Ab­bots spring an up­set RUGBY

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HILLING­DON Ab­bots sprung an up­set to frus­trate run­away Herts/Mid­dle­sex Divi­sion One lead­ers Kil­burn Cos­mos.

The Ab­bots be­lied their mid-ta­ble league po­si­tion to beat the high fly­ing Cos­mos 15-14 at Rae­burn Road on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Ab­bots, kick­ing off into a strong wind and es­tab­lish­ing an ini­tial hold on the ball, saw man of the match Kyle Buckingham shine through a sea of mud to be­come the star of the show.

Back row for­ward Neil Gordge reg­is­tered the first points of the game but they trailed by seven at the in­ter­val de­spite Ab­bots cap­tain El­liot Wake also get­ting in on the act.

The ta­bles were even­tu­ally turned though and full back Brad Buckingham ran across the whitewash as they re-took the lead, Wake, as usual not miss­ing a beat with the con­ver­sion.

But it was a nervy fin­ish as the ta­ble-top­pers fought for a share of the spoils, and they would have snatched vic­tory had a late penalty kick not fallen short of the tar­get.

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