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Wimborne RFC continue great form over Swindon Submarine

By Stour & Avon Magazine  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

  • Ben Hunt crosses the line for a Wimborne try. Picture by Simon Carlton

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Wimborne 53pts, Supermarine 0

WIMBORNE eased to a convincing Southern Counties South victory at a misty and murky Leigh Park on Saturday, scoring nine tries against a gallant but outmatched Supermarine team.

Wimborne opened their account on six minutes when their first clean possession of the game set up a rolling maul from which Richie Brokenshire touched down and Tom Moysey converted.

Wimborne had made a few changes to their cup-winning side of the previous week, with Matt Lishman making an impressive debut at scrum-half and Ollie Hamer coming into the centre. The second try came after 15 minutes when quick hands set up Moysey to score an unconverted try.

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The next score was not long coming as Hamer's astute chip was gathered by Jimmy Brokenshire to touch down in the corner. Five minutes later the bonus point try was secured when Moysey made a clean break in midfield, sprinted 50 metres to score under the posts and then added the extras.

Wimborne added a further try just before half-time when a clean catch at a lineout by Declan Foley set up a rolling maul from which Ben Hunt touched down.

The second-half followed a similar pattern as Wimborne continued to dominate, with their forwards comfortably in control and the backs able to make good ground whenever the ball was moved wide. Jimmy Brokenshire scored two tries, the first converted by Moysey.

Wimborne rang the changes with Will Tarbard and Alex Priest coming on from the bench and continued to dominate the exchanges. A scrum won against the head by Marcus Atkins was moved wide and after a tackle the ball was recycled for Rob Best to carve his way through the defence to score a try left of the posts. With Moysey having been replaced with a slight knock it fell to Brokenshire to add to his hat-trick of tries with a chip shot conversion.

The final score just before the end came from another free-flowing three-quarter move, this time with young Jack Moriarty making good ground before being tackled. The speedy winger, however, made an excellent offload to the backing-up Sean Murphy who capped a fine performance with a try out wide.

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