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Sherborne RFC boss praises 'very special win' to end league leaders Wells' 100 per cent record

By DavidBol  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

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Sherborne RFC 13-11 Wells RFC (Photo by Sophie Elbourn www.sophieelbourn.com)

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Sherborne Rugby boss Jim Gower heralded his side’s impressive victory over league leaders Wells as ‘a very special win.’

Ollie Mottram’s penalty kick secured a thrilling 13-11 victory over the league leaders as Sherborne’s head of Senior Rugby praised his side’s belief to grind out the result.

“It’s a very special win” he said. “The forwards’ effort in the first half was superb, the set piece was just fantastic and to destroy such a good side at the scrum was incredible.

“I’m really pleased with the belief the boys had and I think the conditions probably helped us, the tighter game really suited us.”

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After making a blistering start to the contest under floodlights at Gainsborough Park, Sherborne handed Wells a way back into the game as Stefan Davies’ try and two penalty kicks from Aaron Cook gave the visitors the lead at half time.

Gower was disappointed by his side’s mistakes but paid credit to Mottram to keep to nerve to secure victory with a late penalty kick.

“They got a try against the run of play from our mistake and our errors gave them the 11 points” he said.

“I was quite disappointed with the first 30 minutes of the second half. We didn’t play it right tactically, we didn’t play in the right positions and the referee swung against us.

“The belief was still there and for Ollie to slot that kick over under pressure was just incredible.”

Sherborne take on rivals North Dorset RFC on Saturday at Slaughtergate.

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