RUGBY UNION: HARBURY moved into the quarter finals of the Midlands Junior Vase after beating Bedford Swifts 12-8.
Strong winds proved to be an important factor throughout Saturday’s game, and it didn’t help Harbury’s cause – a team which were already missing several key players.
Harbury scored the only points of the first half when centre Steve Alford took advantage of a loose Saints pass to run 65 metres for a try under the posts.
Mark Anderson provided the conversion.
Harbury’s lead was reduced on 44 minutes though when Saints added a penalty to their tally.
The visiting side rose to the occasion though and soon extended their lead once more when right wing Will Godwin used his pace and footwork to touch down.
Leading by nine points, Harbury conceded once more when Bedford touched down out wide.
Crucially though, the conversion was missed – meaning Harbury held a fragile four point lead.
A penalty in favour of Harbury in added time saw the ball punted out to conclude the match, Harbury winning 12-8.
On Saturday, Harbury are on the road again as they travel down to Tenbury for a MW4 (S) league match at 2.15pm.