Corsham 7-11 Salisbury - 27th. November 2021
Corsham have endured a tough time of late, injuries saw them finish last Saturday with a mere eleven men on the park, but they patched themselves together and made life very difficult for promotion hopefuls Salisbury.
Playing into a keen Northerly wind the city side sought to vary their point of attack but all attempts to breach the home defence faltered in the face of some resolute defence and some poor execution.
To the visiting support the first half seemed interminable until Max Bishop picked a fine line and split the defence for a try. Shortly before half time Tom Tully kicked a penalty and with the wind at their backs it seemed Salisbury would stretch away.
Unfortunately this was not the case and a scrappy half saw Corsham grow in stature against a disorganised Salisbury. Just rewards came in the 76th minute with a converted try narrowing the gap to a single point. Salisbury mustered their resources and tried to strike back.
Corsham conceded a penalty and Tully made no mistake in confirming the score.
Harsh words and hard work will come on the training paddock this week if they are to topple league leaders Devizes next Saturday.
Report: Neil Tonge
Photos: Clive Barnwell