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Rugby: Late try seals Best outcome for Wimborne
ROB Best ran in the decisive fourth try as Wimborne registered an injury-time bonus point in Saturday’s 26-7 victory over Walcot.
The Minstermen recovered from a rocky first half to eventually overpower their visitors as Best took full advantage of a late fumble in the ruck to score late in the day.
Wimborne made a lively start and opened the scoring after 10 minutes when a ruck was worked out to Tyler Adams who crashed over the line.
The hosts kept up the pressure but unforced errors prevented further scoring and allowed Walcot the opportunity to nip in with a converted effort after half an hour.
However, Walcot’s narrow two-point deficit at the break was soon wiped out as Declan Foley made a long break down the blind side to find Best who set free Jason Llewellyn to score.
The match continued to ebb and flow but Walcot could not quite make the most of their openings and the home side soon made them pay when centre Ollie Hamer burst over for try number three following a rolling maul on the hour.
At 19-7, Wimborne were still on tenterhooks until Best added a precious point with his late intervention, condemning the visitors to a scoreline that did little to highlight their part in a keenly-contested match.
It was the Leigh Park outfit’s fourth straight league success and leaves them handily placed for a late play-off push in fourth, eight points behind second-placed Trowbridge with a game in hand.
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