RUGBY UNION: Colver stars in crazy victory

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National 2 South

HENRY Colver proved the difference as Chinnor won an incredible match 52-50 at Clifton.

Full back Colver scored 27 points in what looked like being a fairly comfortable win for the visitors.

Chinnor led 49-29 with 13 minutes to go, but were grateful to Colver’s fourth penalty for their ultimate success.

The visitors edged a tight first half 22-17, with Colver, centre Sam Stoop and No 8 Liam Gilbert scoring tries.

Colver converted two and added a penalty, while centre William Pomphrey (2) and wing Matthew Smith went over for Clifton, fly half Ben Roberts converting one.

Clifton had replacement Matt Salter sin-binned five minutes after coming on and added a try from wing Ben Foley.

But Gilbert and centre Matt Good (2) went over for Chinnor, with Colver converting all three and slotting two penalties for 49-22.

Back came Clifton with centre Sam Harrison (2) and replacement Bradley Barnes scoring and Roberts converting all three.

Colver kicked a penalty, but Chinnor flanker Evan Sawyer was sin-binned.

Chinnor then only had to kick the ball out to end the game, but threw it into touch.

Roberts’s penalty came up short, but the visitors were caught napping as flanker James Stevenson pounced on the bouncing ball to score and Barnes converted.

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