Errors prove so costly for Filton against St Paul's
A TRY from St Paul's College two minutes from time was enough to break Filton College hearts, and sentence them to a 13-10 defeat in their AASE League fixture.
A try from full-back Jack Hughes had given Filton a 7-3 half-time lead, but a late period of pressure from the home side eventually broke the Bristol side's resistance.
Filton controlled large periods of the game, but failed to make this possession count, and head coach George Tavner was left to rue the mistakes made by his side.
He said: "We controlled the game for large periods, but failed to finish the chances we created. Time and time again errors in the strike zone were costly, and we did not convert pressure into points.
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"I am extremely disappointed for the players. We failed to complete our exit strategy in the final ten-minutes . "This is the nature of AASE rugby.
"If you don't get your basics right you get punished. We are a talented side, but need to learn from these mistakes quickly."
St Paul's took an early 3-0 lead thanks to a penalty, but Filton struck back on the half-hour mark as Hughes waltzed through a gap in the defence to round off a good team move. Filton fly-half Tom Francis added a penalty just after half-time to extend the lead to 10-6, but another penalty from the home side bought them back into range, and a late converted try sealed a dramatic victory.
Filton's next AASE League game sees Truro visit WISE Campus.
Captain Nick Carpenter said: "We're all gutted with the result. We need to show a lot of character to bounce back from this. I'm confident that we can, and we're all really looking forward to putting things right against Truro."