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Filton Fall At Semi-Final Stage

Published on 19th April 2013 by Will Carpenter

Hartpury 15-10 SGS Filton College

 

Two second-half tries wasn’t enough for SGS Filton as they were edged 15-10 by Hartpury in the AASE League semi-final.

Trailing 12-0 at half-time, Filton responded with character and determination to dominate the second-half possession and chances.

Scores from Auguy Slowik and Andy Uren brought the Bristol Rugby apprentices back into the contest, but they were unable to find a third as Hartpury’s defence held firm.

Wing Slowik found space in the wide channel following a swift turnover and demonstrated pace and balance to touch down in the corner, before Uren, on as a replacement snuck down the blindside to bring Filton within striking distance.

Earlier, EPDG Gold player Ellis Genge had opened the scoring for Hartpury after powering his way over from close range.

With time ticking away, George Tavner’s side pressed for the winning score and went very close, with Lucas Slowik stopped just metres out. But AASE League holders Hartpury were able to turn the ball over and scramble it into touch for the win.

Despite the result, Head Coach Tavner was pleased with his side’s spirit and proud of their season overall, he said: “We’re obviously gutted not to get the win, I thought we were the better side in the second half and definitely had chances to win the game.

“At times the final pass let us down, but I can’t fault the lad’s effort, I’m extremely proud of them and what they have achieved this season. It’s a very young squad and we’ll come back next season hoping to go one better.

“Some of the lads have played their final game for the college tonight, they’ve been an absolute pleasure to work with and a credit to the college and the shirt.”