Withy share the spoils
PUBLISHED: 14:57 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:31 10 June 2010
WITHYCOMBE produced a much improved show to deservedly bank something from a 10-10 draw with Wadebridge Camels. The visitors scored first with an unconverted try but, unlike in recent outings when an early deficit has seen heads drop
WITHYCOMBE produced a much improved show to deservedly bank something from a 10-10 draw with Wadebridge Camels.The visitors scored first with an unconverted try but, unlike in recent outings when an early deficit has seen heads drop, the home side rallied and responded with great spirit.A penalty was missed but from the restart winger Jim Holman crossed over to level things up at 5-5.An even contest followed with both sides probing the other's solid defence.It was the visitors who struck next though and they took a 10-5 lead into half time courtesy of a good move from their backs.In the second half the action continued to switch from end to end and it was no more than the home side deserved when, following a sustained spell of being camped in the Camels' 22, a powerful drive ended with Richard Blyth crashing over to again level things up.With the clock ticking down Withies won a penalty, and with it a clear opportunity to seal a famous victory but sadly the effort, although good given the angle it was fired from, sailed just wide and shortly after the final whistle blew to end an even contest at 10-10.This was a much improved Withy performance and stands them in good stead for this weekend's trip to Newquay.