RUGBY UNION: Abingdon on top in Oxon derby

Wheatley’s Jason Wilson pops a pass to fellow try-scorer James Pollard (right) during their 31-15 defeat to Abingdon

Wheatley’s Jason Wilson pops a pass to fellow try-scorer James Pollard (right) during their 31-15 defeat to Abingdon

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TWO tries from Mark Wilson helped Abingdon win 31-15 at Wheatley in the BB&O Championship.

Lock Vince Barnes crashed over for Abingdon’s opening try, converted by fly half Mark Roberts.

James Pollard replied with a try for Wheatley, but scores from centre Wilson and wing James Webb, plus a Roberts conversion made it 19-5 at the break.

Wheatley, who felt they should have won the game, hit back with two tries from Jason Wilson.

Abingdon sealed the win with further tries from their own Wilson and centre Jim Crossland’s 80-metre interception score, Roberts converting one.

Harwell saw off title rivals Aylesbury Athletic 20-10 with a solid display.

Andy Lee, Luke Blewett and Joe Pigott scored first-half tries, while Aylesbury replied with a penalty.

Jordan Morrison’s try sealed Harwell’s bonus point, while Aylesbury managed a late converted score.

Didcot beat Winslow 21-7 in their bottom-of-the-table clash.

Andy Pynegar scored two tries with Sam Lacy adding another. Paul Costello converted all three.


BB&O Div 1: Witney 2nd 19 (tries G Lewis 2, T James; cons L Manning 2), Henley 3rd 21.

BB&O Div 2: Oxford Harlequins 3rd 24 (tries M Stoddart 2, A Edwards, M Mardle; cons R Cook 2), Maidenhead 3rd 15.

BB&O Div 3: Maidenhead 4th 24, Grove 2nd 12 (tries K Tinker, R Gordon; con L Hill).

BB&O Div 5: Oxford Harlequins 4th 14 (try K Booth; pens M Mullandar 3), Windsor 3rd 12; Grove 3rd won 41 (tries S Coad 2, S Sherwood 2, B Law, T McCarthy, R Sevier; cons Sevier 2, P Clare), Reading Abbey 3rd 10; Bicester 3rd 39 (tries J Holdsworth 2, A Heritage 2, C Stone, S Hutchins, G Williams; cons S John 2), Tadley 3rd 10.

Friendly: Newbold-on-Avon 2nd 0, Oxford Harl-equins 2nd 17 (tries A Powell 3; cons L Boyd).

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