Tows hold on to get better of Buzzard

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Towcestrians survived a frantic final few minutes to beat Leighton Buzzard 17-15.

The visitors soon found themselves behind, winger Adam Wilkinson scoring in the first five minutes.

The try brought Buzzard to life, as they came back strongly by controlling territory only to miss their chance to get some points on the board.

To general surprise in view of recent form, James Falvey followed suit to miss a penalty.

Tows’ backs now looked dangerous despite limited supply of ball, and centre Luke Rust proved the point, finishing wide out after outpacing Buzzard’s defence. Falvey converted.

As the end of the half, Buzzard scored in the corner leaving the score at the break 12-5.

The second half started in a vigorous fashion with Buzzard in all-out attack, somewhat thwarted by a handling error leading toNo.8 Craig Holton running clear from the 22 to deflate the visitors.

Tows then tried their best to commit hare kari as their discipline deteriorated, picking up two yellow cards.

Whilst vulnerable with 13 men, the eager Buzzard side looked to take advantage, pushing through two unconverted tries.

But Tows managed to squeak home to make it three wins from three.

Tows IIs thrashed Leighton Buzzard IIs 74-0, the IIIs beat Olney IIs.

Colts report on page 140.