Dorking 20-15 Westcombe Park

WESTCOMBE Park were beaten 20-15 at Dorking on Saturday.

This game had the potential of a classic but the edge was spoilt when Combe had to play most of it with 14, and at one stage 13, after having a near exemplary record most of the season and went down by a penalty and a conversion, with two tries apiece.

In the first 20 minutes Combe had missed a penalty and Dorking had scored one before Ryan Fuller, at short range, intercepted a pass deep in his own half and going all the way to the line between the posts before completing the goal.

A Dorking penalty fell short as the half came to a close, but Combe failed to clear their lines, leading to a Dorking try and conversion from scrum-half Steve Munford to lock the score 10-10 at the interval.

Munford added his second goal early after the break and the seven-point gap lasted for most of the half in a game which had now degenerated to little more than a war of attrition.

Dorking added a penalty seven minutes from the end for a 10-point lead.

It triggered an unstoppable effort from Combe, which reflected all the frustrations they felt at the injustices they had suffered for most of the game, with Toby May applying the finishing touch.

The conversion was missed and with again only 14 players, time ran out with Combe pushing for an unlikely win.

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