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Power of Temm key in Otley victory
Otley 36 Dudley Kingswinford 19
Despite once again going off the boil in the later stages, Otley did enough to take maximum points with a brilliant start.
The score would have been much higher if they had been able to satisfy the referee at the ruck and maul.
The visitors had a hefty pack but Otley handled them well and, after a shaky start, controlled the line-out which provided a succession of attacking ball on which the backs thrived.
However, it was back row Dan Temm (pictured) who took the eye, providing the pass for centre Chris Gemmell to go over after 11 minutes and Mark Ireland converting. Five minutes later the full back was on the mark with a 40-metre penalty.
Breaking from a rolling maul, Temm dived over to increase the lead and his break from open play saw winger James Wood race to the corner to establish a 22-0 interval lead.
That was extended after the break when full back Arnie Ellison, coming into the line at speed, cut through to find Temm ready to take his pass and go in at the posts.
Dudley came into the game as prop Steven Bottomley went over from a five-metre line-out, fly half Gareth Bown converting.
Temm, however, had the answer. He picked up at the base of a scrum on halfway to make his way to the line, Ireland getting his fourth conversion.
Dudley picked up late tries through Liam Marshall and sub James Ramsey but they were well beaten.
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