Olney suffer late heartbreak

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Olney appeared to be heading towards victory on the road against Leicester Forest, but a solitary second half score saw them travel home tasting 15-12 defeat.

They found themselves trailing after just two minutes too when Forest full-back Dacey intercepting and running the ball in for a try, converted by their outside half James Goode, to take a 7-0 lead.

The lead would last just five minutes though. The ball was delivered to scrum half Ollie Caplin who went for the line. The forwards were backing up and Kiwi Tom Shields forced over for a try. Brendan Kerr added the conversion to make it all square.

Forest edged ahead with a penalty kick, but three minutes before half time, Olney nosed in front.

Forest cleared to touch giving Olney a line out halfway into their own half. The ball was won and the forwards combined with the backs, resulting in Jon Brice touching down for an unconverted try and a 12-10 lead at the break.

The second half was stop-start, with a lot of interruptions and 13 penalties awarded.

Forest took the lead through an unconverted try to lead 15-12, prompting Olney to lay siege to the home side’s try line for the remainder of the game.

But as the defence held firm, Forest took victory.