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1st XV 12 v 51 Old Streetonians RFC - Home League on 10 Mar 2018

Published on Monday, 12 March 2018

1st XV 12 v 51 Old Streetonians RFC - Home League on 10 Mar 2018
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Old Streetonians , currently fourth in the league , won this encounter comfortably enough against a Hitchin side unable at times to match a fast & strong  back line .


The visitors kicked off with the breeze in their favour, and had most of  the possession  and territory for the first five minutes or so. Hitchin eventually cleared to halfway, but were soon back on the defensive, and were penalised in front of their posts to give Streets an early 3 point advantage

An interception on halfway gave the visitors the chance to run in a unopposed try, but a good chase by winger Will Rooney forced an error and the ball was not grounded

After 15 minutes Hitchin’s pack drove a  10 m  scrum forward for James Bolter to break  off and feed scrum half Will Evens who dashed over for an unconverted try ,and a 5-3 lead.

Streets came straight back, and from a line out on the Hitchin 5 m line, gained possession and drove over for a  try , duly converted

 A further try quickly followed as the Hitchin defence was caught out and poor tackling let in the opposition backs for 5 points

Although the Hitchin pack were holding their own in the scrums, the line outs were going Streets’ way, and before half time they made the most of the possession gained  to run in two more  tries , to take a 27 -5 lead and a try bonus point


Hitchin started the second half with the   words of their coach ringing in their ears. From a line out on the visitors 5 m line they drove over the line but the ball was adjudged held up. They continued the pressure  on the line for some time  as Streets were penalised four times, resulting in a  yellow card to give Hitchin a numerical advantage .Finally Streets managed to clear to halfway and back in the home side’s 22 converted a penalty to extend their lead

Back on the visitors 10m line, Hitchin lost the lineout for Streets to run through the scrambled defence to score in he right hand corner, the conversion giving them a lead 37 -5

Entering into the last quarter, centre Carwyn Morgan ran in for a try from loose play, to reduce the deficit by 7 points

But with ten minutes left, Streets ran in two more tries against a tired and ineffective defence to win by 51 -12

Team Stuart West, Joshua Page, James Akrill, Nick Panton, Samuel Underwood, James Bolter, Frederick Rooney, Anthony Williams, William Evans, Ben Wiggins, Charles Wood-Jones, Carwyn Morgan, Tom Harries, William Rooney, Jack Peachey

Subs Adam Shaw, Max Stallard, Gary Ayres

Scores T: William Evans (1), Carwyn Morgan (1) C: Ben Wiggins (1)

London North West 3 The league: London North West 3



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