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RUGBY UNION: Murton at the double
10:30am Tuesday 4th September 2012 in Sport
South West 1 East
TWO tries from Thom Murton helped Witney get their campaign off to a flier with a 22-15 home victory over Cheltenham.
Cheltenham took the lead with a first-minute try, with Murton levelling after some good off-loading.
The visitors added a converted try and a penalty to make it 15-5, but Witney used the wind well to turn it round in the second half.
Scrum half Gareth Campbell crashed over, with fly half Henry Lamb converting, then a chargedown allowed Murton to cross for his second try.
Witney sealed the spoils with a stoppage-time try from replacement Carl Strutt.