Visitors Havant got an answer for Selwyn

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BEN Selwyn had an eventful game for Tring Rugby Club as they overcame Havant 25-13 at home on Saturday.

Selwyn scored 15 of Tring’s points, but could have had more as the hosts were presented with a number of kicking opportunities by their opponents.

Tring opened the scoring after eight minutes courtesy of a Justin Brown try which was converted by Selwyn, before the kicker added a further three points with a penalty, having missed an earlier attempt.

Havant responded with a penalty of their own after 26 minutes, before Selwyn was in the thick of the action again shortly before half-time.

The Tring man missed a penalty after 35 minutes, before scoring the opening try of the game - which he also converted - to give the hosts a commanding 17-3 half-time lead.

But Havant came out fighting after the interval and soon narrowed Tring’s advantage with a penalty.

They added to that with a converted Dickie Duke try after 45 minutes to reduce the deficit to just four points.

Tring, though, were not about to give up their lead, and Selwyn extended the advantage to 20-13 with another penalty.

The Tring man was constantly involved in the game - especially with his boot - and missed two further penalty attempts soon after.

The home side continued to press forward, and were eventually rewarded with the try that finally put the contest out of reach of the visitors thanks to Thomas Warren.

Selwyn could not manage to convert the kick, but that did not stop the Tring side from holding on for the important and impressive victory.