07:30PM, Thursday 08 March 2018
In-form Maidenhead 2nds eased past Redingensians 3rds 45-8 at Braywick on Saturday to go top of BBO Division 1.
Maids made the most of playing on their 3G pitch, which had been cleared of snow the day before, by winning comfortably and ensuring the title chase remains a three-horse race between themselves, Chinnor 3rds and Bracknell 2nds.
Redingensians took the lead with a penalty, before Duncan Jones replied, to make it 3-3.
Two well-worked tries from 19-year-old former Colt Charlie Moss followed, both from just inside the 22, beating a couple of defenders each time.
Maids led 17-3 at half-time although the advantage could have been more emphatic but for some ill-discipline.
The second period saw the hosts cut out most of the errors enabling Ross Lewis (twice), Tom Simpson, Michael Horner and Joel Greene to get on the scoreboard. The visitors replied with a late consolation effort.
There were several strong individual performances from Maids in the match which also saw the debut of Adam Lubbock who recently joined from Henley.
Maidenhead RFC 2nds: Paul Savage, Byron Richmond, Craig Lewis, Jon Cranton, Michael Horner, Charlie Moss, Rupert Erskine, Murray Barratt, Tom Simpson, Duncan Jones, Mike Burnett, Adam Lubbock, Mark Grimshaw, Ben Keast, Ross Lewis. Subs: Joel Greene (35), Max Roddick (50), Myke Parrott (60).
Maidenhead Colts 45, Marlow Colts 30
Maidenhead RFC Colts progressed to the fourth round of the National Under-18 Cup on Sunday thanks to a comprehensive win over previously unbeaten Marlow Colts.
Marlow had previously secured a narrow 12-7 win over a depleted Maids side in the league, but the Braywick team were at almost full strength on this occasion.
Marlow did lead briefly courtesy of a penalty after five minutes, but impressive outside centre Ben Harris scored his opening try just two minutes later, after which Maids didn’t look back.
They added three more tries to lead 24-6 by half time, two of these to give Harris his hat-trick and the third from fly half Elliott Frisby, with Kieran Grey adding two extras.
The second half started well with Maids adding another try before the spirited Marlow side struck back to make the score 31-11. Maids replied with two more tries, the second of which from Callum Dugmore after a sublime offload from Josh Henderson, who then added the conversion.
At 45-11, Maids made a number of substitutions and the inevitable disruption, plus a touch of complacency, allowed Marlow’s impressive fly-half to take advantage and gain some late consolation scores.
Maidenhead RFC Colts: Elio Mandozzi, Suli Maher, Callum Dugmore, Billy Gore, James Johnstone, Phil Wells, Ben Allanson, Jack Belcher, Chris Allen, Joe Thompson, Todd Muil, Teo Gaster, Kieran Grey, Drew Prince, Elliott Frisby, Josh Odeniyi, Elliott Thorne, Ben Harris, Dan Collins, James Ford, Josh Henderson.
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