RUGBY UNION: Mixed emotions as Faringdon hold on to break home duck

11:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

By Ed Mezzetti

FARINGDON hooker Jon Woodward described achieving a first victory at their new Folly Sports Park ground as “a superb feeling”.

Brian Doyle (2) and Mark Viner, scored tries and Darren Clark kicked 16 points in their 31-27 win over Crowthorne in the BB&O Championship on Saturday.

Woodward said: “It was a superb feeling to get that first win at the new ground, and to be honest, a bit of a relief too.

“After going 17-0 up, there was a real grim determination by all the players to close the game down.

“But in the last ten minutes Crowthorne threw everything at us.

“We all hope we can bounce off this and start to climb up the league a little.”

WHEATLEY and Gosford All Blacks have been handed home ties in the Oxforshire Shield semi-finals, which take place on January 18 or 19.

FULL DRAW

Wheatley v Chipping Norton, Gosford All Blacks v Blue Boar.

OXFORD University captain John Carter will announce his Varsity Match squad next Wednesday.

The Dark Blues play their final fixture at Esher on Monday night before their 23-man group to face Cambridge University at Twickenham on December 12 is named.

BICESTER Vixens are looking to recruit new playes.

The club’s women’s section train on Monday nights at Oxford Road from 7 to 8.30pm.

Their aim is to play friendly matches as soon as numbers allow, with a longer term plan to enter the league structure.

For information, contact manager Vicky Veale on 07816 167216.

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