PEWSEY Vale ended the club’s season with victory over Lytchett Minster in the Dorset & Wilts One Plate Final last weekend.

Both sides had experienced an undefeated league season on their way to winning respective league titles, but it was Pewsey who hung on to their clean record thanks to a thrilling 27-24 victory on home soil.

Pewsey began the game on the front foot and soon scored the first try through Olly Spence. His score under the posts was converted by centre, James Haynes.

Lytchett Minster responded with their own period of dominance, and the visitors brought the score level when a winger chipped over the Vale defence and beat the covering defenders to score in the corner.

Pewsey took the lead once again through Rob Boyd-Wallis, but once again the home side failed to hold onto their advantage as Lytchett’s fly-half chased down a long kick to dot down.

A brave move from captain Phil Hobbs just before the half-time whistle went allowed Pewsey one more chance to score, and they took it as Boyd-Wallis added his second try of the afternoon to make the score 17-14.

Lytchett Minster were able to score the first points of the half when a turnover on the Pewsey try line and some quick passing saw them score in the corner to make the score 17-19.

In keeping with the ebb and flow of the game, Pewsey came surging back and a strong carry from Spence saw him able to offload to the supporting centre, Will Bowerman, to score under the posts.

The extra points were added by fly-half Sam Flippance, who had taken over the kicking duties following an injury to Haynes, making the score 24-19.

With five minutes remaining in the match some slick passing in the Lytchett Minster backline saw them score a try in the corner, which they were unable to convert, setting up a tense finish with the scores level at 24-24.

With the game in the balance Pewsey were awarded a penalty with two minutes remaining.

This time, Pewsey opted to go for goal leaving Flippance to step up under pressure and kick the game-winning points.

He duly did so, and Pewsey landed the league and cup double in a highly-successful season for the club.