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03 Mar 2019

23/02/2019 - 1st XV vs Dings Crusaders

National League 2 South

- 23/02/19

First XV



Dings Crusaders

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It’s been a while since Albanians tasted victory so a win in this rearranged match was all the sweeter especially since the result in the corresponding away fixture went just one point awry last year.

Summing up the encounter OAs had the better of the tight exchanges with scrum and lineout going well and the kicking game throughout was better than the visitors could handle. Thus Dan Watt’s opening penalty on thirteen minutes was no surprise; yet it was a desultory first quarter.

But incessant pressure will eventually tell and Tobias Munday ended a clean threequarter move on the left for a great improving kick from Watt. Albanians were able to hold Dings’ attacks for the rest of the half and were 10-0 up at the break.

The home dominance continued on the resumption and, despite some odd handling decisions, an assault masterminded by Matt Deane was finished smartly by Lloyd Anderson. Watt converted for 17-0 after five minutes of the half.

Then came the traditional error and an unfortunate interception allowed Harry Tovey possession and opportunity to coast in from sixty metres. Luke Arscott had no trouble with the conversion and, thus enheartened, the visiting pack laid siege to the OA line. Tom Anderson squirreled over only for the score to be disallowed for a previous infringement.

However it took five minutes for play to return to Dings territory and Charles Watson received the scoring pass just into the final quarter.

Much of the rest involved Dings attacks repulsed by stern Albanian defence which was, however, eventually breached by the ever buoyant Arscott who was just wide with his drop kicked conversion attempt.

The trip to Redruth awaits next weekend and Albanians will be hoping to continue the improvement shown in the last two worthwhile results.

Brian Quinn,

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National League 2 South


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Dings Crusaders




Saturday 23 Feb 19

National League 2 South

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