Rugby union: Wimbledon stay bottom but enjoy victory over Clifton

By Andrew Hodgson

Wimbledon remain bottom of National League 2 South despite a 20-15 victory over Clifton last weekend.

A fourth win of the campaign put the Dons on 25 points, level with Broadstreet. Tomorrow they head to sixth-placed Henley (2.30pm).

Wimbledon led for a large part of the game against Clifton, who fought back to draw level around the middle of the second half before then hosts decisively went back ahead with two minutes to go.

Wimbledon earned a penalty on 10 minutes which was kicked for touch and driven over from the lineout – Ben Brooks’ excellent try converted by James Doe.

Clifton responded with an unconverted try before winger Ollie Hutson made it 12-5 to the Dons at the break.

The visitors levelled the contest eight minutes after the restart before a penalty nudged them three points ahead after 60 minutes.

A Dons penalty restored parity before Dan Laventure went over in the corner.


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