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Wimborne RFC come from behind to beat Wootton Bassett

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 19, 2012

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Wimborne RFC continued their impressive form with a 31-12 win over Wootton Bassett.

Despite trailing 5-0 at half time after enduring a difficult first forty minutes - the Dorset side turned up the pressure after the break to cruise to victory.

The hosts dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead when a smart passing move was finished off by Andrew Phoenix.

Several handling errors prevented Wimborne getting off the mark during the first period. Marcus Atkins came close as he stole possession - but was tackled just short of the try line.

Tom Moysey wasted the chance to get the Dorset side up and running when his penalty attempt was off target.

The fly-half took things into his own hands after the break as he skipped through the Wootton Bassett defence for Wimborne's first try.

The visitors increased their momentum as Moysey's penalty increased their lead. Wimborne took a grip of the game when teenage Max Folkard grabbed the ball in broken play and went over for his first senior try.

Scott Maidment took advantage of a wasted Wootton Bassett move after being fed by Tom Brown - and edged Wimborne closer to victory.

Wimborne secured their bonus point when Steve King launched through the Wootton Bassett defence to run in for his side's fourth try.

Wimborne continued to dominate, but Wootton Bassett caught them on the break to score a consolation try.

Wimborne strolled to victory in the end, and are now just three points behind league leader Devizes in Southern Counties South.

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