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RUGBY UNION: Chinnor pipped by Clifton
10:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in Rugby
NATIONAL 2 SOUTH
CHINNOR slipped to eighth in the table after a 24-20 defeat at Clifton.
The visitors led 10-7, 13-12 and 20-19, but had to be content with a losing bonus point from their trip to Bristol.
Clifton opened the scoring with a try from scrum half Matthew Britton on five minutes, converted by fly half Bradley Barnes.
But Chinnor came back with a penalty from centre Will Millett after home full back Augustin Slovik was yellow-carded.
Chinnor wing Joe Marston went over on 16 minutes, with Millett converting for 10-7. Slovik redeemed himself by registering Clifton’s second try, but Millett’s second penalty restored Chinnor’s narrow lead.
Britton completed a try double on 39 minutes, with Barnes converting to give Clifton a 19-13 half-time advantage.
Back came Chinnor with scrum half Frank Jones scoring and Millett converting.
But the decisive moment came on 61 minutes when replacement Cameron Jeffery went over for a winning try that took Clifton up to fourth place in a congested table.
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