OA Colts advance to quarters

National Cup OA Colts 19 Petersfield 13 OA Colts came from behind to seal a dramatic win in a hotly contested match against Petersfield at Woollams on Sunday, setting up a home quarter final clash against Taunton in the National Cup. It is the furthest a

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OA Colts 19 Petersfield 13

OA Colts came from behind to seal a dramatic win in a hotly contested match against Petersfield at Woollams on Sunday, setting up a home quarter final clash against Taunton in the National Cup.

It is the furthest any OA Colts side has gone in this prestigious competition.


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The first half was truly action-packed, with the OAs looking stunned as their Hampshire rivals raced in to score two unconverted tries and take a 10-0 lead in the first 10 minutes.

However, the Herts lads rallied and took the game back to the opposition.

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First, OA fly half Charles Reed jinked his way through the Petersfield defence to race in and score under the posts; and minutes later his brother Will Reed at inside centre crashed over the line, with full-back Victor Stairmand bagging both conversions to give OAs a 14-10 advantage.

Shortly before half-time, flanker James Land - part of an inspired pack - thundered over the line to give OAs a useful 19-10 lead.

Though the second half did not match the point-scoring of the first, the OAs came close to crossing the line on a couple of occasions and their defence was solid.

Petersfield, who had overwhelmed Saracens to get to this round, knocked over a penalty to pose a real threat in the final minutes but OAs held firm and gave their supporters good reason to cheer their 19-13 win and look forward to this Sunday's quarter final at Woollams

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