AT RAM Gorse on Good Friday the under-13s welcomed a strong Wimborne side on their way to Norfolk.

In a tremendous performance the junior Rams came from behind in the last quarter to overcome a strong challenge from Wimborne, a side who are this season's Dorset County champions.

They did so in front of Harlow's first IX, with skipper Lee Harron and co acting as ball boys for under-13s, a task which the youngsters perform for the seniors throughout the season.

Wimborne scored first and soon extended their lead to 10-0 with a second unconverted try. Seamus O'Brien then ran from his own half to score the first of his hat-trick of tries for the home club.

The outside centre kicked infield from the left wing, outpacing the defence to score a brilliant try, with skipper Charlie Kavanagh kicking the conversion.

The visitors scored another try to re-establish their lead but then O'Brien, following a long kick ahead, caught their full back in possession.

Winger Sean Banks, who was up in support, was on hand to dive over the line to set up a Kavanagh conversion.

The visitors had the opportunity to extend their lead still further before half time and the teams turned around at 20-14.

In the second half O'Brien showed why he is the Harlow Youth top try scorer this season as he ran in his second try. Within minutes Kavanagh put his team in the lead with a well-struck penalty and the Junior Rams began to dominate.

A strong run from Luke Lane led to a maul on the Wimborne line and lock Greg Baker crashed over for his first try for the club. Another conversion by Kavanagh stretched Harlow's lead before O'Brien ran down the wing to score in the corner.

Wimborne, who have only lost once all season, attacked the Harlow line with great vigour but were unable to break down the Harlow defence until five minutes from time, but the Harlow lads held on for the win.