PETERSFIELD Rugby Club’s second team beat Tottonians Badgers 29-17 at Penns Place on Saturday.
The visitors scored two tries in the first quarter, one unconverted, to open up a 12-point lead at the break.
Field improved dramatically in the second half. After four minutes Seb Kay bulldozed his way through to open Field’s account, doubled halfway through the third quarter with a trademark run from the speedy Eddie Matthews.
Dan Dryden missed both conversions, and the visitors still led by two points.
Field continued to harry the visitors and were rewarded with their third try as the third quarter came to a close. Kay added to his earlier score and had the presence of mind to present Dryden with a kind kick, which he took with ease.
The final five minutes saw a flurry of tries. Matthews scored again after being sent into a huge gap by Kay’s flat delivery, before easily going past two despairing defenders to score behind the posts. Dryden added the easy extras.
Game well and truly won, Field took their foot off the gas from the restart and paid the price as Tottonians returned the favour with their third try of the match, unconverted.
The visitors’ resurgence was short-lived, however, as a weak clearance kick in the face of Field pressure acted as a cross-field kick pass to right winger Oli Crosdil. The youngster made sure of the slippery ball before barrelling in for Field’s fifth and final try, which was unconverted, to deny the away team a losing bonus point.