Widden Old Boys 11
WIDDEN Old Boys went into the Gloucester Premier Christmas break with a well-deserved win over Painswick – their fourth of the season.
The home side started well with big runs by centres Green and Evans battering the Painswick defence with a penalty the reward for their endeavours.
Danny Rudge kicked it from 35 yards for an early 3-0 lead and Widden kept up the pace and should have had two tries but bad handling in muddy conditions let them down.
Then, from a good run by second row Matt Folley who was eventually caught on Painswick's 22, Widden's pack came in and started to push Folley towards the line.
Second row Wayne O'Connor popped out with the ball and scored in the corner but the conversion was missed.
Painswick had chances of their own to score but again the conditions did not help them and they ended up dropping the ball.
Rudge kicked a second penalty to make it 11-0 to Widden at half time.
The second half saw both teams trying to run the ball but the conditions did not help them.
Just before the end Painswick managed a try in the corner from a missed tackle with the conversion missed to make the final score 11-5.