Abbots dominate derby to stay on course
League leaders Hillingdon Abbots began 2015 with a convincing win over their neighbours as they continue to navigate their way towards promotion, writes Phil Marshall.
Abbots produced a dominant performance to claim the derby bragging rights with a 66-3 demolition job at Gainsborough Road.
Within seconds of kick-off, Dave Francis broke through the hosts’ defence to touch down under the posts for the first of three firsthalf tries, Elliot Wake converting.
There was no let-up and fullback Brad Buckingham added another dimension to Hillingdon.
Dyneal Fessal took his opportu- nities and chipped in with a couple of tries.
Forward Neil Gordge and Kyle Buckingham also got in on the act, with eight points from the boot of Wake helping seal the deal for Abbots.
Top-of-the-table Hillingdon are at home on Saturday to fifth place Thamesians.
Ickenham, who next face Saracens Amateurs, find them- selves at the other end of the standings and were beaten 58-10 by London French at the weekend.
In London 2 North West, Old Merchant Taylors slipped to a 24-7 loss to Tabard. They visit Old Haberdashers next.
Ruislip were comfortable 64-26 winners over Romford & Gidea Park on Saturday, with a trip to Chingford in the offing this weekend. JACK-Hi were beaten 79-38 by London Welsh in their first indoor bowls match of the new year last week. The best rink for the Hayes team was M.Young, Y.Powers, B.Pocknell and S.Pocknell, who drew 15-15.