On Sunday, the Thrashers made the short trip up to Oxford, to take on potential promotion prospects the Saints.

Despite Andover trailing by only one score with four minutes remaining, Oxford ran out eventual winners 27-6 in this epic and entertaining battle. The first half was a purely defensive struggle with both teams being forced to punt regularly. The only score came in the second quarter, when Brian Myers finally broke the deadlock with a 12-yard touchdown run. The extra point was blocked and that left the score at just 6-0 to Oxford at halftime.

They doubled their advantage in the third quarter when Chris Taylor powered over from seven yards out then Oxford went for two points and again failed.Andover's offence finally found some room and they cut the deficit in half when Andy Mountain found Dom Williams in the end zone from six yards.

Unfortunately Mike Whitson's extra point was blocked and the ball was picked up by Lee Hutton from Oxford and almost returned for points, but with blazing speed Whitson ran down the opposing player and made a superb ankle tackle inside the ten yard line to avoid giving up points and keep the score at 6-12.

With just four minutes remaining Oxford broke Andover hearts when Wayne Mayers found Dean McGhee with a 56-yard touchdown pass. Mark McGowan scored the two-point conversion to take the score to 20-6. Oxford finished the scoring in the dying minutes when Mayers found McGhee from 14 yards out. Edward Bell kicked the extra point to take the final score to 27-6. Despite a second loss against Oxford, the close score line in each match has highlighted the Thrashers' improvements this season. In each game against the current Conference champions, the Thrashers have trailed by only one score in the fourth quarter.

The final match of the season sees them take on second placed South Wales Warriors at Harrow Way Community School tomorrow, kick-off 2.30pm.