RUGBY LEAGUE: Briggs brace not enough as Oxford go down again

8:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

KINGSTONE PRESS CHAMPIONSHIP ONE

OXFORD RL suffered their fifth successive defeat with a 36-20 reverse at University of Gloucestershire All Golds.

Jack Briggs demonstrated his increasing influence in the Oxford side with two tries, but All Golds were well worth their win.

Oxford lie second-from-bottom, but there is no relegation this season, so returning to winning ways is simply important to morale rather than their status in English rugby league’s third tier.

The hosts opened the scoring on nine minutes when Ben White’s break was finished by Craig Cook, with Matt Bradley kicking the first of six conversions.

All Golds were dominating possession and field position and it took Oxford 20 minutes to mount an attacking raid in the home half.

By then they were 12-0 down, Bradley dummying through after Sam Te’o had instigated a searing break down the right.

The third try came just after 23 minutes, Cook rolling the ball backwards for Brendan Smith to pick up and dot down.

Oxford had the better of the final minutes of the half and Alex Thompson forced his way over for their opening try.

The visitors raised their game after the break, with Briggs finishing Sean Morris’s break for his first try.

Andrew Hoggins then touched down after Michael Crabtree was first to Thompson’s neat chip over the line.

Tommy Connick converted only one of these, so All Golds led 18-14.

But three tries in a devastating ten-minute spell sealed the spoils for the hosts Miles Fairbank stepped through the defence following Bradley’spass for the first score.

Seven minutes later, Fairbank somehow got an off-load away almost on the line and Frank Foster dived over for his first professional try.

The third was a classic counter attack, with Cook feeding Phil Cowburn whose inside pass sent Jarrod Ward away and Thomas loomed up in support to finish.

Oxford needed two tries for a losing bonus point, but managed one when Briggs touched down Jimmy Rowlands’ looped pass and the latter converted.

OXFORD Cavaliers stayed third in Conference League South, despite not playing this weekend.

The division’s only fixture saw Valley Cougars defeat Bristol Sonics 50-14.

Latest Sport news

Watch: Match highlights and reaction to Oxford United's win at Northampton Town

Oxford Mail:

12:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Watch match highlights of Oxford United's 3-1 win at Northampton Town, plus after match reaction

United go Wild with comeback victory over Northampton + Video match highlights

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MICHAEL Appleton was thrilled by the response Oxford United showed to falling behind as they stormed back to win 3-1 at Northampton Town.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh yet to extend Hala'ufia loan

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LONDON Welsh say they have yet to extend Chris Hala’ufia’s loan deal, despite news he will not be returning to Llanelli Scarlets.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Mole's double brings first win

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Jacob Tudge bagged a brace as Tower Hill ended their search for a win with a 4-1 success at Kingston Colts in the Giles Sports Witney Under 14 A Youth League.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Wheeldon lifts Kidlington with a stunning six-timer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Hot-shot Harry Wheeldon scored an incredible six-timer as Barton United won 7-5 at home to Kidlington Youth Colts in the Under 13 C League.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Tower Hill in cup of woe

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Tower Hill Ladies let slip a 1-0 lead as they went down to a 6-1 defeat at Southern Region Premiership side Mansfield Road in the first round of the Oxfordshire FA Women’s Cup.

GIRLS FOOTBALL: Hot-shot Haynes serves up a fantastic six-timer

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Abi Haynes put on a stunning display as Kidlington defeated Wantage Town 7-0 in the Oxford Mail Girls Under 15 league.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Vale lifted by late double

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TWO late goals saw Vale of White Horse claim a 2-0 win away to Southampton in the ESFA Under 15 PlayStation Inter Association Trophy second round.

FOOTBALL: Super Seacole bags a brace

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

George Seacole delivered a double as North Leigh United won 4-1 at Henley Town in the first round of the Oxfordshire Senior Cup.

FOOTBALL: Marston mauled as red-hot Coles stars

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Marston Saints went down to a heavy 5-1 defeat at unbeaten Oakley United in the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division after a disastrous second half.

 

Back

© Copyright 2001-2014 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/