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FOOTBALL: Alchester move up to fifth
12:00pm Thursday 10th January 2013 in Sport
Alchester climbed to fifth in Southern Counties North following a 26-7 home win over Aylesbury on Saturday.
But victory came at a cost – back-row forward Adam Thompson having to be stretchered off early on with a knee injury.
Alchester took the lead when captain Tom Isles charged down a clearance and Andy Harbottle pounced on the loose ball to score.
Harbottle had replaced Thompson after being out for a year with a leg injury himself.
Fly half Tom Miles slotted a penalty, but Aylesbury hit back with a try from Jamie Brown, converted by James Woodfall.
However, frustration led to Aylesbury’s Jordan Stan-more, Alex Cornish and Woodfall being sin-binned before half-time.
Alchester exploited this, with wing Andy Blacklock scoring twice – the second beating eight or nine defenders for a great solo try, which Miles converted.
Miles added two second-half penalties, while Ayles-bury had Adam Moore sin-binned late on.