GOSFORD All Blacks captain Tim Ellis proved the kicking king as his side won the Oxfordshire Shield in unusual circumstances.

It took a penalty from Chippy fly half Sam Jackson to make it 11-11 with the last kick of the match, but that was just the start of the drama.

Competition rules meant there would be no extra-time and the contest went straight to a sudden-death kicking duel between full back Ellis and Jackson.

The pair matched other for the first six efforts, landing three apiece from different points on the 22.

But Ellis struck the winning blow from five metres inside the right touchline – a kick that Jackson could not match.

Chippy started the stronger and Jackson hit the left post with a third-minute penalty, but Gosford scrambled well to win a penalty of their own.

Jackson slotted his second kick at goal to give Chippy a deserved 3-0 lead.

Pressure from wing Tommy Newell earned Gosford a penalty, which Ellis converted with aplomb on 15 minutes.

The opening try came on 18 minutes, with Chippy captain Matt Dawson powering over following good work from Jackson and prop Lee Tustin.

Ellis’s second penalty reduced the arrears to 8-6 after Tustin was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle.

Gosford worked space for fly half Harry Sutton on the right and he finished well for an 11-8 half-time lead.

Ellis was just short with two more penalty attempts after the break, while centre Chris Bennett missed a penalty that would have given Gosford breathing space.

But in stoppage time, Chippy earned a series of penalties, and a successful kick from Jackson sent the game into a dramatic conclusion – but it was Gosford who prevailed.

Chipping Norton: Hall, Goffe, Fox (Philips Tebb 28), Nutt, Townsend, Jackson, King, Tustin (Beauchamp 44), Warner, Holland (McAteer 64), Corley (Davey 34), Stannard, House, Millard, Dawson (capt). Rep not used: Jacobs.

Gosford All Blacks: Ellis (capt), Newell, Watts, Bennett, Bodinham, H Sutton, T Sutton, Brogan, Donnelly (Heydon 69), Baughan (Dimond 79), Parker (J Hughes 41), Stepney (Tyler 53), D Hughes, West, Mason. Rep not used: Holburn.

Referee: A Rolfe (Oxfordshire).

Man-of-the-match: T Sutton.