IN a hard fought final at Winnington Park RFC Bowdon overcame a tough Oswestry side to come away with the Cheshire Bowl. With only 2 minutes left to play and the scores tied at 27 all Harry Booth crashed to score the decisive try that enabled the Clay Lane side to steal the spoils 27 : 32.

For Oswestry this was their last competitive game of the season, with them looking to see a reverse of the two league games between the sides, both won by Bowdon. While Bowdon still have one last league game to go, a game against Liverpool Collegiate that will settle the last promotion place and possibly the league title.

Oswestry regained the lead with a well worked converted try scoring between the posts, helped with poor tackling from Bowdon. Bowdon replied with an almost identical try to their earlier one, this time Neil Bright coming up with the ball to equal the scoring.

The final points of the half came from some great handling from Bowdon, fly half Paddy Shaw starting then finishing the move that saw the ball pass through several pairs of hands.

Within two minutes of the re-start Paul Mosley scored arguably the try of the match.