Phoenix make second half come back but cannot topple Hungerford

Phoenix make second half come back but cannot topple Hungerford

Phoenix make second half come back but cannot topple Hungerford

Hungerford 40, Phoenix 19

Phoenix were able to field a strong side at Hungerford, but they failed to gel initially and were unable to make up the deficit in the second half on Saturday.

A slow start by the visitors enabled Hungerford to score three unanswered tries in the first 20 minutes.

They then added a further penalty to lead 20-0 before Phoenix found some momentum which ended with fullback Brad Coomber touching down just before the interval.

That made it 20-5 to Hungerford at half-time.

Early in the second half Simon Kalafusz scored near the posts, and although Hung-erford countered this with a try of their own, Phoenix snatched a third try through James Richardson to make it 27-19.

Hungerford added a further penalty and then exploited the gaps in Phoenix’s defence, as they strived for a bonus point, to touch down twice more in the final minutes.

Phoenix director of rugby Tim Schofield said: “We did not defend well, we did not particularly gel as a side and this I think was as a result of four weeks without a match and also the lack of training in the corresponding period.”

Phoenix: Tom Porter, Gill, Dibb, Wincomb, Bird, Watkinson, Tony Porter, Maundrill; Lander, Roche,Kilby, Simon Kalafusz, Varey, Pell, Coomber. Subs: Richardson, Lloyd, Harris.

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