City end great season with a win
Having secured promotion last week, Milton Keynes finished their season on a winning note, beating Crowthorne 36-15.
City got off to a shaky start with Crowthorne seizing the initiative and driving over MK’s line within the first couple of minutes.
The try was unconverted but Crowthorne held the lead for the next 10 minutes of play until City were awarded a penalty in the Crowthorne half. A kick to touch saw City with a line out in the 22, from which the ball was worked to the far side of the pitch and winger Dan Pearson scored to make it 5-5.
There was then a passage of play that saw Crowthorne take hold of the game and exert pressure on MK for two more tries to give them a lead of 15-5.
It was looking like a long afternoon for City, but they gathered themselves and started to play. Rob Lasbrey at scrum half, initiated a powerful drive into the Crowthorne 22 which after some rucks saw Lasbrey cross the line. The conversion from Brian Purcell made the score 15-12 as the sides went in at the break.
City now with the wind and the slope in their favour began the second half the way they handed ended the first by controlling the game. Playing rugby in the right half of the field Crowthorne were unable to get a scoring chance and further scores from Dan Rolfe, Tim Parkinson and Harry Bissett, with conversions from Purcell and Michael Dean saw MK finish winners 36-15.