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Bream draw with Old Richians

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

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GLOUCESTER One leaders Bream had to settle for a draw against determined opponents.

Bream included veterans Rich Halford and Dan Hardy and got off to a good start, putting the home side under pressure.

From a ruck Richians failed to roll away and Bream’s fly-half slotted the penalty.

Back came Richians and this time it was Bream who fell foul of the referee and Richians levelled the score with a well-taken penalty.

Richians were in the ascendancy but they missed a couple of penalty chances to go further into the lead.

Bream strung a couple of moves together but stubborn defence from Richians kept the scoring down to just another penalty from the boot of Evans.

Bream were finding it difficult to clear their lines with any distance from their kicks and Richians were taking advantage of this, running the ball back with every opportunity.

A couple of missed tackles from Bream and Richians were in near the posts for a try which was converted to give them a 10-6 half-time lead.

In the second half both sides looked to claim the initiative and it was wing Hardy who gave Bream the advantage again.

He showed he has still got the pace when he took a pass and stepped inside two would-be tacklers to get a good try. Evans added the conversion.

Richians came back to slot another penalty to level the scores at 13-13.

Richians then went ahead with another penalty but Bream were still in the hunt and and after a period of pressure they were awarded a penalty which Evans slotted to earn a draw.

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