Esher a Shaw thing

Egham News - - SPORT -

HALF-BACKS Ian Cross and Rob­bie Shaw dom­i­nated as Esher beat Blay­don 42-12 in Na­tional One to con­tinue their fine home form.

Hav­ing only scraped past Lough­bor­ough Stu­dents two weeks ear­lier and then lost at Old Al­ba­ni­ans – de­spite lead­ing 22-3 at half time – the hosts needed an as­sured per­for­mance.

It was scrum-half Shaw and stand-off Cross who helped make sure their team pro­vided one and after Ali Chisholm made the break­through, Shaw struck twice in four min­utes, firstly burst­ing through the cover and then – fol­low­ing a li­ne­out – pro­duc­ing a dart­ing run, slic­ing through a gap in the de­fence.

Cross added the ex­tras both times while prop Ol­lie Mines bur­rowed over for a fine in­di­vid­ual ef­fort and an ex­pan­sive move en­abled re­place­ment Ol­lie Richards to go over for the fi­nal try, Cross again con­vert­ing.

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