Abbots extend lead RUGBY UNION
ELLIOT Wake scored 17 points as Hillingdon Abbots ripped West London apart to extend their lead at the top of Herts/Middx Two to four points.
Wake scored a second-half try as well as adding a further 12 points through six conversions in Saturday’s win.
Dave Francis, Brad Buckingham, Neil Gordge and Liam McPherson scored first-half tries to give the Abbots a 26-0 lead at the break while Brett Parnham, Dan Tuckwell and Kyle Buckingham added further tries in the second period as the Abbots ran wild.
West London had been on a four-match winning streak but Francis scored a converted try within seven minutes and they extended that lead when Brad Buckingham touched down in the corner following an impressive run down the wing.
Gordge then scored another try, converted by Wake, as the Abbots began to assert their dominance on the match and then McPherson added another score that Wake duly converted just before half time.
Wake started the second half brightly and added to his points haul by converting his own try and Parnham then ran 40-metres to touch down in the corner.
Midway through the half, West London scored their only try of the afternoon after making good use of a penalty but Abbots responded almost immediately as Dan Tuckwell scored another try that Wake added the extras.
And Wake was converting another score moments later as captain Kyle Buckingham scored the final try of the match to round off the victory for Abbots who are next in action against fifth-placed Watford on Saturday, December 6.
Elsewhere in the division, both Uxbridge’s and Ickenham’s games with London French and Thamesians respectively were postponed.
Uxbridge next host Saracens Amateurs while Ickenham welcome Old Isleworthians in two weeks time.
Old Merchant Taylors’ went down 25-7 to second-placed Harpenden in London Two North West and they welcome fourth-placed Chiswick next Saturday.
In London One North, Ruislip returned to winning ways by defeating sixth-placed North Walsham 35-7 and they are back in action on Saturday week at Colchester.