CROWTHORNE RFC conceded a last-minute converted try as they were held to an entertaining 25-25 draw at home to Slough in their BB&O Premier clash on Saturday.

Slough started the game brightly and kept Crowthorne in their own half for the majority of the opening 15 minutes, although were only able to register a Josh Sole penalty.

Crows hit back to level matters with a penalty earned at the scrum, but Slough opened their try-scoring account courtesy of a fabulous solo effort from Sole, who chipped ahead and collected his own kick to go over.

However, the hosts hit back with a try of their own shortly before the interval, adding another early in the second half to take move 13-8 ahead.

Another Sole penalty cut the gap to two points, but Crows hit back again with their third try arriving on 53 minutes to make it 18-11.

However, Slough came back into the contest and after a series of penalties, the visitors’ pack went over in the left-hand corner with Martin Tilby collecting the score. A fine conversion from Sole levelled matters at 18-18.

Crowthorne put in some brave defence as the away side came on strongly, and a breakaway converted try on 75 minutes gave Crows the chance of a bonus-point victory at the New Nest.

Yet on the stroke of full time the Slough full-back collected a pass from 10 yards out and crashed over just to the right of the uprights, Sole’s conversion causing the game to end in a 25-25 tie.

Meanwhile, Crowthorne do not have a game this coming weekend, and return to action at home to Abingdon on Saturday, October 1.