Greg Charlton try seals Taunton Titans win over Dings Crusaders
Taunton Titans broke their duck in SSE National Two South with an 18-16 comeback win against the Bristol side Dings Crusaders.
But it was a close-run thing with the match being dominated by a whole series of handling errors.
Dings, looking to follow up the previous Saturday’s exciting win over Clifton, led 9-0 at one stage in the first half through three penalties by Mark Woodrow.
Titans took the advantage of the sin-binned Dave Bufton to score a penalty themselves through Bretty Turner before the interval.
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Titans hit back again early in the second half with an unconverted try by Mike Pope and Turner then gave the home side the lead for the first time with a second penalty to make it 11-9.
With Titans down to 13 players because of two yellow cards, Dings bounced back to take the lead with a try by Josh Lloyd, converted by Woodrow.
But the home side had the final say as Greg Charlton went over for a breakaway try with Turner kicking the crucial conversion points, while Dings hooker Dave Wheeler was in the sin-bin.
Woodrow was wide with a late long-range penalty attempt for Dings.