Lancashire/Cheshire Division Two

Old Bedians 19

Oswestry 12

It BECAME two defeats from two for Oswestry who lost to Old Bedians away in their latest league fixture on Saturday.

Oswestry travelled to Didsbury for the second time this season. Under the changes made in the league, the teams in the top four at Christmas; Port Sunlight, Vagabonds, Old Bedians and Oswestry, have to play each other twice to decide the league.

Oswestry kicked off and made a good start running into the home side’s 22.

After two minutes, Mike Evans-Jones had the ball and using his own bit of trickery was able to bob and weave through the home side’s defence to score a try.

The conversion was missed and Oswestry took an early lead of five points.

Old Bedians were stunned back into life from the restart and were soon in the Oswestry half trying to claw back into the match.

After 14 minutes of good defending from the Oswestry team, the visitors were able to charge through without being tackled and score. The try was converted and the locals took the lead 7-5.

Both teams were fairly equal with the local team edging the possession and fighting hard to penetrate the Oswestry defence.

From missed tackles, they were able to break through again and score another try, which was converted again, making the score 14-5.

Oswestry applied further pressure and not long before half-time, and were able to push over the line with Owen Wear scoring his first try for Oswestry.

Evans-Jones converted the try making the score 14-12 in Old Bedians’ favour.

Oswestry, with only two points to make up, came out fighting in the second half, but the local team’s defence held on well until they conceded a penalty. From a long way out, Evans-Jones kicked, but the ball did not make it between the posts.

With 40 minutes on the clock, Oswestry received a cruel blow as the locals found a gap in the defence and managed to add another five points onto the score as the match ended 19-12.