Moore 30 Oswestry 28

MOORE welcomed Oswestry to Moss lane for the final game of the season.

Oswestry were first on the score sheet with a penalty.

This was soon followed by an unconverted try.

Things didn’t look good for the home team as the Oswestry pack took control of the set pieces however a penalty for Moore saw Holmes put Moore back in the game.

In the closing stages of the first half, Oswestry were again awarded a penalty which was duly slotted over giving them a half time lead of 3-11.

The second half seemed more even, with Oswestry getting another three points after about 20 minutes.

Moore finally got their first try with Taylor going between the posts and Holmes converted to make it 10-14.

The Oswestry pack were still dominant and Moore had to live off scraps of possession.

A break down the left saw Johns beat his opposite number but was caught by the full back.

A quick ruck ball saw the ball go out to Holmes who went over in the corner.

Conversion failed but this did give Moore the lead for the first time.

With 10 minutes to go, Oswestry got a converted try making it 15-21.

Moore replied with a try by Johns wide out but the conversion was missed making it 20-21.

With time running out Oswestry were on the score sheet again with a converted try.


Only minutes left and Joe Long went over under the posts, earning a bonus point, converted by Holmes putting Moore within one point again 27-28.

In the dying seconds, Moore were awarded a penalty.

The referee said time was up, so a kick at goal was the only option.

From five yards from the touchline, Holmes slotted it over to the great joy of players and spectators alike after enjoying a truly see-saw match.