Whitewashed visitors left in kicker’s Wake
Eleven tries all converted by fly half as Abbots run riot RUGBY UNION
AN ELLIOT Wake masterclass helped Hillingdon Abbots return to the top of the table.
Wake kicked 11 conversions, including one from 35 metres by the touchline, and grabbed a try as Abbots put last week’s defeat behind them in style.
The first try came after just seven minutes, when Dave Francis crossed the whitewash. He did the same again moments later as the hosts took control.
Seizing their momentum, Kyle Buckingham and Neil Gordge crossed the line, with Wake duly converting, amassing a 28-0 lead for Abbots at the interval.
Francis scored again shortly after the restart, before Gordge, Liam McPherson, Buckingham, Wake, Brett Parnham all went over the line.
The icing was then put on the cake as Francis grabbed his fourth try of the afternoon, and stellar defending meant the visitors went home without getting a single point on the board.
Abbots will want to consolidate their position when they travel to third-placed Saracens Amateurs on Saturday week.
Uxbridge went down 34-5 at Old Isleworthians, leaving them in 12th in Division Two ahead of next weekend’s home game against Quinton, who have yet to gain a point.
Winless Ickenham, who are a place below Uxbridge, forfeited their match against West London and face a difficult challenge when they play fifthplaced Harlequin Amateurs on Saturday week.
Elsewhere, Ruislip got back to winning ways with a 24-12 victory against Luton in London One North. They are now 10th going into their meeting with four-placed Letchworth Garden City next weekend.
And in London Two North West, Old Merchant Taylors’ suffered a 44-15 defeat against high-flying Hammersmith and Fulham, leaving them eighth ahead of hosting sixth-placed HAC on Saturday week.
n ON TARGET: Elliot Wake