ANDOVER took a large stride away from the relegation zone with a dramatic 18-16 victory over promotion chasers Old Reigatian.

The All Blacks were hoping to bounce back after their cup defeat to Horsham the previous weekend and did so with what could be a crucial win come the end of the season.

However it was a poor start for Andover who gifted their Surrey based opponents an early try following an error in the backs from a scrum.

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Also in this week's five pages of sport:

- Loaned Lock wins it for Street

- Lavisher brace as Overton's good form continues

- Town back on track with win at Cowes

- Stockbridge recover from derby defeat with win

- Battling Ladies lose out to league leaders

- Seconds struggle to break down Southampton

- Andover Golf Club Seniors look back on a succesful year

- Andover Tennis Club pick up league trophies

- Youngster Aaron praised at Collingbourne Cricket Club awards

And lots lots more!

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