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Ross IIs triumph over Drybrook IIIs in extra time to clinch Minor Cup

By lauracfell  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

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ROSS IIs 16

DRYBROOK IIIs 11

ROSS IIs triumphed in extra time over a devastated Drybrook IIIs in the Forest-of-Dean Combination Minor Cup final.

A try in the fifth minute of the first period of sudden death for fly-half Rhys Chandler sealed the victory for Ross, while Drybrook were left to rue missed opportunities.

After almost 40 minutes of deadlock, including two missed penalties for Drybrook, centre Jack Davis crashed over just before the break to give Drybrook a 5-0 advantage.

But this was narrowed when Ross full-back Chris Gage booted a penalty from halfway to make the score 5-3 at the break.

The sides traded penalties at the start of the second half, with Drybrook taking a narrow 8-6 lead before another penalty in the 70th minute gave them an 11-6 advantage.

Ross reacted, with Chandler skipping over in the corner in the 75th minute to level the scores.

The 17-year-old was unleashed once again to score the winning try in sudden death, and secure the cup for Ross IIs.

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