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Tabard ease to win over University College School Old Boys
12:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Sport
Tabard secured the bonus-point inside 30 minutes as they eased to a 41-7 win over University College School Old Boys in London League Two North West.
The game started steadily with both sides feeling their way into the contest and Tabard did not open the scoring until the 11th minute when stand-off Jack Reilly kicked a penalty after UCS were caught offside.
A run of four tries in quick succession started when Reilly kicked ahead just outside the UCS 22 metre line.
Wing Dan Ashcroft gathered at pace and made the initial ground before linking with full-back Max Templeman.
He fed second row Cam O’Connor who dived over for the try which Reilly converted. The next came when centre Gerry Arasa sprinted through the defence after a period of sustained home pressure.
This was followed by a penalty try after centre Tryfan Edwards was taken out without the ball when, if he had been allowed to receive the pass, he would have scored.
To make up for it Edwards then scored the fourth try when Tabard attacked down the blind side.
With the flurry of tries over, the game then settled down to Tabard and UCS exchanging attacks and both defending well until, just on the stroke of half-time, the hosts scored again to extend their lead.
This time the move started in their half, with prop Wilf Lake making the yards before the ball was passed out quickly to Ashcroft, who powered over for the converted try.
Tabard led 34-0 at the break but UCS played with a lot of heart in the second half and got a try of their own with a fine upfield break which was finished by their centre.
Unusually Tabard found themselves matched in the scrums and this slowed the scoring although midway through the half Edwards again scythed through the defence for his second try of the game.
The teams then settled down to playing good entertaining rugby although no further tries came and the final whistle signalled a comprehensive victory for Tabard.