RFU National League One: Stourbridge 17 Launceston 10
Neil Mitchell is currently cycling the 18 miles to work every day to keep his blood pressure down but Stour’s director of rugby reckons all that will be undone with any more finishes like this.
Deep into injury time Stour were losing 10-3 after battering the Cornish All Blacks for much of the game. Two minutes, two tries and two touchline conversions later and Stour had picked up their second win of the season.
Mitchell said: “You have to hand it to them, they do not give up.”
He said his side made too many mistakes, suffered too many turnovers and had not attacked with enough depth but ultimately deserved the win.
Mitchell is hoping to add more experience to the mix, either through a dual-signed player such as Springbok Thinius Delport, or bringing in a new face.
With the whistle looming, back-row James Freeman went over from a line-out and fly-half Cameron Brown levelled from the touchline. Then centre Charlie Hayter picked up a loose ball on halfway and ran in from 50 yards with Brown adding the extras.
Launceston centre Ryan Westren had gone over for a converted try in the 11th minute and that, along with a penalty each from Brown and the visitors’ Mal Roberts, had seemed to be that until that soaring finish.