Harry Ashwin and a break away try from Winger Jack Last with conversion added by Conner King put Gordano in the driving seat but the home side pulled one back themselves to keep their advantage. A try by hooker Blaine Southey set up the grandstand finish as Gordano lead by 2 points but with 10 mins to go it was too long just to sit back but the home team were camped in the Gordano 22 for most of the time and when an easy pen chance was given the home team to the points to take the game.
It was heart break for Gordano who`s performance was miles ahead of where they were last time out. 2 points away at the 3rd place team isn't the end of the world and Gordano will take a lot of confidence in to next weeks derby clash with Avonmouth Friday night 7.45pm at Caswell Lane.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 20, Oct 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Tribute Western Counties North

League position

4
Stroud
10
Gordano