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RUGBY UNION: Henley are pegged back
10:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Sport
HENLEY Hawks had to be content with a 34-34 draw at Cinderford, despite leading 29-10 at half-time.
Cinderford came back so strongly that they led 34-29 and Hawks needed a try from No 8 Robbie Stapley to level.
Even then, fly half James Comben’s potentially match-winning conversion hit a post.
Comben kicked Henley ahead with a penalty and converted their opening try from former Cinderford scrum half Luke Carter after a blindside break.
Home scrum half Dan Pointon replied with an almost identical score.
Henley’s debutant wing Jaryd Robinson showed great skill to score in the corner, with Comben’s conversion hitting a post.
Home fly half Michael Wilcox bagged the first of a try double.
A 20-metre driving maul saw Hawks loose-head prop Hugo Milford-Scott go over.
Comben converted this and try No 4 from flanker Ryan Long, who supported well after Comben’s interception and 75-metre run.
A fired-up Cinderford scored three converted tries in the space of 15 second-half minutes.
Wing Chris Hawks, Wilcox and flanker George Mills touched down, with Wilcox adding the extras.
Wilcox’s penalty made it 34-29 on 64 minutes.
However, Henley ensured they left the Forest of Dean with a draw by driving Stapley over.
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