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Gateshead Thunder 14-14 Oxford RLFC

14th of July 2013
Gateshead Thunder 14-14 Oxford RLFC

Official Match Report


Clough leaves it late to earn Oxford draw

John Clough landed a drop-goal two minutes from time to earn Oxford a 14-14 Kingstone Press Championship 1 draw at Gateshead.

Jonny Leather crossed and Clough converted to give Oxford a 6-0 lead but the scores were level 12 minutes when Chris Parker went over and Benn Hardcastle added the extras.

Clough landed a penalty and Oliver Johnson crossed as Oxford restored their six-point advantage.

The lead was short lived though as Omari Caro crashed over for Gateshead with Hardcastle's goal again levelling the scores.

Hardcastle then sent over two drop-goals either side of one from Tommy Connick and then with time ticking down Clough earned Oxford a share of the spoils.

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