Wimborne RFC reach Southern Counties Cup final with last-gasp Tom Moysey penalty
Wimborne RFC marched into the final of the Southern Counties Intermediate Cup with a 35-26 win over Buckingham.
A last-gasp penalty kick from Tom Moysey helped the Dorset and Wiltshire Cup winners continue their unbeaten run - which now stretches to 15 games.
The Minstermen got off to a perfect start when Gavin Maltman charged down a Buckingham kick in the first minute - and sprinted half the length of the pitch to open the scoring.
Maltman doubled his tally midway through the first period after Will Tarbard broke through the Buckingham defence.
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However, Wimborne eased up - allowing the visitors to find a way back into the match. A penalty and two quick tries gave Buckingham the lead as they took advantage of unforced errors.
The reliable Moysey kicked a penalty for the hosts late in the first half to tie up the scores at the break.
Moysey's growing confidence allowed the home side to retake the lead after the break. His quick break allowed Tom Napier to slide over for his side's third try, with Moysey adding the conversion and a further penalty.
The visitors turned on the pressure, and pegged Wimborne back for large periods of the second half. Frustration took its toll and Wimborne's Matt Warwick was given a yellow card.
The visitors made their numerical advantage count as they scored another try and penalty, setting up a dramatic finish.
Wimborne, back to full strength charged towards the Buckingham line and the away side conceded a penalty for offside.
Moysey kept his nerves to gave Wimborne a late lead and edge his side towards the cup final.
However, Buckingham had time for one last push. They worked the ball wide - but a bad pass was intercepted by Sam St Barbe who scored a breakaway try to seal the victory.
Wimborne will play Wallingford in the Southern Counties Cup final after they defeated Tadley.