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Cock Face Miners 10 Haresfinch 6
11:15pm Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Sport
Clock Face got their season off to a winning start with this hard fought narrow win against local rivals Haresfinch.
Both teams started well but it was Clock who put the pressure on from the start with strong runs from Peter Edwards and Ian Edmonds but failed to come away with any points with Chris Sheffield going the nearest when he was held up over the line.
Finch started to get into their stride with Ste McNamee and Stu Simmons leading the way but it was just the same for them as both defences held firm.
The deadlock was finally broken after 32 minutes when from a Clock scrum in their own half the ball was passed out but went to ground and was quickly picked up by Finch winger Danny Fletcher who then raced away to score near the posts giving Kevin Parylo an easy conversion.
Minutes later and Clock drew level when from the kick off the ball was knocked on and from the resulting scrum the ball was moved up field and with Clock pressing close to the Finch line a drive by Andy Stanton saw him slip the ball to the onrushing Alan Johnson for him to crash through the defence to score and with Martin Hutton adding on the goal this brought the scores level at halftime.
It was another mistake that lead to the final try of the game when shortly after the kick off for the second half a knock on by a Finch player lead to a scrum from which the ball was moved across the field and this time there was no stopping him as Chris Sheffield weaved his way through the defence to score wide out but Hutton was unable to convert and so Clock had a slender 10-6 lead.
After this try the game again became deadlocked with both teams trying to get the next score with Clock going the closest on several occasions only to loose the ball at the last hurdle.
Finch though continued to compete and were a constant threat with Simm,Twist, Keane, and Parylo trying their best to win but it was not to be as Clock managed to hang on till the end to win.
All credit though must go to Haresfinch who came up from Division Two and played so well that they must do well this season.
The Saints Taxis man of the match for Clock was Chris Sheffield with Alan Johnson the Roscoe Tyres players player.