OSWESTRY second XV finished the year on a high with a convincing victory over Christleton on Saturday.

The win put an end to a run of poor results for the side currently sitting second from bottom in the table.

A fast start in the opening quarter of an hour for Oswestry set the tone for the rest of the game.

A line-out, taken by Matt Bowyer, was caught by Huw John who was able to play the ball onto Jacob Roy who scored his first try of the afternoon.

The visitors were starting to struggle under good play by the Oswestry forwards who were causing all kinds of problems for the visitors.

Oswestry extended their lead 10 minutes later following an excellent run by Jordan Tsang on the wing who passed to Iwan Ellis to score the second Oswestry try. Fin Grogan converted the kick extend the lead to 12-0.

Tsang was then the scorer for the next try as he crossed the line in the corner to make it 17-0 – the lead was extended to 19 points when Grogan converted the try.

Half-time was approaching and Oswestry kept up the pressure and, in another attack, Kele Raturoko was able to keep the score boards ticking with the home team’s fourth all-important bonus-point.

Again, Grogan converted the kick and Oswestry went into half-time 26 points to the good.

After the break, it was not long before Oswestry were on the attack again with good work by Shaun Brook who was too quick and scored under the posts. Grogan converted the try and score now moved to 33-0.

A purple spell of rugby then followed as the Oswestry men could do nothing wrong with Tom Henry Jones, Tsang and Roy all scoring tries and with Grogan’s conversions, extended the lead to 50 points.

Dan Smart came on and was quickly into action and again with assistance of Roy helped get the ball to Aaron Lyndsay to score a try that was converted by Grogan. The score was extended to 57-0.

The fitness showed and Oswestry were not finished scoring yet when the fresh legs of Smart showed too much pace and strength and scored the last try of the day for Oswestry.

Like many of the other scores of the day, Grogan converted the try finishing up with 12 points.

The score now stood at 64-0, but Christleton carried on and managed to score a try which they converted making the final score 64-7.

Oswestry second XV will face Northwich third XV on Saturday, January 4, while Oswestry first XV face Vagabonds Isle of Man at home on the same day.