Bingham 17 Hamians 22
Hamians made it back to back wins with a hard fought win at near neighbours Bingham. Hamians started brightly and took the lead through an Olly Clayton penalty. Soon after Hamians were celebrating a try as Big T broke from his own half but was hauled down inches short of the line. Hamians were not to be denied though as swift hands from the backs saw Wilkinson take advantage of an overlap to cross, and narrowed the angle making Claytons conversion a formality. Hamians were pegged back to 10-7 when Bingham scored with virtually their first foray into the away teams half, and then applied further pressure, but Hamians were able to hold out until half time.
Another Bingham try from a backs move off a scrum put Hamians in trouble at 14-10, but they hit back on 60 minutes as Wilkinson again profited from quick hands to score in the corner. With Clayton taking a well earned breather, Page dropped the conversion just short, but Hamians were back ahead at 15-14. With seven minutes remaining Bingham scored a close range penalty to lead 17-14. However, Hamians are a team who play the full 80, and with 2 minutes of the game remaining a cheeky break from Marshall got Hamians close, and when Clayton produced an offload under the sticks, players were lining up out wide. Big T scored to put Hamians ahead, and Clayton again nailed the conversion. Hamians regathered the kick off and played out the final 2 minutes to take a famous victory.
It was no surprise that Clayton was given the man of the match award as Purple Reign echoed out of the away changing room. A well deserved win, and the new year momentum continues